National Color Trends Analyzed in Latest Issue of PaintPRO Magazine

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Trendy paint colors for 2007 include nature-inspired greens and blues, earthy neutrals, and rich, warm ethnic colors, according to the cover story in the March/April 2007 issue of PaintPRO magazine, available now at http://www.paintpro.net.

Trendy paint colors for 2007 include nature-inspired greens and blues, earthy neutrals, and rich, warm ethnic colors, according to the cover story in the March/April 2007 issue of PaintPRO magazine, available now at http://www.paintpro.net.

In "Regional Color Schemes," Sara McLean, color marketing manager at Dunn-Edwards Paints, tells PaintPRO that a myriad of factors help determine what shades become popular: current events, demographics, technology, the global melting pot, and much more.

The upcoming 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing will drive some color trends, including interest in Asian reds. The number of aging baby boomers, the "tween" market, and a recent report that there are now more single people than married people affect trends as well. Fashion and entertainment are influential, as are cultures from around the globe. Technology influences color both in how colors are developed and manufactured and in how technology is transforming the everyday world we live in -- its emotional impact, so to speak.

Also in this issue of PaintPRO:

  • When choosing a decorative plaster, is real or faux the way to go? Experts weigh the pros and cons of lime-based and acrylic plasters.
  • The classic skill of vinegar painting on furniture, as explained by Bill Russell, of Bill Russell Studio in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • The dedication of Hoppe Brothers & Sons Inc., an outfit based in Yorba Linda, Calif., turned a one-time customer into a lifelong client. Find out how to build these special kinds of committed customer relationships at your own business.

PaintPRO magazine, "The Professional Paint & Decorating Contractor's Journal," is a product of Professional Trade Publications Inc., publisher of Concrete Decor and Traditional Masonry magazines. It is published online six times per year. PaintPRO features up-to-date, informative articles highlighting the best work, products and techniques in the industry, with features that include great how-to stories, profiles and colorful photography. Available by free subscription, the magazine can be accessed as an online electronic publication or on the Web.

To see the latest issue, visit http://www.paintpro.net. For more information, call (877) 935-8906.

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