Sunday, January 1, 2017

2017 Color Trends

It’s that time of year when the major paint manufacturers are releasing their “Color of the Year” selections. Today we will explore a couple of manufacturers and their choices.

Sherwin Williams: “Poised Taupe” SW 6039. They say this color brings together warm and cool tones for another great neutral. This color is described as a “weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony.” It is a warm, brown color with a hint of purple in the undertones. Sherwin Williams made this selection based on their research of trends where the trendy grays are transitioning into a warmer neutral, more taupes and browns.

Benjamin Moore: “Shadow” 2117-30. Described as a little bit rock and roll. It’s the color of the galaxy but also the color of a beautiful fig. It’s passion, it’s bravery, but it’s also silence. It can be electrified or softened. “Shadow” is a deep purple. Not a Barney purple, but a rich, royal amethyst that can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal.

Farrow & Ball: “Peignoir”. Created by giving the lightest pink color a big dose of gray, this dusty pink color can feel modern yet traditional at the same time. There is a trend of using blush as a neutral, and this color selection is further promoting that idea.

What do you think of these color selections? Do you already have some of these shades in your home or closet? If not, will you try to incorporate it somehow? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Send me an email at

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