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Paint trends for 2017 – purple reigns!

Grays are still trending as the neutral for the coming year…ranging from warms tones such as Edgecombe Gray to the cooler version of Stonington Gray ( both from Benjamin Moore) there is a shade for every room and every style. Wall color is the “stage” for décor and should harmonize and enhance all the other elements in a room.

Mixing cooler grays with elements in the brown family work very well when you want to a warmer feel as in this eclectic bedroom

2017 will see some new dynamic colors for walls that lean to the “purple spectrum”

Here is Benjamin Moore color of the year for 2017 – #2117-30 Shadow / a deep smokey purple with undertones of blue. This color is both soothing and dramatic at the same time

….Moving to a purple that is more on the taupe side of the spectrum – warm with a muddiness that gives sophistication. Sherwin Williams 2017 color of the year is SW6039 Poised Taupe

A really FUN purple is this snazzy warm violet shade – creating a calming yet fun atmosphere in this open concept condo. Pittsburgh Paints 2017 winner PPG 1169-5 Violet Verbena

Painted millwork will continue to be popular and I find one of the most versatile whites is from Benjamin Moore – OC-117 Simply white… I love this clean, crisp, multi-purpose white. It compliments more color schemes and is my perennial favourite for trims, kitchen cabinets and built ins.