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PAINT FOR A CAUSE

In Beauty, Contact Information, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2017 at 3:00 AM

Sico is Beautiful Paint for a Cause - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman

Sico is Beautiful Paint for a Cause - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman

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.

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SICO Paint 2015 Colour Trends: Bold Colours to Take Centre Stage in Year Ahead

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 10, 2014 at 3:00 AM
Tempo The vibrant, playful hues of the Tempo palette by Sico paint infuse an element of energy into a decor and appear almost illuminated, such as Pesto Pasta (6513-24 Δ) green, featured on the walls of this living room.

Tempo
The vibrant, playful hues of the Tempo palette by Sico paint infuse an element of energy into a decor and appear almost illuminated, such as Pesto Pasta (6513-24 Δ) green, featured on the walls of this living room.

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Go for Glam in 2014: Opulence Is Latest Trend in Home Decor, Says Sico Paint

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 1, 2014 at 10:40 AM
SICO Design Splendour 1 Opulence is one of the hottest looks for the home in 2014, presenting itself throughout the décor in the form of dramatic colours. Pictured in this hallway, featuring striking black flooring and railings, is SICO Jazz Night (6019-83) on the foreground and staircase walls, and Amalfi Lagoon (6149-83) on the far wall.

SICO Design Splendour 1
Opulence is one of the hottest looks for the home in 2014, presenting itself throughout the décor in the form of dramatic colours. Pictured in this hallway, featuring striking black flooring and railings, is SICO Jazz Night (6019-83) on the foreground and staircase walls, and Amalfi Lagoon (6149-83) on the far wall.

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Flooring trends: Back-to-Nature Look Latest Style in Floors

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 25, 2014 at 3:00 AM
Lauzon Organik Series The new Lauzon Organik Series maple hardwood flooring uniquely unlocks the beauty of maple’s natural grains, knots and mineral streaks like no other flooring on the market.

Lauzon Organik Series
The new Lauzon Organik Series maple hardwood flooring uniquely unlocks the beauty of maple’s natural grains, knots and mineral streaks like no other flooring on the market.

FLOORING TRENDS

Back-to-Nature Look Latest Style in Floors

Today’s hardwood flooring options work well on walls, ceilings too, says leading manufacturer Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring

March 3, 2014 – Celebrating nature is the latest trend in home décor, starting from underfoot. This year, Canadian floors will sport an authentic, natural look like never before, with today’s flooring being all about bringing the beauty of the outdoors into the home.

That’s the message of leading Canadian manufacturer Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring, which has announced the launch of two unique, natural, eco-friendly, air-purifying hardwood flooring lines – called the Organik Series andAuthentik Series – that replicate the beauty of their original sources of wood.

“In every facet of home décor, we’re seeing a resurgence of all things natural and nostalgic as people look to return to their roots in our increasingly technological world,” said Priscilla Bergeron, Communication Manager of Lauzon. “Ironically, new technologies are enabling the creation of stunning, authentic hardwood flooring that mimics the magnificence of a simpler time.”

According to Bergeron, some of the latest looks in hardwood flooring include:

Perfect Imperfection: The rustic look is hotter than ever. Think barn wood, steeped with soft texture, natural knots, cracks and mineral streaks. Like worn out jeans, today’s popular wood flooring is rich with history and character. Its flaws make it flawless.

Lauzon Authentik Series Lauzon’s Authentik Series is a solid red oak, low-gloss hardwood flooring line, described as historic and timeless with a contemporary twist.

Lauzon Authentik Series
Lauzon’s Authentik Series is a solid red oak, low-gloss hardwood flooring line, described as historic and timeless with a contemporary twist.

Matte finish: Smooth, high gloss wood floors are losing ground due to their man-made, mass-produced appearance. Low gloss or matte surfaces are the new favourite, especially those that have been scraped with a soft wire brush, revealing the true character of the grain.

Oversized planks: Bigger is better when it comes to wood planks. Larger and longer boards add visual interest to a room, as does combining multi-widths in one space. Planks aren’t limited to the floor, but rather, are being used everywhere – from walls to ceilings, and even bedroom headboards.

Light Colours: The movement towards natural, light and soft wood colours is growing, as neutral tones tend to reveal more of the grain pattern and create a welcoming feel in a room. Mixing up the décor with multi-tone paneling adds additional dimension and appeal to any space.

Each of these trends is embraced in Lauzon’s new flooring lines. The Organik Series, part of the Designer collection, is a completely natural, FSC Certified, maple hardwood flooring. Thanks to a new breakthrough process, the flooring uniquely unlocks the beauty of maple’s natural grains, knots and mineral streaks like no other flooring on the market. Available in rich neutral wood grain shades and featuring a smooth, pearl finish, the elegant flooring has extensive tonal variation, taking on a chameleon effect by becoming lighter or deeper depending on the lighting and décor. Featuring 3 1/4 and 4 1/4-inch wide boards, the wood will evolve to even greater elegance over time. 

The Authentik Series, part of Lauzon’s Ambiance collection, is a solid red oak hardwood flooring line, described as historic and timeless with a contemporary twist. With a low-gloss surface allowing the beauty of the grain to come through, it is available in six smoky colour finishes – from creamy white to rich earthy brown. The flooring is made using a wire-brushed technique that opens up the wood grain and gives the surface a subtle texture.  What’s more, the brushed surface conceals wear and tear caused by children and pets, and helps prevent slips and falls by providing a better grip. With generous 3 1/4 and 4 1/4-inch wide boards revealing more of the wood grain, the flooring emits an authentic, two-toned look.

Both the Organik and Authentik Series are infused with Lauzon’s Pure Genius® smart technology, a first-of-its-kind innovation in hardwood flooring that makes homes healthier. When activated by natural or artificial light and by the movement of air, the flooring breaks down airborne toxins and significantly improves indoor air quality.

“Each of these flooring lines was developed following extensive market research conducted with interior designers and consumers,” said Bergeron. “Our studies demonstrate an overwhelming market demand for authentic hardwood flooring that has unparalleled beauty and a low carbon footprint, and Lauzon has delivered just that.”

Lauzon’s Organik and Authentik Series flooring is available at specialty flooring retailers across Canada. The Organik line has a 35-year warranty, and the Authentik line carries a 30-year warranty.  For more information or to locate a dealer, visit www.lauzonflooring.com.

About Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring

Based in Papineauville, Quebec, Lauzon Distinctive Hardwood Flooring is one of the leading hardwood flooring manufacturers in North America. Its state-of-the-art products, environmental commitment, outstanding service, and highly-qualified staff make the company an undisputed leader in the premium hardwood flooring industry. Thanks to its prestigious flooring products, including its revolutionary polymerized Titanium finish, Lauzon’s reputation for quality has grown worldwide.

 

 

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Colour takes the Gold When it Comes to Home Decor

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on April 8, 2014 at 3:00 AM
CIL Living Room, Cranberry Zing Bring a Far East feel into a room by painting the walls deep red, such as Cranberry Zing (14YR 10/434) from CIL paint, pictured in this family room.

CIL Living Room, Cranberry Zing
Bring a Far East feel into a room by painting the walls deep red, such as Cranberry Zing (14YR 10/434) from CIL paint, pictured in this family room.

Colour Takes the Gold When It Comes to Home Decor

With fever abounding for international games, bring colours of the world into your home

TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2014 – Want some gold-medal decorating ideas? Take a cue from the international winter games and bring colours from around the globe into your home. From antique golds, vibrant reds and spicy oranges to jeweled blues, emerald greens and rose-infused violets, this year’s hottest international hues create an ambiance that is out of this world. Read the rest of this entry »

Dulux Paint Predicts a Colourful Revival in Year Ahead

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on December 9, 2013 at 3:00 AM

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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. Read the rest of this entry »

Grey, Beige Number One Paint Sellers in 2013: CIL Survey

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on November 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM
CIL Photo 1 Add interest to a grey room by infusing colour through an accent wall. Featured in this living area is CIL’s Romanesque (50RR 17/372) magenta on the back wall, flanked by Zeppelin (30YY 46/036) grey on the other walls.

CIL Photo 1
Add interest to a grey room by infusing colour through an accent wall. Featured in this living area is CIL’s Romanesque (50RR 17/372) magenta on the back wall, flanked by Zeppelin (30YY 46/036) grey on the other walls.

Grey, Beige Number One Paint Sellers in 2013

CIL unveils results of national survey on Canadian paint habits

TORONTO, November 25, 2013 –  Colour in home décor may be all the rage, but Canadians are stuck on neutrals. That’s the finding of a country-wide survey conducted by leading brand CIL® paint of Canadian paint habits over the last year. Read the rest of this entry »

CIL Paints Unveils Mellow Yellow as 2014 Colour of the Year

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 22, 2013 at 3:00 AM

 

Mellow yellow is the hottest colour for 2014, expected to take the spotlight in all areas of interior décor, says CIL paint. Pictured on the walls of these rooms is CIL’s Creamy (50YY 77/285), named the brand’s 2014 colour of the year.

Mellow yellow is the hottest colour for 2014, expected to take the spotlight in all areas of interior décor, says CIL paint. Pictured on the walls of these rooms is CIL’s Creamy (50YY 77/285), named the brand’s 2014 colour of the year.

CIL Paint Unveils “Creamy” as 2014 Colour of the Year

TORONTO, October 9, 2013 – They may call it mellow yellow, but it will liven up homes in 2014. That’s because mellow yellow is the hottest colour for 2014, expected to take the spotlight in all areas of interior décor, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL® paint. Read the rest of this entry »

CIL Paints News Release: A Serene Bathroom is the Way to Go

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on September 11, 2013 at 3:00 AM
CIL Photo 1 A mix of grey and sand colours, such as CIL’s Granite Grey (00NN 37/000) and Bamboo Shoot (25YY 81/177) pictured on the walls of this bathroom, creates a serene ambience.

CIL Photo 1
A mix of grey and sand colours, such as CIL’s Granite Grey (00NN 37/000) and Bamboo Shoot (25YY 81/177) pictured on the walls of this bathroom, creates a serene ambience.

A Serene Bathroom is the Way to Go

CIL paint announces contest to help create a bathroom oasis

TORONTO, August 26, 2013 – Looking for a calming getaway at the end of the day? A serene bathroom is the way to go.

So says leading paint brand CIL® paint, which today launched a Pinterest bathroom contest (@CILpaints) called “My Search for Serenity,” to discover what décor items Canadians associate with serenity and share ideas to create a bathroom refuge. The grand prize? Paint for a bathroom makeover, a consultation and serenity gift basket, with secondary prizes of paint or gift items. Read the rest of this entry »

Martha Stewart to Headline the 2013 Delicious Food Show

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 20, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Reigning Lifestyle Guru visits Toronto for the First Time in Two Years

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW/ – The 2013 Delicious Food Show (DFS) is thrilled to announce that household name, best-selling author, founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Emmy Award-winning TV show host and queen of all “good things,” Martha Stewart, will be headlining the three-day event this October. Read the rest of this entry »

First-of-its-Kind Technology Delivers Unique Ultra-Washable, Multiple-Finish Paint

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 3, 2013 at 3:00 AM
Sico Evolution – paint cans:Sico Evolution, available in multiple sheens, uses a first-of-its-kind technology, called DurabiliT™ polymers, that makes surfaces ultra-washable and ultra-scrubbable.

Sico Evolution – paint cans:
Sico Evolution, available in multiple sheens, uses a first-of-its-kind technology, called DurabiliT™ polymers, that makes surfaces ultra-washable and ultra-scrubbable.

With launch of new Sico Evolution® paint line, Sico offers tips on newest decor trend – multi-sheen walls

 

LONGUEUIL, QC (MARCH 25, 2013) – Following studies that show the number one quality consumers look for in a paint is durability, leading paint brand Sico has launched a unique paint that safeguards walls, no matter what the finish. Read the rest of this entry »

CIL offers tips to boost your home’s resale value with paint

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on March 6, 2013 at 3:00 AM
CIL, Lakemont Blue Bedroom: Painting a focal wall in a rich colour – such as CIL’s Lakemont Blue (70BG 11/257) featured on the back wall of this bedroom – adds personality and may draw increased interest from prospects.

CIL, Lakemont Blue Bedroom: Painting a focal wall in a rich colour – such as CIL’s Lakemont Blue (70BG 11/257) featured on the back wall of this bedroom – adds personality and may draw increased interest from prospects.

 

Putting your Home on the Market? Get Sold on Colour

CIL offers tips to boost your home’s resale value with paint

 

TORONTO, ON (February 25, 2013) – If you want to make your home a hot property for resale, warm up to colour. Contrary to popular belief, colours with personality have been shown to be more effective at closing a deal. In fact, soothing shades of green, brown and yellow paint may even help a home sell faster than builder’s white or beige. Read the rest of this entry »

Light up Your Life with Paint: CIL® Paint’s 2013 Palette is Pure Joy

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on February 2, 2013 at 3:00 AM
CIL Paint Street Lamp Black and Universal Grey:  Deep blue and silvery grey, like CIL’s Street Lamp Black (70BB 07/103) and Universal Grey (00NN 62/000), pictured on the walls of this living space, will be popular in the year ahead.

CIL Paint Street Lamp Black and Universal Grey: Deep blue and silvery grey, like CIL’s Street Lamp Black (70BB 07/103) and Universal Grey (00NN 62/000), pictured on the walls of this living space, will be popular in the year ahead.

TORONTO, ON (January 7, 2013) – Want to know what colours are in for 2013? Think heart-warming, joyful and soothing, and you’ll be right on trend.

Leading Canadian paint brand CIL® has unveiled its paint palette for 2013 and “it’s all about joyous and uplifting colours,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for AkzoNobel, makers of CIL paint. Read the rest of this entry »

Paint Away Seasonal Blues with Reds, Oranges or Yellows

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM

CIL Magnificence and Carnival Pink:
Beat the seasonal blahs by painting your home with uplifting colours, such as CIL’s Magnificence (90RR 18/450) red and Carnival Pink (21RR 36/354), featured on the walls of this bedroom.

CIL® paint offers simple tips to banish winter “blahs” at minimal cost

 

TORONTO, ON (November 13, 2012)– Studies show that the weather outside can directly affect our spirits on the inside, and with recurring grey forecasts, many of us struggle to stay upbeat this time of year. Fortunately, there is a way to beat the seasonal “blahs,” say the experts at leading Canadian paint brand CIL: Surround yourself with uplifting colours.

 

“For less than $50 for an average-sized room, you can bring a space to life with ‘pick-me-up’ shades of paint such as reds, oranges, yellows and pinks,” says Alison Goldman, Brand Manager for AkzoNobel, makers of CIL® paint.

 

According to a 2011 Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) study, more than half of the 1.7 million households surveyed engaged in a painting project for their home last year, ranking painting among the most popular renovation jobs undertaken in Canada. “It’s evident from these figures that people realize that paint is a simple and inexpensive way to freshen up a home and feel better in your surroundings,” Goldman says.

 

Beat the winter blues with colour

 

“While each person’s experience with colour is unique, studies show that in general, certain colours affect people in specific ways,” Goldman explains. “The colour green, for example, is popular in home décor because it evokes a sense of serenity. Yellow, red and orange also work well because they are cheerful colours that can inspire feelings of well-being and higher energy.”

 

To choose a colour that has a ‘feel-good’ effect that works for you, Goldman suggests considering what colours you tend to gravitate toward in your home and even in your wardrobe. Then think about your emotional needs. If you have a hectic life then calming, serene colours might be a good choice. If you feel down, fill your home with cheerful, energetic colours like yellow, pink or orange.

 

CIL Oriental Coral:
For less than $50 for an average-sized room, you can bring a space to life with ‘pick-me-up’ shades of paint such as CIL’s Oriental Coral (26YR/45369) orange, pictured on the wall of this room.

Goldman cites CIL’s Magnificence (90RR 21/418) red, Oriental Coral (26YR 30/511) orange, Sapling (50YY 51/519) yellow or Carnival Pink (21RR 36/354) as excellent mood-lifting options, and Still Waters (90GG 28/133) green and King’s Treasure (83BB 07/202) violet as effective soothing colours.

 

“If you can’t decide on one colour, then use two or three to give your décor an entirely new look and feel,” Goldman suggests, adding that CIL has an array of interactive colour tools at www.cil.ca to help people visualize colour choices before beginning a  project.

 

“The very act of making the decision to change your décor, and then completing a project, can evoke feelings of well being,” Goldman explains. “A fresh coat of paint in a shade you love can do wonders for both the home and psyche.”

 

To learn more about paint colour selection and sample CIL’s interactive colour tools, visit www.cil.ca or call 1-800-DURABLE (387-2253) for a CIL dealer near you.

 

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About CIL® paint

Available in Canada at The Home Depot, Rona, Canadian Tire, Walmart and independent paint dealers, CILpaint has been a trusted brand in businesses, communities, schools and homes across the country since 1927.  With more than 1,200 colours in its palette, CIL paint has developed a colour mood system that guarantees a perfect match across a wide spectrum of colours. Regardless of whether it’s interior or exterior paint or advanced wood stains, the CIL brand stands for delivering simple to use paint solutions that offer outstanding value to do-it-yourself consumers.  CIL paint is a brand of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings company. 

 

About AkzoNobel’s North American Decorative Paints Business

Within its North American paints business, AkzoNobel produces a portfolio of well-respected brands, including Glidden®, Glidden Professional™, Dulux® Bétonel®, CIL®, Sico®, Ralph Lauren® and Devoe® paints; Flood®, Sikkens® and Synteko® wood care products; and Liquid Nails® and Mulco® adhesives and caulks. Products are sold through company-owned stores, national retail outlets, distributors and independent dealers throughout North America as well as exported internationally.

 

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Glidden, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today™.

Sico Unveils 2013 Paint Colour Trends

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 15, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Collective Passion
The 2013 Collective Passion theme reflects people’s increasingly spontaneous behaviours brought on by social networks and on-line forums. Characterized by a visual feast of movement, it includes the use of colour on colour as well as intense fluro shades, such as Sico’s Clementine (6506-34Δ*) orange, Lady’s Slipper (6033-52) pink and Fantasia (6026-31) violet, featured on the walls of this room.

Sico® Paint 2013 Colour Trends

Paint Palette for Year Ahead Influenced by our Connected Lifestyles

 

LONGUEUIL, QC (October 3, 2012) –There’s an upside to our busy, techno-connected lives. Our connections are influencing our colour choices in home décor and the result is a spectacular paint palette for the coming year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dulux® Announces Top Colour Picks for Fall

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on August 28, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Rich reds, oranges and yellows bring out the best of the season in home décor

 TORONTO, ON (August 7, 2012) – As the outdoors parade an array of colours this fall, Dulux® paint has announced its top paint colour picks to transfer some of the season’s hottest shades indoors. Read the rest of this entry »

Paint Projects Popular in Fall, Thanks to Long Weekends, Back to School

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on August 26, 2012 at 3:00 AM

CIL Classic Liberty Red Bedroom:
This season’s rich reds – such as CIL’s Classic Liberty Red (30R 07/354), painted on the walls of this bedroom – are reminiscent of striking fall foliage.

CIL® paint unveils top colours for this season

TORONTO, ON (August 7, 2012) – As the weather turns cooler, Canadians tend to warm up to paint. That’s the finding of leading paint brand CIL® paint, which reports that it has seen strong fall paint sales over the last several years. Read the rest of this entry »

Make the Great Outdoors Even Greater with Paint

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on August 9, 2012 at 3:00 AM

CIL® paint offers easy, cost-effective tips

to spruce up outdoor living spaces

 

CIL Outdoor Living Photo 1: Why invest in expensive patio furniture when you can use long-lasting exterior paint to make old pieces look new? The patio in this photo features CIL Dimensions paint in Farm Life (90YY 72/225) on the wall, Whiskers (00YY 41/475) on the lantern and Dark Secret (00NN 05/000) on the table and chairs.

TORONTO, ON (June 28, 2012) – Outdoor living may be one of the hottest trends in home décor, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune to extend your home decor outside. In fact, a can of paint and a little imagination can easily and cost-effectively transform any backyard into an oasis, say the experts at leading Canadian paint brand CIL® paint. Read the rest of this entry »

Staining Tips from Sikkens

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 11, 2012 at 3:00 AM

With the launch of Cetol® SRD alkyd-acrylic one-coat stain, Sikkens offers these tips to ensure a successful staining job.

 

Prepare surfaces properly: Make sure the surface to be stained is clean and dry. Wipe away dirt, dust, mildew, algae, moss, leaves, and loose wood fibres. Strip away previous coatings with an exterior stain remover before applying new stain. Let new wood settle for at least a month before staining. Read the rest of this entry »

Ready, Set… Stain!

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 10, 2012 at 3:00 AM

New One-Coat, Alkyd-Acrylic Formula

Woodcare Finish Takes the ‘Pain’ out of Stain

 

Sikkens experts offer fail-proof tips for staining decks, sidings, rails and more

 

June 4, 2012 – Who says oil and water don’t mix? Leading coatings brand Sikkens has introduced an innovative new woodcare stain that contains a unique combination of water and oil-based materials to deliver the best of both worlds for users. Read the rest of this entry »

Get to Work on Your Home Office

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 4, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Painting home office walls grey – such as CIL’s Mystery Sound (70BG 19/071), painted on the walls of this room – delivers a feeling of serenity.

Choice of office colour can help increase productivity, says CIL Paints

 

May 7, 2012 – If you’re one of the 19 per cent of Canadians who work from home, you know the challenges of staying focused. All it takes, though, is the right choice of colours to help make your home office work for you, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints. Read the rest of this entry »

CIL Paints Announces Launch of Ultra Eco-Friendly, Affordable Premium Paint

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 2, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Concord, Ontario – April 30, 2012 – Leading Canadian paint brand CIL is seeing green with the launch of a new ultra-low VOC (volatile organic compound), top-quality paint called CIL Premium that has hit store shelves.

 

The paint itself has no VOCs, and is tinted using new low-VOC colourants, making the final product one of the most environmentally-friendly paint options on the market, says Alison Goldman, Marketing Communications Manager for CIL Paints. “Our low VOC offering is also unique in that it is highly affordable and is offered in a full line that includes finishes for just about every interior application, from trim and door to kitchen and bath, which isn’t available in other paint brands.” Read the rest of this entry »

Open Your Home to a Hallway of Possibilities

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on March 8, 2012 at 3:00 AM

CIL Paints provides easy three-step guide to painting

one of the most neglected areas of the home

March 5, 2012 – When it comes to painting your home’s hallways, do you have tunnel vision? You’re not alone, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints. Read the rest of this entry »

Tales of an Energy Shifter, Shift the Energy – Change Your Life

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Religion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on March 6, 2012 at 3:00 AM

By Sharon Sinclair

Like most of us, we live between two worlds, the inner life and the outer. In my case the two blur in the work that I do in both worlds. My husband and I spent years in the entertainment business as stage designers for major rock and country groups such as Reba, ZZ Top, Don Henley, Billy Joel, Pink Floyd and others. We worked in entertainment throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s until about 2003. However, we always led a kind of double life as Larry is also a massage and bodywork therapist and I have been doing intuitive and psychic work since I was a small child. During much of this time Larry was a VP at Walt Disney Imagineering, Lucas Films and Universal Studios and I designed award-winning retail store designs for Pebble Beach Golf Course, Century City, Park City and many others. Read the rest of this entry »

Global Home Accents Announces New Fall Line of Home Decor Furnishings

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 10, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Online PR News – 09-October-2011 –Lake Mary, USA : The company has introduced many new exciting home accents for this fall, including soft furnishings and European tapestries. Their range of comfy cushions and beanbag chairs are perfect for snuggling up with your loved one after a lovely evening enjoying the gorgeous show of colourful fall leaves. Lie back with a glass of wine or your favourite drink, and allow yourselves to just relax and enjoy this time of year. Read the rest of this entry »

WHAT’S IN A PAINT NAME?

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on August 19, 2011 at 3:00 AM

CIL Paints is betting that giving wall colours such as those featured in this home theatre room names like Bacon or Hockey Puck would get men more interested in painting. The actual paint names shown are CIL’s Spice Island (00YY 19/464) on the left wall and Dark Secret (00NN 05/000) on the right.

Want to Get Your Man On Board with a Paint Job? Start by Calling your Yellow Wall Colour Choice ‘Beer’ Instead of ‘Butterscotch’

CIL Paints sets out to cater paint names to a male audience

August 4, 2011 – Putting Green versus Pixie Palace. Beer versus Butterscotch. Blue Jeans versus Periwinkle Blue. Which paint colour would sooner have your man picking up a paint brush to give your walls a lift? Read the rest of this entry »

PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on June 10, 2011 at 3:00 AM

Liquid Nails Can Help You Get Jobs Done Around the House - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman PR

New Adhesive Products Bind Like Nails

Unique Liquid Nails line works on wide range of surfaces, from concrete

to tub surrounds, enabling homeowners to nail it once and for all

Longueuil, Québec – June 6, 2011 – When it comes to adhesives, there’s a new product line on the market that nails it. Liquid Nails®, a complete line of adhesives for every home repair or construction project, is simple to use for both professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike. Read the rest of this entry »

DRESS UP YOUR WALLS IN CASHMERE

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on May 19, 2011 at 3:00 AM




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Sico’s new, improved Cashmere paint is unique in that its finish brings unprecedented richness and depth to wall colour, as demonstrated in this living room featuring Sico’s Macedonian Mauve (6028-73) purple.

New-Formula Sico Cashmere Paint Billed

as Crème de la Crème of Paints

Longueuil, Quebec – May 16, 2011 – Sico’s best paint product just got even better. The leading Canadian brand has announced the re-launch of its top-of-the-line Cashmere paint, billed as the “crème de la crème” of paints. Read the rest of this entry »

SPICE UP YOUR KITCHEN FOR SPRING

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on April 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Sico GoPrime All-in-One primer, a heavy-duty alkyd emulsion product, seals any surface – even those previously painted with oil – and provides an even, adherent canvas for the top coat.

New Cutting-Edge, Eco-Friendly Sico Paints

Enable High-Quality Kitchen Makeovers at Low Cost

Longueuil, Quebec – March 28, 2011 – Spring is a time of renewal, and with studies showing that kitchen upgrades increase a home’s resale value, why not start by rejuvenating the most frequented room in the house? By applying the right choice of paint and a little creativity, a kitchen can undergo a tasteful makeover at little cost. Read the rest of this entry »

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… Paint it

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 16, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman PR

By Gail Bergman PR

CIL Paints Offers Big Ideas for Small Spaces

February 14, 2011 – When it comes to small spaces, don’t paint yourself into a corner. Use colour to open up your surroundings to endless possibilities instead.

“Paint colour is the simplest and most economical way to make a small space appear larger,” says Alison Goldman, Marketing Communications Manager for leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints. “When space is at a premium, every square foot counts, so a can of paint and a little imagination will go a long way in making the most of your living area.” Read the rest of this entry »

New Air Cooling Unit is Hot

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 15, 2011 at 4:00 AM

Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman PR

By Gail Bergman PR

First-of-its-kind ductless air conditioner reduces some bacteria, odours and viruses

Markham, Ontario – February 10, 2011 – Here’s a really hot idea as far as cool products go. A first-of-its-kind air conditioning product is now available in Canada that improves air quality, while solving room temperature problems, significantly decreasing energy costs and reducing humidity in the home. It also acts as a heat pump to warm the house in winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Colour Zoning Hot Trend for 2011

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 5, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Sico has introduced a new colour zoning leaflet, available free of charge at retailers across Canada, that features a range of creative design and colour ideas.

Blocks of colours bring walls to life, highlight room features

Longueuil, Quebec – February 1, 2011 – Looking to freshen up your home décor? Zone in on colour.

According to leading paint brand Sico, colour zoning is coming back in a big way this year and that means more and more Canadians will be using their walls as a canvas to create original, dynamic living spaces. Read the rest of this entry »

BRIGHT IDEA

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on February 4, 2011 at 2:00 AM

Dulux Inspirations, a first-of-its-kind electronic handheld device, creates instant colour schemes by capturing any colour and automatically suggesting ideal corresponding hues for a room.

Point, Click and Voilà… an Instant Colour Scheme

First-of-its-Kind Electronic Paint Colour

Selection Tool Banishes Decorating Blues

January 31, 2011 – Choosing paint colours may not be as easy as a snap of the finger, but thanks to a new innovation by leading paint brand Dulux Paints, it’s now as simple as a click of a handheld device. Read the rest of this entry »

CIL Paints 2011 Colour Forecast: Sunny with a Chance of Cheerful Colours

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on January 11, 2011 at 1:00 AM

Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman PR

Concord, Ontario – January 4, 2011 – The outdoors may be gloomy, but the forecast for 2011 is sunny. Sunny yellow, that is, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints in announcing its top colours for the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Company’s Coming: Whip up Your Kitchen for the Holidays

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 11, 2010 at 2:00 AM

Paint colour is easiest way to freshen up décor, says CIL Paints

Create Beautiful Kitchens - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman PR

November 2, 2010 – What’s the recipe for successful entertaining? For many, it’s a party that ends up in the kitchen. And, as today’s hosts and hostesses will agree, most get-togethers do. So, when decking the halls of your home this holiday season, consider decking the walls of your kitchen as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Sico 2011-2012 Paint Colour Trends: Simple Pleasures Come to Life in New Colour Palette

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on November 7, 2010 at 2:00 AM

SICO Paints Continue to Outperform - Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman PR

Longueuil, Quebec – November 1, 2010 – If you’re searching for the simple pleasures in life, surround yourself with heart-warming colours. They won’t be hard to find, as the year ahead in home decor will be all about using colours that celebrate the simplicity and beauty of everyday living, says leading Canadian paint brand Sico. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 10 – Desk Management – 6 Strategies for a Successful Home Office (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 29, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Clare Kumar Writes About Successful Home Office Spaces - Photo Courtesy of GetConnected.com

By Clare Kumar

We’ve covered a wealth of material in this series which is applicable to any office, but working from home presents unique challenges. Numerous stats show productivity gains of 15% or more through working from home. Why is it then that some people can work successfully from home but others say they simply can’t? The foundation to work successfully from home comes from planning an effective work space and developing appropriate work practices. Read the rest of this entry »

Desk management – 5 steps on how to organize your desk (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 28, 2010 at 5:00 AM

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By Clare Kumar

We’ve covered the theory behind getting organized, but what about the practical side? How do you go from a cluttered to calm desk space? The following 5 steps show you how: Read the rest of this entry »

Desk management – 5 ways to control desk clutter (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 27, 2010 at 5:00 AM

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By Clare Kumar

Even with papers tidied and files put away, desktops can appear busy because of computers and the many peripherals and accessories we use. Here are 5 ways to reduce desktop disarray: Read the rest of this entry »

Desk management – 5 items that really belong at your desk (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on October 26, 2010 at 5:00 AM

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By Clare Kumar

Here we are, 8 weeks after beginning this series on organizing your workspace, finally talking about how to organize your desk. We have covered space planning, ergonomics, time management and information management before getting to the desk – the most used space. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 4 Space Management: Inspiration – Defining Your Office Style (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 6, 2010 at 5:00 AM

By Clare Kumar

Given the amount of time spent in our offices, once designed for function, it makes sense to create spaces we truly enjoy being in. Since offices hold a large variety items, selecting a style can help unify the space and reduce visual chaos. In this article we’ll consider furniture, soft furnishings and lighting. In the next we’ll explore colour, art and accessories. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 3 – Space Management: Ergonomics – Best Practices (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, travel, Writing (all kinds) on October 1, 2010 at 5:00 AM

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By Clare Kumar

The equipment you use in your office goes a long way in setting up your chances for working in a healthy way. In addition to these you will want to establish some best practices to ensure you are doing everything necessary to take care of yourself while at work. Read the rest of this entry »

WEEK 2 – SPACE PLANNING: DEFINING KEY PIECES (Originally Published on GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on September 18, 2010 at 5:00 AM

By Clare Kumar

Pretend you are visiting your office for the first time. Take a look around with fresh eyes. What do you see? Does every piece of furniture serve the purpose it was intended for? Are there pieces simply attracting piles of paper? Often when we spend a lot of time in a place, be it work or home, we stop really seeing what’s there. We just accept that it’s supposed to be there, whether it’s working or not. Read the rest of this entry »

Week 2 – Space Planning: Effective Storage (Originally Published in GetConnected.com)

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Technology, Writing (all kinds) on September 17, 2010 at 5:00 AM

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By Clare Kumar

After defining the key furniture pieces you need to support your work, the next step is determining appropriate storage systems. Storage is all about locating the necessary tools and information easily and retrieving them with the appropriate expenditure of energy. Rather than thinking about a storage system, it may be helpful to think of a “finding system”. Read the rest of this entry »

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