Your Ultimate House Guide to Selecting Paint Colors

We chat with PPG Paints Color Consultant Rosa Colucci about current color trends and her selections for the 5th Annual Ultimate House.

A fresh coat of paint can give a room a quick update, but with so many options, deciding on the color can be intimidating.  That’s where Rosa Colucci comes in. A PPG Paints Color Consultant in the Pittsburgh Area, Rosa is the designer behind the paint colors you’ll see in the 5th Annual Ultimate House.

PM: What are some of the current color trends?
RC: Color is moving toward high-impact, statement-making color schemes. Chinese Porcelain (PPG 1160-6), a pure, rich blue is our Color of the Year for 2020. This shade is a natural transition to add color from a decade of gray that has dominated interior design.

Jewel tones are creeping in as a natural accent to the brass metals. Minimalist design is also going all-white. Look to designer Leanne Ford for more on this statement-making trend.

PM: How should I choose colors for my home?
RC: When choosing a paint color, keep the fixed details front and center. Floors, counters and kitchen cabinets should all be taken into consideration. Also, keep in mind your lighting. Cool, warm and neutral LED will affect how your paint color looks on the wall.

And of course, you can always call a PPG Color consultant for assistance!

PM: What paint colors will we see in the Ultimate House?
RC: The Ultimate House project is showcasing colors that enhance a rich, neutral palette with statement-making touches. Look for a mix of paint finishes including metallics, gloss and eggshell as well as a range of color including black.

PM: Why did you make these selections?
RC: Interior Designer Lynne Tocchet chose spectacular finishes including mosaic tile from New Ravenna. The color, although neutral, has a pearlescent quality that radiates nature. I wanted the paint color to ground these selections and support their luminescent quality.

The study is painted in a very dark blue-black, (Cavalry, PPG1041-7). The room has a hotel-like quality and truly makes you feel like you are in the lap of luxury.

PM: Any tips for a quick color update in my home?
RC: Give your television the “Little Black Dress” treatment and paint the wall behind your tv screen a very dark color. It makes the screen disappear when it’s off and creates a theater effect when in use.

We love how this turned out in the Ultimate House and you will too.

Chat one-on-one with Rosa during the Ultimate House Dine & Design event on Feb. 26.  Click here for tickets.

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