Benjamin Moore 2016 Color of the Year

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Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year Is — Simply White OC-117.


Every year, Benjamin Moore’s color and design directors convene to determine the upcoming year’s color trends.

This year, the process led to a choice which we never saw coming, but should have. Simply White (OC-117), Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year is an exceptional choice – here’s why.

White is a truly universal color that works with anything. Through various shades and tones of the color white, white can change a room through highlighting architectural features or stand alone on its own. While an all white room has the potential to be stark and cold, it’s a surprisingly easy thing to layer whites in a room and create warmth and complexity.

When layered against another color choice, white can lend balance or detail to rooms. A classic choice for trim, white layers against color to frame rooms and give depth. The Benjamin Moore creative teams describe white as a clear choice for Color of the Year. “The color white is transcendent, powerful and polarizing – it is either taken for granted or obsessed over,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director. “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.”

As North America’s favorite paint brand, Benjamin Moore is a consistent leader in thoughtful design and innovation. Benjamin Moore products are available in a variety of formulas to suit any project, including Aura, Natura, Regal Select, and more. Sarasota Paint is proud to carry the entire Benjamin Moore line, and we’re ready to help you with your next paint project today.

How will you use white in your next paint project?

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