And the Color of the Year 2016 is….

 

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by Phil Taggart

Recently Benjamin Moore (you know, the paint people) announced their “Color Trends 2016 — Color of the Year” and had a launch party down in Varick Street, New York City to celebrate as part of a country-wide roll-out still going on (an event schedule is at the end of the blog).

As a member of the ASID NY Metro chapter we were invited to the celebration and so a great many of the movers & shakers in the design industry gathered to chit-chat, gossip, drink, re-new acquaintances and make new ones at the gala night.

Everyone gathered in an anteroom while waiting for the big reveal, so all the invitees could arrive while we guzzled some champers and downed a few canapés, all suitably appetizing.

Gathering in the anteroom, maybe there’s a hint here?

Gathering in the anteroom, maybe there’s a hint here?

Finally the time for the big reveal came and we were ushered into another room where more refreshments awaited along with the Benjamin Moore executive, who gave us a short speech and introduced a video presentation which culminated with the result we had been waiting breathlessly for…

Presentation is imminent. Lots of colored lighting. Presumably to put us off the scent!

Presentation is imminent. Lots of colored lighting. Presumably to put us off the scent!

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Presentation begins

Proudly announcing the Color of the Year 2016…

Proudly announcing the Color of the Year 2016…

…and the color is — Simply White!

YAY!!!!!

“Phew” (wipes brow) — here at Schweitzer Linen we realize … white … We got this! 🙂

Well, it was a lot of fun and the goody bag was pretty good too!

Useful links:

Event Schedule

Color Trends 2016