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Colour Trends 2016

Color of the Year Simply White OC-117

The Narrative

Benjamin Moore Paper White OC-55 Regal Select Eggshell

Layered whites,

diffused light...


Surrender to the complexity of white.

In this abstract artist's townhouse, the interplay of whites and light creates nuance and subtle beauty.

Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 Aura Matte

Striking contrasts,

bold lines...


Angles and edges become sharply defined as white is cut with black.

This digital designer's cabin conveys intent, celebrates form, as fearless, high chroma colors punctuate the black and white landscape.

Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 Regal Select Matte
Benjamin Moore Paper White OC-55 Aura Matte
Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 Aura Matte

White-washed walls,

hand-hewn beams...


In the ceramicist's studio, harmony reigns.

Coats of white paint refresh rustic boards and beams and take on a warm, soft glow.

Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117 Aura Matte

Energizing color,

crisp white borders...


White frames and flatters. In this gallerist's brownstone, white is the guide that directs the eye to multiple color encounters.

Benjamin Moore Enchanted 2070-50 Eggshell
Benjamin Moore Royal Flush 2076-20 Natura Eggshell

The Colour Palette

ballet white (OC-9)
ballet white
creme puff (2174-70)
creme puff
mascarpone (AF-20)
simply white (OC-117)
simply white
ice mist (OC-67)
ice mist
white heaven (2068-70)
white heaven
white satin (2067-70)
white satin
paper white (OC-55)
paper white
weimarener (AF-155)
ravishing red (2008-10)
ravishing red
lemonade (2024-60)
gray owl (OC-52)
gray owl
morning blue sky (2053-70)
morning blue sky
enchanted (2070-50)
luxe (AF-580)
black ink (2127-20)
black ink
french press (AF-170)
french press
royal flush (2076-20)
royal flush
banana yellow (2022-40)
banana yellow
kittery point green (HC-119)
kittery point green
blue echo (AF-505)
blue echo
gentle violet (2071-20)
gentle violet
patriot blue (2064-20)
patriot blue
Please note, on-screen and printer colour representations vary from actual paint colours
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