respondents nationally (14 to
15 percent) citing rich colors
such as red, black or purple as
most beautiful and livable. At
the same time, Manitobans overall appear to be the most cautious when it
comes to painting with bold colors, with
75 percent of the province’s respondents
equating neutrals with an attractive, easy-to-live-with decor, Goldman said.
“It’s no secret that in spite of more
saturated colors trending in home decor,
people still prefer to play it safe with neu-
trals,” she explained. “What was most
eye-opening about this study, however, is
the growth in acceptance of pastel tones
as a beautiful choice for home decor.”
Goldman said that CIL paint is see-
ing the same pattern in consumers’ buy-
ing habits in store. She cited the brand’s
top-selling paints over the last six months
as neutrals Marshmallow White (30YY
83/012 | WN22), Scroll Beige (20YY
43/083 | WN37) and Pebble Grey (00NN
53/000 | CN62) and pastels Candlelight
Yellow (67YY 87/169 | Y30) and Clear
Blue Sky (70BG 70/131 | B44).
What’s more, the CIL paint Ask An
Expert service, accessible free-of-charge
at www.cil.ca/ask-an-expert, reported
that the top color-related questions asked
by consumers this year involve neutral or
pastel colours, Goldman added.
PPG Named Raw Materials
Quality Supplier of Year by
FCA US LLC
PPG was recently named body raw materials quality supplier of the year for 2015
by FCA US LLC during the sixth annual
Qualitas awards ceremony in Detroit.
The awards recognize top-performing
suppliers that have shown extraordinary
commitment to quality, innovation, continuous improvement and the automak-er’s Foundational Principles.
PPG provides automotive coatings
and services to FCA US, including all five
layers of vehicle paint coatings (pretreat-
ment, electrocoat, primer, basecoats and
clearcoats) and related services in the au-
tomaker’s paint shops.
The Qualitas Annual Strategy Meeting
and Supplier Awards Ceremony gives FCA
US the opportunity to present Qualitas
awards to 23 of its North American strategic supplier partners that demonstrated
operational excellence in 2015 and have
strong corporate values in areas such as
diversity, innovation and sustainability.
PPG Announces Four
Projects in Pittsburgh
As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG has begun mobilizing volunteers for its COLORFUL
COMMUNITIES program at four sites
in Pittsburgh, in partnership with United
Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Colorful Communities initiative
provides PPG volunteers and products
along with financial contributions to
bring color and vitality to communities
where our company operates around the
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