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Colors of the Year!

At the beginning of each year, Benjamin Moore Paints, Sherwin Williams and Pantone announce a specific color they have chosen to be the color of the year. Each brand has their reasoning as to why they choose the color they do.

Sherwin William’s announced their color of the year is an ivory tone called Alabaster. This color was chosen because it offers a sense of calmness and peace to any room. Benjamin Moore’s 2016 color of the year is Simply White. While many may wonder what is so special about the color white, it was chosen because of the powerful and clean statement this color makes. There are a million options of the color white, but simply, white is the #1 choice this year because of its versatility to work well with cool and warm color palettes. For the first time ever, Pantone announced the blending of two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the color of the year. The reasoning as to why these two colors are so amazing is that “Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.”

While all these colors are beautiful, I decided I would choose my own color of the year. After researching different colors, I decided my color of the year would be Benjamin Moore’s Breath of Fresh Air. I choose this color because it is one of many colors that can do wonders to your home. This color speaks for itself, and it brings a breath of fresh air to any room in your home. The definition of “a breath of fresh air”, is “someone or something that makes a situation feel new, different and exciting.” I believe that is exactly what this color can bring into your home. Did you know by painting your bedroom with this tranquil color, it can actually influence the quality of your sleep? It Is said that a calming shade of blue, such as this one, can help a person get a better night’s sleep!

Not only is this color great in the bedroom, it can do a lot for almost any room in your home. Adding a fresh coat of this paint to a small living room or bathroom is by far the simplest method to making any space look and feel bigger. Take a look at the images I posted below. You can see for yourself just how versatile this color is! This color looks great with the different décor styles, and is not only bright, but soothing at the same time. It is the best of both worlds!  I cannot wait to see what colors will be chosen next year!

If you would love to see any of these colors in your home, call us and set up your FREE estimate! Here at ProGroup Contracting, a licensee of CertaPro Painters, our painting services include multi-color systems, walling coverings, waterproofing, staining, repairs, acoustical ceiling painting, low odor coating, and power washing in preparation of painting and routine maintenance painting. Not only do our painters get the work done, our experts can help guide any customer through the color selection process. We are your one-stop-shop for all your painting needs.