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Sherwin Williams 2017 Color of The Year: Poised Taupe

Color of The Year“It’s like gray and brown had a baby,” is how Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams explains the 2017 color of the year: Poised Taupe. She was recently on the Today Show sharing how to get a head start on next year’s trends.
“Earthen brown combines with conservative grey and the result is a weathered, woodsy and complex neutral that celebrates the imperfections and authenticity of a well-lived life,” is how the company explains the color. It’s cozy and creates a sense of coziness and warmth. Think the soft glow of candlelight, a toasty drink, or the company of family and friends, all on trend for the coming year.
The hue is a modern take on a timeless classic: “It signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing thirst for beautiful neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color. Neutrals are shifting,” Wadden says. “For five years everybody’s talking about gray ― well, they’re warming up.”
This neutral color is a deeper hue than the soft beiges and greys of the recent past. It goes with everything. Picture Poised Taupe with light blue or pair it with deep red, white, black, yellow, or even navy. Check out Sherwin-Williams’ 2017 Colormix to see how it pops against a range of complementary colors.
You can use it in every room. In the kitchen, the color can be used to create a clean palette for a sleek, yet warm space. Let your countertops and other finishes take center stage. In the bathroom, pair the color with black and white for a stunning look. It can create a rich look in a bedroom creating a relaxing yet elegant environment. Create a cocoon of sumptuousness by using similar tones on the bed, curtains, and rugs.
Personally, I love the Sherwin-Williams 2017 color of the year: Poised Taupe. It complements just about every homeowner’s individual style. I would love to hear what you think about it. If you like it, let’s incorporate it into your new Montecito home!
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