After two years of working overtime, Canadian homes are emerging from the pandemic forever changed, craving a newfound style that combines soothing colour and durability, a recent press release said.

“On the other side of the pandemic, people are looking to infuse their homes with soothing colours that emit a sense of both protection and fresh air that they’ve been lacking,” said Martin Fuchs, Sico paint brand senior marketing manager, in the same release, noting that contemporary earth tones are trending across the country. These new hues are lighter, softer shades compared to pre-pandemic consumer colour preferences, he explained.

According to the Sico paint brands’ sales trends, consumers are moving away from cool, modern grey interiors and opting for subdued garden-fresh neutrals. Topping the list of best-selling paint colours are muted sage greens, breezy blues and earthy taupes.

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