I had a look at some rooms painted in these new paint colors for 2017, and I have to admit, I like them all! While I never been a lover of pink walls, a really light shade of pink on the walls, paired with some gray and white furniture would be a lovely start to a bedroom color scheme. Add some bright reds, chocolate brown, and hot pink cushions and it could be dynamite!
- Confident colors for composed creative types: dusky blues, spicy reds, lime greens
- Composed colors for the traditionalists: earthy greens and taupes
- Comfortable range lists light pastels, pinks, blues and yellows
Benjamin Moore’s® paint color of the year is named “shadow”. It’s lovely! A dusty muddy shade of gray and eggplant.
“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.”
—Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director
If you are drawn to colors, by their names, you will also love these: Pink bliss, Wish, Stormy Monday, Sea Star, Gentlemen’s Gray, Porcelain to name a few…
Dulux® Paints names its paint color of the year: Starry Sky, which is a mid-intensity grey-blue.
The Pantone® color institute, known for its color management system of the print industry are also jumping in with colors pulled from the film industry, most notably Star Wars: The Force Awakes, The Peanuts Movie, and Disney’s Inside Out.
These palettes have dreamy names such as Day Dreaming, At Ease, Forest Bathing, and Florabundant.
It’s chosen color of the year is about the brightest neutral you’ll come across! It’s a bright green, named Greenery. If you’re looking for a bright color to revitalize a room, this one’s for you!