That day is coming!! Soon Pantone will announce which will be the color of the year 2016! Today BRABBU shares with you the first pantone color bet for next year and how it will change not only your decoration ideas, but even the color schemes you’ll apply in your home decor. Sherwin-Williams announced Alabaster (SW 7008), a hue symbolic of new beginnings, as Color of the Year 2016, and we can named it as Sherwin williams colors!
“Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness, well-being and an atmosphere that is pure,” said Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams. “It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring hue of white.”
Hotly debated as to whether it is a color at all, white has a strong connection with pureness and light across many cultures. At a time when homeowners are faced with excess and clutter, and may be overwhelmed by the commotion of technology, Alabaster encourages a time to relax and re-examine.
A recent homeowner study stated that nearly 3 out of 4 (73%) prefer Alabaster’s naturally flattering, barely-there undertones to a plain white when selecting neutral colors for their homes. Alabaster can be used as a monochromatic statement, or it can be paired with any other hue as the ultimate complementary color.
Alabaster represents the prominent use of light, which is a key element for traditional Nordic design. Alabaster also pairs nicely with other popular Scandinavian décor influences including sleek lines, copper metallic finishes, marble and wood grain materials. Alabaster creates an atmosphere of ease and contentment for many spaces. The powerful color sets the tone for healing, rest and meditation in a bedroom or nursery.
To use it in a room, Jordan recommended to use “lots of layers, shapes and textures and a combination of matte and glossy surfaces. Think heavy knitted throws, sleek white marble, white birch logs, shag or Flokati rugs, white subway tiles, architectural elements, geometric or organic pottery shapes.”
Related to: Guide to the 2016 living room colors
If it feels like you’re being bombarded with shades of white this year, you can blame your peers: “Sherwin-Williams spends an extraordinary amount of time researching color trends and why certain colors are resonating with certain people,” comfortable and eclectic, elegant and functional, opposed by shadowy tones or paired with other light blushes and grays; Alabaster is the true neutral to set the tone for 2016.
Are you ready to know which will be the color of the year 2016 and it will change next color schemes and painting ideas?