Pantone and Valspar Expand PANTONE UNIVERSE Paint Collection with the 2014 Color of the Year

Spark your imagination with PANTONE Radiant Orchid

Pantone, an X-Rite company and a global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, and Valspar Paint®, a leader in the paint industry, today announced the addition of PANTONE® Radiant Orchid, the 2014 Color of the Year, to the PANTONE UNIVERSE(TM) Paint Collection by Valspar available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide. An embracing harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones, Radiant Orchid is an expressive color that emanates great joy, love and health in the home.

Pantone and Valspar Expand PANTONE UNIVERSE Paint Collection with the 2014 Color of the Year. Spark your imagination with PANTONE Radiant Orchid.  (PRNewsFoto/Pantone LLC)

Pantone and Valspar Expand PANTONE UNIVERSE Paint Collection with the 2014 Color of the Year. Spark your imagination with PANTONE Radiant Orchid. (PRNewsFoto/Pantone LLC)

Nothing can transform the mood of a room more than color, and the purple family has continued to grow in popularity and acceptance among interior designers and consumers alike,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.As we move into 2014, we are beginning to embrace bold paint colors in the home for accent walls or to revamp key furniture pieces. Radiant Orchid is a surprisingly versatile, modern hue that evokes a sense of creativity and movement that will elevate any room to a new dimension.”

Through our partnership with Pantone and the Valspar Love Your Color Guarantee, we continue to deliver on our promise to help people connect to the power of color,” said Sue Kim, color and trend specialist, Valspar. “Design-savvy consumers can infuse Radiant Orchid, a pleasing attention-getter, into their homes to add a sense of drama and glamour to any space.”

Reinvigorate your home with Radiant Orchid and complementary color combinations from the PANTONE UNIVERSE Paint Collection by Valspar including:
Shades of blue: Create a personalized look and defy conventional wisdom by coupling this eye-catching hue with varying blue tones. Bring excitement to soft, ethereal PANTONE Illusion Blue, or give your room an exotic flair by pairing this purple hue with PANTONE Moroccan Blue. A striking and resplendent complement to PANTONE Peacock Blue, Radiant Orchid’s incandescent spirit can be applied through accessories, upholstery and, of course, paint in living rooms, bedrooms and kitchens.
Nuanced neutrals: Reenergize your home by adding pops of Radiant Orchid to neutral hues. This vibrant color enlivens lighter to deeper neutral shades, including PANTONE Mushroom and PANTONE Timber Wolf, as well as warmer neutrals such as PANTONE Bleached Sand. Use Radiant Orchid in hallways for a unique visual pathway or accentuate small spaces, such as the interior of a closet or a cabinet, for a pleasant surprise.
Daring purples: Give your dining room the royal treatment by pairing Radiant Orchid with PANTONE Amaranth for a dramatic and sophisticated look. Radiant Orchid is also compatible with its sister shades of lavender, purple and pink, including PANTONE Wild Orchid, and adds a touch of sensuality to romantic PANTONE Sweet Lavender.
Gorgeous greens: Uplifting without being overpowering, Radiant Orchid epitomizes the glory and freshness of spring when paired with PANTONE Tender Shoots, bringing a burst of tropical garden color indoors. It also provides a unique accent for deeper greens, such as PANTONE Hunter Green, which makes Radiant Orchid the perfect paint color for pottery and patio furniture.

The PANTONE UNIVERSE Paint Collection is available in Valspar Signature®, high-quality interior paint with primer that features exceptional coverage and superior fade resistance. Valspar Signature comes in matte, eggshell, satin and semi-gloss finishes and retails for $31.98 to $34.98 per gallon. The 2014 Color of the Year PANTONE Radiant Orchid paint will be available at Lowe’s stores beginning in December.

Available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide, the PANTONE UNIVERSE Paint Collection by Valspar features 100 on-trend hues ranging from classic neutrals to the latest brights. The collection also includes recent PANTONE(®) Color of the Year selections: 2013 Color of the Year PANTONE Emerald, and the 2012 selection, PANTONE Tangerine Tango.

For more information, please visit www.lowes.com/paint or www.valsparpaint.com.

Turning Oakleaf, A Pale Yellow Named 2014 Color of the Year by PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS’ THE VOICE OF COLOR Program

The PPG Pittsburgh Paints(R) brand this week named Turning Oakleaf, a soft, but energetic buttercream yellow, as its 2014 Color of the Year. Experts from PPG Industries, makers of PPG Pittsburgh Paints products, said they expect the color to have a prominent role in home decor in the coming year as part of their

forecast for use of brighter, more optimistic colors among homeowners.

Refreshed thinking is driving homeowners to unwind from their stressful lives and seek colors that emphasize

Turning Oakleaf, named by PPG Pittsburgh Paints as Color of the Year, is a soft, but energetic buttercream yellow that is expected to have a prominent role in home décor throughout 2014.

Turning Oakleaf, named by PPG Pittsburgh Paints as Color of the Year, is a soft, but energetic buttercream yellow that is expected to have a prominent role in home décor throughout 2014.

enlightenment, according to the brand’s color forecast for 2014-2015. Incorporating colors into the home that illustrate hopefulness in society, such as Turning Oakleaf (ATC-38), can transfuse a room with brilliant energy. Turning Oakleaf is one of 25 featured colors presented in Pause & Refresh, a collection of five new color palettes showcasing the 2014-2015 color trends for THE VOICE OF COLOR(R) program.

PPG employs more than 20 color stylists around the world, each specializing in different markets, who collaborate to determine styles and color trends for the home, consumer products and automobiles. The megatrend of refreshed thinking drives diverse color options in the Pause & Refresh trend palettes, enabling homeowners to determine what color combinations will create a customized room that captures the necessary elements to evoke a calming and refreshing hiatus from the hectic nature of everyday life. Whether it’s a bold, rich red like Red Gumball (223-7), an elegant and refined blue like Stained Glass (447-6) or a soft, pale pink like Ballet Slipper (231-2), consumers are using color to capture their personal definition of tranquil living.

Homeowners have moved away from the muted hues influenced by economic factors in recent years. Turning Oakleaf, which is soft enough to be a neutral but bright enough to generate a sunshine-like energy, represents a trend toward warmth in harmonious living, deep appreciation for the surrounding natural elements and a thorough understanding of enlightened philosophies,” said Dee Schlotter, brand manager, The Voice of Color program. “We are experiencing the popularity of the soft yellow shade across all markets, such as home decor, automotive and electronics, making it a clear Color of the Year selection.”

With today’s 24-hour connectivity and on-the-go lifestyle becoming more and more common, homeowners are transforming their living spaces into comfortable retreats with colors that represent how individuals perceive their ideal form of relaxation,” Schlotter said. “For some, the back-to-basics feel that captures an earthy, primitive and organic reference is the natural influence needed to pause from today’s technologically-driven lifestyle. For others, bold, dynamic colors mixed with artisan patterns, shapes and prints generate an atmosphere that is lively, vibrant and creatively energizing.”

The Voice of Color program is a design system based on the premise that every color has an emotional association and that individuals are drawn to different colors for reasons inherently tied to their unique personalities. The program offers an engaging online experience to help homeowners discover Harmony color families and palettes that reflect their personalities and complement their styles. Palettes are presented in signature five-color Harmony chips to coordinate colors for all the decor elements in a space. The Voice of Color program also features exclusive color collections that offer style inspiration (such as Hacienda Style, Historic Colors, FALLINGWATER(R)-Inspired Colors), designer favorites and expert advice. For more information or to order color tools and resources, visit www.voiceofcolor.com.

The key trend colors for the PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand are presented in signature five-color palette cards that create color opportunities for all design elements in a space, including window treatments, flooring and fabric. The five new Pause & Refresh palettes in The Voice of Color program for 2014-2015 are available at dealers of PPG Pittsburgh Paints products across the United States. These palettes are:

The pale yellow of Turning Oakleaf, named Color of the Year, works with the other raw colors of the great outdoors in New Spirit to evoke a renewed outlook and primitive feel.

The pale yellow of Turning Oakleaf, named Color of the Year, works with the other raw colors of the great outdoors in New Spirit to evoke a renewed outlook and primitive feel.

New Spirit

New Spirit

New Spirit: Earthy and Primitive

This trend focuses on the new consciousness of earth and organic references. A calm and modern approach to color captures earthy tones for a relaxed atmosphere, combined with the raw colors of the great outdoors. Bringing fresh colors from the surrounding environment inside evokes a renewed outlook and primitive feel. Earthy decor displayed with a clutter-free style and back-to-basics wooden floors and brick walls bring this palette to life.

The palette features the Color of the Year, Turning Oakleaf (ATC-38), paired with calming and natural greens and a bold reddish-brown. Other PPG Pittsburgh Paints paint colors in this palette are Soft Cream (115-2), Safari (312-3), Rattan (313-5) and Seasoned Acorn (315-7).

Hi-Breed captures the intersection of technology and nature to create a realm of soft yet lively color options.

Hi-Breed captures the intersection of technology and nature to create a realm of soft yet lively color options.

Hi-Breed

Hi-Breed

Hi-Breed: Organic and Man-Made

The intersection of the organic and man-made worlds creates a palette of colors that work in harmony to capture both realms with soft yet lively color options. Various shades of soft pinks and creams are accented with a brighter shade of orange. The palette captures the manner in which technology and nature work in harmony by incorporating the dark gray of city streets into the natural hues of flowers and springtime landscapes.

Pale pinks and oranges accompanied by a soft gray create an interesting and contrasting palette. PPG Pittsburgh Paints paint colors in this palette are Orange Liqueur (223-4), New Clay (228-4), Ballet Slipper (231-2), City Street (ATC-81) and Cranapple (231-5). Continue reading