SICO paint reveals its 2018 Colour of the Year

SICO paint brand has revealed its 2018 Colour of the Year: Cast Iron, a deep, grounding black hue.

The colour was unanimously selected by PPG’s more than 20 global colour stylists, who specialize in industries that include consumer electronics, architectural, automotive and aerospace. These experts study consumer insights, building material trends, décor trends and more to select a colour forecast that resonates and is reflective of current consumer attitudes.

“Black is often overlooked and underappreciated when choosing paint colours for the home, but its ability to refine, subdue and add strength to a space makes it a perfect choice,” said Misty Yeomans, colour marketing manager, Sico paint. “Its versatility in pairing with other colours adds to its allure in home decorating.”

While black commands attention on its own, Sico colour experts recommend pairing it with a variety of other tones. Layer this deep, rich midnight hue with a variety of softer neutrals, such as “millennial pink” Vanilla Orchid, a nutmeg-tone like Roma Antiqua, a brown-grey like Flawless Grey, or a warm white like Zen for a tranquil and minimal look.

To make a dramatic statement, pair Cast Iron with a dark burgundy like Venetian Wine, a mid-tone grey like Industrial Grey, a soft beige like Gobi Dunes, or an off-white like Ground Coriander. Combined with brass or gold accents, this colour palette will give the appearance of elegance and luxury.

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