There’s no question that a major part of the overall look and feel of your home comes from the color schemes in your rooms. That’s why so many interior designers pay such close attention to the color trends in the industry. And while there is nothing that dictates that you have to follow a particular style or trend, a home that’s significantly different can either feel bold—or uncomfortably out of step.
Paint, color and coatings manufacturer, Benjamin Moore, recently announced its 2016 Color of the Year. After a year of research that includes attending major international industry shows and observing standouts in architecture, fashion, textiles, home furnishings and the arts, the company’s color studio selected Simply White OC-117—noting that, “it was the most neutral, level and constant in the various light sources used in today’s design environments.”
One of the challenges of selecting a color of the year is that designers and homeowners seldom opt for painting the interiors of their homes a single color. To that end, the color studio also released their 22 colors of the Color Trends 2016 palette, including:
Simply White OC-117, Paper White OC-55, Ice Mist OC-67, Mascarpone AF-20, Ballet White OC-9, White Heaven 2068-70, Morning Sky Blue 2053-70, Gray Owl OC-52, Lemonade 2024-60, Cream Puff 2174-70, Enchanted 2070-50, White Satin 2067-70, Kittery Point Green HC-119, Banana Yellow 2022-40, Ravishing Red 2008-10, Gentle Violet 2071-20, Luxe AF-580, Blue Echo AF-505, Weimaraner AF-155, Royal Flush 2076-20, Patriot Blue 2064-20, Black Ink 2127-20 and French Press AF-170.
By the way, Benjamin Moore isn’t the only game in town when it comes to color. Pantone also announced their color of the year—or more accurately colors of the year: Rose Quartz and Serenity (a contrasting bluish color). That’s quite a contrast to the off-white selected by Benjamin Moore!
So if you’re contemplating a remodeling of your Naples-area home, does this mean you should run down to the local hardware store or paint store and load up on Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117? Not necessarily.
You may recall the original Pirates of the Caribbean movie in which Captain Barbossa explains the pirate code, saying: “The code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules. . . “ The color of the year is a bit like that. It’s a guideline. It’s an indication of popularity and ttrends, but it’s not a dictate you have to follow.
What we recommend is that you talk with a professional about what colors and color schemes will best suit your personal preference and bring out the best in your newly remodeled home.
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