Manly paint colours

I admit, I have a problem when it comes to home decor. I’m always changing things around the house — not exclusively but most certainly when working on a home decor article — and I’m always dreaming up what needs to be done next. My husband has perfected the art of rolling his eyes.

Next on my list is painting the master bedroom. I opted for white after writing an article about an all-white house for Style at Home magazine. It was so wonderfully peaceful that I got the okay from my husband and went ahead. Oh, how I hate it! It’s so cold. So unemotional. So blah.

CIL's new lines of paint colours for men includes "Sucker Punch"
Sucker Punch. Image courtesy CIL.

Now, three years later, I can say I’ve tried to like it. And now, three years later, after listening to me complain weekly, my husband has agreed it’s time to paint the bedroom.

Enter CIL. I received a press release today for the “first paint colours for men.” Called Ultimate Man Caves, the 20-colour collection includes names that have meaning to the male sex, like Beer Foam, Rust on my Truck, Centre Ice and Deathstar.

“When it comes to paint names, it’s all about the emotional connection and our research shows that men and women tend to relate to paint names differently,” states Alison Goldman, marketing communications manager for CIL Paints. So while  Cloud Nine will still exist in the regular palette section, men will have Iced Vodka. Rather than Butterscotch, they can look at Beer Time. I still haven’t picked a new colour, but I’m working on it. And maybe, just maybe,  we’ll be able to live in harmony under the same roof. You know, if I stop moving the furniture around.

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