2017 Paint Colour Trends
Deep blue-grey, tranquil pink and regal burgundy are just a few of the hottest paint colours for 2017. Inspired by the international art world, the design team at Benjamin Moore drew on influences from around the globe to create this year’s palette of must-try shades, including the Colour of the Year, Shadow (2117-30), a gorgeous rich amethyst. Discover more of these showstopping colours and learn how to use them in your home.
It’s time to go bold! This entryway makes a dramatic impression with walls painted in Dinner Party (AF-300). The rich burgundy is brightened by the trim and door painted in airy Chalk White (2126-70). A shapely wood chair with a bright orange cushion keeps the space from looking too serious.
Moody tones continue their reign. The blackened blue shade of Benjamin Moore’s Gentleman’s Gray (2062-20) paint lends a glamorous-yet-masculine note to this dining room. Mirror, crystal and silver sparkle like stars in the night sky against the deep walls, black accents and dark wood table.
Shadow (2117-30) couldn’t be more on-trend. As Benjamin Moore’s 2017 Colour of the Year, it makes a bold statement in any space. Used here to accent a light-wood staircase, the deep amethyst hue evokes a sense of drama and nostalgia.
This charming bedroom is particularly delightful thanks to the fresh pale blue of Iceberg (2122-50). Reminiscent of a seaside escape, the adorable sleeping nook — with its vintage-style bed, striking sconces, white linens and trim painted in Cloud Cover (OC-25) — offers the perfect space for dreaming.
When a space is full of light, a dark colour can be a stylish choice to create balance. This matte navy wall — painted in Gentleman’s Gray (2062-20) — lends sophistication to a large, light-filled window. Trim painted in icy grey provides contrast, while french doors overlooking a lush green garden illuminate the space.
Create contrast with traditional yet on-trend grey green. This refined office provides a calming, light-filled space to get down to business. Playful orange Wegner Wishbone chairs pop against walls painted in Benjamin Moore’s Knoxville Gray (HC-160). The impressive dark wood desk and elaborate table lamps look striking with the room’s more contemporary elements.
Used in a smaller space, like an entryway or small office, Shadow (2117-30) — the 2017 Colour of the Year — adds glamour. Simple clear glass vases filled with bright green plants provide contrast to the dramatic walls and dark wood table.
Light dances beautifully off this very 2017 shade of aqua, making Sea Star (2123-30) the perfect choice for a tranquil reading nook. A navy toile pillow and vintage vases subtly layer colour and personality into the room.
Designers know that deep colours like Shadow (2117-30), the 2017 Colour of the Year, create cosy and livable rooms. Here, bright magenta chairs and a fiery red rug add fun, energizing colour to a snug space. Dark wood floors ground the bold mix of hues, while traditional vases and art offer eclectic contrast to the modern chairs.
Evocative shapes, textures and tones make this grey-on-grey palette both soothing and sophisticated. Benjamin Moore’s Stormy Monday (2112-50) is a timeless and complex shade that works well in a formal living or dining space. Chartreuse drapes lend brightness and accentuate large french doors.
Walls painted in Wish (AF-680) beautifully complement rich woods and exposed beams in this light-filled dining space. Striking terracotta artwork acts as an eye-catching focal point in the welcoming room that’s just begging for a leisurely and vivacious dinner party.