7 Paint Colours to Retire in 2017—and What to Choose Instead

Gabrielle Savoie

Which colour should I paint my room? It's a question everyone encounters throughout life, yet it remains equally daunting every time. Perhaps the nervousness comes from the reality that what paint saves us in upfront costs, it makes up for in blood, sweat, and tears. In other words—you don't want to get it wrong. Yes, paint is a cost-effective way to transform a space, which means it can also go terribly wrong if the tone isn't right. So how is one to know which paint colours to try and which to avoid? 

For one, paint companies like Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and Behr are tireless at studying trends and coming up with colour reports. Every year, their teams scour the globe, attend fashion shows, and search high and low for the next big colour trends—which they then report back to press and eventually consumers. Curious to know which colours they handpicked for next year? We studied the major paint brands' 2017 trend reports to dissect what will be the most popular colours for next year. Pick up a few tester pots and get painting.

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