In time for the imminent New Year refresh, here’s how to decorate with every trending shade out there. Guide Your Home Through 2017 Colours of the Year.
Pantone declared Greenery their 2017 colour of the year, and the Internet-immersed with advice on how to wear, buy, use, and decorate with the verdant hue. But Pantone is far from the only paint company to name an annual shade: Benjamin Moore’s pick was announced with much fanfare a few months ago, and a handful of other colour experts have called out additional shades on the rise.
Pantone looked to nature for its 2017 Colour of the Year, Greenery. “This is the colour of hopefulness, and of our connection to nature,” explained Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in an interview with The New York Times. “It speaks to what we call they’re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalise, renew.” The revered paint company also took cues from the fashion industry to settle on their shade. Greens factored heavily in Pantone’s annual Fashion Color Report, which highlighted kale as a hue of choice on many runways.
Benjamin Moore: Shadow
Benjamin Moore took a sharp turn from its 2016 pick, Simply White, to name this year’s preferred colour, Shadow. The company’s creative director, Ellen O’Neill, calls it a proper, layered hue. “It’s dramatic,” she explains, “which is what the year is. I’ve been over neutrals for a long time. I’ve seen people tiptoeing back to colour for a few years, but for some reason, it feels very right now. It’s more seductive.”
Glidden: Byzantine Blue
Glidden’s blue of choice is less a single hue than a blend of several trending colours. “It stretches the boundaries of purple to borrow all of best qualities of blue and grey, making it an appealing colour choice for nearly any room,” explains Misty Yeomans, colour marketing manager of Glidden paint.
Olympic Paints: Cloudberry
For Olympic Paints, this year’s highlighted hue had to be about discovering serenity and a sense of Zen in the everyday. “Cloudberry conveys retreat from the pressures of daily life, encouraging meditation and mindfulness, inspiring more focus and less stress,” says Dee Schlotter, senior colour marketing manager for Olympic Paints. The shade pairs ideally with a black-and-white scheme, as seen above.
PPG: Violet Verbena
Comparable to Pantone’s Serenity and Rose Quartz picks last year, PPG’s Violet Verbena is meant to typify a duality of thought. “Consumers now embrace the middle ground between masculine and feminine, young and old, and work and leisure,” says Schlotter. “Violet Verbena’s blending of grey and violet reflects that middle ground.”
During selecting the one-star shade, Behr broke down its 2017 colour trends into three categories. The first, Comfortable, is a suite of muted shades meant to calm and, yes, comfort.
Its second group, Composed, contains more dramatic, deeper hues, as shown in this bedroom.
Behr’s final palette, Confident, is a mix of bold, bright hues, like the green used in this modern kitchen.
Sherwin Williams: Poised Taupe
Sherwin Williams’s colour of the year, Poised Taupe, is a deeper neutral than beige that still matches well with brighter shades, like Greenery.
POST BY NEWS AND EVENTS
Visit our Pinterest Board and find out all the news about design, architecture and arts. Keep up with us and get to know the latest trends.