Introducing the McCormick Paints 2016 Color of the Year


December 3, 2015 – Rockville, MD- Just as the New Year signifies a sense of optimism, the McCormick Paints 2016 Color of the Year, Alsot Olive, exudes those same positive vibes. Alsot Olive was selected from the McCormick Paints Color Is color collection, an array of over 1320 paint colors developed by designers at The Color Guild, and offered throughout McCormick’s 27 retail locations and their dealer network. Alsot Olive, a pale yellow with olive-green undertones, balances the energy and warmth of yellow with the calmness and composure of green. The warm yellow-green hues of Alsot Olive are understated, radiating a subtle splash of color.

Yellow, a color associated with happiness and enlightenment, has been out of the color and design scene for quite some time, but is rising to the forefront for 2016. Alsot Olive captures the latest trends in design, making this an eye-catching choice for Color of the Year. McCormick Paints Color Consultant, Liz Stone notes, “This chic-yet-simple color delivers energy and brightness to your walls, while remaining a very practical and inviting color.” Alsot Olive proves that practical doesn’t have to mean colorless.

When it comes to functionality in the home, Liz explains that “home interiors are trending towards open floor plans and clean lines.” The light, airiness of Alsot Olive delivers a fresh and uncluttered finish, especially in these popular open-floor plan settings.  Likewise, Alsot Olive can add interest to the walls of just one room or a special design element, for example, delivering a subtle pop of color against bright white wainscoting.

Whether working subtly in the background or purposefully accentuated, McCormick Paints’ Alsot Olive offers a fresh take on the use of neutral colors in 2016. Liz Stone adds, “Wall color can greatly impact the look and feel of our living spaces. Home is where we spend much of our time. Creating a comfortable, functional and healthy space is so important to living well, regardless of the size or style of your home.” If you’re looking to turn up the optimism in your home this New Year, perhaps it’s time to paint the way with Alsot Olive.


Alsot Olive (McCormick Paints 0392) puts the “fun” in functionality.


Alsot Olive contrasts against McCormick Paints Super White (100) trim and wainscoting.

About McCormick Paints

McCormick Paints has been manufacturing and retailing paint to professionals and homeowners alike for over 55 years. With its headquarters and manufacturing facilities located in Maryland, McCormick Paints formulates its products specifically for this region.  McCormick Paints operates 27 company owned stores throughout Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Delaware, with another location opening soon in Raleigh, North Carolina. All McCormick Paints stores are staffed by full-time paint professionals offering a full line of paints, accessories and spray equipment as well as a color system of 1320 colors and custom color matching services. For more information, visit the McCormick Paints website at