2017 has proven to be a revolutionary year for color designs and exterior and interior decoration. If you are planning on renovating your property and wish to start by repainting your house, there are a number of important things that you need to keep in mind. Many of the color trends in the past have now been replaced with distinctive new styles, and a number of new colors have become trendy. For example, in the past few years, the focus has been primarily on the usage of sharp, dark shades when it came to painting houses.

However, that is no longer the case. Trends have shown that more and more people are now focusing on dusky, cool shades, like the famous Shadow by Benjamin Moore. There are a few dark colors that you will see in this year’s trends, but they have a romantic touch to them and are designed to be relatively informal. Most of the moody colors of the past have all been phased out and replaced by brighter additions. The fact is that color trends are primarily chosen by trendsetters, painting companies, and designers, and when there’s a collective demand for a particular shade, it ends up becoming a trend.

The Shadow

Dark, dramatic, and stylish, Shadow by Benjamin Moore is firmly established as one of the best color trends of this year. It’s been nominated as the Color of the Year as well, blending with rich colors like purple and dark blue to create a very elegant look. The Shadow comes out of the darkness and is no longer confined to being used in dining rooms, bedrooms, or living rooms anymore. Maybe, the versatility that dark colors provide is exactly what your place requires. These darker, deeper shades look extremely pretty when you combine them with the modern finishes available in the market.

Poised Taupe by Sherwin-Williams

Another very popular shade is Poised Taupe by Sherwin-Williams. It’s a gorgeous natural color that comes with a violet undertone and looks quite formal. However, it’s a very cool and neutral color that reflects calm and peaceful moods. While the color itself is dramatic and stylish, getting the undertones to really showcase the appeal of this color can be a tricky process.

Denim Drift

Dulux is one of the powerhouses in the house painting industry, and their color Denim Drift is by far one of their most popular shades of 2017. It’s a gorgeous color that combines a moody gray shade with just a little bit of blue, providing a very calm and peaceful color. Denim Drift can be used both indoors and outdoors to add a touch of elegance to your house. The key to using such colors on the exterior of your property is to be committed. These are three of the most popular shades that have risen to the top of the trending list in 2017, and which are likely to appear in many places in 2018 as well.