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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Color(s) of the Year ~ 2017

Posted by Merri Cvetan on Apr 28, 2017 4:43:16 PM
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Pantone color of the year

Did you ever wonder why a particular color or shade is popular one year, and 12 months later we’re decorating and wearing something totally different? Pantone, the Color Institute along with paint manufactures choose a color they think will resonate with people during an upcoming year. According to Pantone, “the color of the year is a snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”

With that being said, Pantone chose “Greenery,” a color from nature. They think we’re all ready to “immerse ourselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world”.

Do you agree?

Not to be outdone, each paint company also makes a choice.

Sherwin Williams’ color is “Poised Taupe.” They anticipate that neutrals will gradually transition from grey to shades of brown and taupe.

Sherwin Williams’ color is Poised Taupe

Yes or No?

Forecasters at Benjamin Moore love the rich amethyst color they’re calling “Shadow.”

Benjamin Moore

Are you brave enough to try an intense, dark color?

Pittsburg Paint is cashing in on the bohemian design trend with “Violet Verbena.” They’re calling it a “blend of masculine and feminine, mystic and modern.”

Pittsburg Paint

What do you think? Would you paint your living room with this cross between periwinkle and blue-grey?

I love, love the deep, saturated purple “Shadow.”

“Violet Verbena” is pretty and fresh. “Greenery” is just too dull for my taste. I still prefer shades of grey over taupe and beige.

Let me know which one you prefer?

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