Sneak Peek Into The Hot Colour and Paint Trends for 2016 and a Giveaway from CIL – CAN 10/15

| September 1, 2015 | 130 Comments

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


CIL meet the experts


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.

CIL Colour of the Year 2016 (Small)

The paint palette’s overall theme will be tranquility, with other colours topping the list of CIL® paint trend are:

Swiss CoffeeLily Pond, Sweetwood, Great Grey, Espadrille, Antarctic IceWinter’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. 


Susan Forint (Small)

Susan Forint, Gold


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.


CIL Poinsettia 05YR 15-555 DL06 Neo-Traditional Trend (Small)

Neo-traditional decor


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.


CIL Spring Thaw 90YY 83-179 MC21 Tone-on-Tone Trend (Small)

A tone-on-tone scheme


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. 


David Laird (Small)

David Laird


The CIL Realife™ Furniture and Cabinets help deliver durable pieces that are both on trend as well as timeless. For a cabinet painting demonstration, visit the CIL® website. 

Shimmery metallic paint will also be popular such as CIL® paint’s Disney Magnificent Metallic Specialty Finishtintable in 24 colours including gold-tones, is ideal for adding a touch of trendy gold to traditional elements in the home.

 Ombre Technique Demonstration (Small)


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


CIL® Paint Giveaway


CIL Paint Cans (Small)

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.

Good luck!

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.



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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. KD says:

    I like the sound of the tone-on-tone scheme!

  2. lisa bolduc says:

    i am loving the look of the gold tones! very cute for an accent wall

  3. Marilyn Legault says:

    I like the the Ombre paint technique. I love to blend colours.

  4. Amber Y says:

    I like Neo-traditional decor best out of the three. I think it’s more timeless and easiest to change up!

  5. I am loving the tone on tone, its a rich look that one could easily incorporate

  6. LDC says:

    I enjoy the tone on tone scheme, although I have not yet used it myself. It’s unique and can be dramatic.

  7. Susanne McCarthy says:

    Tone on Tone is my preferred technique —- very clean, crisp and simple. I think it’s classic!

  8. jan says:

    I like the Neo-traditional decor such as a light grey ceiling and really bold furniture.

  9. mrdisco says:

    i like the tone on tone scheme to give rooms a bit of punch

  10. Jana L. says:

    Neo-traditional decor because I like to mix up colours while remaining fairly neutral on the background/wall colours. Plus it makes it easy when it comes to different seasons, just change up the decorations

  11. Tricia Hope says:

    I want to get new bedding and I think I will change paint color too,to Pale Clover

  12. kathy downey says:

    I love the sound of this paint…. A tone-on-tone scheme looks amazing but I would sure love to add some gold-tones to my home because I need a new look

  13. I like the Neo-traditional décor because I want the freedom of bold furniture.

  14. Judy Cowan says:

    I like the tone on tone. I think it is a very classic look and that is my style – simple but pretty.

  15. Josh Siemens says:

    The Neo-traditional deco is best for us. Nice to be able to mix up some colour.

  16. heidi c. says:

    Neo-traditional décor is my choice. I like it because it is how we have decorated our home, mixing modern purchases with inherited antiques.

  17. lori b says:

    the neo traditional as I like to change things up with bright colors for accents

  18. Silvia D says:

    Tone on Tone is my preferred technique because gives a great overall look

  19. Amy C says:

    I like the Neo-traditional decor. I like Technic number 1. Using roller, paint canvas with three to four coats because it’s easy.

  20. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love blending colors so I would choose Ombre paint technique

  21. Sunshine H says:

    I like the neo-traditional decor. It seems to have some real personality, depending on what ‘accents’ you use.

  22. rebecca r says:

    I love the Tone on Tone method, it looks really amazing, and would really class up a room!

  23. Jonnie says:

    I love the Neo-traditional decor technique because it really changes the look of a room with very little effort

  24. Victoria Ess says:

    I love tone-on-tone!

  25. naiddia p says:

    I like the tone on tone look. It’s very crisp and elegant.

  26. Valerie Gibson says:

    I like the tone on tone technique. I think the effect would be very calming.

  27. David says:

    I like the Neo-traditional decor

  28. Tone on tone is what I most like. I’ve always been a fan of it, having a lot of my house painted this way when faux sponge paint with tone on tone when we built our home. I will be painting my living room and have been thinking of doing tone on tone with patterns like stripes.

  29. Julie Bolduc says:

    I like the tone on tone I love how it flows

  30. Karla Sceviour says:

    I like the tone-on-tone decor scheme. It looks so nice,I would love to do something like that in my home.

  31. ERIN MCSWEENEY says:

    i love the A tone-on-tone scheme…it just makes particular pieces pop in a room

  32. Lisa Neutel says:

    i love love the tone on tone gives that room an extra wow, boldness if you will

  33. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the Neo traditional decor. I like brights and pops of colour in my home.

  34. Elizabeth C says:

    I think that the tone-on-tone looks very elegant and creates a real sense of continuity.Of course I would throw in some other pops of colour for personality (all rules are meant to be broken)

  35. Lori L. says:

    I like Neo-traditional decor best as I would love to add some pops of color to brighten up our home! Love the idea of painting the banisters a bright color! Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. JaimeeM says:

    I would love to use the ombre paint technique for my kitchen.

  37. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m not too sure about the gold tones however I do like the tone on tone, I might try that next time.

  38. Melinda says:

    I like the Neo-traditional décor because this technique and décor fits into my lifestyle.

  39. Alea elliott says:

    Loving the ombre! I never Bought to do that on a wall.

  40. Juliee Fitze says:

    I like the tone-on-tone scheme it would make nice warm room.

  41. Nicole B says:

    I like tone on tone. It would really suit our house!

  42. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    not too sure about the gold but I do like the tone-on-tone decor method.

  43. Elaine Buonsante says:

    Tone on Tone is my favourite technique. I like the calming effect.

  44. Melissa Marie says:

    The tone on tone scheme, because it works throughout the whole house. I like the Ombre, but dont think I would be daring to try it.

  45. Erika Letson says:

    I like the Neo-traditional decor best. I like both modern and traditional decor and love the look of the two mixed together.

  46. angela m says:

    I love the A tone-on-tone scheme because I love everything to match but not identical

  47. Florence C says:

    Neo-traditional decor so I can put whatever I like with it and change it up if needed.

  48. Dianne says:

    I like the Neo-Traditional paint choice. It adds a lot of interest to a room and I think it gives it a warm and inviting look.

  49. Wanda Tracey says:

    My favorite is the Tone On Tone method!I I love the finished look of it and think it’s most beautiful!I feel like it reflects a nice clean pleasant living space to look at and enjoy for a long time.

  50. Doris H says:

    I like the Neo-Traditional decor because I think that would work best for me should I decide to make a change to the look in the future.

  51. Belinda says:

    I love the tone-on-tone. I think it looks incredibly classy and relaxing

  52. sharonne katz says:

    tone on tone scheme

  53. Karine says:

    I think the neo-traditional decor is a nice technique, really original and you can bring out older furnitures

  54. joy says:

    i think neo-traditional sounds nice- it would suit our house and our lifestyle

  55. Tracy Morin says:

    I love the tone on tone. I can use various shades of my favorite colour. #punchit #nevertoomuchofagoodthing

  56. Jeanna Ladouceur says:

    The gold accent one is my favourite because I thought it was a great idea when they did the gold in a ombré technique, that’s a great idea 🙂

  57. Shauna says:

    I already follow a neo-traditional style in my home, and love painting old items to fit into the new decor.

  58. Doreen Lamoureux says:

    I love the tone on tone. It is just me. Love the style.

  59. Elaine Jasvins says:

    I love the tone on tone method. So clean and sleek.

  60. Elizabeth R says:

    I think I would try the tone on tone, it looks good.

  61. Anna says:

    I like the Neo-traditional decor because I love the bright colours.

  62. KellyPC says:

    I really like the gold ombre!

  63. kittypride says:

    Gold Bold Colour Updated Ombre Canvas sounds very artistic and has a subtle glow to it.

  64. Pat B says:

    Gold accenting appeals to me – I’m going to incorporate it in chalk painted furnishings.

  65. maria says:

    I like the gold. It is something i haven’t seen before and would stand out well.

  66. Patrick Siu says:

    I like the the tone on tone.

  67. Gord says:

    Tone on tone is the technique I like the most. It is very appealing way of doing colours that really feels comfortable to me.

  68. Dana Miller says:

    The gold accent is my favorite. It adds a touch of elegance, richness, and a metallic allure. In my last home I had a gold feature wall in the bathroom which looked fabulous with black sink, black granite countertops, and burnt orange countertops. An ornate gold/black mirror tied it all together.

  69. Barb W says:

    Tone on tone!

  70. marygaudet says:

    The neo traditional decor is my style…easy to update and goes with most designs!

  71. Michelle james says:

    I prefer the Tone on Tone method

  72. Coralie says:

    I like the neo-traditional style because it fits into my style.

  73. alexander says:


  74. Neo-traditional decor because I love the old and new and the colourful trims. I love colour.

  75. JaimeeM says:

    my favorite paint technique is tone on tone.

  76. Viv Sluys says:

    I love the neo-traditional look. (My husband doesn’t though!) I think it makes homes look cheer, warm, and inviting.

  77. ginette4 says:

    I love the tone on just fits my style

  78. mary d says:

    tone on tone is very nice.

  79. Kristy maclean says:

    Gold accenting is my favourite, it’s the colour scheme I’m using for my wedding !

  80. Monica says:

    I most like the tone on tone trend

  81. Caroline says:

    I like the tone on tone technique!

  82. Joanne Horner says:

    I love the bright colours.

  83. Tammy B says:

    I am leaning towards the tone on tone, the colours just pop out. although I do like the neo traditional too.

  84. Athena says:

    Tone on tone, I think it would work well with our décor.

  85. I really like the tone on tone, it’s warm.

  86. Sara C says:

    I have always loved the tone-on-tone look!

  87. Dayle B. says:

    A like the A tone-on-tone scheme, because it looks
    traditional and stylish. Also, will go well with our furniture.
    Great prize.

  88. Piroska says:

    I like the Neo-Traditional. It’s classic, yet has a more modern feel to it.

  89. Mandy says:

    I like the Tone-on-Tone trend. We are about to paint our apartment and we will be using intense colors for accent walls and other colorful pieces of furniture that will complement the color scheme.

  90. Carin Harris says:

    I like the idea of painting the banister non-expected colours. I think that would be worth trying in my place this fall. I love the blue colour in the chip. I might get that for the bedroom!

  91. Vanessa says:

    I love tone on tone- so sleek and modern.

  92. Karin Dollery says:

    I really like the tone-on-tone Scheme.

  93. seham merzib says:

    the tone-on-tone love the shades

  94. DianeG says:

    I like the tone on tone scheme.

  95. salexis says:

    I like the Ombre paint technique

  96. Julie says:

    I love the tone-on-tone scheme

  97. Linda Walsh says:

    I love tone on tone.

  98. I like the tone on tone method as it suits my home decor style.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  99. cbrazil says:

    We are in the market for a new paint and decor option for the master bedroom – the tone-on-tone option in grey would totally suit us!

  100. Edmond says:

    WOW, luv the tone on tone scheme. Divine. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂

  101. Rekha says:

    Neo-traditional decor is much more our style! I wish I could import that example into my house right now.

  102. Angela Mitchell says:

    I like the Gold accents. I never used to like gold but I`ve discovered how great it can look when used properly.

  103. dawn walsh says:

    tone on tone it just strike me as cool

  104. Monique L.S. says:

    I like tone-on-tone. I have had this before, with an accent wall, and really like the look of it.

  105. Darwin says:

    I like the neo-traditional decor because it’s really a compromise between 2 different styles and they go well together

  106. KELLY E says:

    I like the tone on tone

  107. salexis says:

    tone-on-tone is cool too!

  108. Daryl says:

    Gold because i find it catches the eye

  109. michelle hebert says:

    i like the tone-on-tone, it stuck out to me more than the other two probably because my favorite color is green lol

  110. SueSueper says:

    My favourite is A tone-on-tone scheme because I like to stay steady with my colors.

  111. Wanda Tracey says:

    My favorite is the Tone on Tone technique.I think I feel comfortable with this and could live with it a long time.

  112. Lia says:

    Tone on tone looks amazing. Going to do it in my new living room

  113. Carole Dube says:

    I like the A tone-on-tone scheme

  114. Tone on tone! I would love to try that in my bedroom 🙂

  115. angela p sept says:

    I love the ombre effect – so much prettier on a wall than on hair LOL!

  116. rose langill says:

    love the tone on tone I just love it

  117. Lynne meilleur says:

    I love the ombré technique…..reminds me of what you can do to your hair colour!

  118. melissa fowers says:

    I really like tone on tone with little pops of color

  119. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    tone on tone is for me – just seemed to scream by name lol

  120. KSP says:

    We’re currently renovating our bathroom and I think the tone on tone technique would be great to try. It’s a small room so it wouldn’t be too overwhelming (I’m not very good when it comes to home decor!) and I can start with simple bathroom accessories 🙂

  121. Lucky says:

    tone on tone! Very neat!

  122. Barb W says:

    The tone on tone scheme!

  123. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I like the tone-on-tone technique.

  124. Stacy Scott says:

    I am totally Loving the tone on tone look.

  125. Jane Reid Gray says:

    I love the Neo Traditional and the Ombre . Our home is a mixture of all tastes some classic some ultra modern

  126. beth says:

    I like the tone on tone asit creates depth and interest than just plain

  127. Eva Urban says:

    Tone-ON-Tone paint technique is my favorite. Comfortable with different shades that blend and enhance a room – particularly found of earth tones – burgundy/grey/forest green.

  128. tanyab79 says:

    A tone-on-tone scheme is the one I like

  129. Penny says:

    Love the new colours

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