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Olympic Paints: Blue Cloud
The OLYMPIC® Paints brand today announced its 2016 Color of the Year: loud, impactful Blue Cloud (D48-5). This daring, adventurous hue supports a larger than life persona, yet adds the perfect pop to various styles and palettes. Olympic Paints has bucked the 2016 Color of the Year trend, and chose a muted blue. Other paint colors in the class of 2016 are white, or pale neutrals.
Olympic Paints: "Blue Cloud is highly expressive and glamorous, according to Olympic Paints color expert Dee... Schlotter. “Consumers who are drawn to this color thrive in the fast-paced world and challenge convention with their fashion and decor,” she said. “It encourages consumers who may typically opt for more traditional décor colors to step out of their comfort zone. Blue Cloud is not for shy walls.” . It was inevitable that we would ultimately recognize white as our Color of the Year.”Continue to 2 of 6 below.
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The Brilliance of White
Olympic's Schlotter recommends pairing the sapphire-like blue with velvet and shiny finishes. She also noted that it can be used brilliantly on an accent wall paired with softer Olympic Paints neutrals such as golden yellow, Curry Sauce (B12-5) or deep tan, Sautéed Mushroom (D21-4). Mixing the dazzling bright with softer, neutral tones is a great way to ground this blue, she added.Continue to 3 of 6 below.
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Simply White: The Perfect Accent Color
Dee Schlotter: “The combination of bold, virtual-like colors with the neutral colors of nature show how the digital and real worlds are colliding and influencing our décor choices. Blue Cloud is a strong demonstration of this reality. Born from the evolving interest in 1970s bohemia, the vibrancy of millennial lifestyles and a post-recession return to elegance, this trending color is growing strong in interiors.”Continue to 4 of 6 below.
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Not Just for Walls.
A strong blue paint color can be equally beautiful on furniture and other accent pieces. An accent wall is another great way to use a color that you may not be ready to commit to on all four walls. The secret to using a strong color as an accent is to surround it with neutral colors that enhance it. Though the look of blue and white is classic, a muted blue looks best with greige, gray, or beige, to keep the colors balanced. Black or dark brown accents create a contemporary color scheme that... works in a variety of styles. See the best neutral paint colors.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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A Bohemian Blue
The OLYMPIC® Paints brand today announced its 2016 Color of the Year: loud, impactful Blue Cloud (D48-5). This daring, adventurous hue supports a larger-than-life persona yet adds the perfect pop to various styles and palettes. Born from the evolving interest in 1970s bohemia, the vibrancy of millennial lifestyles and a post-recession return to elegance, this trending color is growing strong in interiors. An unapologetic blue, Blue Cloud inspires glamorous self-expression.Continue to 6 of 6 below.
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Bold and Rich Cloud Blue Plays Well With Others
Cloud Blue isn't just perfect with neutrals. True to its Bohemian nature, Olympic's Cloud Blue can be the basis for a fun and eclectic color palette. Try pairing a weighty blue or aqua wall color with art and accessories in bright colors. Use white or black as an accent color to pull everything together. The result is an art collector inspired space that can change at your whim, with the addition of new artwork or accessories. The secret to using blue walls as a creative backdrop is... thinking those walls as your canvas. You'll want to include a few touches of the blue color in your accessories, but not in a matchy-matchy style.
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