Sexy… Regal… Rock and Roll… Each of these words perfectly describe Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2017!!
Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2017
A year of Pantone pastels, and Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore whites, prompted a bold move by the color giants BACK TO COLOR. Whether you choose to accent, emblazon an entire room, or paint a piece of furniture, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year “Shadow” is a winner.
Shadow evokes both the nobility of British Royalty, and the rocker edge of Van Halen meaning that Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year ,Shadow 2117-30, is sure to turn a few heads. It also alludes to the fact that we’re finally open to bolder, deeper colors than we’ve seen in the last five years.
Interestingly, the morning after Benjamin Moore’s announcement I noticed that some of our local clients had intuitively gravitated to the new hue hours before it was privy to the public. Every morning I gather up paint color chips that have been left out by the previous day’s visitors and noticed the melange of colors. Take note of the various shades of purple that someone had been working with the day before the Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year 2017 was made public.
In general, purples enjoy a universal appeal which I think makes this color a sure fire hit. Not only is it deep and bold enough to carry a masculine room, it’s mysterious and sexy enough to accent a feminine decor as well. Kudos to the Benjamin Moore color professionals for taking this into account! According to Benjamin Moore’s creative director, Ellen O’Neill, “Allusive and enigmatic, Shadow is a master of ambiance. It is a color that calls to mind a ‘past,’ yet it can also make a contemporary, color-confident statement.”
What I believe makes Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year more interesting than others is that it’s always accompanied by an entire collection of on trend colors. In all, this curated list includes 22 other mix and match hues to create any number of unique looks. This year I took great pleasure in studying the colors and creating 7 specific palettes that all relate beautifully to Shadow. There are groupings of warm, cool, earth, jewel, pastel, deep, and purple hues that you’ll absolutely want to use. Check out the gorgeous looks these colors will help you achieve!
Shadow blends seamlessly with the colors of the warm collection.
The addition of Shadow to your creams, camels, tans, and browns will bring new life to your home. Consider utilizing it as a decor or wall accent color to update your current palette.
The cool collection is a beautifully balanced palette.
In fact these 6 hues are a gorgeous entity unto themselves. Envision the soothing decors you could create through paint, textiles, furniture, and accessories with beauties!
You would add purple to an earth tone palette? Really?
Yes, I absolutely would. Injecting Benjamin Moore’s Shadow into the Earth Collection modernizes the palette. It’s the perfect “edge” to add to your tried and true favorites.
Oh, how beautiful these jewel tones are!
Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Shadow, is a natural addition to jewel tones. For those looking to utilize rich shades for a cozy den, or formal dining room, these colors will create a gorgeous ambiance.
Pastels are in the house!!
I’m a huge lover of pastels because of the way light bounces off of them. The addition of Benjamin Moore’s Shadow to this collection ensures your final result will be anything but immature, or frilly.
Deep + Deep = EXTRAORDINARY
Have you ever wondered if a space decorated entirely with dark colors would be heavy or depressing? Well, wonder no longer. This deep collection will appeal to all those who enjoy making a colorful statement.
For those purple lovers out there that like the idea of utilizing a palette of colors that dances around Benjamin Moore’s Shadow, feast your eyes on this. Imagine how beautiful a space layered with these variations on purple could be!
Benjamin Moore’s color gurus hit this year’s entire color collection out of the park. Be on the lookout for furnishings and accessories in these gorgeous colors and enjoy that we’ve finally turned the tide back to color. It’s pretty exciting that a hue that can be used in so many beautiful ways has made it’s way to the forefront of interior design. Viva la Shadow! (aka purple!)
Have you ever wondered what thought processes a color consultant goes through when selecting new exterior paint color palettes? Watch this short video for the complete scoop.
Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it. ~ Pierre Bonnard
The Best Paint Colors
The painter you’re paying by the hour is waiting impatiently at your home while you stand overwhelmed in front of a wall of paint store color swatches. The painter wants to begin painting, yet you have no idea what color to choose. The last time you selected paint colors was 2002, so what do you do?
You could select a shade of off-white that you know “will go with anything” (actually that’s a misnomer). Or, you could use the same secrets I utilize on a daily basis to ensure beautiful results every time. Learn how to select your own best paint colors.
Flooring is King. When selecting paint colors, always take your floor coverings into consideration first. Why? Because the floor and wall colors make up the bulk of color in any given room. If they aren’t compatible with one another, the entire room will feel “off”. Respect the undertones of your flooring and paint colors, and you’ll have a far better chance of being 100% pleased with your finished room.
** Bonus Tip ** Don’t make the mistake of guessing the color of your floor coverings while at the paint store. Color memory stinks! If you didn’t bring a floor sample with you, you’d be far better served to rent a color fan deck from the paint store to take home. That way you can check out the colors that interest you WITH your floor coverings.
Select your paint color LAST. Even if you know you’ll be purchasing a new couch, counter top, or any other big-ticket item in the next year or two, check those items out first. Having a good idea of what you’ll be purchasing will give you a direction to head toward in regards to paint colors. You’ll find there are far fewer couches and counter tops in the style and color range you desire, available when you need them, and in your preferred price range than there are paint colors. Nearly every major paint company produces 1000+ paint colors. This means you can tailor fit a paint color to meet the needs of your couch or counter top, rather than the other way around.
Think of paint color as your room’s “team captain” because of its ability to unify all of your architectural and decorative elements. Rather than make a wall color the star player, allow it to take on a supporting role. Far too often people treat paint colors like icing on a cake, when in reality icing enhances the beauty and flavor of the cake. Thus, I believe that the best paint colors enhance the design and feel of a room while pulling it all together. They shouldn’t take center stage.
Time is your friend. Giving yourself ample time to select a paint color is critical. You likely don’t make these sorts of decisions very often, and may feel nervous or uncomfortable. Allow yourself time to determine how you want your room to feel, and what colors create that feeling for you. Then start analyzing those colors along with each of the elements of your room (floors first please!). Fretting in front of a display of color chips when you know your painter will arrive in the next hour is not a recipe for success. The best paint color decisions are made with a level head, free from time constraints. Don’t throw all caution to the wind. Get the ball rolling NOW.
Sample, sample, sample. I can’t emphasize sampling enough. Only then will you know what the color truly looks like in your space. Make observations several times throughout the day, and on both sunny and gloomy days. I once painted a room at my house that looked great during the daylight hours, but it felt too dark during the evening. It bothered me so much that I quit spending time in the room. Don’t let that happen to you!
Selecting the best paint colors isn’t rocket science, but it does require you to put both your thinking and analytical caps on. Gift yourself the time to put these secrets into practice and, you too, will soon be selecting your own best paint colors.
If you’re at a loss as to what a color consultant is, you’re not alone. Yet I guarantee once you’ve experienced their expertise, you’ll never want to make another color selection on your own again.
A Color Consultant Does What?
Color is a common thread throughout all human life. We wear it, eat it, create, and live with it. So, why wouldn’t we want to be absolutely sure that the best colors are selected for our living and work environments?
As a color consultant it is my job to help home and business owners select paint, textile, flooring, cabinetry, and counter top colors that are harmonious with one another. I consider all of the subtle color nuances to create a palette of colors that will be loved for years to come. But, doing this requires more than just choosing a pretty color or finish.
One of the more exciting, and challenging, aspects of consulting with people on color is the personal perspective of it all. Not only is it important that I learn your color likes, and dislikes, but also how you want your space to feel and what colors make you feel that way.
Magic is created in the way a color consultant combines their client’s preferences with their own knowledge and understanding of color.
So, what sets color consultants apart from a lay person that enjoys, and happens to be good at, choosing colors? Quite a few things, actually.
Color Consultant Commonalities
Every successful color consultant I know has at least four things in common.
- A natural eye for color.
- Ample experience working the colors of paint, flooring, cabinetry and tops, textiles, wood (flooring, cabinetry, or doors and trim), window coverings, and art work.
- Hands on color training.
- An assortment of color tools to help the homeowner make a color decision based on visual evidence rather than a whim.
My Colorful History
I was born to artistic parents; my father is a musician and mother an artist. From an early age I knew that my mother was very special in her ability to make anything beautiful. While I didn’t particularly appreciate it at the time, living in my mother’s home was the precursor to my eventually becoming a color consultant. She helped nurture my eye for beauty, and then my eye’s color sensitive cones took over from there.
The last 19 years of my life have been filled with choosing interior and exterior finishes, and more recently paint colors. I spent ten of the most busy, yet fun, years of my life working in residential construction. There, I chose all of the finishes for our spec homes and advised each custom client with theirs. The last nine years I’ve specialized in paint color. When the economy started its downturn in 2007, I made the leap to a local Benjamin Moore store, which was one of the smartest decisions I’ve ever made. Not only am I able to serve many more people than I could in construction, it shown a bright light on the gift I have for all things color.
One of the perks of working in a paint store is learning how to make decisive color decisions quickly, while continually refining my craft. Every customer that walks through the door presents me with a new and different set of parameters that I get to apply my hands on knowledge to. In addition to this, I traveled from Bloomington, Indiana to Vancouver Canada in 2011 to further train my eye to see and understand color in an entirely new way. There I learned the secrets of North America’s Top Color Expert, Maria Killam. Under her tutelage I expanded my understanding of, and, more importantly, my way of seeing color in an entirely new light.
Lucky for me, and you, Benjamin Moore has provided me with their fine color tools to conduct my color consultations with. These tools, along with my private collection of painted color sample boards allow me to make great selections that are a breeze to back up. My ability to show each client what their paint color will look like in relation to their home’s fixed elements, with something larger than a 2″ x 2″ color swatch, is a game changer.
If you’re considering whether to work with a color consultant, or not, let me leave you with these final thoughts. A professional color consultant (as defined by the four qualifications above) WILL save you time and money. Their trained eye will weed out colors that won’t work immediately, while introducing you to colors you may never have thought of. In whittling down the list of samples to consider and purchase, you will also save money. And in today’s world, who doesn’t wish to save time and money?
Outdoor living spaces and the Summer season go hand in hand. And with a little planning, the colors utilized in your outdoor living spaces can be every bit as enticing as those you’ve used indoors.
Outdoor Living Spaces
While spending more time outdoors this Summer, you may have noticed that one or more of your outdoor living spaces needs sprucing up. From decks, to screened-in porches, gazebos, or outdoor furniture, a new color will bring new life to each.
When choosing a new hue, take into consideration the fixed elements found on your home’s exterior. For example, if you have masonry or shingles that don’t need replacing, take their colors into consideration. You want anything new you choose to harmonize beautifully with what’s already there.
Once you’ve selected your new color(s), consider the effect you wish to create. Yes, with paint you can cover a surface with opaque color, but you also lose the texture and grain of the wood. Contemplate, instead, the different looks you can achieve by using an exterior stain.
Benjamin Moore’s Arborcoat
The following Benjamin Moore photo’s utilize three of the stain finishes available: semi-transparent, semi-solid, and solid. They also paid great attention to the structure’s surrounding colors when determining which hue they would use. So, take good notes.
Arborcoat Semi-transparent Stain
Semi-transparent stain enhances wood by adding sheer color. It does this while allowing most of the grain and texture to show through. If you want the end result of your newly stained wood to still look like wood, semi-transparent is the finish for you.
This first photo showcases a fence treated with traditional mahogany colored stain.
The second used an actual paint color, such as you’d find in a paint color fan deck, but shows how lovely it appears in a semi-transparent version. Notice how you can still see the variances in the wood with this look.
Once again this photo uses a paint color, Rustic Taupe, in its sheerest form for an almost whitewash or driftwood look.
Arborcoat Semi-solid Stain
Semi-solid stain covers most wood imperfections while allowing some of the grain and texture to peek through. If you desire something more than a traditional wood stain, but nothing as opaque as a solid stain or paint, a semi-solid stain may be right for you.
This deck was painted in a semi-solid charcoal color, Spellbound. Take note of how soft this look is. Even with a darker color, a semi-solid can retain a soft appearance.
Because a semi-solid stain allows some of the wood grain to show through, this dark brown (Ashland Slate) actually ends up giving the home a chic aged look.
Even though Benjamin Moore’s Black was used on this home’s siding, there’s nothing harsh about it.
Arborcoat Solid Stain
Solid exterior stain covers most imperfections found in the wood, and has an opacity that’s slightly lower than a paint. Using a solid stain will allow but a small amount of the wood’s texture to show through.
This home’s shake siding received the best of both worlds. The solid stain in Bennington Gray is gorgeous with the shingles, shutters, and home’s setting, while allowing the texture of the shake to take take center stage.
The next two photos feature solid stain on outdoor furniture. A look I’m particularly fond of. The front porch chairs are painted Hamilton Blue, and the dinner table on the deck below is Ferndale Green.
Variety is the Spice of Life
If you like the idea of multiple looks in the same outdoor living space, take a look at this photo. Semi-transparent, semi-solid, and solid stain were all three used on this project.
Prior to starting any exterior stain project, make sure and take the appropriate steps to prepare your wood. This Benjamin Moore video gives tips on how to do just that.
Lastly, if you find a color in one of the featured photos listed in this post, PLEASE do not trust the way it looks on your computer screen. It very well may look incredibly different if you were to go to the store and pick up a paint color chip. The only way you’ll know if you like the color in your space is to sample it for confidence.
When hiring a professional color consultant you can assume one thing.They do not travel lightly to their in-home appointments!
The Professional Color Consultant
“I have tons of space in my car trunk for groceries or a spur of the moment shopping spree,” said no professional color consultant EVER. No, a professional color consultant’s job requires a “tool set” that most likely fills the entire back-end of their car.
While not every color consultation will utilize every tool, having each of these tools on hand helps ensure a successful appointment. My professional color consultant “tool set” has evolved over the years. In fact, the experience I’ve gleaned from previous color consultations has added to the tools I carry now. So, let’s take a look into the trunk of my Santa Fe.
The Major Tools
- Benjamin Moore Paint Color Fan Decks – Fan decks are my color “life lines”. In fact, they are the first things I turn to when selecting paint colors. They allow me to quickly separate probable hues from those that most certainly will not work. I have a special technique for utilizing my decks which makes the initial stages of the consultation a breeze.
- Benjamin Moore Paint Chips – While the 1″ x 2″ color samples in my fan decks are helpful, they by know means seal the deal. Thankfully, Benjamin Moore has provided me with larger color chips of their entire collection of colors. This makes narrowing down the choices I set aside from my fan decks as simple as 1, 2, 3.
- Painted Sample Boards – Sometimes nothing but an extra large painted sample will do when making a final decision. For this reason, I’ve had my co-workers at Bloomington Paint & Wallpaper paint color sample boards in all of the most popular colors. We continually add to this list, so my collection of paint color sample boards is always growing by leaps and bounds.
- Flooring Samples – Many of my clients need help choosing their cabinet, counter top, window covering, furniture fabric, bedding, and flooring colors. Because of this, it’s not uncommon for me to travel with these selections in my car. The most important, in my color system, is the flooring. If the walls and floors are not compatible, no amount of gorgeous or expensive furniture can remedy this mistake.
The Tools You Don’t See
- Benjamin Moore’s 3 Ring Binder of Paint Colors – When choosing colors for my clients, the first thing I take into account is their color loves, and dislikes. Even if I know one of their color dislikes would be awesome in their space, I know that it’s not right for THEM. For those that have difficulty conveying what they love and dislike, this 3 ring binder is key. I’m able to flip through the binder quickly, and effortlessly, gauging what type of color makes my clients light up. Then I apply these colors to what will actually work in their space.
- Paint Sheen Sticks – Once again, I’ve utilized my co-workers to paint paint stir sticks with each of Benjamin Moore’s paint sheens. This is SO important. Paint sheen affects the way you perceive color, in addition to the way it will perform for you. For this reason, I find it imperative to carry these sticks with me at all times.
- Frog Tape – I take Frog Tape along on every color consultation I perform. The reason is that it holds my painted sample boards to the wall, while not marring the paint that’s currently on the wall. Frequently my clients want validation for a color choice. With Frog Tape, I’m able to hang my painted sample boards to the wall knowing I won’t mar the paint, nor will the sample fall off the wall. This allows me to walk away and take into consideration how the paint sample interacts with everything else in the room.
- Grid paper – Sometimes my work requires me to draw out a room. Grid paper makes this task SO much easier.
- Architect Ruler – This ruler allows me to draw spaces to scale.
- 25′ Tape Measure – My 25′ tape measure comes in handy frequently. When I need to measure a room in order to draw it out on grid paper, the tape measure helps me draw the room’s dimensions accurately.
- Children’s scissors – I carry a small scissor with me at all times. Not only are they invaluable for cutting my Frog Tape when needed, they also cut samples of the paint color chips we collaboratively decided upon in our consultation. Because they are so small they take up little room, and their rounded edges assure they won’t poke through the fabric of the bag I carry them (and other tools) in.
Light Traveling Color Consultants
If you contract with a color consultant that doesn’t arrive with at least as many pieces of the “tool set” as I have, question them. How do they plan on helping you navigate the many paint colors of the world if they don’t have each of these tools? What samples will they leave behind for you? How will they help you determine the best paint sheen for your project? And, lastly, how can you be sure they exhausted all of the paint color choices if they don’t arrive with a full spectrum of tools?
National color trends make headlines. But, what about those at the local level? How important are they, and how are they determined?
Local color trends tend to take their nod from those found on the national level. They may be hues that combine nicely with, are an extension of, or act as an accent to national trends. While paint color trends can be shaped by public opinion, they are defined by purchases. Yet, prior to any significant difference in buying habits taking place, several other key deciding factors have already occurred. Factors that color consultants working in a paint store will pick up on quite readily.
Color consultants based in paint stores are privy to information that others likely are not. First, they conduct countless color consultations allowing them to quickly pick up on the resulting commonalities. Second, they’re able to quite literally put their fingers on one of the most telling ways of predicting a trend. The paint color chip. That’s right. I’ve found that paint color chips are an excellent way to determine the pulse of local color trends in a community.
Local Color Trend Determiner
Every time you are wowed by the gorgeous color chip displays at your local paint store, you’re looking at my secret predictor of local color trends. In order to keep the displays looking fresh, the color chips must be replenished on a frequent basis. At the store I work in, Bloomington Paint & Wallpaper, that responsibility falls upon me. I’ve found paint color chips are a perfect indicator of a hue’s popularity. The more often a color needs replacing, the more relevant it is as a color trend contender.
Over the last year, I’ve noticed a sizable uptick in the number of blue hued chips leaving the store. While I have visible proof of this trend, it’s something I could have predicted several years back. When gray took the country by storm nearly six years ago, homeowners praised its versatility and deemed it the new neutral. But with all of it’s sophistication many people came to realize that the color doesn’t provide a warm and fuzzy feeling, and in fact, can leave one feeling cold. For these reasons shades of blue started to pique interest on the local scene of Bloomington, Indiana.
Ways to Incorporate the Blue Hue
If you’ve enjoyed the soft muted effects of gray but want to tap into the blue trend, dusty shades of silvery blue, or green-based blue will be the first shades you’ll want to explore. Colors such as Benjamin Moore’s 1585 Wales Gray, 1586 Silver Mink, or 1563 Quiet Moments, and 1564 Beach Glass come to mind.
For those wishing to keep their walls predominately gray but bring them to life with an accent color, try clean, brighter renditions of blue. The addition of a more vibrant color will do the trick. Look to energetic hues such as 776 Santa Monica Blue, 726 Rendezvous Bay, or 804 Chicago Blues. Each of these deeper blues will bring fresh interest to your current gray decor.
What if you don’t wish to expand upon, or mend, the gray trend found throughout the country? Maybe you want to update your home to the latest local (Bloomington,Indiana) color movement? The following suggestions are for you. Try AF-540 Constellation a soft, pale shade, or the bolder, deeper AF-505 Blue Echo. Any of these will display the local, current blue trend beautifully and ensure your home is among the most beautiful and fashionable.
For “older” home lovers, historical integrity is very important. That’s why I took a brief moment to think through the work involved before accepting a recent historical home renovation.
When Opportunity Comes a Knockin’
In the dead of last winter, I received a phone call to select colors for the renovation and future sale of a home. Unbeknownst to me, this particular in home consultation would prove to be the perfect challenge, not too large, but certainly outside of my typical comfort zone. Who knew that upon crossing the home’s threshold I would be catapulted back in time? That certainly was the case, as this gem was built nearly 200 years ago!
Most color consultations are very straightforward. Each fixed element is studied, followed by the surrounding room’s colors, textiles, artwork and the homeowner’s preferences. These puzzle pieces come together to form the perfect paint color for the space.
Creating a Color Palette for an Older Home
Selecting a historically correct palette begins in the same way, but delves deep into the history, architecture and available pigments of the time. Thus, the steps to creating a historical color palette are:
- Analyze the fixed elements.
- Study the period of the home’s architecture.
- Research popular colors of the time.
- Translate those colors into an appealing palette for today’s homeowners.
Rolling Up the Sleeves and Jumping In
Important fixed elements of this home included some of the original hardwood flooring, several exposed brick walls, and practical built-ins, each in need of tender loving care. Selecting colors that would enhance, and not distract from, these elements was key. For this reason, colors with low contrast to one another were the backbone of the palette. Low contrasting paint colors call less attention to themselves allowing brick and natural hardwoods to shine.
Next, the home’s architecture was studied and researched. The home in question was built in 1835 and of the Federal style. Homes of this design were very popular in the eastern seaboard states, but less so in the more sparsely populated western edges of U.S. expansion at the time. This home was built 15 years beyond the Federal architectural period’s prime causing me to reason that little has changed in the last 200 years. Trends still begin on the coasts and spread to Indiana approximately 2 years later!
Colors of the Time Period
Further research concluded that sage greens, muted blues, and soft pumpkin colors were quite popular during this architectural time period, so I set about creating a palette based on these. But how does one utilize a historical color palette while also appealing to current home purchasers? That was the $64 question.
When it doubt, add white or gray. Not white or gray paint colors, but colors with those underpinnings. Gray mutes the colors making them less vivid, while white lightens them.
In muting and lightening the colors of the era, I created a soft and very current color palette. The homeowner was not a fan of soft pumpkin, so the home was painted in muted shades of sage green and blue.
All’s Well That Ends Well
Although selecting this home’s colors was a challenge, in the end it was a great success. So much so, that I’m currently working on an exterior color scheme. The owner was very pleased with his new palette and I’m quite sure the soon to be new homeowner will be as well. All it took was some research, a study of the home’s fixed elements, and a little forethought.
This is the time of year that homeowners get the urge to improve the curb appeal of their homes. The most simple way to do this is by painting your front door. Here are some of my favorite front door colors from Benjamin Moore.
Nothing revives lackluster curb appeal quicker than a new front door color. The beauty of this is that it’s an inexpensive, and fairly simple, project for most homeowners. A roll of good quality tape, your favorite brush and roller cover, along with a top notch quart of paint (and an afternoon) is all that’s required. Because there are so many gorgeous colors to select from, I decided to narrow down the playing field for you to 12 of my favorite Benjamin Moore favorite front door colors.
Favorite Front Door Color #1
Yellow front doors are so pretty, and yet so difficult to get right. What looks so “soft” on the color chip, can easily magnify itself tenfold leaving you with something much brighter than you’d bargained for. English Scone is the answer to this dilemma. Providing just the right amount of pop without appearing garish, this soft yellow will be the color that your neighbors ask the name of time and time again.
Favorite Front Door Color #2
Here in the Midwest, homeowners with brick facades still ask me for the hunter greens and burgundies of yesteryear. Instead, why not shake things up and use a rich coral? Not only will the contrast be less stark (a good thing in my book), but it will also project the obvious color savvy of the residents inside.
Favorite Front Door Color #3
There’s something about the color of fresh cut grass that excites the senses, and this green does just that. This medium blue undertone green is especially crisp when paired with lots of white trim. Refreshing and super pretty, this color is sure to become a classic.
Favorite Front Door Color #4
Red doors have been popular for years, but this red stands head and shoulders above the rest. What makes this hue so perfect? Notice that it reads true, rather than leaning heavily toward a blue or yellow undertone. For homes that require the sophistication only a red can provide, Dutch Tulip, will delight for years to come.
Favorite Front Door Color #5
I’ve always held a special place for teal in my bag of colors. In fact, my own front door is painted in a gorgeous version of the hue. Notice how beautifully the yellow green wall sets this color off. If you’re interested in painting a door teal, think of how you might incorporate some of that color as well.
Favorite Front Door Color #6
Glossy black doors are one of a traditional home’s best friends. Both classy and classic, glossy black enhances a door’s architecture like nothing else can.
Six More Favorite Front Door Colors to Try
These final six colors are for those truly wishing to up the ante with their use of fun color at the front door. Blue Danube is a gorgeous blue that speaks more persuasively than a plain navy. Autumn Purple is no shrinking violet. In fact, it could be just the “stand out” hue you’ve been looking for. Rumba Orange adds a crisp citrus flair, while Rose Quartz is a sophisticated twist on pink. Split Pea’s yellow undertone gives this fun green shade a shot of personality, and Tropicana Cabana lends a “Tiffany’s” sparkle to any ho hum door.
My favorite front door colors are a varied list, for sure. Just be sure to sample any color you’re considering before setting aside a nice afternoon to paint. Then sit back and wait for the compliments to roll in. By the way, if you’re favorite front door color didn’t make my list, please list it in the comments below. I’d love to know what colors are on your radar right now.