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2020 Color of the Year, Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6)

Find peace in a restless world.

In a world where sleep is viewed as a luxury and the anxiety of a fast-paced world is all too real, it’s only fitting that the color trends for this upcoming year offer escapism in today’s technologically-driven society. Hand-selected by PPG’s global color experts, the PPG paint brand’s 2020 Color of the Year, Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6) is a blend of cobalt and moody, ink blue that imparts calmness and restful sleep while also offering the spirit of hopefulness – a rare commodity in a restless world.

Night Watch PPG1145-7

PPG Paints Color of the Year

Our newest beauty is born out of community, luxury and nature. In an ever-disruptive world, we want to escape to a quieter place – one that’s protective and beautiful. Night Watch gives us that pathway. It’s a black infused green that can be used as a neutral or statement accent. Night Watch can make you feel healthy, grounded and calm, allowing other coordinating décor colors or interior plants to be showcased against its luxe backdrop.

4th of July Sale – Save up to $20 on PPG Paints & $10 on Cabot Stains

4th of July Sale – Save up to $20 on PPG Paints & $10 on Cabot Stains

Summer is here now and it’s a great time to get your projects done.

Save $20 on PPG Manor Hall Interior & Exterior Paint with $10 per gallon rebate and $10 per gallon instantly in store.

Does you deck or fence need staining? Save $10 per gallon Cabot Stain Rebates are available now save up to $80.

PPG rebates, Cabot rebates, and in store savings end July 8th call or stop in for details.

 

 

Cheerful Yellow

Yellow shows up on school buses, flowers, taxis, rubber ducks, and those classic smiley faces.

It is attributed with making people feel cheerful, happy, joyful, optimistic, imaginative, inspirational, creative, inquisitive, hopeful, and spiritual.

Yellow advocates innovation, denotes a modern attitude, develops enlightenment, encourages spontaneity, expresses caution, indicates intellectualism, implies free spirit, inspires creativity, invites newness, denotes lightness of spirit, offers zest and joyfulness, promotes surprise, radiates warmth, rises alert level, proposes originality, and creates a sense of serendipity.

Variations within the yellow grouping include ochre, buttercup, cream, gold, ivory, almond and lemon. It is effective in athletic spaces, creative environments, educational areas, kitchens, bathrooms, offices, recreation locations, and stairwell areas.

Earthy, Wood, Elegant Solid, Café Latté, Noble, Grounded Conservative Neutrals

The neutral tones of beige, brown, gray, are hues that are the subdued tones from the longer wavelengths of the spectrum. They include shades of tan, taupe, beige, oyster, gray, sand, bronze and brown. These neutral colors evoke a comfortable attitude, they are earthy and conservative in nature, imply stability, promote a secure feeling and suggest a subtle environment, and a totally versatile nature.

The thought of coffee beans, earth, chocolate, river rock, wood, latte, or mushrooms conjures up comfortable feelings. They might include a sense of being conservative, secure, quiet, calm, reliable, stable, sophisticated, conventional, confident, safe and protected.

These colors work well in entertainment areas, gallery spaces, offices, and recreation spaces. Sophistication is exuded with these color choices, the beauty of neutrals is their ability to let the other color selections speak while these stand as a secure backdrop. These colors elevate design to a put together and refined space.

Calm Green

Green is the color of nature, plants, jade, and money. Green evokes a sense of being healthy, youthful, generous, envious, stable, persistent, balanced, intelligent, moral, and ethical. Green cultivates tenacity, enhances concentration, facilitates judgment, fosters perseverance, nurtures relaxation, offers balance, promotes security, provides coolness, represents a refreshing atmosphere, renews the spirit, it suggests a cool environment, and a thoughtful essence.

Cool colors from this area of the palette include khaki, sage, moss, lime, mint, hunter, celadon, aqua, turquoise and teal. Their use is well suited for living spaces, kitchens, entryways, bedrooms, libraries, office spaces, activity areas and game rooms. Green calms hectic areas, establishes a refined space where composure and thought come naturally, and creates order making it an ideal color for areas where life moves fast and you need to stay focused.