At the beginning of every year interior designers and paint manufacturers love to prognosticate about what the “hot new colors” for the year will be. While they don’t always agree (and 2017 is no exception), it’s interesting to look at what some of the professionals have to say about up-and-coming color trends.
Houzz.com has a very helpful post about the paint colors of the year for 2017. You can read the whole post here, but here’s a quick overview. The author (Jennifer Ott, a San Francisco interior designer) collected input from some of the major paint manufacturers.
The list of popular colors is dominated by deep grayish blues and purples but also includes warm neutrals and bold yellows. Here’s a look at the list:
- Benjamin Moore: Shadow is a deep, dark purple-gray
- PPG Paint: Violet Verbena is also a purple-gray but much lighter and brighter
- Glidden: Byzantine Blue is a neutral purple-gray with a bit more blue in it
- Olympic: Cloudberry is a lighter (but not pastel) selection
- Kelly-Moore: Kettleman is a dark gray with a touch of warmth
- Sherwin-Williams: Poised Taupe is a deep neutral, cool medium brown
- Dunn-Edwards: Honey Glow is a burst of sunshine amid the cooler, moodier hues
You may or may not choose to use any of these colors in the interior of your Grosse Point home, but if you’re remodeling and including new windows in your home, how will your window frames look with whatever colors you choose? The good news is that you have lots of choices.
Wood: You can complement any design with an array of high-quality wood options. If your project requires the one-of-a-kind look of an unusual wood species, Marvin windows offer many beautiful and unique wood options from which you can choose.
Extruded Aluminum Clad: Not all aluminum cladding is created equal. Marvin’s extremely durable extruded aluminum substrate is significantly stronger than roll-form aluminum. Marvin clad meets the toughest standard for a finish with superior resistance to fading and chalking. It also comes in a wide array of color options.
Ultrex: Ultrex pultruded fiberglass, a material patented nearly 20 years ago when we pioneered the fiberglass windows and door category. We have has led the category ever since with a commitment to a product that is tough, smart, long lasting, and worry-free.
EverWood: Infinity’s revolutionary interior wood grain finish that looks, feels, paints and stains like wood, yet is completely low maintenance for years of lasting beauty. Its natural appearance beautifully complements any interior woodwork in your home. Now you can enjoy all the benefits of wood in a superior, low-maintenance replacement window by Infinity from Marvin.
If you’re choosing replacement windows for your Grosse Point-area home, we invite you to visit us to take a look inside our Bloomfield Hills showroom—or come by 2350 Franklin Road, in Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302.