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What is the 2017 Color of the Year?

November 1, 2016

Benjamin Moore’s Pick for
2017 COLOR OF THE YEAR

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Shadow

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Last year, Benjamin Moore selected Simply White as color of the year.  As the months went on, they were getting a bit antsy and felt drawn to something deeper and richer.  In thinking about the play between light and dark, and how objects change from sunrise to sunset, Benjamin Moore set their eyes on Shadow.
More than just a color, it’s soft.  It’s moody.  It’s a dance.

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All the beauty of life is made of light and shadow – Leo Tolstoy

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Shadows are the echo of an object between the surface and light source.

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Light is beautifully filtered through the room, casting shadows that add another layer of texture to the space.

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As the sun moves throughout the sky, shadows change shape.

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Ethereal shadows of glass.

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Ode to Aubergine

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Ombre of deep and royal amethyst.

Where have we seen this rich aubergine?

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Women’s Fashion

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Inspired by Nature

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In Men’s Fashion

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In sultry home decor mixed with wood, leather and splash of white.

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If purple isn’t really your thing, try adding just a splash and see how you like it.  It looks bright and fresh when paired with white or light grey.

A striking color scheme to use with Aubergine is a light green:

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Los Gatos garden; Apr'13; 16299 Cypress St., Los Gatos, Garden

Contrasting light colors with dark is bold in this landscape design.

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Deep purple orchid with dewy green background.

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Purple has long stood for Wealth, Royalty, Luxury, Spirituality, Creativity, Mystery and Magic.

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Paired with a mossy green.

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A mix of bronze, purple and taupe create a calm and peaceful bedroom.

I’m curious to see what home furnishing will be popping up next year with various shades of Shadow.  Lighting, rugs, upholstered furniture and plenty of accessories will range from a sweet lilac to a deep dark eggplant.

Set the mood for your space and see how you feel with a little shadow.

Team of Lori Dennis Interior Design and General Contractor SoCal Contractor

Design Teams of Lori Dennis and SoCal Contractor at the debut party of Benjamin Moore.


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