“I never met a color I didn’t like.” – Dale Chihuly

Our most colorful sponsor and beloved designer paint brand, Benjamin Moore, has released their highly anticipated 2017 Color Trends Palette. Designers, artists and creators around the world are inspired by these thoughtfully curated hues as a guiding compass to orient their work throughout the year.

Benjamin Moore chose the deep and sultry Shadow 2117-30 for their muse of 2017 and paired this allusive shade with a range of soft pastels balanced by an array of deep complimentary colors.

“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life. Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.” 

—Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director

At our DIY workshops, Dwell with Dignity volunteers give old furniture a new life, create artwork tailored to each family’s personal story, and our home projects are enriched with the wide range of shades Benjamin Moore provides. Benajmin Moore donates paint for every fun workshop, art project and family home for Dwell with Dignity.  We are so thankful to partner with them to transform lives through design. Thinking about throwing some shade? Here are some tips and tricks to think about before your select your wall color.

  • Create the mood. What purpose does your room serve? If you are repainting your master or guest bedroom, you want to create a calm and inviting atmosphere. Will you go light and airy with a luminous wash, or relaxed and cozy with a saturated hue?
  • Indoor Glamour – Consider indoor air quality and keep it clean with Benjamin Moore’s low VOC EcoSpec Paints. VOC’s, or Volatile Organic Compounds, are solvents that get released into the air as the paint dries. We spend the majority of our time indoors and what we breath accumulates over time.
  • Decisions, decisions. How long does it last and how good does it look? Weather can turn a vibrant color into a dull, chipped mess. What is going to stand the test of time? Invest in the long term a durable, iron-clad exterior paint with a lifetime warranty.
  • Love the colors that surround you. Color impacts how your feel on a day to day basis. Set yourself up for success by choosing a color that will enhance your mood.

          Pales – Their light, airy qualities make pale hues feel uplifting.

          Neutrals – It’s no surprise that earthy, nuanced colors keep you grounded.

          Whites–  Pure and pristine, these timeless colors offer a blank canvas to express your style.

          Deeps – Bring drama to a room with colors that are rich and mysterious.

Our Thrift Studio 2017 designers have selected their own custom Benjamin Moore Color Inspirations to be revealed at the Preview Party on April 5th, at the International on Turtle Creek, Suite 211. Be on the lookout for these insider top trends!