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Wash and Wear for Walls

In Home Decor, Writing (all kinds) on September 22, 2016 at 3:00 AM
What Cil Smart Paint Can Do For You

What Cil Smart Paint Can Do For You

By Gail Bergman and Indira Tarachandra

CIL Introduces New Generation of “Smart” Paints
to Help Make Paint Jobs Foolproof, Longer Lasting

Toronto, Ontario – June 10, 2009 – In today’s time-crunched world, everyone is looking for solutions to make life easier. Now, with the launch of CIL’s new generation of wash-and-wear coatings, Canadians can add paint to their list of items that help save time without compromising on quality.

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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 »

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.

According to CIL, the hottest colour of 2011 is a light, citrus yellow, symbolizing a sense of fun, freedom and positive energy. Think lemonade, fizzy sherbet and lemon-lime chiffon – a dramatic move away from the banana yellow that was popular last year.

“The new yellow is associated with warmth and sunshine,” says Alison Goldman, Marketing Communications Manager for CIL Paints, citing CIL’s Lime Twist (89YY 78/269) yellow as the brand’s 2011 colour of the year. “It’s a very optimistic, cheerful and refreshing colour, sending a clear message that, as a society, we’re done with tough times and look forward to brighter days ahead.”

In the coming year, we’ll see airy light yellow in all facets of home décor, from walls and furniture to accessories, Goldman says. CIL recommends adding a touch of citrus yellow to any room, even dark interiors, to liven up space. Pairing well with the new yellows are denim and turquoise blues, earthy browns, berry violets or airy pastels.

This year’s sunny forecast extends beyond the yellow family as fresh, cheerful colours dominate the entire 2011 palette, says Goldman. Each of the colour families emanates a feeling of optimism, with more brilliant colours taking centre stage across the board. For example:

Photo Courtesy of Gail Bergman PR

Blues: Evolving from last year’s stylish pale blue, this year’s blues are brave, bold and bright. Turquoise, teal, ultramarines, and denim are now all the rage, partnering nicely with clay-toned neutrals, deep violets, greys, and bright greens. CIL’s hot blue for 2011 is Peacock’s Plume (16BG 24/357).

Greens: Vibrant, almost electrical, botanical shades are taking the spotlight in the green colour family. The new emerald blue-like tones – such as CIL’s Fairy Tale Green (10GG 33/404) – are energizing, capturing our simultaneous love for the environment and appreciation for all things technological. Leafy greens blend particularly well with yellow-toned greens and rich plums.

Oranges: Corals and warm tans are making a comeback, inspired by the homey, natural feel-good tones of clay and wood. Conjuring up images of colourful, wholesome fruits and vegetables, the new earthy oranges – highlighted by CIL’s Apricot Ice (48YR 50/372) – are vibrant yet liveable. Crisp oranges are most trendy when combined with charcoal and cardboard brown.

Warm neutrals: In contrast to last year’s heavy, earthy brown, the 2011 warm neutrals are softer, more subtle and sophisticated. Shades of putty, ash taupe and mocha – such as CIL’s Hiking Trail (60YR 33/047) – dominate this colour grouping, tinged with green and yellow undercurrents. Try warm neutrals with coral oranges, or blues and teals, for a stylish look.

Cool neutrals: Light, airy and ultra-pale cool neutrals, like CIL’s Crystal Glimmer (70BB 83/020) have replaced the previously fashionable bold, graphite greys. Reminiscent of stone and concrete, current cool neutrals are dominated by feather grey tones infused with a hint of blue, delivering a fresher, happier image.

“From brighter mid-tones and zingy pastels to authentic earth tones and deep shades mixed with both bright and light colours, everything about the 2011 colours is energetic and uplifting,” says Goldman. “As the public’s optimism about the future continues to grow, so will the variety of happier colours people choose to surround themselves with.”

The 2011 popular colours are featured in the new CIL 2011 Colour Trends magazine – available free-of-charge at CIL retailers. For more information or to locate a CIL retailer near you, visit http://www.cil.ca or call 1-800-DURABLE (387-2253).

CIL Paint Colour Forecast: Blue Skies Ahead for 2010

In Beauty, Business, Contact Information, Culture, Entertainment, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on December 13, 2009 at 8:41 AM

Gail Bergman - December 13, 2009

Concord, Ontario – December 8, 2009 – The sky’s the limit in home décor for the coming year. That’s because blue is forecasted to be the hottest colour in the 2010 palette, says leading Canadian paint brand CIL Paints.

In particular, airy light blue will top the list of hot colours for the year ahead, says Jennifer Jones, Marketing Communications Manager of CIL Paints, citing CIL’s Siesta Key (MC30) blue as the brand’s 2010 colour of the year. Describing the shade as an optimistic colour, Jones explained that the new blue is “a feel-good tone that’s reflective of new beginnings, of dark skies lifting in the wake of challenging economic and political times, and our collective moods lightening up.”

Associated with clear sky and water, the pure shades of blue “are refreshing, soothing and liberating, promoting a feeling of breeziness, renewed energy and infinite horizons,” Jones said, adding that ultramarines and turquoises will appear in all facets of home décor in the year ahead – from walls to furniture to accessories. To bring added life to any room, CIL recommends combining the new blues with crimson, burgundy, plum, pewter or gold, such as Crimson Red (DL07), Classic Burgundy (DL07), Scarlet’s Velvet (CP44), Southern Shadow (MC47), or Historic Tan (SE17).

Feel-good tones will be prevalent across the 2010 colour spectrum, according to CIL colour experts. Like the luminous blues, the paint palette of the coming year is dominated by more cheerful and energetic shades, reflecting a positive shift in the public’s attitude. For example:

Greens: Glowing acidic shades of green, like pale yellow lime, will take the spotlight in the green colour family. Reminiscent of new plant shoots and beginnings, the new liquid-like greens – such as CIL’s Spring Thaw (MC21) – exude a feeling of renewal, open space and freshness. Soft greens blend particularly well with ­­­­­­­moss yellows and deep greys such as Sapling (MC20) and Midnite Hour (MC51).

Reds: Saturated, vibrant reds are making a comeback, replacing the previously fashionable neutral pinks and coffee-based reds. New reds – like CIL’s Tea Dance (DL07) – are deeper and coral-based, with clean, futuristic-looking pinks taking the spotlight.  For a contemporary look, CIL recommends combining the new reds with soft neutrals such as Fog Grey (DL40) and Whisper Bluff (DL45).

Oranges: Think warm tans and golds, radiating carrot and pumpkin tones, and rich earthy copper browns. Oranges – highlighted by CIL’s Energize it (CP 14) – will become more optimistic and sunny, moving away from last year’s red influence.  These new hues, which emit a bright and sporty energy, pair well with neutrals and fuchsias such as Tutti Frutti (CP02) and Painter’s White (CP42).

Yellows: Honey, mustard, banana and citrus shades – including CIL’s Newborn (CP17) – will dominate the yellow family in 2010.  Used on their own or combined with shades of blue, such as Roslyn’s Blue (CP34), the new yellows are refreshing and comforting with a hint of pizzazz.

Warm neutrals: In a shift away from last year’s favourite soft beige, warm neutrals will become deeper, infused with yellow-based earth, clay, sand and grain tones. Imagine rich mocha and deep earthy umber browns – such as CIL’s Hale Village (SE47) – which combine well with plums and mauves. For an ultra fashionable look, these warm neutrals can be combined with turquoises and teals.

Cool neutrals: Ash greys, near blacks, and green slate tones will take centre stage in the cool neutral family. Deep subtle shades like CIL’s Gentry Blue (MC50) are ultra-sophisticated, yet calming, working well with other neutrals or as a chic background to brighten accents.

Violets: Dramatic and intense purples – such as CIL’s Fashion Passion (DL38) – are back in style, delivering a powerful look that is both traditional and modern. For those not ready to experiment with intense violets, cool lavenders will also be in vogue in the year ahead, creating an elegant and soothing environment.

“A common thread throughout the entire 2010 colour palette is a marked shift towards pure, lively and open-minded colours that reflect consumers’ hope for a more positive future,” Jones explained. “Used on their own, or in combination with other tones, colours of the coming year are all about freedom and happiness.”

Next year’s popular colours are featured in the new CIL 2010 Colour Trends magazine – available free-of-charge at CIL retailers. For more information about 2010 colours or to locate a CIL retailer near you, visit www.cil.ca or call 1-800-387-3767.

Sico Paints 2010-2011 Colour Forecast

In Beauty, Entertainment, Environment, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Writing (all kinds) on November 6, 2009 at 4:27 AM

Sico - 1 - November 6, 2009

Sico - 1 - November 6, 2009

More Lively Colours Making a Comeback

as Canadians Seek New Beginning

Longueuil, Quebec – November 5, 2009 – Move over neutral colour schemes.  More lively hues will be making a comeback in home décor in 2010-2011 and it’s all about using colour as a mood-lifter in the midst of challenging times, says leading Canadian paint brand Sico Paints.

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