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Benjamin Moore unveiled Color Trends 2016, a corresponding palette of 23 colors to illustrate how white works within the color spectrum.

 

COLOR of The YEAR! 

Benjamin Moore, North America’s favorite paint, color and coatings brand, announced its highly anticipated 2016 Color of the Year – Simply White OC-117. The company also unveiled Color Trends 2016, a corresponding palette of 23 colors to illustrate how white works within the color spectrum.

“The color white is transcendent, powerful and polarizing – it is either taken for granted or obsessed over,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director.

“White is not just a design trend, it is a design essential. The popularity of white, the necessity of white, the mystique of white is quantifiable in our industry. Of the top ten best-selling Benjamin Moore colors, variants of white occupy five spots. It was inevitable that we would ultimately recognize white as our Color of the Year.”

 

The Benjamin Moore Color Studio forecasts color trends after a year of research attending major industry shows around the world, while also taking cues from standouts in architecture, fashion, textiles, home furnishings and the arts. White transcends style, and is seen in traditional, transitional and modern interiors. The color also presents attractive exterior looks for the home, from colonial to contemporary and virtually everything in between.

The Color Studio arrived at Simply White OC-117 after careful review of the company’s more than 250 white selections. According to the Color Studio, it was the most neutral, level and constant in the various light sources used in today’s design environments.


 

The Narrative


 

layered whites, 

diffused light...

ambience

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striking contrasts,

bold lines...

definition

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white-washed walls,

hand-hewn beams...

texture

In the ceramicist's studio, harmony reigns. Coats of white paint refresh rustic boards and beams and take on a warm, soft glow.

 

 

 


 

energizing color,

crisp white borders...

focus

White frames and flatters. In this gallerist's brownstone, white is the guide that directs the eye to multiple color encounters.

 




Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2016 can only be achieved with Benjamin Moore paints. Offering residential paints for any project, the Benjamin Moore portfolio includes Aura®, Aura® Bath & Spa, Regal® Select, Natura® ben®, ADVANCE®, ARBORCOAT® and Aura Grand Entrance®.