Benjamin Moore Paint Colour of the Year 2017

Shadow - Benjamin Moore Paint Colour of the Year 2017

With so many rooms still to paint at home, any email that comes my way about paint colours immediately gets starred and pinned. It’s hard enough choosing a colour for a single room, let alone choosing colours for a whole house that work together and completely harmonise. There’s so much choice out there. And yes, us designers do make mistakes. I’m already having second thoughts about the green I chose for the office (sssshh, don’t tell the BF), and I’d love find a paint chart where I adore all of the colours and I can then remove the need to look elsewhere.

Shadow - Benjamin Moore Paint Colour of the Year 2017

Wall colour – Shadow 2117-30.

I think I may have found it.

Benjamin Moore paint colours -Wall colour - Gentleman’s Gray and Stormy Monday

Wall colour – Gentleman’s Gray 2062-20, Trim Colour – Stormy Monday 2112-50.

The 2017 Colour Trends palette from Benjamin Moore ranges from muted pales to saturated deeps. Immediately showing that you can have light and dark side by side. In fact it’s inspired by the concept of how shadow and light travel through a space during the course of a day, and it speaks to the newfound level of colour confidence in deeper hues that we are all finding so appealing these days.

Benjamin Moore paint colours 2017 - Dinner Party and Chalk White

Wall colour – Dinner Party AF-300, Door and Trim Colour – Chalk White 2126-70

The star of the show is Shadow, which has been named as the Benjamin Moore colour of the year for 2017. An allusive and enigmatic shade that is intense, luminous and dramatic. It calls to mind a historic past, but it is also an exuberant, contemporary colour-confident statement.

Benjamin Moore Paint Colours 2017 - Chalk White

Wall and Trim Colour – Chalk White 2126-70.

And as you can tell, I’m rather fond of Gentleman’s Gray, Dinner Party, and Chalk White. Now those are colours I could work with. Do you think Guacamole would work in my office?

Benjamin Moore Paint Colours 2017

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  1. Reply

    Kate Watson-Smyth

    October 28, 2016

    Hi Carole, these are gorgeous colours. I know what you mean about green – I was going to do my refurb’d bathroom in dark green but then I went dark grey instead (typical). I still love it as a colour though. All these shades are gorgeous. I need to find a pale grey for my bedroom. I wonder if it’s Wish…..

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      October 28, 2016

      Wish is lovely. Not surprised you went with grey in the bathroom though – it’s a tried and tested colour now. I wish I could be more adventurous 🙂

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      Helen Shaw

      October 28, 2016

      Hi Kate,
      Let me know if you want me to send you a swatch of Wish 🙂
      Helen from Benjamin Moore UK


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