Color Of The Year

I spent many years as the lead designer for a paint company after graduating with my Interior Design degree. While all of my knowledge of AutoCAD, codes, materials, lighting, flooring, etc were never fully utilized as a lead designer for a paint company, I will say that I never had more fun playing with color. Each year that passed brought a new "color of the year" into people's lives and started a whole yearly (or at least six month) trend of everything "that color." I never realized, at the time, that it wasn't just my paint company that had a color of the year. It was every paint company that had their own colors, and there were even "official" colors of the year from larger organizations that decide stuff like that. How fun!

As 2017 quickly approaches I find myself browsing the colors to see which ones I personally like best and thought, "Hey, why not make a post about different colors of the year?" So, without further ado, here are the 2017 "color of the year" winners as I came upon them. Each month, next year, I plan to dive deeper into each color and give complementary colors and suggestions for design usage - so stay tuned and keep checking back!

Pantone - "Greenery" 15-0343

Sherwin-Williams - "Poised Taupe" SW6039

Benjamin Moore - "Shadow" 2117-30

Kelly Moore - "Kettleman" KM5818

Glidden - "Byzantine Blue" 50BB 32/117

Olympic - "Cloudberry" OL677.3

Dunn-Edwards - "Honey Glow" DE5354

Valspar - "Crushed Oregano" 6007-6C

Farrow & Ball - "Peignoir" 286