SICO Paint 2014 Colour Trends

Revival of Public Interest in Nature, Art Results in Rich Colour Palette for Year Ahead

In Unison: Featuring a mix of beach-inspired pastels combined with brighter hues – such as Tomato Peel (6057-53) from SICO® paint, painted on these kitchen walls – the In Unison theme works well with natural wood, marble and steel finishes, and reflects harmony between organic nature, technology and man-made elements.

Modern Mosaic: Bright colours and patterns mix comfortably in the Modern Mosaic theme, adding energy and colour texture to any area of our homes. Featured on the walls of this dynamic room is Bunch O’ Bananas (6096-54*) from SICO® paint.

Logical Perspective: The Logical Perspective theme features fluid lines, a minimalist environment and includes calming, rich colours of black, off-whites, putty neutrals and cool greys, such as Albatross (6183-21) from SICO® paint, highlighted on the walls of this living space.
LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Canada, Sept. 25, 2013 – The forecast for the year ahead is looking sunny. So much so that yellow will be a dominant colour in home décor in 2014, accentuated by a wide range of rich, luxurious hues and vibrant colour patterns.

That’s the prediction of leading Canadian paint brand SICO® paint in unveiling its colour palette for 2014. From warm buttery yellows and saturated pastels to robust reds, retro blues, and energetic browns and greys, “the spectrum of colours for the coming year continues to reflect people’s desire to disconnect from today’s complex world and return to the beauty of nature and art,” said Mylène Gévry, brand director for Sico paint, a brand of PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) architectural coatings business.

“The more that technology advances, the more we feel the need to maintain balance with the earth and all things natural,” Gévry added. “On one hand our 2014 colour palette creates a contemporary and edited view of modern society, and on the other it embraces an artisan past, influenced by the historical patterns of brocades, damasks and toile, and our continued appreciation for anything hand-crafted.”

Based on research conducted by PPG’s international team of colour experts, Sico paint has unveiled three prevailing décor themes for the upcoming year: In Unison, Modern Mosaic and Logical Perspective. Each theme offers a diverse range of optimistic colours, from earth-bound to luxurious tones.

In Unison: This theme reflects the harmony developing between organic nature, technology and man-made elements. Featuring a mix of beach-inspired pastels combined with brighter hues, the In Unison palette is both friendly and futuristic in a livable fashion. Gentle pinks such as Palace of the Winds (6060-31) highlight this grouping, accented by vibrant reds such as Tomato Peel (6057-53), cool teals such as Naples Bay (6149-42) and bright yellows such as Citrus (6098-54*), each of which delivers an infusion of energy. Warm neutrals such as Sahara Sands (6194-31) round out the palette. Delicate yet robust, these colours partner well with natural wood, marble and steel finishes to add warmth, with a touch of retro coolness, to any room.

Modern Mosaic: Combining a lively mix of bold brights drawn from the full colour spectrum, Modern Mosaic is a testament to the growth of the craft movement as a dominant, long-term trend. Characterized by geometric patterning – from zigzag and diamond to checker and chevron designs – this theme is all about multiple shapes integrated and pixilated beside more shapes, arranged in sets of brilliant hues from different colour families. Think energetic combinations of robust reds, sunshine yellows, bold blues, and free-spirited pinks and teals, such as Bunch O’ Bananas (6096-54*) yellow, Saxon Cobalt (6010-73) blue and Marilyn (6502-33▲*) red. Conjuring up images of string, yarn, beading, weaving and embroidery, this multicoloured grouping, which pays tribute to handmade art, contains retro glam elements that breathe new life into home décor.

Logical Perspective: When life gets hectic, we all long for a place to think clearly, a peaceful spot where we can soothe our souls, renew our strength and bring order to our lives. Logical Perspective features calming, rich colours of black, off-whites, greys, putty neutrals and deep reds, blues and greens, that bring refinement, sophistication, balance and simplicity into our spaces. Reflecting our desire for complex hues that mirror our lives yet deliver minimal elegance in a logical way, this theme is highlighted by such colours as Volcanic Rocks (6208-83) black, Chanterelle Beige (6185-31) grey, Cupid’s Red (6056-85) burgundy and Black Denim (6004-73) blue. It embraces calculated lines and exact patterns while balancing cooler greys and warm browns with rich "collegiate club" colours of deep red, blue and green that make it easier to edit the hustle and bustle out of our contemporary world.

“Overall, the 2014 colour palette demonstrates our growing desire for life balance,” Gévry said. “As a result, we will see increased use of rich colour combinations, innovative patterns and distinct lines throughout the year.”

For more information about colour trends for 2014 from Sico paint, or to view the new colour palette online, visit

Since 1937, the Sico brand has provided Canadian do-it-yourself consumers a complete line of high quality interior and exterior paints. The brand is recognized as the market leader and can be found on the shelves of Rona as well as other retailers. For professional painters, the brand also offers the specialized Sico Expert line sold exclusively to the painter’s market.

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Mylène Gévry
PPG Architectural Finishes - SICO® Brand

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