<<Previous Next>> (Click to Download Infographic) Benjamin Moore knows color and the power of a little paint. Recently, they released the Color Trends for 2017 with ‘Shadow’ as their ‘Color of the Year’. “It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey
Benjamin Moore knows color and the power of a little paint. Recently, they released the Color Trends for 2017 with ‘Shadow’ as their ‘Color of the Year’.
“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.”
—Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director
The Benjamin Moore Color Studio forecasts color trends after a year of research attending major industry shows around the world, while also taking cues from standouts in architecture, fashion, textiles, home furnishings and the arts. Fine art emerged as a leading inspiration, highlighting the correlation between an artist’s use of color and light to create mood.
The Color Trends 2017 palette features 23 rich and sophisticated hues ranging from muted pales to saturated deeps. In curating the palette, the Color Studio lent significant consideration to the pairing of colors and relationships between color families, as well as a newfound level of color confidence in deeper hues among design professionals and consumers. The inspirational Color Trends 2017 color card illustrates the use of color in ways that celebrate how shadow and light travel throughout a space during the course of a day. The 23 colors of the Color Trends 2017 palette are arranged in the FREE downloadable infographic above.
“I love it. It’s sophisticated, warm, and fresh. I can see it in a library or a small office. It would make a room feel cozy,” says designer Ally Banks of Ally Banks Interiors in the District, who is using the color on chairs, accent pillows and stools in a current project. “I think it’s a good choice for today.” When using such deep colors on the walls, she likes to also paint the molding, baseboard and window trim the same color for a cohesive look.
Banks said she sees modern designers moving away from all-white rooms, which can seem cold without colorful furniture, art or accessories. “A paint like this one could make a space feel complete.”
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