Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Paint Color Forecast

Hello! I hope you guys are well!  Benjamin Moore recently announced their paint color trend forecast for 2017. These are the paint colors that they believe will be popular in 2017.

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I always love talking about paint colors because I’ve seen just how powerful a change of paint color in a room can be in transforming a space from blah to beautiful and often for only $50 or less!

I mentioned in last weeks post (all about how to paint a room) that although I don’t use Benjamin Moore paints I do often get their paint colors made in other brands.

Benjamin Moore does an amazing job at creating beautiful, crisp, and on trend paint colors!

I used their last year’s 2016 Paint color of the year, Simply White, in my 2 story entry way and living room and still love it.

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This year’s 2017 Benjamin Moore Paint Color of the Year is Shadow.

Benjamin Moore 2017 Color of the Year

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What a contrast from last year’s light and airy ‘Simply White’, right?  Shadow appears to be an off-black color with purple undertones.  It signifies mystery, drama, and depth.

Many of the other paint colors forecasted for 2017 also have purple undertones like Benjamin Moore Porcelain pictured below (trim is Benjamin Moore  Cloud Cover).

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The colors also tend to be more moody and dramatic like Benjamin Moore’s Knoxville Gray in this masculine office.

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This paint color forecast doesn’t surprise me too much.  Remember my post on how black is trending in interior design (post HERE).

Well, the trend has evolved into off-blacks as well (I think the term off-black is made up but I figure if off-white works off-black does too)!:-)

Here are some ‘Shadow’ like images I’ve noticed trending lately.

Benjamin Moore 2017 Shadow

via Studio-Mcgee

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via House 214 Design

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via Elizabeth Lawson Design

Personally I’m probably not going to be painting any walls or cabinets off-black but I did add an element of contrast in my recent laundry room makeover.

I didn’t share this part in my Home Depot post so it will be new to you.  I painted the door that goes to our garage an off-black color called Benjamin Moore Wrought Iron

BEFORE

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AFTER

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It took me a couple of days to get use to seeing  such a dark color in there but now I really like ti. The contrast helps make the space feel crisp and fresh!

It will be really interesting to see what the 2017 Pantone Color of the year is (they should announce it in about a month)!  I wonder if it will be similar.

I like the moody 2017 Benjamin Paint Color Forecast if used in moderation and paired with white.  What do you think of it???  

Have a great weekend and as always thank for being here!!:-)

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9 thoughts on “Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Paint Color Forecast

  1. Jean

    I just painted my kitchen walls with Cloud Cover. Will do the upper cabinets in the same color and am leaning towards Wrought Iron for the lower cabinets. Painted my dining room with CC below chair rail and Palladian Blue above. It’s gorgeous!

  2. bonnie berko

    Pease tell me if Shadow can work with shades of red? My chairs are red, the sofa is sand color. Accents are red. I love the color but am not sure about about painting over the old Palladian Blue color in the small Living room with Shadow, which has purple tones. Thank you so much!

    1. Tamara Post author

      Hi, Bonnie, thanks for the question! So if you went with shadow on the walls the color combination of red, sand, and shadow would read very modern or contemporary. Also if the room is already small, the dark color on the wall will make it seem even smaller. If you are okay with those two things then I say go for it. For my personal style preference I wouldn’t but it’s totally up to you. Hope this helps!

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