Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016 - Simply White OC-117
The video alone of their announcement dang near drew tears. It was just so well done & executed!
Let's talk color..
What goes into picking and choosing what the color of the year will be? I mean Benjamin Moore has hundreds upon hundreds of colors to choose from.
|A small side of the colors in the Benjamin Moore Design Showroom|
|At my local Benjamin Moore store as I try to decide on colors for a clients commissioned piece|
Simply White - we are seeing it on runways, kitchen cabinets being transformed to a white hue, at the Oscars... We are seeing more & more white-washed furniture & architecture.
So is white the controversial color? Either you love it or hate it or maybe even ehhh it's white!
"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 10 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."
I won't lie, I was surprised by the choice. I was looking for a blue hue, maybe a teal/turquoise even.
2016 Color of the Year...