Poised Taupe – Color of the Year

Did you see? Sherwin-Williams released their 2017 Color of the Year a few weeks back and it’s bound to make all my fellow neutral-loving friends giddy! Below is a bit more about their selection, Poised Taupe, and curated works from our artists that would pair perfectly with the timeless trend.

Sherwin-Williams described the color as “modern, classic and a beautiful balance of warm and cool.” As trends continue to evolve and shift, it is apparent grey is taking a backseat in 2017 to the traditional tones of taupe and brown. Personally, I didn’t quite see this happening so quickly, but I am excited to see how this classic color will be given a modern and fresh feel to the world of design.

A favorite piece in the gallery that couldn’t be a more perfect match is “September in Paris” by gallery artist, Jeff Erickson. His modern and contemporary abstracts are strong, yet easy enough for any space. His mix of oil and wax give each painting a soft texture, soothing to the eyes. This particular piece was inspired by a trip to Europe with his wife. While two weeks were spent in Italy, their 9 hour layover in Paris’s charming streets was all he needed for inspiration. Croissant, anyone?

Jeff Erickson • September in Paris with Poised Taupe interior

Jeff Erickson • September in Paris with Poised Taupe interior

Jeff Erickson September in Paris

Jeff Erickson • September in Paris

This Holly Addi piece is modern and edgy, with a vintage flair. I originally imagined this piece perfectly hung in an airy loft or dynamic mid-century modern home. Yet, now against Poised Taupe, I see this piece bringing a freshness to any traditional style.

Holly Addi • Nordik Study 1 with Poised Taupe interior

Holly Addi • Nordik Study 1 with Poised Taupe interior

Holly Addi Nordik Study 1

Holly Addi • Nordik Study 1

If a traditional aesthetic is more your style, Deb Kaylor’s work will be the perfect winning combination for you! Her picturesque scenes are comforting and peaceful, warm and inviting – perhaps just what Poised Taupe is meant to accomplish. See below my picks of her work for your future Poised Taupe design.

Deb Kaylor Fawn

Deb Kaylor • Fawn (Sold)

Deb Kaylor • Strength

Deb Kaylor • Strength

Deb Kaylor • Welcome

Deb Kaylor • Welcome