It is well known how important color is when it comes to designing a home. Many of us know the pain of picking out paint swatches just to be disappointed with the shade of blue that we thought would look perfect in the upstairs hallway. “The natural light really brings out the true brilliance of its tones.” “It dries lighter, just let it sit overnight.” We’ve heard it all. So why do we put ourselves through the exhausting chore of picking out the perfect color? Well, because we need perfection. And its not perfect until someone assures us that it is.
At Dirks Furniture, we understand the importance of your home. And the perfect blend of colors that make up your home can be just as critical as the right sofa or table. But how do you expedite the process of selecting what hues to which you will trust your walls? Enter paint industry giants Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.
Year after year both companies introduce a new Color of the Year to headline their product lines. So what’s in store for 2017? Our design staff at Dirks Furniture did some research and were able to shed some ‘natural light’ on the subject. (Don’t worry it won’t change the colors’ hues. See what we did there?…)
Benjamin Moore 2017 Color of the Year – Shadow (2117-30):
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Allusive and Enigmatic, Shadow (2117-30) by Benjamin Moore is a true master of ambiance.
“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life,” quotes Benjamin Moore Creative Director Ellen O’Neill. “Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal,” O’Neill continued. The Benjamin Moore representative went on by challenging her customers, “Indulge your mysterious side and let Shadow (2117-30) set the mood for your home.”
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Benjamin Moore VP of Color Innovation & Design, Carl Minchew spoke of the inspiration behind Shadow (2117-30). “Emotional connections with this color evoke nostalgic memories of light on space and color.”
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Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year – Poised Taupe (SW 6039):
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Described by Sherwin-Williams as a timeless neutral that’s both modern as well as classic, Poised Taupe provides a beautiful balance of warm and cool. Earthen Brown combines with Conservative Grey resulting in a weathered, woodsy and complex neutral that celebrates the imperfections and authenticity of a well lived life.
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The Sherwin-Williams design team recommends pairing Poised Taupe (SW 6039) with Gale Force (SW 7605), Stardew (SW 9138), Mountain Air (SW 0014), or High Reflective White (SW 7757) for a complete cooling look.
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For a more vintage vibe, the company recommends you matching Poised Taupe with Roycroft Rose (SW 0034), Brandywine (SW 7710), Sheraton Sage (SW 0014), or Alchemy (SW 6395).
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Pantone Color of the Year – Greenery 15-0343:
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Patone Inc. the Carlstadt, New Jersey based corporation best know for its Patone Matching System (PMS), a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, such as printing and the manufacturing of colored paint, fabrics and plastic, would like to introduce you to Greenery 15-0343…
“A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings. It is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew.
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Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attribute of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
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A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.” Proclaimed as “Nature’s neutral, PANTONE Greenery is a versatile ‘trans-seasonal’ shade that lends itself to many color combinations. It pairs well with neutrals, deeper shades, pastels, and metallics.” – PANTONE.com
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