Color of the Year 2016 – Simply White is a warm white paint color. It’s a beautiful neutral that works well with many colors, in any room!
It’s also very popular!
It’s one of Benjamin Moore’s best selling paint colors!
Today I’m diving deep into BM Simply White to discuss undertones, complimentary colors, real room photos for inspiration.
I’m also sharing what the expert on Simply White has to say about this color, Ellen O’Neill, who is the creative director at Benjamin Moore!
Benjamin Moore has officially announced it’s 2016 color of the year!
The color experts at BM have researched 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.
Color of the Year 2016 – Simply White OC-117
What color is BM Simply White?
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.
Is Simply White a warm or cool color?
This is a warm white.
It goes well with both cool and warm colors too…. and also with wood finishes and metallics.
What are the undertones of BM Simply White?
It has a yellow beige undertone which makes it very inviting and versatile.
It’s slightly creamy, but still definitely a ‘white’.
Design tip: use a Samplize peel & stick paint sample of SW Simply White to test this color.
You can easily move it around your room, it’s mess free and delivered right to your front door!
Simply White coordinating colors
Here is a corresponding palette of 23 additional paint colors that pair well with Simply White.
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BM Simply White in real rooms
How to test paint colors in your home with zero mess and zero cleanup!
Samplize Peel & Stick Paint Samples are an easy, mess-free way to test paint colors
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Peel & Stick – and repositionable
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I used Simply White white my office!
Office Decor and Furniture Sources:
office chair (similar)
my white desk
similar office bookcase
office console unit
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