Simply White: 5 Ways to Incorporate Benjamin Moore’s 2016 Color of the Year

Our friends at Benjamin Moore have declared “simply white” as their 2016 color of the year. And what better way to start the new year than with a color so refreshing and symbolic of new beginnings?

Calling it the “silent hero,” white is a color, or what some might refer to as a colorless color, that even color-loving design buffs can appreciate. Its innate purity forces the viewer to take a closer, deeper look at important elements like form, texture, tone, and shadows. Whether used as a neutral backdrop or as a statement in itself, white, in all its complexity serves as a universal hue for just about any room in your home. Its endless versatility accepts anything you place next to it and you don’t have to worry about it going in and out of style. Scroll through the rooms below to get inspired and discover some ways you can begin incorporating simply white into your home.

1. Layered Whites


In this dreamy bedroom designed by our Orange County design consultant Richard Bustos, the interplay of whites and light create nuance and subtle beauty.


2. Striking Contrasts


White defines and punctuates when juxtaposed with black. In this minimalist kitchen from our Contempora Collection, angles and edges become sharply defined as white lacquer shelving intersects with a beautifully grained wood in a dark espresso finish.


3. Rustic Chic

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White washed walls refresh this living room’s rustic wood floors and accents, giving the space an overall warm glow while also creating a perfectly balanced scene.


4. White on White

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In this monochromatic kitchen designed by our Houston design consultant Andrea Petor, white makes a statement in itself giving the space a fresh and clean overall look and feel.

5. Break up the Palette


Even color-loving design buffs need white to break up the palette. In this ultra-modern living room designed by our Atlanta design consultant Mercedes Williams, white acts as the guide that directs the eye to our bold, Fera Due Rosso Entertainment Console.

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