Yup, the color of the year for 2016 is Simply White OC-117! 

The color white is transcendent, powerful and polarizing – it is either taken for granted or obsessed over,” said Benjamin Moore creative director Ellen O’Neill, in a press release. “White is not just a design trend, it is a design essential,” she continued. “The popularity of white, the necessity of white, the mystique of white is quantifiable in our industry.”

The reaction to Benjamin Moore’s announcement in the design community was not surprise, since it certainly has made an impact in many aspects of home design.

Lakewood Kitchen remodel

We have also seen much lighter spaces, which are often various tones of white, mixed with more natural elements like wood and stone. They make the white feel even more clean and fresh as seen in this welcoming kitchen done by Designer Premier designer Shawna.

How could a plain vanilla get such an exalted ranking?

Especially considering that 2015 Color of the Year choices were earthy Marsala (Pantone’s) and vivid Coral Reef (Sherwin-Williams).

Because it is Clean, Fresh, and Versatile and is perfectly paired with both warm and cool palettes; it can be used in both modern and traditional settings, and exudes elegance wherever used.

Are you thinking, “White is an easy color to select?”

As designers, we often assist our customers in choosing the “right white” for their homes. The search for a shade of white is extremely difficult, do you want a warm white, a cool light, one with a blue tone – there are so many options.  Want to learn more about decorating your home with color? Click here  


Color Trends of 2016

The 2016 Simply White color was chosen from Benjamin Moore’s more than 250 selections of white paint

It was selected because “it was the most neutral, level and constant in the various light sources used in today’s design environments.”

A Palette of 23 Additional Paint Colors joined the Introduction of Simply White.

They show how white works in the color spectrum, the selections include a variety of vibrant shades like Lemonade (a pale yellow), Patriot Blue (a deep cerulean), Ravishing Red (a vibrant rouge), and Gentle Violet (a rich plum). You can see the entire color palette at BenjaminMoore.com

Joe McGuire Contemporary Dining Room

This stunning dining room created by Designer Premier designers Joe and Matthew uses Lemonade as a stunning accent with the crisp white.

Joe McGuire Contemporary Bedroom

This comfortable twin guest room created by Designer Premier designers Joe and Matthew uses Gentle Violet as a stunning accent color.

Doyle Dining room remodel

The stunning white ceiling detail and walls are beautiful with the soft contrast of the blues and greys in the dining room done by Designer Premier designer Shawna.

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