Your Guide to all the 2017 Colors of the Year

Just in time for the inevitable New Year refresh, here's how to decorate with every trending shade out there

Last week, Pantone declared Greenery their 2017 color of the year, and the Internet flooded 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 revealed with much fanfare a few months ago, and a handful of other color experts have called out additional shades on the rise. To help you select the very best, AD has compiled several colors of the year into one useful guide.


Photo: Pieter Estersohn

Pantone: Greenery

Pantone looked to nature for its 2017 Color of the Year, Greenery. “This is the color 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 the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, 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.


Photo: Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore: Shadow

Benjamin Moore took a sharp turn from its 2016 pick, Simply White, to name this year’s preferred color, Shadow. The company’s creative director, Ellen O’Neill, calls it a usable, 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 color for a few years, but for some reason it feels very right now. It’s more seductive.”


Photo: Courtesy of GliddenPhoto: Courtesy of Glidden

Glidden: Byzantine Blue

Glidden’s blue of choice is less a single hue than a combination of several trending colors. “It stretches the boundaries of purple to borrow all of best qualities of blue and gray, making it an appealing color choice for nearly any room,” explains Misty Yeomans, color marketing manager of Glidden paint.


Photo: Courtesy of PPG

Olympic Paints: Cloudberry

For Olympic Paints, this year’s highlighted hue had to be about finding 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 color marketing manager for Olympic Paints. The shade pairs perfectly with a black-and-white scheme, as seen above.


Photo: Courtesy of PPG

PPG: Violet Verbena

Similar to Pantone’s Serenity and Rose Quartz picks last year, PPG’s Violet Verbena is meant to symbolize 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 gray and violet reflects that middle ground.”


Photo: Courtesy of Behr

Behr: Comfortable

In lieu of selecting one star shade, Behr broke down its 2017 color trends into three categories. The first, Comfortable, is a suite of muted shades meant to calm and, yes, comfort.


Photo: Courtesy of Behr

Behr: Composed

Its second group, Composed, comprises more dramatic, deeper hues, as shown in this bedroom.


Photo: Courtesy of Behr

Behr: Confident

Behr’s final palette, Confident, is a mix of bold, bright hues, like the green used in this modern kitchen.


Photo: Courtesy of Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams: Poised Taupe

Sherwin Williams’s color of the year, Poised Taupe, is a deeper neutral than beige that still pairs well with brighter shades, like Greenery.

SOURCE: Architectural Digest
POSTED: December 11, 2016
AUTHOR: Hadley Keller

@Jurds Real Estate – Cessnock and Hunter Valley Wine Country Property Experts – the place to buy, sell and lease property in Cessnock and the Hunter Region.

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