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Meet Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

When I moved to Asheville, North Carolina, I felt captivated by the warm tones that covered the streets of the city during fall.

I arrived with the idea of painting our new apartment in a cool gray tone, but the warmth of the place made me decide for a cozy brown named Mocha (SW 6067).

I painted just a few walls with Mocha (SW 6067), and that was enough to create an intimate and comfy space that we loved for years. However, I dreamt constantly about cool gray walls, something about it made me think of modern and stylish spaces, and I wanted that feeling in my apartment too.

Last week, Sherwin-Williams announced Poised Taupe (SW 6039), as the 2017 Color of the Year. This modern take on a timeless classic is that color I dreamt about 6 years ago, when I moved to Asheville, North Carolina! A beautiful neutral that brings warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking the color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, or gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams.

 

A Sherwin-Williams team traveled the world to identify the latest color. From there, they discovered that the neutrals are in a transition from monochrome gray of the past five years to a more complex brown.

The current trends related to natural, organic influences and earthy tones also inspired the selection of this color as a winner for this upcoming year. “Consumers crave spaces where they feel welcome and welcome to get in. The brown earth combined with a conservative gray, creating Poised Taupe, embodies all these emotions,” said Wadden.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

 

TIP: You can incorporate interesting details around your home in bright colors, like the orange bowls and fresh flowers in the image above, so your space always looks fresh and happy.

COLOR PALETTE INSPIRATION:

You can pair Poised Taupe with many rich colors. Some favorites are Stardew (SW 9138), a vibrant Rave Red (SW 6608), a deep teal like Marea Baja (SW 9185) or a sunny hued Bee (SW 6683).

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

 

Which space would you like to paint with the new color of the year 2017, Poised Taupe (SW 6039)? What color combination do you like more?

 

 

Image credits: All images provided by Sherwin-Williams. 

Walls with Dark Furniture

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Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing.

Since dark brown furniture began to get popular, I’ve this question on my mind, does every color go well with dark furniture? Well, if you ask me now I would said, yes. For me any wood tone could go well with every wall color you can imagine, but it is also true that some colors just make that dark tone stand out.

HERE ARE 7 COLORS THAT WORK WELL WITH DARK BROWN FURNITURE:

Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing. | LiveColorful.com

Image credits: Collage created withInteriors” by Tom Merton, “For sale: Chesterfield four seater sofa” by Sebastiaan Ter Burg, and Dovetail Dresser” by DisriksLicensed under CC BY 2.0. The original versions can be found here, here and here.

 

1. A light blue gray tone is a perfect calm tone for a bedroom. I love the way the walls and the furniture work together, the effect is so modern and clean.

Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing. | LiveColorful.com

Image credit: “Interiors” by Tom Merton. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. The color on the wall was added digitally. The original version can be found here.

 

2. I adore sand tones, they make everything feel so calm and they absolutely work well with dark brown sofas and coffee tables. The advantage of using a neutral shade like this one, is that you could transform the atmosphere of the space very often. Add yellow accessories in summer and sophisticated plumb elements in the winter for an always renewed space.

Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing. | LiveColorful.com

Image credit: “Highland 1708 fr 2sm” by Kendyl Young. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. The color on the wall was added digitally. The original version can be found here.

 

3. If you loved the sand tone (image above) but want to make the room a bit darker and cozy, go for a latte color. I had that tone in my old apartment and I never got bored of it, it’s so versatile.

Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing. | LiveColorful.com

Image credit: “Highland 1708 fr 2sm” by Kendyl Young. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. The color on the wall was added digitally. The original version can be found here.

 

4. Yellow is a great color to create a dramatic and warm effect. Add rustic or vintage elements around the space for an interesting look. Yellow is a great color to use to make that gorgeous vintage trunk you found in the antiques shop pop.

Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing. | LiveColorful.com

Image credit: “Highland 1708 fr 2sm” by Kendyl Young. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. The color on the wall was added digitally. The original version can be found here.

 

5. White always go well with everything including dark brown furniture. I would definitely add some colorful accessories to the room to make it look happy.

Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing. | LiveColorful.com

Image credit: “interiors” by Tom Merton. Licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

6. What do you think about the powerful effect of a tangerine tone? The effect is dramatic and energetic. I love the idea of adding some ethnic textiles, like a rug, to make the room feel like a jungle.

Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing. | LiveColorful.com

Image credit: “Dovetail Dresser” by DisriksLicensed under CC BY 2.0. The color on the wall was added digitally. The original version can be found here.

 

7. Dark on dark. Who would have thought that this combo would look so chic? Some metallic and contemporary accessories would make the room simply fantastic!

Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing. | LiveColorful.com

Image credit: “Dovetail Dresser” by DisriksLicensed under CC BY 2.0. The color on the wall was added digitally. The original version can be found here.

EXTRA TIPS:

Other colors that look great with dark colored furniture are pastel pink and coral. Pink is a warm color, really relaxing, feminine and harmonious. This color is would look great on your girls nursery, especially if the crib, dresser and other pieces are in a dark brown color. For boys, a pastel yellow or blue-gray (something like picture # 1 above) would be adorable and chic.

Discover 7 colors for your walls that will make your dark brown furniture look amazing. | LiveColorful.com

Image credit: “For sale: Chesterfield four seater sofa” by Sebastiaan Ter BurgLicensed under CC BY 2.0. The color on the wall was added digitally. The original version can be found here.

 

I’m not going to lie, I’m not a big fan of green with dark colored furniture, but if you really love green tones, look for an apple green which will give to your space a relaxed and natural look without fighting with the intensity of the dark brown. For accessories, use elements in beige, white or gray. Keep everything else neutral.

BTW, now that I’m nesting in our new apartment I find myself looking for inspiration everywhere. I bought a dresser and a coffee table in a dark chocolate brown and I’m loving it!

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I hope you can find that perfect color for your walls that make your dark brown furniture pieces stand out. I would love to hear about your space or any question you may have, contact me at [email protected].