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Introducing the 2017 Color of the Year

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2017 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams doesn’t usually like to play color favorites, but this time they couldn’t resist. The color that they anticipate defining 2017 is Poised Taupe. This is there explanation as to why: This timeless neutral color is modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.
As they prepared the 2017 Color of the Year selection, it became clear that neutrals are beginning a transition from the monochrome grey of the past five years to a more complex taupe and brown.


Grey has enjoyed its assent to “favorite” status over the last five years – but 2017 will mark the beginning of a warming trend. Influences such as natural or organic materials, weathered and worn finishes and global cultural preferences have suggested alternatives to a primarily grey existence.

Taken from the 2017 colormix™ forecast – their commercial neutrals showcase the best of 2017, anchored by the Color of the Year, Poised Taupe SW 6039.
Earthen brown combines with conservative grey and the result is a weathered, woodsy and complex neutral that celebrates the imperfections and authenticity of a well-lived life.

Warm Brown + Cool Grey = Taupe. Poised Taupe SW 6039