Look to great outdoors for colour inspiration
ILOVE it when the new paint colours come out. It’s like seeing the new spring fashions on the runway. New ideas, great new colours and colour combinations abound. Just as each fashion designer has their own idea on what’s trending, so too do paint manufacturers have their own take on what will be ‘in’ during any given season. For spring and summer 2015, paint manufacturer Sico forecasts rich floral colours will be in full bloom — not only in the garden, but in all elements of home decor.
“This season’s paint palette is filled with saturated colours, in both warm and cool tones,” said Mylène Gévry, marketing manager for Sico, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings. “It’s all about bringing colours of the garden inside and using them in creative ways.” Gardens give us a wealth of colour, textural and pattern inspiration. Topping Sico’s list of hot colours for spring and summer 2015 are Impetuous Blue, Ningxia Pink, Dynastic Orange, Blueberry Flower, Dark Lemon, Cotton Flower, Stainless Steel, Cayman Blue, Sargasso Sea and Aperitif, all of which can be viewed on their website at www.sico.com. A palette including deep pastel tones such as blue hydrangeas, dusty pink roses, saturated orange and turquoise peonies, sunflowers, clay-grey stones and reddish-brown vines are all in the mix. Our feature photograph boasts Blueberry Flower, Cayman Blue and Stainless Steel. The room has an exciting look and feel. The colour combinations are different and youthful and complement the rustic elements of the exposed brick and worn wood. I love the fact the colour on the wall above the fireplace can be swapped out to co-ordinate with the dark blue walls on a whim. Just imagine a rich orange, hot pink or even brick red as the fireplace accent colour. You could have a totally new look in a few hours. This is an easy update because of the small amount of wall space that needs to be painted. Keeping the trim, brick