Get Familiar with the Colors for 2017

Sherwin-Williams has released their 2017 color palette, topping the list this year as the 2017 color of the year, a new take on an old favorite. Taupe has been dancing around the edges of the top slot for a few years now, but this fresh interpretation, Poised Taupe, with it’s strong connection to its grey roots has what it takes to really make a splash. Beyond their top pick I think you will be excited to see some of the key color combinations they have put together that really allow you to take it in different directions.

2017's Color of the Year
2017’s Color of the Year

“Poised Taupe SW 6039 creates a cozy lifestyle and brings a sense of sanctuary into our homes. It diffuses the stresses of the world outside our doors — so much so that we feel restored and in balance when we walk across our threshold.

The Danes have a word to describe this feeling, hygge (pronounced hue-gah), which loosely translates as cozy, or creating a sense of coziness and warmth. The soft glow of candle-light, a toasty drink, and the company of family and friends is certainly hygge, but this feeling comes from creating the right atmosphere.

There is a particular beauty to be admired in homes that are allowed to age gracefully and show the wear and tear of everyday life. Lived-in homes seem to evolve harmoniously with their inhabitants. Every scratch, crack and mark records a story, a memory. The patina of a weathered wood tabletop can reveal the life and laughter of a party or the stain of spilled milk. At a time when perfection can seem like the ideal, a space that celebrates a well-lived life can be a sanctuary.

Our story of taupe is simple. Earthen brown combines with conservative grey and the result is a weathered, woodsy and complex neutral that celebrates the imperfections and authenticity of a well-lived life.”

See the full article Sherwin-Williams’ 2017 Color of the Year

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