Hello friends! Today let’s talk about color in decor! Have you heard what the Color of the Year 2016 is? It’s Simply White Benjamin Moore OC-117!
Benjamim Moore has officially announced it’s 2016 color of the year and it’s a bit surprising! The color experts at BM have research this for a year studying trends in fashion, architecture, textiles and art and decided that the color of the year is…drumroll…..white! Simply White OC-117 to be exact.
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Color of the Year Simply White OC-117
It’s ironic that their Color of the Year is… well, no color… but I must say from personal experience (see my office makeover) that Simply White is really, truly gorgeous.
Office Decor and Furniture Sources:
office chair (similar)
parsons chair (similar)
white slipcover (similar)
my white desk
office console unit
This is not a cold white. It has warm undertones and is a little bit creamy, but definitely ‘white’ . It goes well with both cool and warm colors too…. and also with wood finishes and metallics. I recommend it!
Simply White Fireplace
It’s “transcendent, powerful, and polarizing” says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director in a press release. “White is not just a design trend, it is a design essential,” she continued. “The popularity of white, the necessity of white, the mystique of white is quantifiable in our industry.” The company offers more than 250 selections of white, and of the top ten best-selling Benjamin Moore colors, white tones occupy five spots. “It was inevitable that we would ultimately recognize white as our Color of the Year,” says O’Neill.
The Color of the Year announcement was accompanied by a corresponding palette of 23 additional paint colors dubbed the Color Trends of 2016. These selections include a variety of vibrant shades like Lemonade (a pale yellow), Patriot Blue (a deep cerulean), Ravishing Red (a vibrant rouge), and Gentle Violet (a rich plum).
So what do you think? Love Simply White or hate it?
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