2017 Color of the Year: Denver & Beyond

Color Experts have predicted 2017 Color of the Year (Denver & Beyond)

Trends in color in both fashion and home design are driven by what is happening in the world.

Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin-Williams have all selected a different 2017 Color of the Year.

Pantone is the number one trend watcher and influences everything from fashion to interior design and branding. Since the year 2000, they have selected the color of the year based on trends in film, art, sports, fashion, all areas of design, and politics.

Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year is Kale

Denver & Beyond

Not just a food trend, Kale is expected to be one of Pantone’s top colors for the year 2017.

 Greenery and Hope

Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the hope we collectively yearn for amid a complex social and political landscape,” said the release from Pantone, which provides professional color standards for many industries.

We are not surprised to see such an upbeat and powerful color for 2017

It is a very optimistic color and people are craving positivity and energy which we can get from color.

Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute, says Greenery was selected to signify a desire to reinvent ourselves.

The Color of the Year is chosen to reflect what is taking place in the world. This is a color we see building up in all areas of design and is reflective of a mood.” She exclaims that we will see this shade of “yellow-based green” in technology, in apps and at Gucci, Pucci and Prada.

Pucci and Prada

Greens help our heartbeat to slow down, help us to breathe and pull ourselves away from a world tied to flat screens and immerse ourselves in the physical beauty of the natural world,” Pressman says.

Pairing the Color Kale and Greenery with other Colors 

PANTONE Greenery is a versatile shade that lends itself to many color combinations. Pantone has created 10 colors palettes where Greenery is paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the enduring presence of PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Pantone’s spring color predictions for 2017;
Kale, Hazelnut, Pink Yarrow, Greenery

Pantone has created 10 colors palettes

Tips on Using the Color Kale or Greenery in your Home

Kale indicates a sense of hopefulness and is a great color to use subtly as an accent with an ottoman, cushion or artwork. It is a happy color for an accent that can bring the outside in.

Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone’s color consulting arm

The bold and citric Greenery may be a bit acidic for an overall color scheme in a room as it may be unflattering with some skin tones. However, it is an exciting accessory color that looks good with blues, purples or aubergines.


Pantone thinks that Kale is the opposite of Shadow, the moody eggplant hue that Benjamin Moore recently proclaimed as its 2017 Color of the Year.

Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Color of the Year
is Shadow 2117-30


In recent years whites, creams, and beiges have
ruled the design world.

This year Benjamin Moore chose a very bold color that they describe as a rich, deep amethyst:


After a year of looking at white, we were looking for something with more feeling,” a spokesperson for the company shared.

View the palette of 22 colors they recommend pairing with Shadow, which includes other jewel tones like ruby and emerald.

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.

Tips on Using the Color Shadow

Shadow is a very versatile color it is about passion and bravery, but it’s also silence. It can be electrified or softened.

Using SHADOW is all about PROPORTION

How you use Shadow will determine how much you want
to electrify your space

  • Use it as velvet upholstery, which under a certain light is will glimmer and look energetic.
  • Use it on the walls in a softly lit room, and it will become a very softening backdrop.
  • Use it over the mantel with a neutral color on the rest of the walls.
  • Use it as a trim.
  • Beautiful with White

Click here for more ideas’s on using purple 

Sherwin-Williams  2017 Color of the Year is Poised Taupe SW 6039


The color gray has been a huge influence in home design the last few years with both hospitality and home design.

Although gray is still important, we have seen a substantial shift in materials and finish color to warmer looks of neutrals such as taupe.

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