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Announcing our 2017 Colour of the Year!

Meet Cloudberry, a refreshing, soothing purple

Forget FOMO; 2017 will be the year of JOMO, or the “joy of missing out.” To help consumers turn any room into a JOMO-inspired space for escaping the distractions of the outside world and finding satisfaction in solace, we’ve named soft violet Cloudberry (OL677.3) our 2017 Color of the Year.
“Home décor trends for 2017 are reflecting society’s urge to find a space apart from constant connectedness, and to create balance by establishing our homes as places to refresh,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior colour marketing manager for our Olympic Paints & Stains brand. “Cloudberry is the perfect complement to the minimalist style that is strongly trending in the year ahead.”

As Dee points out, Cloudberry appeals to individuals who increasingly find joy in pulling back from advertising, social media, the news cycle and other forms, of information “noise.” This soft violet is serene and calming, helping people focus on family and professional pursuits without distractions from the outside world. To create this essence in your home, pair Cloudberry with classic neutrals – grays such as Flagstone (OL154), whites such as Delicate White (OL107) and blacks such as Black Magic (OL116).
Cloudberry also serves a double role as an ideal partner to gray-blues such as the Olympic Paints brand’s Stargazer (OL167), and gray-greens like Wandering Willow (OL200) and Misty Meadow (OL188). We recommended pairing key neutrals with Cloudberry to harmonize a room. In rooms with Cloudberry-colored walls, try trim and ceiling colours such as white-gray Mountain Gray (OL183), soft gray Solstice (OL202) or serious gray Simmering Smoke (OL107).
Find Cloudberry and more than 1,000 other Olympic Paints & Stains colors, as well as a full range of Olympic interior and exterior paints, exterior stains, resurfacers and wood cleaners at LOWE’S® store locations across the U.S. and right here at
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