Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year – Interior Painting

poised taupe color of the year by Sherwin Williams

Sherwin-Williams doesn’t like to play favorites (so they say), but they are sharing their love for the new color loud and proud.

This year, they have selected Poised Taupe (SW 6039) as the Sherwin-Williams 2017 Color of the Year.


Here’s why: This timeless color is neutral, modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.

The color also indicates an overall desire for neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together, creating versatility.

Sherwin-Williams says the hue is a modern take on a timeliness classic and explained their choice in a statement: “It signals a new direction in society’s ever-growing thirst for beautiful neutrals that bring warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color.” We have to say, this color definitely strikes the balance between bold and subtle. described it perfectly when they said, “It’s like gray and brown had a baby.” 


Updated Neutral

In a recent homeowner survey conducted by Sherwin-Williams, nearly 40% of the respondents agreed that they would like to incorporate warmer neutrals, such as warm grays, taupes or beiges, into their home décor. More than two in five people identified taupe as a timeless neutral they would choose.

“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking a color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, nor gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams.

Poised Taupe In Your Home

Poised Taupe is an ideal backdrop for a wide range of color combinations, from pastels to brights to jewels, according to the firm. You can use this color throughout your home and accent with your own favorite colors easily.

In the entry way, you can add a pop of color like the orange accent in flowers to keep the room lively.

In the kitchen, this beautiful color will work seamlessly with white cabinets and stainless steel.

Calming and beautifully relaxing for the bathroom area.

Accent Colors

Having this amazing backdrop color on your walls is perfect, but what about creating the best accent? In order to create the best accent to a neutral wall color such as the Poised Taupe, it’s best to go across the color wheel to find its mate in a triangle fashion. Here are a few beautiful accent colors we suggest.

For more information visit Sherwin-Williams page about this year’s color and discover other amazing color combinations.


What’s Next?

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