cil paint culinary collection

You may have heard that the colour that surrounds you while you dine impacts and/or enhances your eating experience. Since an increasing number of people most often eat in their kitchens rather than their dining rooms, kitchen colour selection is more important than ever. As such, CIL has introduced a Culinary Collection.

From CIL:

This collection celebrates a return of colour that brightens the still so popular white kitchen, adds zest to modern decor, warms up country style, and helps to make smaller spaces feel roomier.

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CIL paint Culinary Collection

“White kitchens have been trending for a number of years, but now we’re seeing a resurgence of colour in the kitchen, from cabinetry to counters to walls,” said Alison Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, crediting the revival to current rich-in-colour bohemian, retro, and return-to-nature trends in home decor.

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Grey – such as Barley Beige by CIL paint, pictured – is a popular choice for any room in the house, and works especially well in a kitchen with stainless steel appliances. (via Canadian Interiors)

“The kitchen is the most-used room in the house and the area where family and friends tend to gather, so it’s the perfect place to add colour and personality to a home,” Goldman said. Still, it’s important to choose kitchen colours wisely, she cautioned, as some are better suited for this multipurpose environment than others.

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Make a small space appear larger by using colours with similar tonal value – such as Peach Punch orange and Citrus Fruit green from CIL paint – pictured on the walls of this kitchen. (via Canadian Interiors)

“Warm, uplifting colours, such as yellow, red and orange, and soft shades of grey, violet, blue, and green, are known to be more conducive to appetite-building, entertaining and conversation,” she said, explaining that CIL paint took these findings into account when developing its new palette.

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Create a welcoming feel in a kitchen with wood cabinetry by painting the walls a cozy shade of warm orange, such as Persimmon Berry by CIL paint, featured on the walls of this room. (via Canadian Interiors)

“No matter what the look or size of your space, the collection has a colour recipe for everyone,” Goldman said.

Modern Kitchens

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The continuing popularity of grey in home decor serves well in the kitchen too, working alongside stainless steel appliances and accents. Start with a grey such as Oyster Bay or Barley Beige, then accent this neutral with your favourite pop of colour in a feature wall, on the backs of the cabinets or in your accessories.

Country Kitchens

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Burnt Pumpkin, Persimmon Berry, and Cabbage Patch are all homey colours that work well with wood elements in a country kitchen. Not sure which colour will work? Look for the undertone of your wood and choose a paint colour with a similar feel: for golden, orange or reddish undertones, choose a warm-toned wall colour; for grey or cool undertones, choose a cool colour like blue or green.

Small Kitchens

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Minimizing the contrast between colours in your small kitchen will help to make it appear larger. Peach Punch, Ripe Banana, and Citrus Fruit are all of similar tonal value but add a zesty bit of colour to a small space. Or choose colours that are beside each other on the same colour chip, automatically lowering the contrast between the two shades.

Windowless Kitchens

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Even without any natural light you can bring some brightness of the outdoors in with a soft yellow like Citron Ice. Add a variety of lighting types, including under-cabinet lights, pot lights, and other overhead lighting, and use high gloss white paint on doors and trim to reflect the existing light.

cil paint culinary collection | @meccinteriors | design bites“When choosing paint colours, take into account the colour and design of your cabinetry, countertops, tiles, moulding, appliances, lighting and flooring,” Goldman said. “And remember that paint isn’t just for walls – freshly-painted cabinets, tables, chairs and other decorative objects go a long way in helping to create a spectacular kitchen decor.”

What colour is your kitchen?

how to use pantone’s spring 2015 colour report at home

To celebrate this, the first day of Spring, here’s some colour inspiration for your interiors. The following was written by Amy Preiser, Senior Editor of VERANDA.com, and appeared on Elle Decor.

The colour authority has released their palette for Spring 2015; see how the Pantone hues can be translated easily and chicly for the home.

Tangerine: Pantone 15-1247

Try tangerine-coloured upholstery to light up an entire room. Feeling extra bold? Pair with gold.

Scuba Blue: Pantone 16-4725

By using the hue in a bold stripe pattern, either on the walls, on upholstery, or if you’re tip-toeing in, a simple throw pillow.

Lavender Herb: Pantone 16-3310

By bringing it to the top and bottom of a room—lavender overhead lighting and a rug create a soothing feel in any room.

Aquamarine: Pantone 14-4313

With cheery but not-too-bold seating in an otherwise dark room.

Treetop: Pantone 18-0135

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design: João Mansur

By bringing it to the walls and pairing it with daring red! (Walls feel like too much? Try some mantle accessories in this colour pairing.)

Classic Blue: Pantone 19-4052

On your sofa, your rug—really, anywhere. This is one hue you’re not likely to get sick of.

Toasted Almond: Pantone 14-1213

By painting the walls with warm colour—especially if there’s a great window in the room to floor it with light and keep it from feeling pasty.

Custard: Pantone 13-0720

With cheerful but understated bedding.

Glacier Gray: Pantone 14-4102

With cool upholstery and pillows to match.

Titanium: Pantone 17-4014

With deep grey—with a hint of sparkle!—on the walls. White floors and warm wood pieces in the room will keep it from feeling cold.

Lucite Green: Pantone 14-5714

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design: Peter Mikic

With a breezy pale green rug paired with graphic black-and-white to ground the look.

Dusk Blue: Pantone 16-4120

With moody blue walls. Add in colourful tiles [to] help bring the hue to life.

Marsala: Pantone 18-1438

With a deep red side chair, best placed in rooms with white walls so it can best pop!

Sandstone: Pantone 16-1328

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design: Eric Gartner

With teak cabinetry. Too big a commitment? Try smaller kitchen accessories, like bowls or a vase.

Strawberry Ice: Pantone 16-1720

With cheery pink wallpaper. Elegant wood furniture in the room keeps it from feeling saccharine.

Woodbine: Pantone 18-0538

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design: Thomas Jayne

By painting the walls the lush, mossy hue, and including some bright yellow to balance the earthy tone.

What’s your favourite colour for Spring? How will you introduce it to your home?

 

 

 

 

 

spring/summer 2015: pitti filati

CONCEPT + INFORMATION: ORNELLA BIGNAMI for Pantone and Pitti Filati.

A joyful and optimistic mood runs through the yarn collections for Spring/Summer 15. PLAY is the theme of the season, in all its many variations: play games, play Lego, play mime, play station, play anything. Colours express energy and vitality, but also propose seductive gentle shades, realistic neutrals, vivid plastic tones, fresh aquatic hues, rural natural chromatism, creating a whirlwind of emotions connecting opposites and harmonizing individualities.

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Spring/Summer 2015 Palettes for Knits

Yarns explore new digital technologies, mixing natural and synthetic fibres. The touch is never what you expect: dry or wet, fluid or springy. Surfaces play with super-shiny reflections or clean natural opacity. Metallic lights opt for refinement or interpret the raw decorative look.

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Shadows

Shadows

White stands out in contrast with black, modulated by a light bluish grey. Three-dimensional reliefs, spongy graphic jacquards, interrupted marled stripes gain depth thanks to the graded combination. Pure white enhances undulated frills and refined geometric textures.

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Still Life

Still Life

The tinted neutrals of papier-mache have a hint of electric green light. An acidic tone playing in graded printed effects, creating shot effects in jacquards, twisted in an imperceptible mouline in combination with clay beige. A paper yarn is the perfect interpreter for this group.

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Aura

Aura

Cool pastels, clean, imbued with white, ivory, aqua, mint, powder pink play with the lightness and transparency of fine knits, crepe yarns, gauzy aspects, lace stitches, elastic undulations. Printed voile effects express the vibrant delicacy of this range.

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Lollipop

Lollipop

Vivid plastic shades, shiny, sometimes almost iridescent: coral, artificial green, lavender, gelatinous rose. Experiment with new double-face textures, sprayed irregular prints, see-through fine knits. The vividness of the colours is enhanced by yarns that are dipped in colourful resins or wrapped in rubbery bandages as trapped in latex.

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Horizon

Horizon

Fresh paints interpret a range of marine blue, algae green, imperial blue and abyss blue. Used in monochromatic stitches or mixed in raised waved textures or batik-type jacquards, they transfer a feeling of wellbeing and relaxation.

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Contaminations

Contaminations

A warm palette of natural tones: hay, orange, amber, copper brown blend spontaneously and exuberantly in a rural atmosphere of fancy effects, crafted knits, random dyed yarns. Linen prevails in blends with cotton or silk for irregular variegated aspects.

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Allegria

Allegria

A colourful aesthetic inspired by famous Lego blocks. Bright tones of turquoise, yellow, green, enhanced by a lively red. To be knitted in basic cotton yarns in articulated 3D textures, or mixed in multicolour prints. Playing with coloured accessories, small decorations and embroideries render each item unique.

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Refractions

Refractions

A colourful aesthetic inspired by famous Lego blocks. Bright tones of turquoise, yellow, green, enhanced by a lively red. To be knitted in basic cotton yarns in articulated 3D textures, or mixed in multicolour prints. Playing with coloured accessories, small decorations and embroideries render each item unique.