It’s that time of year again! We’re breaking out our crystal balls and looking into what colors/trends will be all the rage in 2017. 2016 was a difficult year with an especially heated election. 2017 is a year of new beginnings, a time to reconnect with nature. The global color authority, Pantone, has named “Greenery” the Color of the Year for 2017. It is “nature’s neutral.” From the Pantone website:
“Greenery burst forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.”
-Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
Greenery can be used as a calming color to bring a feeling of respite and sanctuary to your designs. A neutral in nature, greenery brings the outdoors inside for an overall freshness. Green = Environment.
Greenery translates to our product lines through the new textured, embossed-in-register, TFLs (melamines) with synchronized 3DL to match – allowing for a strikingly similar appearance to natural wood! These colors are available in our 3DL and 5 Piece product lines. We expect this trend to come to the forefront in 2017 with even more colors being added. The new Tafisa VIVA texture is one example; we’ve brought on all 10 of the new colors in 3DL and 5 Piece doors.
Stevens Industries Legno Collection features high-definition print renderings of wood species which are matched to textured, embossing patterns in precise register. These colors are available in our 5 piece door series: Craftsman and Artisan.
Also in the mix is Uniboard’s Riviera Oak, the newest member of the company’s synchronized texture family. Remember the Brushed Elm texture from last year? The new texture has a double-sided synchronized finish, with delicate gloss variations. Riviera Oak balances shadow and light, and is reminiscent of an oak wood grain. The picture below spotlights one of the new colors, K18 Monaco. We have not added any of the Riviera Oak colors to our product lines, but it’s only a matter of time!
Another expert in the color industry, paint giant Sherwin Williams, is calling for a transition from gray to a more complex mix of gray and brown. Gray has enjoyed its heyday for the past 5 years, but just as Pantone is calling for rejuvenation, Sherwin Williams expects 2017 to be the beginning of a warming trend. Warm brown and gray are combined to make “Poised Taupe”, Sherwin William’s pick for 2017 Color of the Year.
If you’re keeping up with the taupe trend in 2017, we’ve got some warm taupe solids and woodgrains in our 3DL Benchmark Collection that pair nicely with the “back to nature” trend.
Another trend from 2016, continuing to gain momentum in 2017, is the exact match TFL door. Customers like the ability to have their doors made out of the same material as their components, ensuring a cohesive match throughout their designs. JB Cutting branched out into a line of exact match TFL doors in 2016 – our Artisan Series. We’ll continue to expand and grow this line throughout 2017. Let us know if there is a melamine color you’d like to see in our lineup!
In summary, we think a contemporary and organic color pallet is where it’s at for 2017. We’d love to hear what you think will be trending for 2017. What are your predictions? What’s on the horizon for your company? Please let us know through any of the usual social networks.