TORONTO — Homeowners craving a contemporary version of old-school elegance and sophistication can look to DULUX® Paints by PPG for trending paint color inspiration. The leading national brand has named two deep green tones as Colors of the Year for 2019: Night Watch (DLX1145-7), a deep green-black from the brand’s new color collection, and Mojito Shimmer (036VS), a glistening dark green from the Dulux Effects Finishes VENETIAN SILK™ collection.

“Both of these colors represent the ultimate in luxe, delivering a rich, striking look that brings sophistication and depth to living spaces,” said Martin Tustin-Fuchs, PPG Brand Manager, Dulux Paints by PPG. “An evolution from last year’s popular tinted black, these glamorous dark greens are symbolic of consumers’ desire for positive change — to move from darkness to twilight and to search for an element of rebirth in today’s complex, technologically-driven world.”

Night Watch, a color truly inspired by nature, emulates the feeling of lush greenery and delivers a calming yet invigorating sense of euphoria. With the ability to be used as a neutral, yet having the intensity to also stand out as an accent color, Night Watch couples well with soft grey-browns or warm sandy beiges, such as Elusion (DLX1005-2) or Earthy Cane (DLX1103-4), or intense rust tones like Lucky Penny (DLX1201-7) from the Dulux Paints by PPG color palette.

Versatile enough to work in either a traditional or contemporary setting, Night Watch works best in bedrooms and living areas as well as on kitchen cabinetry. It also pairs particularly well with metallic finishes and pewter tones and creates a sophisticated welcome and dynamic statement against brick or stucco when painted on the front door.

According to Tustin-Fuchs, Mojito Shimmer is the perfect complement to Night Watch as it features a distinctive, lustrous, frosty-green coating that adds unprecedented class and wow factor to walls.

“As a stand-out color in the Dulux Venetian Silk line, there is nothing else like Mojito Shimmer on the market,” Tustin-Fuchs explained.

Dulux Venetian Silk finish is made from new technology that enables users to transform their walls in a single day, infusing them with light-reflecting color and texture to match any personal taste. Available in 40 striking, light-animating colors, the finish produces a silky layered effect that is smooth to the touch, creating a distinctive multi-toned and luminous surface that adds striking depth to walls.

Tustin-Fuchs recommends painting a feature wall in Dulux Venetian Silk Mojito Shimmer and the remaining walls in Night Watch. For a greater contrast, he suggests complementing Mojito Shimmer with a refined, urban neutral, such as off-white Hourglass (DLX1022-1), silver-blue Nautical Star (DLX1036-3) or a lighter grey like Thin Ice (DLX1001-3) by Dulux Paints.

“Even if you don’t change anything else in the room, the transformative effect of applying Dulux Venetian Silk finish to just one wall is remarkable,” Tustin-Fuchs said. 

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