2017 Colors of the Year: Just In Time For a Home Refresh

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All the big paint companies are currently announcing their “color of the year.” One consistent theme from all of the trend decks: people are looking for something soothing, warm and cool.

Here are the top 3 Colors of The Year announced so far:

Poised Taupe from Sherwin-Williams

This is my personal favorite!! They describe it as a “new” neutral, both warm and cool. Top pic above.

Per Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for SW: “Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking.”

In a recent homeowner survey conducted by Sherwin-Williams, 40% said they would like to incorporate warmer neutrals, such as warm grays, taupes or beiges, into their home décor.

Sherwin-Williams also sees this warming trend coming to commercial spaces which tend to move in more conservative color cycles than residential. Poised Taupe gives developers, builders and interior designers a warm color that offers dimension and complexity, but is neutral and subtle to work with for nearly all aesthetics.


Silverado from Pittsburgh Paints and Stains

Silverado is a deep, mystic purple to pair with trending gray tones. (Lower left above)

Misty Yeomans, PPG color marketing manager said: “PPG’s global color experts selected a striking purple hue after studying consumers’ growing fascination with space, spirituality, technology and time. Silverado perfectly mimics the deep, mysterious yet organic tones of outer space.”


Byzantine Blue from Glidden (also part of PPG)

This is similar to Silverado but described as a more subtle, serene violet perfect for nearly any room or any style of house. (Pic: Lower right above).  Lots of the images online for this color are almost pale blue vs. violet so be careful if selecting this color.

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