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Valspar Paint today reveals three 2013 colour trend palettes inspired by the newest underlying influences and movements expressed in fashion, food, design and culture.

Jan 10, 2013

CHICAGO, January 10, 2013 - Valspar Paint today reveals three 2013 colour trend palettes inspired by the newest underlying influences and movements expressed in fashion, food, design and culture. Each of the three Valspar colour trend palettes for 2013 - Simple Delights, Gathered Stories, and Electro Noir - provide a variety of colour choices for those looking to update their home décor. Delivering on the promise to help people connect to the power in colour, and the guarantee that consumers will find a colour they love, Valspar will also launch the Love Your Colour GuaranteeTM Celebration, a two-week Facebook program that includes a Colour of the Day Sweepstakes and Valspar Free Sample Coupon Giveaway allowing any new or current Valspar Paint Facebook fans to try the trend colours and experiment with other Valspar colours at home in the new year.

In 2013, Valspar predicts three distinct colour trends that focus on the theme of embracing happiness, authenticity and connectivity in the home. Valspar has curated custom palettes that embrace these forecasted trends and connect to personal colourful memories, from the beauty in simplicity to storied and valued antiques to the sensory experience of new technology. Colours in the palettes range from uplifting peaches, light-hearted pinks, glowing ambers, dusky blues, and transparent greens; all of which would harmonize with any personal style.

"As we move into 2013, we overcome our fear of uncertainty and need for control by pursuing happiness within our home life. While going through economic downturn, we turned back toward the home as a safe haven," said Sue Kim, Valspar Colour Strategist. "The Valspar 2013 trend palettes show that our home is ready to break out of its own cocoon and we are ready to start dreaming in colour again, inviting the transformative power in colour into our lives."

The Valspar 2013 Colour Trend Palettes:

Simple Delights - Born from the constant pursuit of happiness at home, colours that conjure delightful and optimistic feelings are growing in popularity for 2013. Playful and light-hearted hues have an uplifting and soothing effect. Simple Delights consists of soft and sophisticated lights, with pastels that refresh the spirit with a splash of cheer.

Gathered Stories Focusing on what is essential in everyday life has increased the value of artisanal-crafted and handmade items with heritage. To complement this trend, warm, grounded, and comforting colours create a nostalgic and sentimental atmosphere. The aged and reminiscent colours in the Gathered Stories palette honor authenticity and craftsmanship.

Electro Noir As technology pushes experiences to new dimensions, the heightened senses embrace clean, digital colours. Crisp bold tones and saturated colours that are electro-inspired evoke the sense of connectivity and movement, and elevate a room to a new dimension. The Electro Noir palette balances cool metal tones with rich earthen elements.

As part of the Valspar 2013 Trend Colour unveiling, Valspar is launching the Valspar Love Your Colour GuaranteeTMCelebration. Beginning on Monday, January 14 through Wednesday, January 30, Valspar will kick-off two Facebook programs, the Colour of the Day Sweepstakes and the Valspar Paint Free Sample Coupon Giveaway, providing Valspar fans unique access to colours within the Valspar trend palettes and beyond.

Colour of the Day Sweepstakes: Beginning Monday, January 14 at 12:01 a.m. EST through Friday, January 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST, Valspar will unveil one 2013 trend colour each day on the Valspar Facebook page. New or current fans are encouraged to visit the Valspar Paint Facebook page to enter the daily sweepstakes for a chance to win one free gallon of the Colour of the Day. Participants are required to be a fan of the Valspar Paint Facebook page prior to entering. Ten randomly selected entrants will win each day. (See official rules at www.facebook.com/valsparpaint.)

Valspar Paint Free Sample Coupon Giveaway: Beginning on Wednesday, January 23 at 12:00 p.m. EST through January 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST, or while supplies last, Valspar will give away up to 150,000 free paint sample coupons to new or current fans of their Facebook page. The coupon will be redeemable for one eight-ounce sample of any Valspar paint colour at Lowe's stores nationwide. To obtain a coupon, log onto Facebook and "like" the Valspar Paint Facebook page in this timeframe to obtain a coupon, while supplies last.

Through October 7, 2013 Valspar continues to ensure that everyone will find the colour they love with the Valspar Love Your Colour Guarantee, a unique colour assurance program offering a complimentary replacement colour to anyone who does not absolutely love their first colour choice. For additional details, eligibility requirements and information on how to obtain a rebate through the Valspar Love Your Colour Guarantee, please visit www.loveyourcolour.com..

For more information about Valspar Paint, the 2013 colour trend palettes, the Valspar Love Your Colour Guarantee Celebration or to locate a dealer, please visit www.valsparpaint.com or www.facebook.com/valsparpaint.)

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