BEHIND THE
COLOUR OF THE YEAR

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BEHIND THE
COLOUR OF THE YEAR

How does Benjamin Moore choose our Colour of the Year and the corresponding Colour Trends Palette?

Our annual celebration of colour is the result of a yearlong exploration into design, art, fashion, cultural and environmental influences around the globe. From Benjamin Moore’s library of over 3,500 colours, we carefully curate a Colour Trends palette that balances modern-day relevance with long-lasting appeal. At the centre is one special hue that defines the palette—and the moment: the Colour of the Year.

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The Journey to the Colour of the Year and the Colour Trends Palette

Every year, our colour and design experts look at both domestic and global inpiration to select the Colour of the Year and the corresponding Colour Trends palette. Their work yields common threads across diverse disciplines, resulting in a thoughtfully curated colour palette—and one standout paint colour—that inspires us all.

Professionally hand-drawn furniture and pictures of different colours of fabrics and colour samples.

Design

We look at a range of design influences like furniture, lighting, fabrics, home accessories and more—and then consider the relationship that paint and colour has to each of them.
Professionally hand-drawn room interior and pictures of colour samples.

Art

From contemporary to classic, we look to art to help us see colour and colour pairings in a fresh, new light. Seeing how artists use colour always energizes and inspires us.
Professionally hand-drawn fashion sketches and different colours of fabrics on a piece of paper.

Fashion

Always changing, and consistently informed by colour, fashion is an expression of personality and style that gives us a snapshot of the moment.
A picture of dark green front door, a small bunch of purple flowers, and a picture of natural flowers displayed on a piece of paper.

Environment

Every setting offers its own unique natural landscape, distinct colour palette and architectural traditions. At home and when traveling, we take in all of these elements.
Pictures of an outdoor empty hallway and buildings, a passport, some coins, and a cup of coffee displayed on a piece of paper.

Culture

Clearly, people influence us as well. Consumer sentiment, entertainment, economics, and contemporary culture all give voice to our annual colour palette selection.
"Each year, we invite homeowners to use the Colour Trends palette as a point of inspiration to bring colour into the home in new ways."

-Andrea Magno, Director of Colour Marketing & Development

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The richness and nuance of the Colour of the Year and Colour Trends palette can only be achieved with Benjamin Moore products. Our paint is available exclusively from 7,500 locally owned paint, decorating and hardware retailers.
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