Create the Classic Farmhouse Appeal of the THIS OLD HOUSE 2016 Idea House at Emerson Green with OLYMPIC Paint

Paint complements home’s modern look with farmhouse curb appeal

DEVENS, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The OLYMPIC® Paints & Stains brand by PPG (NYSE: PPG) today
announced its partnership with THIS OLD HOUSE® magazine for
the 2016 Idea House at Emerson Green. Olympic paint’s soothing
colors mixed with unexpected pops of brighter hues contribute to the
charm of this beautifully modern farmhouse.

Using more than 80 gallons of premium Olympic ONE
paint-and-primer-in-one, the 1,900 square foot home boasts a clean yet
fun color palette. With an expansive collection of trending cool grays,
such as Olympic paint’s Elemental (OL153), Equilibrium (OL169)
and Gray Marble (OL198), paired with plenty of white, Pacific Pearl
(OL160) and Shark (OL222), the house embodies farmhouse charm with a
clean, fresh approach for today’s lifestyle.

The palette is completed with pops of color such as Olympic
paint’s Parachute (OL620.4), a vibrant green; Primrose Garden (OL603.3),
a girly pink; Rockabye Baby (OL604.1), a barely-there blush; Bleeding
Heart (OL603.4), a vivacious red; and Smoked Salmon (OL605.4), a perfect
coral. Bright hues are evened out with favorite blue hues Jamaican Dream
(OL669.6), Gray Flannel (OL101) and Idyllic Isle (OL629.4).

Consumers can easily mimic the look of the This Old House
magazine Idea House in their own space by using Olympic paint and
following these tips:

  • Make a statement by using Olympic paint’s Black Magic (OL116)
    on a front or back door. Black, a statement hue, creates a look of
    clean lines and modern elegance.
  • Don’t be afraid to use a pop of color on the ceiling. The farmhouse
    includes Olympic paint’s Bleeding Heart in the girl’s bedroom
    for visual interest and is a departure from everyday white. Homeowners
    can create an even bigger impact by using the same ceiling color as
    the walls, such as the farmhouse’s study, which is coated head to toe
    in the Olympic brand’s Jamaican Dream.
  • Create an escape using soothing neutrals, such as Olympic
    paint’s Free Reign (OL195), in a master bedroom or bathroom.
  • Give guests something to talk about by using Olympic paint’s
    Idyllic Isle color in a spare bedroom. The soothing blue is
    reminiscent of clear summer skies and coastal water.
  • Can’t commit to a bold color on your walls? Use a bright coral, such
    as Olympic paint’s Smoked Salmon, on a front door to satisfy
    your color craving on a smaller scale.

“At Olympic Paints & Stains, we believe paint colors play a
crucial role in creating a cohesive style in the home. The colors used
in the This Old House Idea House offer that classic farmhouse
charm, while still maintaining the modern, clean feel that so many
people often crave in their living spaces,” said Lia Gancas, senior
marketing manager, Olympic paint. “Olympic ONE paint is
engineered for performance and durability, allowing it to stand up to
wear and tear in this home and your own home for years to come.”

Crafted by interior designer and New Englander Denise Enright, the
three-bedroom, three-bathroom home is built with low-maintenance,
long-lasting and energy-efficient materials that will help it use less
than half the energy of a typical home of similar size on average.

“My design philosophy blends unexpected elements and styles to result in
one-of-a-kind and thoroughly livable interiors that never fail to bring
a smile,” Enright said. “The Olympic paint colors in the This
Old House
Idea House at Emerson Green reflect precisely that! With
hints of unexpected color, the palette is fun yet livable.”

Homeowners can easily mimic the style of the Idea House at Emerson Green
using Olympic paints. With an extensive palette of more than
1,000 curated colors, the Olympic paint color center is inspiring
and makes choosing your home’s palette easy. In addition to gorgeous
color options, Olympic ONE paint offers easy application and a
durable finish that’s easy to keep beautiful.

See more about Olympic paint and the This Old House Idea
House at Emerson Green in the October 2016 issue of This Old House
magazine and on

Olympic Paints and Stains can be found at all LOWE’S®
store locations across North America. To learn more about the brand,

About This Old House

This Old House and Ask This Old House are produced by This
Old House Ventures, LLC and are presented on PBS by WGBH Boston. This
Old House is the No. 1 multimedia home enthusiast brand, offering
trusted information and expert advice through award-winning television,
a highly regarded magazine, and an information-driven website. National
underwriting for This Old House television is provided by GMC, The Home
Depot, State Farm Insurance Company, Lumber Liquidators, and Gorilla
Glue. The Executive Producer is Chris Wolfe.

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industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the
latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong
portfolio of brands. It manufactures and sells interior and exterior
paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for
homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more
than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer
locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and
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coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2015.
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