PPG’s US woodcare brands announce Chestnut Brown as 2023 Stain Color of the Year

29 March 2023

PPG has selected Chestnut Brown as their 2023 Stain Color of the Year. Balancing between retro and elegant, this rich colour complements trends of warm minimalism and earthy hues and can be used to help homeowners create an aesthetic that is on-trend with popular design styles.

“As spring begins to blossom in the United States, many are looking forward to backyard get-togethers with family and friends, only to realise their decks and patios need a quick refresh before leaving cooler temperatures behind,” said Amy Donato, Senior Marketing Manager, Architectural Coatings. “Updating stain colour is one of the best – and most inexpensive – ways to spruce up wooden surfaces and using Chestnut Brown will help consumers stay on trend.”

Like all living spaces, DIYers can also use colour to set the tone in outdoor areas. Thanks to its warm undertones, Chestnut Brown inspires feelings of connection and calm, perfect for welcoming loved ones into entertainment spaces. The rich depth of the colour can be used to create a sophisticated backdrop to porches and decks when paired with crisp white trim and fabrics introducing a pop of colour.

Using Chestnut Brown in outdoor spaces can be both fashionable and functional, as stain plays an important role in the protection of wooden surfaces. To best preserve and enhance the natural life and look of decks, siding and more, Chestnut Brown is available in a variety of stain products and opacities.

PPG woodcare experts recommend Olympic® Elite™ Semi-Transparent stain and sealant, a premium product formulated to protect and enhance the natural look of wood while providing year-round protection against mould, mildew and algae. The semi-transparent opacity provides a rich colour while still allowing the wood grain and texture of mature woods of up to six years to show through.

PPG experts also recommend Pittsburgh Paints & Stains Paramount™ Exterior stain and sealant in one, which offers premium protection and fade resistance to enrich the wood’s natural grain with a durable finish.

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