Colors of 2017
Anticipation is in our office air as we wait for the new color trends to be released. This December, we were pleasantly pleased!
Benjamin Moore’s 2016 color was simply white, this year they seem to have gone to the opposite end of the spectrum by choosing Shadow. Shadow is a rich jewel tone that will work in almost any space. We suggest using it in areas you want to feel luxurious or cozy such as foyers, living rooms, bathrooms and bedrooms.
In 2016, Sherwin-Williams chose Alabaster, a creamy white but in 2017 are going darker as well with Poised Taupe. This color will look fantastic in any room including kitchens, bathrooms and offices!
And finally, the official color of the year: Pantone’s 15-0343 Greenery.
“While Serenity and Rose Quartz, the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, expressed the need for harmony in a chaotic world,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate, revitalize and unite, Greenery symbolizes the re-connection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
“Open spaces in interior and exterior design and floor-to-ceiling windows allow the green outdoors to become part of a room’s backdrop and ambiance. Adding Greenery through living walls, terrariums, botanically-themed wallpaper, paint, accent furniture and decor provides respite and breathing space. A Greenery-painted wall or piece of furniture delivers a pop of color, with the added benefit of creating the illusion of nature indoors. Bringing the outside in, the shade – like the plant life it represents – can improve self-esteem, reduce anxiety and heighten awareness of one’s surroundings.” – Kitchen & Bath Business Magazine
Will you be incorporating any of these colors into your home?
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