Paint Scene—June, 2018

By The Paint Dealer,

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Things are Bigger in Texas

PPG has announced plans for a new distribution center in Flower Mound, Texas. The nearly 450,000-square-foot facility, which will be constructed and leased through Duke Realty, will be the largest distribution center for architectural paints and coatings in PPG’s U.S. and Canada network.

The new facility [ceremonial ground-breaking pictured above] will strengthen the company’s distribution model and allow for improved, efficient service to PPG’s independent retailers and other accounts across the U.S. The project is expected to be completed in May 2019.

PPG’s architectural coatings business employs nearly 900 people in Texas, and the company also supports local industry-relevant science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) training and education initiatives through the PPG Foundation. PPG recently partnered with the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association to support the advancement and economic growth of Hispanic contractors in Texas.





PPG on Night Watch for 2019

Paint is part of the real world. It has to respond to real world problems, real world substrates, and real world trends. We often like to say, “these are the worst of times,” and for your customers going through their own hard times, helping them to the right colors can really make a difference. The folks at PPG have noticed that a lot of people are choosing colors that tie into nature, so to underscore that need, its color experts chose a deep green as their color of the year. PPG has recently been announcing its COTY in June so that designers and retailers can get a good start for when it’s time to swap out the calendar.

The PPG paint brand 2019 Color of the Year is… (ta daaaa)…Night Watch (PPG1145-7). This rich, luxurious, and classic shade of green will be at the forefront of design trends in 2019, and will allow homeowners to emulate the feeling of lush greenery and the healing power of nature as they decorate their spaces.

“The restorative power of nature is important in society now more than ever,” explains Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color. The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature.”

This color’s versatility will tranlaste the greens of nature to a home or commercial interior. “Night Watch’s ability to invoke a deep connection to nature is universal, which allows the hue to be versatile for a variety of spaces and design segments—from healthcare to commercial and residential design,” said Schlotter.