Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Shadow, Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year 2017

Dear friends of mine:

this year has been one of thinking about my life and I haven't been here at all, which I regret. The absence has been good for me to clarify some aspects in my life, and today here I am again. 


"SHADOW", Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year 2017, is to blame for my return. It grabbed my attention today, though it was announced nearly two weeks ago. And I just can say I LOVE this rich, dark, saturated, grayed blue violet.






The following video explains how the colour was selected. Pay attention!






At Benjamin Moore they took inspiration in the Arts, and they mention a certain Museum in Copenhagen... which made me think of the amazing, bold, and beautiful colours in the Amsterdam's restored RijkMuseum. You see, influences can come from anywhere!





They chose this hue because it is regal, connected to royalty by the history of purple. And it conveys a sense of luxury and sophistication. Both aspects can help us to create our own interior artsy world, well protected from so many tragic events happenning in our planet for the last years. And with an added sense of richness to our life just with the help of colour.


COLOUR PALETTE


This noble colour is surrounded by a perfectly designed palette and four 2017 Colour Trends.




As you can appreciatte, they go from luminous to deep and dark hues, and they embrace earthy and rich and muted ones.

COLOUR TRENDS: 


Benjamin Moore's Experts have organized 2017 Colour Trends around the concepts of Light and Shadows, light being a key element influencing the perception of colours as well at home as it is in Art and Design. Shadows change how we see a hue and they give depth and proportion to space. And a  good Space Designer will take into accoun light and shadows - both natural and artificial- when creating a Colour Scheme for an Interior Space.

This four Trends, under the title "THE THEATER OF LIGHT", are:

1- MORNING LIGHT:

DIAPHANOUS - CHARMING - INNOCENT 





Light, pale colours as Iceberg, Chalk White, Pink Bliss, Porcelain and Cloud Cover to begin our day in good spirits.

2- AFTERNOON LIGHT:

INTENSE - LUMINOUS - EXUBERANT






Sun beams come across doors and windows and create a game of light and cast shadows on floors and walls that will add dynamism to daily life. Warm, rich hues are enhanced. Above Dinner Party and Grandfather Clock Brown.

3- SUNSET:

SOFT - EVANESCENT - BLURRED



At the Magic Hour light becomes soft and fades towards grays, colours and silhouettes merge and dissolve day into night.

4- EVENING LIGHT:

MATTE - SHADOWS - GILDED




Highligths become matte, violet shadows. And a guilded Old Master Palette keeps us warm in the midst of the night.


ENJOY!

Isabel de Yzaguirre,
La Colorista®