What is the trendy paint colour for 2016? I was one of the lucky influencers to take part in a live webinar at the exclusive CIL® Paint Meet-the-Experts event held at the CIL®Paint Headquarters in Toronto and find out eye-opening information about paint techniques, and a sneak peek into the hot colour and paint trends for the year ahead. The evening featured 4 CIL® experts:
- Alison Goldman, Brand Manager for CIL®paint
- Susan Forint, CIL® paint’s Expert specializing in colour and decor
- David Laird, CIL® paint’s Product Training Specialist for Ontario and Western Canada
- Sam Marinucci, CIL® paint’s Technical Services Manager for Ontario and Western Canada
I was extremely curious to find out the new paint colour and trends for 2016. It’s been a few years since I painted the hallway to the bedrooms and my master bedroom, therefore those are the next two areas to be painted in our house since the colours are so bland in appearance. I had decided on an earth tone paint theme and am now looking for more inspiring colours. It always seem to be a challenge for me to find the ideal paint colour to match our decor, style, and furniture in a room. I definitely want to include an accent wall in my bedroom this time around. I don’t know if you think like me, but the paint chips are very small to visualize the final result and what it might actually look like painted on the wall. I do purchase a paint tester can and paint about 1/2 wall to see if I like it or not. Sometimes if I can’t decide on 2 paint colours, I will paint both colours on different walls to see which one I like best. It’s definitely an additional cost, but well worth it if you realize this is not the colour that works best! Once the room is painted, it will stay that way for a few years (the wisdom words coming from my husband)!
I was so excited to hear that CIL® offers an online service called Ask An Expert. CIL® paint experts offer advice and answer any of your paint questions within one to two business days! Do you need help choosing a paint colour to determining what kind of paint is best for a room, to prepare a surface and which best colour to use, or with any other technical queries.
The Paint Colour for 2016 is… a soft blush pink, like the CIL® Chemise Pink! It’s to be incorporated in all elements of home decor, from walls to furnishings to accessories.
The paint palette’s overall theme will be tranquility, with other colours topping the list of CIL® paint trend are:
Swiss Coffee, Lily Pond, Sweetwood, Great Grey, Espadrille, Antarctic Ice, Winter’s Silence, Fuchsia Berry, and Peacock’s Plume.
Three paint techniques that will stand out in 2016 are gold accenting, neo-traditional look and tone-on-tone decor.
Gold, the go-to-choice for metals in interiors, will be featured as an accent on traditional elements in the home, from furniture, crown moulding and ceiling medallions, to wainscoting and fireplace mantels. It will also be used to give the ombre paint technique a new look on accent walls, with gold highlights adding a touch of glam to colours graduating from light to dark.
Neo-traditional decor combines a revival of traditional elements with more modern touches. In furniture, this will translate to more ornate pieces of furniture being painted in bolder, unexpected colours. We’ll also see doors and mouldings painted in colourful hues in place of white, and bannisters painted unexpected solid colours rather than the customary white spindles with dark brown or black railings.
A tone-on-tone scheme uses colours of different intensity throughout a room, a look that can be dramatically altered by lightening or darkening the base colour. This monochromatic theme will be achieved through all aspects of home decor, including walls, furniture, finishes, fabrics and accessories. For 2016, this trend will take on a colour blocking look, rather than the previously-popular blending of different intensities of the same colour on walls and furniture. For example, the new colour blocking look may see each drawer of a chest painted in different tone from the same colour card.
Are you a DIY person that enjoys refurbishing and painting furniture? 2016 paint products that will be popular in 2016 include cabinet and furniture paint and metallic gold paint.
Shimmery metallic paint will also be popular such as CIL® paint’s Disney Magnificent Metallic Specialty Finish, tintable in 24 colours including gold-tones, is ideal for adding a touch of trendy gold to traditional elements in the home.
During the webinar, we were thought how to use the Ombre paint technique on a canvas. It’s so easy to do and the canvas will really add amazing colour to any wall. You can also use this technique on a feature wall for larger impact.
Gold / Bold Colour Updated Ombre Canvas
· 1 – 22” x 28” pre-stretched and primed artist’s canvas, or other suitable size
· Small roller and handle
· 2” bristle paint brush
· Small paint tray
· 1 – CIL paint tester pot in Poinsettia 05YR 15/555 DL06 or other medium to dark colour
· 1 – Quart CIL paint Disney Magnificent Metallic Specialty Finish
· Paper towels
1. Using roller, paint canvas with three to four coats of Poinsettia 05YR 15/555 DL06 (including the sides). Let dry between coats.
2. Starting at the top of the canvas, using gentle strokes, ‘sweep’ CIL Disney Magnificent Metallic Specialty Finish in Golden Gleam down a third to a half of the canvas length, ‘feathering’ the strokes by lifting the brush off the canvas at the end of each stroke and finishing the strokes at random lengths. Use more paint if wanting more of an opaque gold finish, or use a drier brush by dabbing the brush on a paper towel.
3. Allow to dry, then layer more soft brushstrokes of gold on top of the first coat of gold paint, if needed until the desired look is reached.
CIL® paint products are available at The Home Depot, Walmart, Canadian Tire, Rona and other independent paint dealers nationally. The price for a gallon of interior CIL® paint ranges from $28 to $55. More information and paint discount coupons can be found at www.cil.ca.
CIL® Paint Giveaway
CIL® paint is offering to provide one of the Ottawa Mommy Club lucky followers with 2 cans (an $80 value) of CIL® paint!
This giveaway is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) and ends at 11:59 EDT on October 15th, 2015.
Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 + (excluding Quebec). prizes are limited to one prize per winner while a person may enter multiple CIL paint online contests, he or she may collect a prize from only one of the contests entered. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.