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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Manly Paint Colours & Sneak Peek

A man may feel rather unmanly if his poker buddies spotted him ordering a gallon of Juliet's Potion but how about Zombie Apocalypse.  No shame in that, right?

CIL (Canadian paint company for you non-Canuck readers) hosted a contest last summer asking for some manly name changes for 27 of their paint colours and Zombie Apocalyspe is just one of the winners.


Like all paint companies, CIL admits that their paint colour names are selected with women in mind so the contest provided a fun way to include the guys.

I don't know if it will be effective in drawing men to buy more paint but it's a good marketing move on their part.  As a person who choses paint colours for a living I'm blogging about CIL for the first time.  Clearly their campaign has got people talking, even if it's not a man doing the talking.

Here are the remaining 24 winners.  The Ultimate Man Cave brochures are only available at Home Depot just in case you're hoping to bring home a gallon of Beer Foam.








So enough of the Man Cave.  Remember my Mom Cave?  I've got another addition that I'll be showing off tomorrow.  Here's a sneak peek...

22 comments:

  1. Anything that gets dudes more involved in painting is a win in my book!

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  2. Dirty socks? Really?? I know men might not like "girly" names, but unless they're 20, would they really like "Ego"? Can't wait to see your mom cave!

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  3. tHOSE NAMES ARE HILARIOUS, BROMANCE AND MID-LIFE CRISIS ARE GReat. wONKY KEybaORd agAin. DARN. AnYWAys, lovE THE sneak PEEK, looking forWard to the full mom CAVE REVEAL!

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  4. Despite the manly names, it still wouldn't motivate my man to paint! As for the sneak peek, I am loving the cork board makeover! Gorgeous fabric my friend!

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  5. oh my gosh this is hilarious!!!! i love the manly names! and no, it would not make my man paint. well, not that i would let him anyhow- i am better at it and a little controlling when we try to paint together....

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  6. Haha. Dirty socks. You know I actually like some of the manly names better than the original ones.

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  7. I'm with Faith. I like the manly monikers. Love Beer Foam turning into Beer Time turning into Sucker Punch. For all the 20 sumthin boys I know, that sounds about right...

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  8. Loving the concept of your Mom Cave - now I want one too! Those colours are as fab as their names, actually our Mudroom is close to peanut butter punch which is apt as Cy, eight leaves hi lunch in there - often!

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  9. Oh my gosh. I needed a good laugh at the end of the workday. I'll have to show my husband those names. He'll love them.

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  10. hahah those names are funny. More importantly (and you snuck it in there) - can't wait to see more of your mom cave! looks delicious already.

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  11. Why are paint color names SO COOL?! This is awesome. Loving "sucker punch" and "Bromance" :)

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  12. Those names are hilarious! I don't think they would get my guy into painting though. Maybe if they were named after food??? Nah, I doubt that either. Still it's funny...

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  13. This is awesome! Love the names, and can SO see where they're coming from!!! I think 'Dirty Socks' takes the cake :-) But... not so sure this is enough to engage the guys in the end. Is there one called 'Remote Control'? Just ask'n ;-) Looking forward to seeing the next piece of your Mom Cave tomorrow...

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  14. I could certainly influence my man to paint...... Those names probably won't but I think a fun project could be doing a little DIY and somehow frame those paint cards and put them in his man cave and then in yours have your paint sample cards framed. Show more, show more!!!

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  15. I think some of these names are hilarious - pimping the trans-am and rust on my truck? too funny. Not sure if it would get my guy excited about painting though.
    I'm loving that little sneak peak :)

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  16. I don't know about zombie apocolypse but bro code is pretty cool! Good job by CIL. I've used them for a long time and love their colours and quality.

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  17. Hilarious!! Thanks for sharing Carol!

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  18. Favorite color - Iced Vodka; Favorite name - Dirty socks - how funny! Looking forward to seeing your Mom space.

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  19. Beer Foam, nice one. LOL. Thankfully my husband hates painting, but loves me enough to take part every once and a while! ;)

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  20. Those paint names are hysterical! Doubt it could make my husband paint though:)

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  21. That sneak peak isn't big enough!!! More please!!!

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  22. Great job CIL on the paint color names! I'm sure most guys would rather have poker night in a room painted "Sucker Punch" than "Plum Escape!"

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