White Tops the Colour Trends for 2016

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Ready for some new colour to brighten your way into spring? Need some inspiration after a long winter of grey? The new 2016 paint colour trends are out and white is the basis for a stunning colour palette!

Benjamin Moore paints has chosen Simply White (OC-117) as their colour of the year for 2016. White isTrendsBklyn_GermanLiving_1728.5htREV_forWEB_LIGHT a great base colour and can be used in many different ways for completely different looks. Layering different whites in a room can create an elegant, refined look that can be updated with different textures to change the feel of the room. Whitewashed floors give a relaxed feel, while pairing white walls with tonal furniture and rugs on a dark floor give a more modern and slightly edgier look.

White can also be paired with many colour options for a completely different feel. Paired with black trim and copper accessories, the white retains an elegant feel.  Or splash in some brights like Banana Yellow or Royal Flush (shown below), and the white has the effect of framing the colour for even greater impact.

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With so many whites on the market, how do you choose the right one?  The first step is to figure out the look or style you want, and use your furniture and accessories as guidelines.  Pull colours from art work or rugs to use as your accent colours.  Bring home paint samples to see how the whites look on your walls – different amounts of light will affect how the colours will look in your space.  Any quality paint store will be able to help you choose the colours that coordinate well and work best for you.  It’s a relatively easy and inexpensive update to break the winter doldrums!

Check out benjaminmoore.com for some more great ideas on how you can use the new collection of whites in your home!

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