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It’s the time of year when many paint manufacturers and color forecasters release their picks for top shades for the coming year. And while these selections typically vary widely from company to company, one emerging trend for 2016 is what some would call a colorless color: white or, more specifically, shades of off-white. Here are four major paint brands’ achromatic color picks and how best to use them in your home.
Shown here: Simply White from Benjamin Moore, Ivory Keys from Behr, Alabaster from Sherwin-Williams and Cappuccino White from Glidden.
Benjamin Moore and Glidden have made off-white hues their “color of the year” for 2016, while Sherwin-Williams and Behr are each showing an off-white in their 2016 color trend forecasts.
In 2014, Benjamin Moore’s pick was the subtle sky blue Breath of Fresh Air, and last year, it chose the light and neutral Guilford Green. Simply White is perhaps the next logical choice in Benjamin Moore’s evolution toward barely there, wispy hues. Unlike color management company Pantone’s recent selections of Rose Quartz and Serenity, these shades are soft and neutral enough to be used generously in a space, rather than as a small accent only. Source: Houzz
This is the first year that color authority Pantone has named two hues as Colors of the Year. Chosen together because they balance warm and cool, these stunning shades are the perfect inspiration for a decor makeover in 2016.
Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times.
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