White was the Colour of the Year choice by several paint companies: Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Behr and Glidden. But each of these companies has a full palette of trending colours, because white is not all there is!
There is a trend towards dark and dramatic wall colour. In 2015 we were seeing black. For 2016 black is still in, but now so is dark blue, and deep teal.
We are also seeing quite a lot of bold, energizing options such as Benjamin Moore’s Gentle Violet (2071-20), Patriot Blue (2064- 20), Blue Echo (AF-505), Royal Flush (2076-20) and Ravishing Red (2008-10) to name a few. Click to see the full Benjamin Moore 2016 palette.
There’s one more trend I need to mention: pastel pink. We have seen it in fashion over the past couple of years and now it is here in decorating as well.
Ways to Incorporate
Dark wall colour can look great in a dining room, bedroom or powder room, or as a high-contrast focal wall just about anywhere you want to create interest or drama.
White walls will always be “on trend” as a light and airy backdrop for art and furnishings. White kitchens are still very popular – this is a long term trend.
Bold is invigorating.