It’s official: Violet is coming strong! This is a Color Trend for 2018 (starting in 2017) and we want to show you 10 examples of Violet walls! After the huge success of our green walls article (+7K shares!!), we are back with a new wall color applied in several tones. Please note, we are showing a wider range covering purple (blue+red-warm) , violet (slightly darker-cold), even marsala shades, there is not one color name that cover them all.
But before we jump straight into the topic, a few thoughts. We always get asked how to get concise information about future trends, and of course there is no ONE answer.
Every company has a great amount of sources as it is certainly clear to all of us that delivering a trend or predicting a Color of the Year makes no sense without a precise determination of the reason and the BIG WHY? (we talked about this recently) we crave for a certain color in the future. Once you have spotted a trend, there is a complex task that needs to be solved: how to translate these trends to your needs, to your product line?
Today we would love to show you the Color of the Year for 2017 – Shadow – predicted by Benjamin Moore. Usually we don’t see the need to quote really long passages. But, this time it is essential, as paraphrasing the words of their spotted trends to their product line would ruin the unique approach.
The color team at Benjamin Moore is made up by a group of designers from diverse disciplines who compares ideas and experiences, looking for commonalities in their individual research. This reveals insights to possible trends.
This year we were significantly influenced by the arts. It came from all directions, such as dramatic sculptures and exciting contemporary art. Art and design indicators guided us to the exact color we were looking for. Emotional connections with this color evoke nostalgic memories of light, space and color.- Benjamin Moore
We know, this is a lot to read, so let’s give our minds a little break as we have gathered a few gorgeous examples of how this color can work in interiors and especially what colors go really well with it.
We all know, there are quite a few color theories that work really well in inferiors, but browsing these precise examples, two schemes really stand out: the analogous and complementary color harmony. The dusty plum color ‚Shadow‘ by Benjamin Moore works really well in a complementary way, as it is also shown on Benjamin Moore’s site. It displays a matching color palette for ‚Shadow’ and a lot of the colors shown have a slight dash of green to it.
We also found gorgeous examples of the analogues color harmony, for example plum (more blueish) and burgundy (where red has some more weight) and even though they are not the most common used color combinations, they seem to work really well, very harmonious, especially when one of the colors predominates.
We have a not so secret guess on why the deep rich purple is coming strong but will come up with some more explanations and evidence in another post soon to come:)