Every industry attempts to predict (or project) what "THE" thing is going to be in the coming year: fashion writers predict the new color or must have accessory... journalists try to predict what "THE" toy is parents must get for their children at Christmas.
Remodeling isn't any different. Each year, the paint companies do the same. So here are three takes at what the paint companies believe we'll be decorating our rooms with next year.
Sherwin Williams: Poised Taupe
"Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking," Sherwin Williams' Sue Wadden, director of color marketing, said.
How to use this color: Sherwin Williams provides sample color palettes to use with Poised Taupe. We are particularly fond of the Cornflower Blue and Wine palates SW has chosen to highlight the versatility of their 2017 Color.
Glidden continues the theme of creating a variation of grey - but in a different direction: more of a blue grey, as opposed going in the taupe-y direction Sherwin Williams has designed.
"It stretches the boundaries of purple to borrow all of best qualities of blue and gray, making it an appealing color choice for nearly any room," says Misty Yeomans, PPG color marketing manager,
As Yoemans points out, the color is quite flexible: when combined with darker colors, Byzantine Blue takes on a more grey hue, whereas when paired with a lighter neutral like a white, Glidden's Paint Color of 2017 takes on a more blue -- even purplish -- caste.
How to use this color:
The great thing about this particular hue is its sheer flexibility. Whether you choose this color as the main focal point in your bath or as an accent in other room accessories, this Byzantine Blue will work in modern as well as traditional designs.
For example, for a more modern look, Yoeman's recommends pairing Byzantine Blue with colors like with Deep Onyx, a warm neutral such as StoneHarbor Greige, a clean white such as White On White or accent it with a gray-green such as Icy Teal.
But Byzantine Blue isn't just for the modernists: if you have a more traditional sensibility in home furnishings, try pairing it with a warm yellow neutral like Golden Bamboo, a cool neutral such asCanyon Echo, or a warm, deep blue like Approaching Storm and trim with Marshmallow White.
“Home décor trends for 2017 are reflecting society’s urge to find a space apart from constant connectedness, and to create balance by establishing our homes as places to refresh,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, Olympic Paints & Stains brand. “Cloudberry is the perfect complement to the minimalist style that is strongly trending in the year ahead.”
“Cloudberry conveys retreat from the pressures of daily life, encouraging meditation and mindfulness, inspiring more focus and less stress,” Schlotter said. “Imagine creating a room in your home that embodies a Zen persona with an engineer’s intellect. The mood is set through minimalism and purity of design, for environments and interiors that mimic the simplicity of an airy yet sophisticated beach lifestyle.”
Any of these colors can be used to create just the right environment you're looking for in the bath area. Whether you include them on your walls as paint, or accent colors in the forms of bath mats or towels, consider how you'll use them when remodeling or refinishing your baths this year.
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