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!)