Better Homes and Gardens recently announced its 2016 Color Palette of the Year, naming five picks, among them a sophisticated pink that functions as a neutral (like Gentle Blush 2084-70 by Benjamin Moore); a muted gray (Foil DE6360 by Dunn-Edwards); a midtone blue (Smoke Blue PPG451-5 by Pittsburgh Paints); a green with a silvery hint (Smoke Bell RL1599 by Ralph Lauren Paint); and an “energetic orange” (Tango 6649 by Sherwin-Williams).
The new color palette; courtesy Better Homes & Gardens
The magazine explains the appeal of this year’s palette: “What’s the secret to color happiness? In a word: balance. This year's palette is a yin and yang of vibrant and calm, cool and warm, rich and not-too-sweet. The steely blue is gutsy but congenial—it plays nicely with everything. Blush pink and minty green are as soft and comfy as a favorite blanket, but all grown up. And those little zings of orange are like moments of pure joy—small and fleeting, but they energize everything they touch.”
The new color palette in action; courtesy Better Homes & Gardens
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