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Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2016: Simply White
In a brilliant surprise move, Benjamin Moore announced Simply White as their Color of the Year for 2016. There was some confusion over the choice of a "non-color" as the Color of the Year, but once the case was presented for Simply White, confusion turned to admiration for the bold move.
From Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director: "“The color white is transcendent, powerful and polarizing – it is either taken for granted or obsessed over,” said “White is not just a design... trend, it is a design essential. The popularity of white, the necessity of white, the mystique of white is quantifiable in our industry. Of the top ten best-selling Benjamin Moore colors, variants of white occupy five spots. It was inevitable that we would ultimately recognize white as our Color of the Year.”Continue to 2 of 5 below.
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The Brilliance of White
Simply White shines as the 2016 Color of the Year, not just because of its bright white brilliance. Benjamin Moore's top paint colors are dominated by white and off-white, and consumers are hungry for direction in choosing the right one for their home.
White is a versatile neutral which can be used for wall color or trim, in any decorating style. With the vast selection of white paints, there is a movement toward recognizing the undertones and nuances of white to suit the project.Continue to 3 of 5 below.
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Simply White: The Perfect Accent Color
If you love bold color, or feel overwhelmed by trying to choose the right accent colors, white is a refreshing option. The soft neutrality of Simply White makes it a stunning accent for any color you can imagine in your space.
Using Simply White for architectural features in your home means that you'll want to also paint your trim in it as well. Kitchen cabinets, fireplaces, built-in shelving, are just a few of the features that are perfect in white.Continue to 4 of 5 below.
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This monochromatic white room featuring a handful of color accents is balanced by the stunning black fireplace and french door. To balance an all-white space, consider touches of black or dark espresso. Keep your color accents to a minimum, opting for one or two pops of color to keep the space feeling relaxed.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Show Off Your Neutrals
One of the most charming and classic decorating looks is a pale neutral with white accents. Simply White is paired with Ballet White in this airy room to give the outdoors the starring role. Any pale neutral gray, off-white, or beige, will look luxurious and relaxing with white and wood accents. The neutral + white palette lets your home's architecture shine.