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The Many Shades of 2017

What colors are appearing on elegant home walls, in posh clothing boutiques, and in designer showrooms this year? From paint companies to fashion bloggers to Pantone – the color authority in the design community – the colors of 2017 have been predicted and what we’re finding is a delightful mixed bag of bright hues and earthy colors sure to please one and all.

A look at Pantone’s selection for the fashion colors of the year includes the following top 10 fresh hues: Primrose Yellow, Pale Dogwood, Hazelnut, Island Paradise, Greenery, Flame, Pink Yarrow, Niagara, Kale, and Lapis Blue. While the greens, blues, and brown are mellow and natural, the vivid pink, orange, and yellow give plenty of pops of color to awaken your wardrobe … or even your home from winter. Think throw pillows in bright Flame in the living room or perhaps an accent wall in warm Primrose Yellow to liven up a foyer or dining room. Pale Dogwood is perfect for a young girl’s bedroom, while calming Niagara is ideal for the master suite. Cheerful Pink Yarrow drapery or Kale velvet seating will set the scene in any hip home in 2017.

And what colors do the paint companies see for interior design in the year ahead? Benjamin Moore declared Shadow to be its color of the year. This moody deep purple amethyst color seems rich, mysterious, and regal. Benjamin Moore’s 2017 entire color palette seems muted and chalky, dark and rich, all reminiscent of Old Masters paintings: Chalk White, Stormy Monday, Sea Life, Grandfather Clock Brown, and Ebony King, among others.

Poised Taupe is the 2017 color of choice for Sherwin-Williams, which describes the hue as if “gray and brown had a baby.” This warmer play on the more cool grays of recent years will work well as a backdrop to brighter hues. Glidden chose Byzantine Blue to be their color of the year, sticking with a cool blue that can appear more gray or bluish-purple depending on its surroundings and pairings. And Olympic Paints opted for their soft violet hue Cloudberry as its color of the year, suggesting it offers a peaceful retreat at home from our stressful work environments.

Whatever choices or changes you make in your home this year, remember that embracing color, whether it be in textiles or paint color for your walls, can be an easy and inexpensive way to freshen up your space.

Source: DLP Marketing

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