Citing Buckwheat Yellow (6113-54) as the brand’s Color of the Year, Mylène Gévry, marketing manager for Sico paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, explained that golden yellow is reminiscent of a bygone era.
“It’s reflective of a less complex time in history and of people’s increasing quest to return to cocooning, moving away from the fast-paced urban and social-media world in search of simplicity, peace and refuge,” she said, adding that walls, furnishings, accessories and hardware will all have the golden touch in the year ahead.
When it comes to stylish colors, however, all that glitters is not only gold. The other colors trending for 2016 are equally nature-based, soothing and nurturing, Gévry emphasized.
Think muted brights – hues that are toned down with an infusion of grey, such as earthy greens, warm browns, rustic reds, easy-going blues and soft neutrals. “Each of these colors pairs well with golden yellow, delivering a grounded, livable and spa-inspired decor that is a far cry from last year’s brighter colors,” she explained.
With an overall theme of “voyage,” the Sico paints 2016 collection features colors such as: Natural Green (6164-73), Cobalt Shadow (6008-83) indigo, Scarlet Runner Bean (6078-83) rust red, Ancient Lava (6208-73) grey, and Shiatsu (6222-31) sand.
Explaining that the “voyage” theme stems from consumers’ increasing desire to journey away from the noise and pretense of today’s modern world, Gévry said “people are longing to kick back and be themselves, and are making color choices that reflect that desire.”
Translated into home decor, that desire “to chill” means that living spaces in the year ahead will be more relaxed, low key and authentic, she said. “Furnishings in a room don’t have to be arranged perfectly, and in fact, it’s preferred if they aren’t,” Gévry pointed out. “Our homes are our protection and the one place where we can truly be ourselves, and the new colors help us easily achieve that carefree feeling.”