Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017
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    Color is one of those indispensable elements that no room can do without. One reason for this is that it's practically impossible to create a room that's completely without color (at least without using glass walls and a lot of ghost furniture). But even if we could, it's something that none of us would really want to do as it would mean missing out on all of the wonderful beauty that color can bring to a room, and the fantastic variety of stories that we can tell with it. Of course...MORE the biggest reason for loving color is its versatility. You can use as much or as little as you like; go completely bold or keep things calm and neutral. You can layer in different shades of a single tone for a super-sophisticated look or scale your color choices throughout the room. Of course the bigger you go with your color ideas, the more important they become and the tricker it can be to get things just right. This is especially true when making decisions about paint, which can be one of the more daunting color choices for many of us due to the time investment required in putting it onto the walls as well as the amount of time that we expect to live with the colors that we choose.  

    In fact, it's this last part, more than the time and effort or even the cost that is most likely to scare people away from painting their walls. Selecting the right paint colors for your home can be hard, especially if you don't think of color as being your decorating specialty. Lots of us would love to live in more colorful environments but we're unsure about where to start - particularly on something as big as painting the walls. As a result, many of us are so worried about choosing the wrong color that we end up picking no color at all. If any of this sounds familiar to you, then we've got great news to share: Your days of dwelling in a white box are swiftly coming to an end. 

    Not only are we going to introduce you to the new color combinations that are topping the 2017 paint trends for Behr Paint, one of the country's most popular paint brands, we're also going to introduce you to their Vice President of Color Marketing, Erika Woelfel, who will walk us through the design process that led to the selection of these twenty distinct hues. Each of these colors was selected after a substantial amount of trend research across multiple markets including art, architecture, product design and fashion. So if color decisions have ever kept you up at night or if fears of living with a wrong color choice have you living in white walls that you don't really love, we're here to inspire you with twenty gorgeous, livable colors all sold exclusively at Home Depot

    [All images provided by Behr Paint]

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

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    Behr understands that many of us can find it a little overwhelming to be confronted with the immense number of options that are available when we're looking for paint. To make the process a bit easier to digest, the paint shades in Behr's 2017 catalog are divided up into three color stories to make choosing your colors as simple as deciding whether your style is Comfortable, Composed, or Confident. And don’t be afraid to mix and match these color stories. Remember that out-of-the-box is...MORE the name of the game.  

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017
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    The Comfortable palette focuses on soft and calming colors that offer a lot versatility in a space.  If you have a room with low light, or a small space that needs colors that open it up visually, you'll want to consider choosing a color from this arrangement because they're sure to brighten up your room. Think about pairing these colors with furniture in neutral tones with yellow, orange, or a bold green as an accent color.

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

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    In this room the Comfortable palette really lives up to its name with a soothing blue color on the walls that evokes memories of the beach. One of the great things about these palettes is that, as this room demonstrates, the color suggestions they include don't cover just the walls. They can also be a useful guideline for bringing color to your furniture and accessories as well. So when you're wondering which colors might look good with your walls in a certain shade, Behr's color...MORE stories are still a great place to start.  

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017
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    The Compose color story focuses on colors with a stronger presence.  The palettes under this grouping are composed largely of earth and jewel tones. These are statement colors that make a great backdrop for layering on additional shades.  The jewel tones are reminiscent of the grandeur of older styles but have been modernized with the addition of gray, black, and white.

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017
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    As you can see immediately, the Compose color stories are intended to create rooms with a deep, moody feeling and a huge visual impact. Perfect for retreating from the world, Shades On, the dusky gray that envelops the room sets the stage perfectly so that even the smallest hints of Hot and Spicy red from the textile on the bench and box next to the bedside table become amazing pops of color that defines the space. 

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017
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    The Confident hues are just that, strong, assertive shades that fill a space with energy and bring it to life. These colors are bold, saturated, and are sure to get the attention of anyone who steps into the room. These playful color palettes fit nicely with other fun shades such as blues, citrus toned yellows, and shades of orange. I have to admit that I fell in love with the Confident colors especially. My growing obsession led me to try mixing the Confident color, Jade Dragon, with the, That’s...MORE My Lime shade from the Comfortable palettes to make a show stopping entryway in my own home.  

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017
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    The kitchen is one of the hardest spaces to bring color to because your constantly having to balance the aesthetic needs of your design with the functional realities of the space. Colors that will show dirt over time or stain from greasy little fingers aren't the ideal, but typically we don't bring much color to the walls in this room so both issues continue to be a common reality in most homes. In this kitchen, however, the deep, Shades On tone of gray makes a reappearance as part of...MORE this palette with the amazing  Jade Dragon shade that covers the wall and really defines the feeling for this space. Like all of the palettes in this collection the Confident collection works to create a feeling in a room with a layered and intricate use of color. To learn a bit more about the process that gave us these wonderful color schemes, we had a brief chat with Erika Woelfel, Behr's V.P. of color marketing.

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017
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    About Interior Decorating: You clearly have a lot of interests such as a yoga, writing, art, and travel. Do you ever find inspiration for your color choices from your outside interests? How do you mold them all together to strategically forecast color trends for a new season? 

    Erika Woelfel: Absolutely I do. I find inspiration by focusing on what I love. Anything and everything is an opportunity to learn. I also love to teach and share information with people. When it comes to translating all of...MORE these interests into the paint selection process here is how we start. We begin with one hundred colors, and then we begin to narrow them down until we start to see a narrative thread running through the colors that remain. We are always playing with the size and scale of the new colors, finding the balance between one large color paired with small accent colors or vice versa. We are always focused on bringing out new colors that are accessible and easy to use for the consumer.

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017
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    A.I.D.: Despite being a busy Vice President at a thriving pant company you take the time to write your, "Ask Erika" blog to help people with their painting projects. What are some of the most common color questions you get from readers?

    E.W.: It's funny, people are always looking for guidance on choosing the right colors for their kitchens. And usually I give the same advice. I encourage people try two tone cabinets, where the top cabinets are one color, and the base cabinets and the...MORE island are a different color.  I also discuss a lot of shades of gray with people, and I encourage them to mix it up with shades of blue like our new Midnight Show blue in the Confident collection.

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

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    A.I.D.: Do you think that gray is going to continue to be on trend for 2017?

    E.W.: Yes, the color gray is a macro trend that will probably last for ten years. We are almost at a 10 year mark, and with this being an election year that brings up a lot of uncertainty for people. Interestingly enough, this is actually something that can really impact color decisions for a lot of people. And afterward we will start to see that the grays will evolve into browns, some with green undertones like...MORE mushroom. So gray's will stay around but they will start to get warmer over the next few years.

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    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017

    Behr Paint’s Picture Perfect Color Currents For 2017
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    A.I.D.: There are so many moving parts involved in what you do. What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job? 

    The biggest challenge is figuring out each day how to continue to remain ahead of the curve, and not to fall into the rut of focusing only on what works today. The new twenty color trends we created at Behr paint for 2017 are where we have an opportunity to push the boundaries from our top sellers even further. These colors pull from an array of areas of interest -...MORE interior trends as well as fashion and we focus on showing people how to use them.  Paint is so great because when it comes to home decor it is quite inexpensive, and its an investment over time to change the entire look and feel of your home.