Benjamin Moore and Pantone both recently announced their picks for color of the year. Benjamin Moore’s pick is “Shadow”: deep and moody from the purple family. Pantone’s pick is “Greenery”: lively and rich from the green (duh) family. How can this be you may ask? Two colors of the year? Well, while different, they do have some similarities. Both are beautiful jewel tones. Just think of amethyst and emerald! They work beautifully together.
Let’s look at Shadow:
Amethyst, aubergine, shadow, all beautiful soft muted colors! I love to use them all on interior walls and accents. As a matter of fact I used a very similar aubergine for a historic show house a few years back:
It is a timeless color that can be historic or contemporary. From a design perspective it’s a great backdrop for furniture and accessories. Much the same way jewelery stores will use dark backdrops to display gems to their best advantage, this wonderful jewel tone does the same for your interiors.
Let’s look at “Greenery”. Fresh as newly cut grass, full of promise. Here is what Pantone has to say:
“Greenery”, also a beautiful jewel tone, is reminiscent of emerald, peridot, and tourmaline. A timeless and elegant look:
These 2017 colors are absolutely wonderful and will go the design distance. Use them boldly and with confidence!