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Valspar releases its 2014 Color Outlook

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Valspar Paint has unveiled its 2014 Color Outlook, which highlights three proprietary color palettes inspired by of-the-moment trends, a return to simplicity and the theme of "redefining the home."

“In 2014, consumers will be redefining what matters and will feel a growing awareness of what’s important,” said Sue Kim, Valspar color strategist. “The Valspar 2014 Color Outlook draws on this trend, with color palettes that are inspired by how people are purposefully incorporating these redefined experiences into their daily lives.”

Zenergy is a palette made up of "serene greens and blues and cool hues that are restorative and unpretentious," exemplifying a revitalizing simplicity and minimalism.

Meanwhile, Time Traveler draws on a sense of wanderlust toward bygone cultures, folklore and tribal motifs. These colors are largely "lighter hues featuring gray undertones [that] are married with bold traditional colors."

A refelction on our increasingly customized and expressive lifestyles, Yours Truly is made up of "earthy tones, but the addition of clean greens and blues reflects new adventure and discovery."

"There is cohesion to the story of each of the trend palettes, but the strong versatility and range of the individual colors encourages experimentation and self-expression in the home as we seek to redefine in the year ahead,” continues Kim. “With options that complement every personal taste and décor style, the Valspar 2014 Color Outlook gives consumers the confidence they need during the color selection process to choose a color they will love and create a beautiful space.”

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Snavely Forest Products hires industry veteran

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Snavely Forest Products hired Scott Bosse as the company’s newest senior account manager in the Baltimore division.

Bosse has more than 25 years’ experience in the building products industry, including construction, retail and wholesale. His background includes 84 Lumber, Stock Building Supply, John S. Wilson and Southern Pacific Supply. 

"Experience such as Scott’s is a valuable asset in the ever-changing building products environment," said Clark Spitzer, GM Snavely Maryland, VP marketing. "As we evolve and test new products for market introduction, his working customer knowledge from contractor to dealer will be a great advantage."

 

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Senator to address WDMA and NLBMDA

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The 2014 Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference, hosted by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, will in include a presentation by Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.). 

The conference takes place March 31-April 2 at the Hyatt Regency in Arlington, Va. It will include education, networking and the opportunity to visit Capitol Hill and lobby lawmakers. 

Johnson serves on the committees on Budget; Foreign Relations; Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

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