Color Trends

Whether you prefer to keep up with the current trends, or have a more conservative approach towards decorating your home, we can provide you with all the knowledge and guidance needed to choose a color palette that suites your own personal style.

2017 Color Forecast

Colors of the Year

Pantone – Greenery

Benjamin Moore – Shadow

Sherwin Williams – Poised Taupe

In keeping with tradition, Pantone has again selected a color for 2017 that reflects the current climate around the world. With consumers looking to simplify their lives, and seeking experiences over possessions, Greenery offers a fresh new hue, but one that is also familiar and comfortable thanks to it’s abundance in nature. This refreshing shade of green pulls us away from technology, which has dominated over the past several years, and brings us back to nature, where we can truly recharge, reflect, and revive ourselves.

After choosing a crisp and classic shade of white last year, Benjamin Moore has changed gears completely and selected a luxurious shade of deep purple for 2017. Shadow, reminiscent of royalty and the 1800’s, but with a modern twist for the 21st century, can evoke peace or infuse energy into your home based on its use. The complete Color Palette emphasizes the effects of light and shadow in our living spaces and can be used to create rooms that go from refreshing to relaxing as day turns into night.

After five years in the spotlight, Sherwin Williams has ended the “grey is the new beige” trend with their selection of Poised Taupe as their 2017 color of the year. This classic neutral strikes a balance between both “warm” and “cool” tones, making it a truly versatile color choice.

2016 Color Forecast

Colors of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

When Pantone finally announced the Color of the Year we were all surprised that they had selected two colors for 2016. Rose Quartz, a soft pink; and Serenity, a cool blue. Both colors are quite a deviation from the rich and bold colors of previous years, but reflect the need for peace and tranquility in these turbulent times.

While Rose Quartz has warm undertones and Serenity cool ones, they both accomplish the same goal by evoking a sense of calm. And when paired together they create a yin and yang effect, balancing each other out perfectly. Look to see these colors popping up in spring fashions and home accent pieces as the year progresses.

2015 Color Forecast

Color of the Year: Marsala

While 2014 was all about forward motion and keeping up with the ever-changing age of technology, the focus of 2015 is on slowing down and coming up for air.  Plan on staying cool, calm and collected while spending more time disconnected in the coming year.

Marsala – Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year will help to set a welcoming tone with it’s depth and richness.

Many homeowners are choosing to update and renovate their homes, but are making sure their final selections not only beautify their spaces, but also simplify their way of life. If deep bold colors like Marsala don’t work well for you, there are plenty of beautiful and timeless neutrals to choose from this year as well.

Neutrals

This year’s neutrals include Toasted Almond – a warm beige that coordinates with everything, Glacier Grey – a light and soft blue-gray which can also be paired with anything, and Titanium, a deep gray that will set a solid backdrop for more vibrant colors.

2015-Neutrals

Accent Colors

While we all thought that a bold blue would win out as the Color of the Year, for those who prefer the cooler tones, there are plenty shades to choose from in this year’s color palatte. And for those who love a pop of color, there are a few fun colors as always this year.

Custard, a soft yellow will bring a subtle busrt of color to any space, while Tangerine and Strawberry Ice are best for those looking to take a more bold approach. Bring a touch of nature indoors with TreetopLucite GreenScuba BlueDusk Blue, and Aquamarine, or make a bold statement with Classic Blue. And if you were a fan of the 2014 Color of the Year, Lavender Herb is a more subtle play on a purple hue.


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