YWC Color of the Year 2017: Lunar Gray

All fashion images found on Pinterest; all wallpapers courtesy of www.yorkwall.com

Lunar Gray

Adaptable master of reflected light, like her namesake the moon, Lunar Gray is as natural as stone, architectural as concrete and as adaptable as her nearest companion color. This gray’s strong presence somehow soothes the senses and always keeps her cool with an air of subtle mystery.

As industrial style continues to flourish and organics still dominate both textural and color applications, gray emerges as a companion to both warm and cool palettes, as only this color changeling can.

 

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Greenery

Pantone sparks spring with color “greenery” for 2017. This shade is clean, bold and full of the promise of reawakening and reinvention. Reminiscent of fresh grass, it gets a sophisticated urban lift when partnered with lunar gray.

 

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Poised Taupe

Sherwin Williams touches taupe with a cast of dusty purple in this 2017 mink-meets-violet combination of subtle elegance. Easy to use and easier to love, this runway-worthy shading leaves us wanting more. Pair “poised taupe” with gray and the color lines begin to blur, with beautiful results.

 

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Shadow

Benjamin Moore takes a risk with the deepest color of the year for 2017. Breathtaking and formal, it makes a grand entrance, as navy casts gather warmth in velvety reds and rich vineyard hues. Pairing “shadow” with raw natural elements and gray tends to lessen its reserve.

 

Dapper Dads

Dapper: A compliment made to someone who looks incredibly
smart and stylish.

Father’s Day will arrive with all the ties, tools and fanfare we can muster for the most influential of men in our lives, but did you know he’s been a fashion icon since time began?

Stylin’ for summer: Seersucker, foulards, and classic stripes define summer days in light airy color and the brightest of whites with Pop’s “pop” of color.

Patterns “Pragmatic” and “Ralph Stripe” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Patterns “Pragmatic” and “Ralph Stripe” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Travel and leisure: Before he met you, he saw some things and did some exploring, and now he shares all that with you. Here’s to his spirit of adventure!

"The Old Course” and “Double Down” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

“The Old Course” and “Double Down” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Shaken not stirred: Dad can be one smooth operator; putting the ‘dash’ in haberdashery. No one will get bored when he’s in the boardroom!

Patterns “Hemmingway” and “Crocodile” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Patterns “Hemmingway” and “Crocodile” are from the Carey Lind “Menswear” collection. All other images found on Shutterstock.

Start with The Walls!

Spring 2016 brings us landscapes from the urban center, a mix of matte and metals, and casual colors for the athleisure lifestyle. This season classic- meets-casual color for an upbeat approach to repurposed and redefined stylings just right for upmarket.  The key is a balance of opposites in a fast paced world.

Clean

Patterns from left to right: Fashion image found on Pinterest, pattern “Cathedral”, “3” Stripe” and “Galt Embroidery”.

Clean: Stripes organize the eye and sooth the cacophony of noise which surrounds us in the modern age.  Now delivery is bold and dynamic as stripes come to the forefront in unconventional colors and at unexpected angles. It appears that stripes have changed their stripes!

Color

Patterns from left to right: Party favors image found on Pinterest, pattern “3″ Wide Stripe”, “Aquarella” and “Criss Cross”.

Color: from the artist’s palette in a mixed media format incorporating glimmering metallic, with an eye on warm gold. This spring color is a veritable candy store delight composed of vibrant hues in re-imagined classics, anchored by all things blue.

Custom

York Wallcoverings innovative Custom Naturals program will release in of May 2016.

Custom: Uncompromising in personal character, and readily accessible through innovative technologies, custom is coming home to the consumer. D.I.Y. drivers have created a culture demanding personal style; so determine your own color, choose your own texture and create art for your wall.

Cultural

Patterns from left to right: Jewelry image found on Pinterest, pattern “Palace Gates”, “Marble” and “Boho Chic”.

Cultural: The mythologies of our space are defined by the values we carry; inspirational cues taken from our deep rooted heritage juxtaposed with contemporary lifestyle. Trends from urban organic to athletic tribal create a blending of contradiction which forms exciting new energy from a new generation.

Wallcovering is the largest canvas on which a designer will paint the story of any home. Here is where it all begins, a portrait of the people who live there and their vision for identity. Perception becomes reality, and it all starts with the walls!