Kelly-Moore Paints Names "Horizon Gray" Its 2016 Color of the Year

Winner Selected by ASID Designers Across the U.S.

SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2015) - Kelly-Moore Paints announced the results of its Color of the Year (COTY) 2016 designer survey -- deployed among interior designers and members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).

The 2016 COTY Winner: Horizon Gray KM4858 
Gray continues to take center stage for neutrals and this atmospheric mid-toned gray provides comfort and versatility. An understated calm neutral and go to color for a wide variety of items and spaces. It is a natural fit for the bedroom, and living room but certainly not limited to these areas.

The 2016 COTY runners-up were: Princess Kate KM5035, Foggy Night KM4580, and Brazen Orange KM5406. A trend spotted from this survey was the emergence of calming Zen colors across the board.

"Within the 2016 palette, we see a shift from cleaner, high chroma colors, to more softened calmer colors", said Mary Lawlor, Manager of Color Marketing. The Horizon Gray COTY 2016 encompasses this notable color shift, while maintaining its ability to work well with previous color trends," Lawlor continued.

The colors selected for the survey as the most influential colors of 2016 have been chosen to reflect the current trend shifts within home décor. Kelly-Moore Paints recruited color strategist Leslie Harrington, PhD., to create a COTY survey that would be shared among professional interior designers -- all ASID certified.

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About Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc.
Headquartered in San Carlos, California Kelly-Moore is one of the largest employee-owned paint companies in the United States, where each employee-owner is committed to offering the exceptional customer service for which the company is renowned. When you call or visit a Kelly-Moore store you are speaking with an owner.

A leader and innovator of waterborne-coating technology, Kelly-Moore was the first major paint company to offer recycled-reclaimed paints, 0-VOC waterborne colorants, and the industry's largest selection of stock colors. Kelly-Moore is one of the few paint companies committed to continue providing stock colors for their superior color consistency. Introduced in 2013, its Studio Collection offers over 1700 custom hues inspired by the diverse landscapes and architecture of the western U.S. 

Trusted and preferred by professionals since 1946 as the "Painter's Paint Store" for its high quality, performance and consistency, Kelly-Moore's paints are safe and easy to use for everyone. The company's environmentally friendly paint factory in San Carlos is the recipient of four widely recognized and among the most stringent environmental awards. Kelly-Moore is dedicated to giving back to the communities it serves. This ethos is reflected in its corporate giving program and its numerous industry-leading green business accolades.

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