So, You’re color trendy?

August 1, 2017

Every year, Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams release what they call a “color of the year.” In 2017, a color called “Greenery,” a deep purple called “Shadow,” and a “Poised Taupe” were the colors of choice, respectively.


(L-R: Greenery; Shadow; Poised Taupe)


But what does a new color a year mean for the trendy? How can you keep up without having to constantly re-do a room?! And most importantly, how do you pair it with a stone?

Our best advice for someone color forward, who is not afraid to switch up a look of a room on a regular basis, is to keep your stones simple, neutral and clean! That will allow you to make as many changes to the color scheme as you want, without jeopardizing the whole room. Neutrals and whites have been popular for some time now, and are a perfect complement to some of dramatic pops of color.

Look at this amazing kitchen we completed with Super White Fantasy Marble and cabinets by Bespoke of Winchester, in a color that’s a perfect blend of Shadow and Poised Taupe. This is a great example of a kitchen that looks great in any color trend, because the stone is very neutral.

Another idea is to incorporate the color trend into decoration or backsplashes. This white kitchen, renovated by S+H Construction,  offers endless options to decorate the space however you like. The various shades of green in the accessories, backsplash and countertops are VERY 2017! Even though the countertop is a deep green honed granite, it is somewhat neutral, allowing the homeowner to vary the color schemes to match the latest trend.

No one is limited to one choice, one color and one trend – so live a little and be daring! You’ll be sure to be the trendiest house on the block.

CUMAR has so much to offer – something to fit every style and every price point, whether it be for inside or outside use. The best way to see what works for your design needs is to book an appointment and check it out for yourself!


(Photo Credits from Top to Bottom: Pantone; Benjamin Moore; Sherwin Williams; Bespoke of Winchester; Michael J. Lee/S+H Construction)