Tag: PPG Paints

Annual Contest Recognizing America’s Main Streets Puts $25K on the Line

On February 26, the third annual America’s Main Streets contest kicks off to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in cash and sponsor-related prizes. America’s Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place reinforcing this year’s theme: “Local Memories. Lasting Impact.”

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PPG Renews Sponsorship of Independent We Stand

Independent We Stand is proud to announce renewed support for 2018 from associate sponsor PPG, a global coatings leader. PPG, a six-time exclusive paint sponsor, is committed to enhancing the impact its independent dealers have in the communities they serve across the country.

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PPG PAINTS brand to unveil BUILDER PERFORMANCE product at 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show

Builder Performance is a high-quality latex paint for interior walls and ceilings. Its low odor and application characteristics make it easy to apply by spraying, brushing or rolling. The product provides a uniform flat finish to help hide tape joints and surface imperfections, and its excellent hide and touch-up properties result in an even and quality finish for every home. The curated Builder Performance color palette includes 10 top PPG Paints neutrals.

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The Evolution of Color Trends

It happens every year: a new trendy color begins popping up in store fronts, on social media and in home decor. As designers, it’s important to have an understanding of current and future color trends and their influences in order to create spaces that will meet the needs of your clients. Color trends are inspired by and derived from demographic, geographic and overall societal and cultural influences. As the world continues to evolve, so do color trends, as they are in fact an outcome of timing, events and moods.

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PPG PAINTS brand unveils 2018 Color of the Year: Black Flame

“Black Flame acts like a black curtain, allowing your other décor elements to take center stage,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “It’s a fantastic blend of black and indigo, two classic hues. Black creates the silence we crave in an information-heavy world, while the indigo offers possibility and a deep hopefulness. The blend of two colors makes it incredibly versatile – use it on a statement wall, with a matte finish on a ceiling, with high gloss on a naturally-lit staircase, on cabinets, interior and exterior doors, and in many more places. The versatile hue can also provide strength and a modern luxe vibe to spaces with a lot of whites, blush pinks and soft pastels.”

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PPG PAINTS brand launches Frank Lloyd Wright color palette to honor Wright’s 150th birthday

“The PPG Paints brand Frank Lloyd Wright color collection consists of a blend of Wright’s carefully selected palette from the 1950s with additional modern colors and coordinating interior stain colors, showcasing how harmonizing the palette is even many years after its inception,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “Even the colors chosen more than 60 years ago stand strong today and coordinate with modern textiles and materials – a true testament to Wright’s timeless design sense.”

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PPG launches best-in-class virtual room painter tool across popular paint brands

Today, PPG announced the launch of a new virtual room painter tool that enables anyone searching for the perfect color to try paint colors and palettes without visiting a paint store or lifting a brush. Powered by proprietary technology and created by PPG’s award-winning developers, the tool provides a realistic color preview and is now available for popular PPG brands including the GLIDDEN®, OLYMPIC®, PPG PAINTS™ and PITTSBURGH PAINTS & STAINS® lines.

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PPG PAINTS brand unveils three product enhancements for professionals

“With greater durability and overall performance qualities, these reformulated PPG Paints products outperform competitive products in many areas and demonstrate clear, improved benefits as shown through extensive laboratory testing,” said Jennifer Burroughs, PPG senior product marketing manager. “The enhancements address common job-site concerns from professionals, such as dirt resistance and flash rust resistance, to ensure better application experiences for them, and exceptional results for their customers.”

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The impact of color on healthcare design – A look at 2017 trends

Similar to the design of residential, hospitality or commercial spaces, color is a powerful tool to utilize in healthcare design, and it even has the power to enhance well-being. Understanding the impact that color has on healthcare spaces, PPG develops a specific healthcare color trends report each year for designers and architects to reference for upcoming projects. Our approach to the color selection in the upcoming trends report combines color science with psychology, sociology and human physiology, as well as current general consumer trends and trends in health and wellness to best develop color palettes that will work to symbolize physical and emotional transformation.

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PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at Academy Prep Center

As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped to brighten and revitalize classrooms at Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, Florida. In addition, the PPG Foundation donated $20,000 on behalf of PPG’s architectural coatings business to support the school’s science, technology, engineering and math programs.

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Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight

Roadmap for Designing Net Zero Labs by Jacob Tsimanis PE, LEED AP, CPMP & BCxP. Photo credit: Shutterstock, Artist Siyanight


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