The Benjamin Moore Color and Design Team recently issued its 2017 go-to hue, defining the paint trends for next year: Shadow (2117-30). An inky purple with hints of chalky gray and subtle blue, Shadow is surprisingly versatile; with its depth and luster, it creates a sense of both serenity and drama. Pair it with both traditional and unexpected accent colors for maximum impact in these five rooms.
The dining area is one room in the house where you can go unapologetically dramatic, and this shade is the perfect backdrop for both cozy low-lit dinners and lavish holiday spreads. Coat Shadow in a satin finish on the walls, paired with a creamy, subtle shade of golden white on the ceiling; this trick creates a glowy, intimate setting, especially when light sources are placed evenly around the room. Add light-hued curtains in a small coordinating print to keep the space from feeling too dark.
For color-shy homeowners, a powder room or guest bathroom is a great place to show off some color personality. Plus, forget painting small spaces white; the new design formula works well here (small space + dramatic color = big impact). Paint the walls in a glossy coat of Shadow, and pair with burnished brass fixtures, and a pure white pedestal sink. Looking to go even bolder? Consider wallpapering the ceiling with a fun floral or metallic pattern.