Check out Afrifab Designs at the Trinity Bellwoods “Christmas is Coming” Flea Market Show on November 17, 2019, at 1087 Queen Street West, doors open at 10:00 a.m.
Afrifab Designs at Trinity Bellwoods “Happy Holidays” Market on December 15, 2019
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Deep blue skies ahead in home decor: DULUX Paints by PPG unveils inky cobalt as 2020 paint Colour of the Year
Complimentary warm teak named brand’s first stain Colour of the Year
TORONTO, August 15, 2019 – In today’s fast-paced, data-driven world where stress and anxiety are all too common, people can find refuge from their blues by surrounding themselves with, well, blue. Not just any blue, though – think deep, comforting, inky cobalt blue.
That’s the message of trend forecasters at DULUX® Paints by PPG in unveiling the brand’s 2020 Colour of the Year – Chinese Porcelain (DLX1160-6). This rich and traditional hue combines the energy and brightness of cobalt blue with a muted, dark navy tone, emitting a feeling of calm, restfulness and hope.
“Everyone today is looking for an escape from technology, a way to slow down and infuse simplicity into their lives in an uplifting environment. This is, in part, why we’re craving blues like Chinese Porcelain,” said Rob McDonald, Senior Brand Manager, Dulux Paints by PPG. “Exuding depth, richness, and drama, next year’s blue brings us closer to natural elements such as the sea and sky – creating lavish serenity in any space.”
According to McDonald, the trending earth-tone aesthetic will be reflected in all facets of home decor in the coming year, highlighted by uncluttered spaces with organic, deep mineral and metallic tones that delight the senses.
“The colour palette shifts away from the cool, stark greys of the past and builds on last year’s introduction of warm shades that emit an air of old-world charm and craftsmanship, blending together classical and modern design elements to create sophisticated looks,” said McDonald.
With natural materials such as wood and rattan dominating this design movement, Dulux Paints by PPG has, for the first time, also announced a stunning Colour of the Year for 2020 – Teak, a warm, semi-transparent medium-brown stain that has a 1970s retro vibe with a richness that fits today’s world. An ideal complement to Chinese Porcelain and part of the Dulux Professional Wood Finishes line, Teak has a raw, organic feel that brings out the best of inky cobalt blue, whether used for a home’s interior or exterior.
Other complementary trending colours that pair well with both Chinese Porcelain and Teak are deep mineral tones such as Dulux Paints’ Gracious Glow (DLX1116-5) yellow-olive green, Talavera (DLX1018-5) warm taupe, Brown Clay (DLX1199-6) soft terracotta and Gray Marble (DLX1002-4) stone gray. The combination of these nod-to-nature hues delivers an ambiance of state-of-the-art luxury in its simplest form, particularly when accessorized with warm metal accents and linear geometric patterns.
To incorporate this blue into any home, Dulux Paints by PPG offers these tips:
· Paint an accent wall with Chinese Porcelain as a perfect backdrop for vivacious colours to pop.
· Use blue as a feature colour in a bedroom with crisp white bedding and crown molding to provide a sharp contrast.
· In a living room, layer inky cobalt blue with additional blues in tufted and velvet furniture or pair with trending metallic finishes to create an elegant living space.
· Complement the hue with decors such as lush drapes or velvet pillows in warm saffron and turmeric tones.
· In addition to warm teak wood, pair deep blue with leather accents and dusty sand tones for an attention-grabbing look.
“Incorporating even a splash of Chinese Porcelain into your home will not only help brighten the space, but it also will go a long way in infusing a room with the calm and tranquility that everybody is after,” McDonald said.
For more information about Dulux Paints’ 2020 Colour and Stain Colour of the Year, visit www.dulux.ca.
Find Dulux Paints by PPG in more than 260 company-owned Dulux Paints and BÉTONEL®/Dulux Paints stores across Canada serving the consumer and professional markets. No matter where the Dulux brand is sold in Canada, it offers an extensive portfolio of high-quality products and services to the marketplace.
PPG’s architectural coatings business in the U.S. and Canada is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and major home improvement centres across the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.ppgpaints.com.
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At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.4 billion in 2018. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets, and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
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By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra
Sico to Donate a Portion of Ceiling
Paint Sales to Breast Cancer Research
Longueuil, Quebec – August 31, 2009 – Think pink. That’s the message Sico is sending to Canadians this fall with the announcement that it will donate a portion of sales of its disappearing-pink Flat for Ceilings paint to support lifesaving breast cancer research.
SICO Paint 2015 Colour Trends
Bold Colours to Take Centre Stage in Year Ahead
LONGUEUIL, Quebec, EMBARGO TO Sept. 29, 2014 – After years of playing it safe with neutral decor, Canadians are demonstrating more confidence in their colour choices, and this will translate into bolder, more expressive-looking homes in the year ahead. Continue reading “SICO Paint 2015 Colour Trends: Bold Colours to Take Centre Stage in Year Ahead”
Go for Glam in 2014: Opulence Is Latest Trend in Home Decor
SICO paint introduces unique colour palette to achieve a lavish look
LONGUEUIL, Quebec, March 11, 2014 – We’re seeing it on the runways, on the highways, and now in all facets of home décor.
Opulence is one of the hottest looks for the home in 2014, according to leading brand SICO® paint. It’s presenting itself with dramatic colours, rich metallic shades, and plush velvet and suede – think shimmery antique golds highlighted by sophisticated darks and extravagant gem tones such as emerald, ruby and sapphire. Continue reading “Go for Glam in 2014: Opulence Is Latest Trend in Home Decor, Says Sico Paint”
Start Afresh with 2014 Paint Palette
DULUX Paint Predicts a Colourful Revival in Year Ahead
TORONTO, ON (November 18, 2013) – The DULUX® brand has given new meaning to the words “fresh paint” with the unveiling of its 2014 paint trends forecast. The colourful palette is filled with rich, invigorating hues that represent renewal and refreshing change, says the leading Canadian paint brand. Continue reading “Dulux Paint Predicts a Colourful Revival in Year Ahead”