Northern Michigan Designers Contribute To PPG Up North Color Collection

Northern Michigan Style: From the blue, green, and yellow tints hidden in the beach glass found on Lake Michigan’s sandy shores, to the muted brown of seasonal morel mushrooms, every color in a new organic paint palette has a Northern Michigan story. Land of Delight for example, with its soft and rich watercolor blue, highlights the casual, relaxed lifestyle of Northern Michigan and the boldness of Farmers Market Red reflects the excitement of buying fresh produce from our talented Northern Michigan farmers.

PPG Pittsburgh Paints and PPG Porter Paints developed The Voice of Color program to match people with colors. PPG captured the uniqueness of the Northern Michigan lifestyle with the launch of their 25 natural tones from Northern Michigan designers, who were inspired by the beautiful landscapes and surroundings of Northern Michigan. Contributors to the palette include Tom and Gwen Bischoff, owners of Northwood Paint and Supply; Chris Smrekar, owner of Complete Paint and Supplies; and Interior Designers Rita Whaley, Allied ASID Member, and Ann Freckelton, ASID, of Design2, LLC; Lynn Pettyjohn, Allied ASID Member, of Lynnteriors; and Linda Dean Stallman, ASID, of Interior Design Inc.

 “The palette includes popular shades mixed with the influence of the regional water, landscapes, and The Up North colors are heavily saturated with deep tones creating a look unique to the Up North area," says Stallman.

These beautiful shades are available at Complete Paint and Supplies in Harbor Springs and Petoskey and Northwood Paint and Supply in Traverse City.