Valspar announces trend-worthy & progressive 2022 colours of the year

Livable colours inspired by global lifestyle trends

Toronto , Sept. 13, 2021 — Today, paint and coatings brand Valspar, announces its 2022 Colours of the Year with 12 trend-worthy and forward-thinking natural shades that evoke warmth, calm and comfort. With this palette, Valspar seeks to empower consumers to think positively about the future while creating spaces in their homes that provide solace and a comfortable feeling in the present.

When forecasting the 2022 Colours of the Year, the colour experts at Valspar observed global lifestyle trends that encompass culture, media, fashion, design, food, and technology. A home’s appearance can directly impact a person’s mindset and this year’s colours have been selected to bring a sense of soothing tranquility to the walls, ultimately blending the safety of the home with the calmness a beautiful shade of paint can bring.

“Colours can power moods, energizing us with confidence, strength, and curiosity – allowing us to express ourselves with colour anywhere – whether it be a full room, an accent wall, trim or furniture,” said Sue Kim, Valspar Colour Marketing Manager. “Valspar’s 2022 Colours of the Year provide consumers a wide range of naturally based warm colours that will not only help calm the nerves and boost the mood but also provide a confidence in what the future may hold.”

Valspar’s 2022 Colours of The Year help take the guesswork out of colour selection, so that consumers can easily navigate DIY projects and take charge of their physical spaces, to help foster their best mental space. No need to completely redesign a room when a fresh coat of paint can make it feel like a new space and improve the mindfulness of those who use it.

Each of the 12 Colours of the Year cultivate a sense of calm and comfort that creates the ideal backdrop for an optimistic outlook on what’s to come. Valspar has curated these 12 trending hues to include a range of shades that provide flexibility and can be incorporated into existing design elements of the home.

For the third year in a row, the 12 Valspar Colours of the Year were photographed in people’s homes, giving the colours and images an aesthetic that represents the lifestyles of today’s paint buyer.

The 2022 Colours of the Year

All 12 colours are available at Lowe’s stores and See below for the full list of colours and how they breathe life into spaces.

Blanched Thyme 6001-4A – Calming and nourishing – this natural shade encourages a calm balance within yourself and your home.
Design tip: Natural greens remain an important colour to bring into the home as consumers continue to focus on their physical and mental well-being.

Gilded Linen 6002-1A – Soft and cozy – this minimalist white gives you space to breathe and declutter your mind.
Design tip: This colour helps create coziness and helps a space feel more serene with added softness.

Delightful Moon 3004-6A – A colour that radiates warmth – this shade has a new take on sophistication, expanding the natural tones we bring into the home.
Design tip: Warm shades of yellow, reminiscent of honeycomb, accomplish an uplifting feel in a sophisticated way.

Lilac Lane 1002-4B – A fresh shade with beautiful versatility – soothing and restorative, it brings a new softness into the home.
Design tip: Shades from the purple colour family are associated with spirituality and creativity, crafting a space that promotes good mental health.

Mountain River 4005-6C – A natural hue with depth – feels like an indulgent escape within the home.
Design tip: Deep and dark blues have duality. Used in small doses, they feel indulgent and luxurious. Used as an all over colour, they create a safe space that allows you to escape.

Orchid Ash 4003-3B – Pure and clean – the simple quality of the shade creates a mindset for a hopeful future.
Design tip: Light and pure, cool shades shift feelings to the purity of the arctic.

Grey Suit 4004-2A – Dependable and reliable – this warm grey works well in any setting, in any home.
Design tip: In a time of uncertainty, we are looking for dependability. The slight red undertone of this shade embraces the shift in temperature of colours being brought into the home.

Subtle Peach 2003-8C – A simple pastel that brings us back to basics – its natural quality gives a lived-in attribute that feels clean and modern.
Design tip: There is a beauty in simple colours that feel slightly lived-in, embracing natural pastel shades for their uplifting and calming qualities.

Rustic Oak 2007-7B – A warm shade reminiscent of copper – creating a space for us to feel protected and comforted.
Design tip: Evocative of shades from the 70’s and 90’s, this colour is rooted in nostalgia, comforting to younger generations in uncertain times.

Sunset Curtains 1007-10B – We have embraced warm neutrals back into the home for comfort – a familiar hue that is reassuring.
Design tip: Tinted neutrals have comforting and tranquil qualities. The nostalgic feel of this shade is reassuring without being too overwhelming.

Country Charm 3007-10B – Create a space to relax and unwind – with warm, comforting charm.
Design tip: Neutral shades that feel slightly muddy provide a space to create our personal sanctuary. This shade feels relaxing but with a nostalgic charm.

Fired Earth 6011-1 – A classic shade with warm depth – this shade evokes a feeling of stability and comfort.
Design tip: Dark hues with a dose of warmth bring a newfound coziness, making us feel protected and comforted.

Free colour tools available from Valspar

For small changes to your home that can make a big impact, Valspar offers several colour tools to help you feel confident in your decisions. These tools, such as colour matching and colour expert advice, allow you to find your perfect colour faster. DIYers can also save a trip to the store by having paint chips sent straight to their home for free.

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CLC Work Gear launches FlexGrip Series 363 work gloves

September 9, 2021, South Gate, CA – Custom LeatherCraft (CLC Work Gear) adds to their selection of proven high dexterity work gloves, releasing their new FlexGrip Series 363 to the North American market. This new line of work gloves is made with extra functionality, improved comfort, and are designed with a new modernized look. This Series 363 launch brings a variety of eight glove choices; Utility, Utility Pro, Utility Grip, Impact, Heavy-Duty, Desert Camo, Camo Impact and Cut A5 Hi-Viz Utility Gloves, to help protect trades professionals on the job.

Many enhancements are featured in this new range. The Series 363 Work Gloves offer high dexterity with 3 touch screen fingertips and knitted synthetic leather palms. Their breathable birdeye mesh fabric back, elastic cuff with textured TPR wrist strap and medical grade hook and loop closure allow for adjustable flexibility for everyday comfort. Each of the eight new options from CLC have unique benefits depending upon jobsite requirements or personal preference.

“Based on customer feedback, our Series 363 work gloves were designed with the end user in mind who demand a more comfortable fit and multi-use functionality with enhanced features to help keep working crews protected on the job,” said Harry Karapetian, Vice President of Sales for CLC Work Gear. “We’ve already received positive reviews from tradespeople who have tried them, and we’re looking forward to seeing these results grow in the marketplace.”

It is easy to identify this new collection, visible with the CLC Series 363 logo imprint on the back of the hand. The Impact, Heavy-Duty and Camo Impact styles are made with extra Thermoplastic Rubber (TPR) to help protect fists and knuckles. The Utility Glove is offered in a selection of three types; the basic Utility for technician work, Utility Pro for jobs that require more protection, and the Utility Grip with a silicone palm print for a better grasp on smooth surfaces. The collection also includes an ANSI Cut A5 Hi-Viz Utility glove for heavy-duty jobs that require cut protection and the Desert Camo option where hard work collides with outdoor activities.

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SYLVANIA UltraLED ultrasonic stairwell fixture

Lighting leader helping distributors, contractors, facility managers and electricians make Brighter Days Ahead a reality

WILMINGTON, Mass. – LEDVANCE, the makers of SYLVANIA general lighting in the United States and Canada, has released the new SYLVANIA UltraLED™ Ultrasonic Stairwell fixture that features both CCT and Lumen selectability. Available in 2-foot and 4-foot lengths with 3500K, 4000K, or 5000K CCT selectability, these white powder coated fixtures provide a high-quality light with optics that are specifically designed for stairwell and hallway applications. These fixtures feature a high-resolution ultrasonic motion sensor that is ideal for detecting motion in complex areas such as stairwells. They are designed to be surface mounted, available with optional battery back-up units, and carry a DLC Premium listing for maximizing rebate opportunities.

These are perfect for any space both indoors and outdoors, and provide comfortable optics for any residential, commercial or private residences. The SYLVANIA UltraLED™ Ultrasonic Stairwell fixture also utilizes SYLVANIA UltraLEDTM, powerful innovative lighting technology that reduces costs and saves energy! Thereby, making it an environmentally friendly choice, SYLVANIA’s UltraLEDTM Ultrasonic Stairwell fixture also includes an optional 10W Emergency Battery Back-up, succeeding in keeping the lights on safely and allowing us to look forward to the brighter days ahead. With communities transitioning back to school and trades and businesses returning to site and offices, nothing feels better than high quality, safe and comfortable lighting.

Key Features of the SYLVANIA UltraLED™ Ultrasonic Stairwell include:

  • Ultrasonic sensor for optimal motion detection in stairwell applications
  • Both 2-foot and 4-foot models provide selectable CCTs of 3500, 4000 or 5000K
  • 2-foot models feature selectable wattages of 20, 25 or 30 watts
  • 4-foot models feature selectable wattages of 30, 35 or 45 watts
  • Ribbed polycarbonate lens and powder coated metal body
  • Optional 10W Emergency Battery Back-up
  • CRI >80​

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Milwaukee rounds out lineup of winter dipped, polyurethane, and nitrile gloves

MARKHAM, ON – Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their glove line, now offering a full range of 1 through 5 ANSI* Cut Level Rated gloves for their Winter Dipped, Polyurethane and Nitrile styles.

“Historically, users have had to make a choice between cut level and dip material,” says Austin Dorman, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Milwaukee is dedicated to providing a full range of Cut Level Gloves so that users have the right protection for their application to get the job done safely, while also having the ability to choose between several materials and styles according to their preference.”

Winter Dipped Glove Expansion

Adding to the current line of Cut Level 1 and 3 Winter Dipped Gloves, Milwaukee® will now offer these gloves in Cut Levels 2, 4, and 5. Milwaukee’s Winter Dipped Gloves are designed to provide ultimate warmth, all–day comfort, and best-in-class dexterity for handling small objects. The insulated winter work gloves utilize a warm acrylic terry liner to maintain warmth in the coldest outdoor conditions. They have a secure dual thermal liner to comfortably keep user’s hands warm without the liner separating after extended use on the job site. The Cut Level 2 & 4 Gloves feature a 15-gauge nylon outer liner resulting in high dexterity fingertips and breathability, and the Cut Level 5 Gloves feature a 13-gauge nylon outer liner. These insulated gloves are ideal for material handling, demolition, wire stripping, pipe threading, general-purpose, and remodeling applications. Cut Level 2 is constructed of ½ double-dipped latex and Cut Level 4 & 5 have ¾ double-dipped latex palm microfinish for water resistance to provide best-in-class grip performance in the coldest temperatures.

Polyurethane Dipped Glove Expansion

Adding to the current line of Cut Level 2, 3 and 5 Polyurethane Dipped Gloves, Milwaukee will now offer a full line including Cut Level 1 and 5. Milwaukee’s Polyurethane Dipped Gloves are designed to provide a better fit for all-day comfort. The cut-resistant gloves feature SMARTSWIPE™ touchscreen compatible fingertips. The Cut Level 1 gloves are knit with 15-gauge for better dexterity when handling small objects, and the Cut Level 5 gloves are knit with 15-gauge. These hi-vis gloves will come in sizes ranging from S-XXL so users can find the perfect fit, and they feature color ID bands for easy identification of cut levels.

Nitrile Dipped Glove Expansion

Adding to the current line of Cut Level 1, 3 and 5 Nitrile Dipped Gloves, Milwaukee will now offer a full line including Cut Levels 2 and 4. Milwaukee’s Nitrile Dipped Gloves are designed to provide ultimate durability and all–day comfort. These cut-resistant gloves have a reinforced nitrile coating between the thumb and index finger for enhanced durability in high wear points. The SMARTSWIPE™ index fingertips provide users with full access to touchscreen devices without removing the gloves, and the textured nitrile palm provides users with best-in-class grip performance. The Cut Level 2 gloves are knit with 15-gauge material for better dexterity when handling small objects. These gloves are made of a nylon and lycra blend to provide all-day comfort and wick away moisture.

Milwaukee Tool’s new Winter Glove Expansion, Polyurethane and Nitrile Glove Expansion demonstrate the company’s focus on creating innovative solutions that won’t slow users down, helping them STAY SAFE. STAY PRODUCTIVE™. For more information on Milwaukee® Personal Safety or to view the entire line, please visit

*ANSI Cut Level: In 2016 the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) released a new edition known as the ANSI/ISEA 105 standard. This standard provided new testing methods, including a new scale to determine cut scores. The standard increased the cut score scale from 1 to 9 to provide more consistency between levels and with the European (EN 388) ratings. Each of these 9 cut score levels are determined by the amount of force the glove can withstand. For example, ANSI/ISEA Level 1 gloves are classified for protection from lighter weight forces, and ANSI Level 9 gloves are classified for protection from heavier forces.

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