2017 Paint Colours of the Year

Well another year is around the corner and for those of us who follow the paint and colour trends, the 2017 colours are in! Here’s the breakdown of the big four and you can see how similar the general direction is toward purple, plumy taupe, and purple/blue.


Benjamin Moore- 2117-30 Shadow

“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.” —Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director Benjamin Moore



Sherwin Williams- SW 6039 Poised Taupe

“… creates a cozy lifestyle and brings a sense of sanctuary into our homes. It diffuses the stresses of the world outside our doors — so much so that we feel restored and in balance when we walk across our threshold…Our story of taupe is simple. 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.”



Dulux- Starry Sky 70BB 21/147

“Starry Sky (70BB 21/147) is a mid-intensity, grey-violet colour that works well in any room. This purple is mysterious, exciting and calming all at once and provides a stellar decor backdrop.



PPG-Violet Verbena (PPG1169-5)

A grayed-off, moody purple with a chameleon-like presence.

“Violet Verbena is at once as nostalgic as it is modern. It’s substantial in a world that can sometimes seem so temporary, luxurious in a harsh world that needs pampering, and introspective and private in an invasive world,” said Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager, PPG.





So there you have it. Remember these are just all marketing tools to get the consumer to buy more paint.  Classic & historic colours never date, and trend colours easily have a 7 year life.  So take these 2017 colours and enjoy looking at them,  but stick to the classics and macro trends and you won’t have to paint every year!