PPG VINING IVY: a gorgeous aqua / turquoise-inspired paint colour
It’s that time of year again; when paint companies roll out the next big thing in the wild world of colour. And what’s the NEXT BIG THING, according to PPG?
BEFORE WE GET STARTED…
To show you RELATEABLE & REAL homes, I ONLY use photos from my Online Colour Consulting clients. This means I don’t always have the quality photos I need or the RIGHT photos, but DEFINITELY have some SUPER helpful info to help you on your way!
WHAT’S THE GENERAL OPINION ON VINING IVY?
While Vining Ivy hasn’t created quite the buzz as Sherwin William’s Redend Point, every opinion I’ve read has been positive. Many are excited to see a COTY that’s full of energy and personality while also being down-to-earth. Does Vining Ivy seem a BIT familiar, though? It should, as it winks PRETTY DARN HARD at Sico’s Colour of the Year 2023, Melt Water, AS WELL AS Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year 2021, Aegean Teal.
WHAT TYPE OF PAINT COLOUR IS VINING IVY?
Vining Ivy is an intriguing colour as what it IS can be open to interpretation. What does Vining Ivy look like to you?
- GREAT ON A TRELLIS
According to PPG, Vining Ivy is ‘blue-ish, green-ish and something in between-ish‘. I couldn’t have said it better myself, and I’m pretty happy with their more vague references to this colour’s gorgeous roots (pun intended). In all, it sounds like they agree that Vining Ivy is open to interpretation, but to summarize, I would call it a TEAL.
However, because I’ve never referred clients to this colour, I don’t have photos of it in action. Instead, I used PPG’S visualizer (I love it) to get a feel for this bad boy…
Let’s look at a few details…
- Vining Ivy looks gorgeous with the clean white trim and cabinet
- Orange (or peach or coral) is the PERFECT accent to Vining Ivy, offering some warm-cool balance
- Notice how Vining Ivy plays with the warm tones of the wood flooring
VINING IVY IN DIFFERENT EXPOSURES
Vining Ivy (more so than many other colours) can shift its colours depending on the exposure of your room.
VINING IVY IN NORTH-FACING ROOMS
While Vining Ivy should still be teal-inspired, if you put it in a room with northern light, expect less green and a bit more emphasis on the BLUE.
And while many cool colours could look drab, flat and cold in this exposure, because Vining Ivy has a good degree of colour (chroma), it doesn’t turn icy. I mean, it’s not going to look WARM, but the colour helps it have some personality and interest. Combine this with some warm textured woods and slightly muted orange accents, and you’ll have a gorgeously balanced palette on your hot little hands. This increased degree of colour also works well in east-facing rooms in the afternoon and west-facing rooms in the morning (when the light is a bit duller).
VINING IVY IN SOUTH-FACING ROOMS
If you have a south-facing room, Vining Ivy offers a pretty WICKED balance to that warm sunshine – the same goes for west-facing afternoon light. And unlike north-facing rooms, where the blue shows up to the party a bit more, Vining Ivy falls back into its green-ish tendencies in a south-facing space while still being totally teal.
WHAT’S THE LRV OF VINING IVY?
Vining Ivy has an LRV of approx. 15. This LRV means that Vining Ivy is in the medium-dark range but not on the super HEAVY end of this range.
This LRV makes Vining Ivy an awesome colour for a dark room. Why? Many neutrals fall flat in a dark room as they don’t have the COLOUR to rise against the grayish/dull light (or lack thereof). With Vining Ivy being a definitive COLOUR, it has some meat on its bones to stand up to these moody spaces.
On the other hand, Vining Ivy is also great for well-lit spaces as its low LRV won’t wash out as much as lighter colours, helping it hold its colour a bit more. It also holds up to intense light – washing out a bit (as every colour will) without losing itself.
Not sure what LRV is? It could save your paint-lovin’ life – read all about it HERE.
DOES VINING IVY HAVE UNDERTONES?
While Vining Ivy seems to veer more to the green side of things, there’s a decent shot of blue for balance, making this a definite COOL green paint colour. You’ll also find some gray, which calms this teal-inspired hue down – not quite to the earth-toned end of things but winking at it.
SAMPLING VINING IVY WITH PEEL-AND-STICK PAINT SAMPLES
Undoubtedly, you’ll be heading out soon to grab paint samples – stop there! I want you to check out SAMPLIZE. Samplize offers peel-and-stick paint samples that are more AFFORDABLE, EASIER and more ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY than traditional paint pots. Here are just a few reasons why I recommend Samplize to my clients…
- samples arrive ON YOUR DOORSTEP in 1 DAY, depending on the location
- they’re more affordable than the samples pots/rollers/foam boards that are needed for traditional paint sampling
- if you keep the samples on their white paper, you can move them around the room
Get your PEEL & STICK paint sample HERE
WHAT’S THE BEST WHITE TRIM COLOUR WITH VINING IVY?
Welllll, I’m still waiting for PPG to send me a Designer fan deck, so I can’t refer directly to any of their whites. In the meantime, be sure to check out…
- Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace for a clean contrast
- Sherwin Williams Pure White for a BIT of softness without too much warmth
- Benjamin Moore Simply White, to really see warm/cool hues play with each other!
IS VINING IVY POPULAR FOR KITCHEN CABINETS OR FRONT DOORS?
I can see Vining Ivy being a HUGE hit on kitchen cabinets. And while FEWER people will commit to painting their entire kitchen this particular shade of green, I’m sure we’ll see it popping up on kitchen islands and bathroom vanities.
Another place I can see Vining Ivy popping up is on front doors, as shown on this next gorgeous orange-toned brick exterior…
WHICH PAINT COLOURS GO WITH VINING IVY?
Vining Ivy suits a good range of colours if you want to create a palette (Vining Ivy makes for an AMAZING feature wall).
- warm grays with a violet undertone
- a wide variety of white paint colours, including bright and warm whites
- soft, light blue-green blends that have a similar degree of gray in them
- muted, cinnamon-inspired colours
- some shades of beige
WHAT IS KYLIE’S PERSONAL OPINION ON VINING IVY?
In my wild world of colour, any Colour of the Year (COTY) should check off the following:
- a darn good option for more than one type of surface
- inspires the ‘masses’ to try it; gets people excited to get PAINTING!
- speaks to coming trends
- while it doesn’t need to speak to EVERYONE (no colour would), it needs to have a fighting chance in today’s average home
Let’s see if Vining Ivy satisfies the above points…
- Is this colour good for more than one type of surface? YES.
- Does this colour inspire a lot of people to get painting? From what I’m reading and hearing – HECK YES!
- Does it speak to the trends? While trends are leaning warmer, we’re also seeing a bit more colour AND green is still a hot hue!
- Do you think the average home will suit this colour? Yes, I see this being relatively easy to integrate into the ‘average’ home.
LONG STORY SHORT, how do I feel about this colour? Love it.
- Do I like Vining Ivy as a cabinet colour? Yup!
- Do I like Vining Ivy as a feature wall colour? Absolutely.
- Would I paint an entire room Vining Ivy? Definitely.
Vining Ivy is the PERFECT approach to a green-blue blend, not catering HARD to either. This teal-inspired paint colour has just enough gray to calm it down while still leaving a lot of colour on the walls (or cabinets), maybe even inspiring a few colour-phobes to consider it for a feature wall or front door!
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