The PPG Pittsburgh Paints® brand named turning oakleaf—a soft, but energetic, buttercream yellow—as its 2014 Color of the Year. “Homeowners have moved away from the muted hues influenced by economic factors in recent years. Turning Oakleaf, which is soft enough to be a neutral but bright enough to generate a sunshine-like energy, represents a trend toward warmth in harmonious living, deep appreciation for the surrounding natural elements and a thorough understanding of enlightened philosophies,” said Dee Schlotter, brand manager, The Voice of Color program.
As a complement to purple, turning oakleaf will infuse a room with optimistic energy. It is equally lovely paired with calming and natural greens, warm grays, or sandy brown. Rejuvenate bright blue, red-orange, or even black and white with the fresh look of turning oakleaf.