5 Color Trends to Watch for in 2016

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5 Color Trends to Watch for in 2016

Well, it’s official – we have bid farewell to 2015. It was a fantastic year in the world of paint, decorating and retail, and while we’re not sure what’s in store for 2016, some of the upcoming color trends for the New Year make it safe to say that it’s bound to be a beautiful one!

If you’re looking for a quick guide to some of the most impressive colors to watch for in 2016, you’ll love sharing these five shades with your customers. From clean whites to tranquil pinks, these are some of the most beautiful and trendy hues that are sure to make a splash in home decor this year.

Simply White. Light and fresh, this clean shade has been named as the Color of the Year for Benjamin Moore. Whether it was chosen because it can be used as a stand-alone neutral color or paired with an accent, the multi-purpose Simply White is an ideal shade for all areas of the home and exterior.

Ravishing Red. Many designers believe there should be at least one room in your home that’s cheerful and daring, and a dreamstime_s_76640978bright red will certainly achieve that! With rich and lively orange undertones, a bold bright red is the perfect choice for revamping a bedroom, kitchen or reading room and transforming it into a luxurious corner of the home that won’t be ignored.

Owl Gray. If you have customers looking for a soft and stylish shade for their kitchen, they can’t go wrong with Benjamin Moore’s Owl Gray. Mellow and elegant, this timeless tone does a beautiful job at adding a cozy ambiance to an eating or living area without making it dull or dark. With a slightly brown undertone, it is perfect for many home decor styles, from rustic to upscale.

Kittery Point Green: With an earthy yet refined tone, Kittery Point Green is a universal shade that looks beautiful in both traditional and modern homes. Ideal for living areas that receive lots of natural light, this muted green color looks best when paired with bright, clean whites or with multi-dimensions using tones that are two to three shades darker in the color spectrum.

Rose Quartz and Serenity: A first from the color experts at Pantone, we’re thrilled that they’ve named not one but two shades as their Color of the Year. Soft and calming, the pairing of Rose Quartz and Serenity come together to create an eye-catching shade that’s reminiscent of a perfect sunset. While we think the colors combined are beautiful, each one individually can be used to turn your home walls into a stylish masterpiece. If you’re not brave enough to use them together (no judgment!), we love the idea of choosing one as a wall in a bedroom or reading room and using the other as decorative accent pieces like wall art, lamps or throw pillows.