2016 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year
If I asked my dad to describe 2016 Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, he’d say
that’s a no-color, color.
Meet 2016 Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year -
Simply White OC-117 or 2143-70.
Hard to argue with that.
Give me crisp, clean white-painted trim and millwork, and you’ll see this girl swoon. White walls… not so much.
White definitely serves its purpose.
- White plays well with others. One reason its a perfect backdrop to showcase museum-worthy art.
- White has light-illuminating characteristics creating a sense of space.
- White is classic, and can be both traditional as well as modern.
- White kitchens are my (and what seems like a zillion pinterest fans) favorite.
- White offers a resting place for the eye in a busy, distracting room.
On the flip side, white has as many colorful undertones as the rainbow.
How do you see the undertone? An easy way to see any color's undertone is to look at it in relation to its neighbors on the paint chip.
As your eye scans down the paint chip you'll find Olive Branch, Alligator Green and Sage. Of course, monitors do not relay a true, accurate color. However, these definitely lean towards a warm brown undertone. In my opinion, Simply White is not a bright, cool white.
If you're looking for a white with a little warmth, Simply White OC-117 or 2143-70, just might be the ticket, but this whiter shade of pale will not be one I specify for my sellers.
To see Benjamin Moore's Color Trends Palette for 2016, click here. http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/benjamin-moore-color-trends-2016
How about you? What do you think of 2016 Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year?