Monday, February 22 2016 19:35

The Better Homes & Gardens 2016 Color Palette of the Year...

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As we continue the #RockFatherRemodel project here at Rock Father HQ, many gallons of paint have been used, and color has been taken into careful consideration. While I wouldn't say that my wife and I have paid attention to trends when it comes to our colors, one on-trend choice (or a variation of it) has made Better Homes & Garden's 2016 Color Palette of the Year, and that's Gray. Specifically, we went with the BEHR Marquee "Silent Film" variety from The Home Depot (you'll be seeing it soon when I unveil our new family room/playroom here on the site), but for those looking for what other splashes of color are making waves this year, look no further that the BHG list. The colors pictured above and detailed below are all featured in the third annual Color Issue, which is on-stands now.

BHG Color IssueThe 2016 Better Homes & Gardens Color Palette of the Year:

PINK: Finally, a pink that isn’t too saccharine. It’s feminine, of course, but so sophisticated and amazing as a neutral when paired with blues, blacks and metallic accents.
--Gentle Blush 2084-70 (BENJAMIN MOORE)
BLUE: Other colors in the palette almost bounce off this midtone blue, giving it a big, gregarious personality.
GRAY: The popular new kid on the color block isn’t going away anytime soon. This cool, muted gray can look both classic and contemporary.
--Foil DE6360 (DUNN-EDWARDS)
GREEN: A hint of silver makes this green stand out. A throwback to the greens used in 1950s kitchens, it has a modern retro vibe.
--Smoke Bekk RL1599 (RALPH LAUREN PAINT)
ORANGE: Everyone’s crushing on this energetic orange. It can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point.

To see more on these colors and all that goes with them, click here.

Speaking of our family room/playroom remodel, there's actually some Better Homes & Gardens storage products from Walmart involved. Stay tuned!

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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