Color Block

February 20, 2017 raguirre

Introducing the 2017 Colors of the Year!

Ready to give your favorite room a facelift? With so many colors to choose from, looking at paint selections can be quite the daunting task. Why not leave it up to the experts? Every year, most of the major paint companies spend a whole lot of time researching design trends to come up with their Color of the Year. From a bright yellow and a shimmery copper to elegant grays and purples, there’s something intriguing for all tastes in 2017.


5Cloudberry (OL677.3)

Paint“Home décor trends for 2017 are reflecting society’s urge to find a space apart from constant connectedness, and to create balance by establishing our homes as places to refresh,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “Cloudberry is the perfect complement to the minimalist style that is strongly trending in the year ahead.”

Olympic Paints & Stains
3200 N. Main St.


Paint3Honey Glow (DE5354)

“This is a great color to make a bold statement in a room,” said Sara McLean, color expert for Dunn-Edwards. “Whether it’s applied to every wall or featured in accessories, the cheerful spirit that radiates from this color will re-energize any room.” BONUS: 10% of all Honey Glow sales go to, a non-profit that works to help bees survive the threat of extinction.

Dunn-Edwards Paints
2301 E. Lohman Ave

Paint3Shadow (2117-30)

“Allusive and enigmatic, Shadow is a master of ambiance. It is a color that calls to mind a ‘past’, yet it can also make a contemporary, color-confident statement,” says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director. “Shadow is sophisticated, provocative and poetic, it can bring energy to a space or harmony and a moment of respite.”

Benjamin Moore Dws Building Supply
716 W. Hadley Ave.

PaintPoised Taupe (SW 6039)4

“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams.

1400 N. Solano Dr.
1681 E. Lohman Ave.

Paint5Byzantine Blue (50BB 32/117)

“The name may say blue, but Byzantine Blue is truly a purple in disguise. It stretches the boundaries of purple to borrow all of best qualities of blue and gray, making it an appealing color choice for nearly any room,” says Misty Yeomans, PPG color marketing manager, Glidden paint.

PaintGlidden Paint

McCoys Building Supply
1856 S. Valley Drive

PaintLooking for a good spray paint color for your DIY projects?

Krylon (available at most hardware and hobby stores) has named copper as the 2017 Color of the Year, saying, “This versatile ‘metal of the moment’ can be both luxury and DIY, giving industrial design more polished refinement. This all-around natural metal pairs well with a wide range of colors, from delicate off-whites to softened greens, to rich navys and deep slate grays and complements many different textured surfaces including concrete or wood. Its seamless application into different lifestyle aspects make it a go-to color for everything from fashion to home décor – both indoor and out.”

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