The 2017 Sherwin-Williams color of the year is Poised Taupe. This timeless neutral is modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.

Source: Poised Taupe SW 6039 – The 2017 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year
Introducing Poised Taupe (SW 6039), the Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year.

Neutrals are beginning a transition from the monochrome grays of the past five years to more complex hues characterized by taupes and browns. This timeless neutral fits the bill. Poised Taupe is modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.

Grey has enjoyed its assent to “favorite” status over the last five years – but 2017 will mark the beginning of a warming trend. Influences such as natural or organic materials, weathered and worn finishes and global cultural preferences have suggested alternatives to a primarily grey existence. Taken from our 2017 colormix™ forecast – our commercial neutrals showcase the best of 2017, anchored by our Color of the Year, Poised Taupe SW 6039.
Our story of taupe is simple. Earthen brown combines with conservative grey and the result is a weathered, woodsy and complex neutral that celebrates the imperfections and authenticity of a well-lived life.
Warm Brown + Cool Grey = Taupe. Poised Taupe SW 6039

Are you looking for a fresh neutral that can provide a foundation for a more cozy, lived-in look? Explore the complementary palettes and videos for more inspiration.

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