Colours of 2013 – Sico

Colours of 2013 - Sico - Switching Off

Colours of 2013 - Sico - Switching Off

Lake Erie #10, Minimalist Landscape Photograph

{Switching Off colour palette, left to right – Time and Space, Magic Purple, Powdered Iron}

I’ve been busy drooling over the 2013 paint colour trends for the past few weeks now. So far the Sico collection is my absolute favourite, particularly their Switching Off and Visual Solace palettes. I feel like we’re on the same wavelength, Sico and I, always striving to create a calming environment in our home.

Switching Off

Colours of 2013 - Sico - Switching Off

Lake Erie #9, Contemplative Landscape Photograph

{Switching Off colour palette, left to right – Penguin’s Back, Arctic Seal, Satie White}

This is where my heart is right now. Increasing our home’s quiet space, creating room to disconnect from technology and our hectic studio schedule. Silent, harmonizing colours to clear our minds and create room for new ideas.

The Switching Off colour collection reminds me of the night sky which I’ve always said is filled with most of my favourite colours. From the moment the sunset fades until the blackest of night emerges, all those dark blues and purples… I’ve never quite figured out how to work them into our home, especially because I prefer the look of a light and airy beach house. With the Switching Off collection it’s easier to visualize, lots of light greys on the walls, dark wood furniture and flooring, and accent walls and textiles in the quiet colours of the night.

Visual Solace

Colours of 2013 - Sico - Visual Solace

Lake Ontario #6, Soothing Landscape Photograph

{Visual Solace colour palette, left to right – Opaque Sky, Discreet Brown, Mohair Scarf}

The feminine version of Switching Off. Soothing and joyful with the notion that art and nature restore the soul, warm the heart, and bring out the best in human beings. Visual Solace is inspired by gardens in bloom and paintings by old masters, but what I see here is the beautiful collection of pinks that happens in the part of the sky opposite the sunset – when the vibrant oranges merge with the dark blues and the world has a magical, warm pinky glow for just a few minutes before night takes the reins.

Colours of 2013 - Sico - Visual Solace

Lake Ontario #3, Peaceful Landscape Photograph

{Visual Solace colour palette, left to right – Good Friday, Madeira Wine, Dutch Sky}

2013 is destined to be about nourishing our spirits.

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