Well, it is that time of year again! All of the major paint companies have recently announced their selections for the color of the year. This year, purples, grays, and taupes reign supreme.
PPG Paints has selected Violet Verbena, a grayish shade of violet, while Olympic Paints color of the year is Cloudberry, a soft violet that is somewhat paler than Violet Verbena, and Glidden’s Byzantine Blue is really another shade of purple which is peaceful, yet playful.
Sherwin-Williams has gone in another direction with Poised Taupe, a neutral which is both cool and warm with its mix of gray and brown. Benjamin Moore calls its color of the year Shadow, a shade that is dark, dramatic and elegant.
Pantone, the company that considers itself the authority on colors in consumer trends, will not announce their color for 2017 until December. In the meantime, they have released the top ten colors for spring, 2017, to coincide with New York Fashion Week and other fashion weeks around the world. The list is quite subdued with muted and earthy tones such as Kale and Hazelnut predominating along with pops of brighter color such as Primrose Yellow. So…. We will have to wait and see, but we are trying to be healthy and going with Kale.