2016 Color Trends | Sneak Peek


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2016 Color Trends | Sneak Peek

Posted 10/23/2015
2016 Color Trends

From bold color to dusty, natural hues, we take an advance look at the gorgeous palettes predicted for 2016. Here’s your chance to get in on the frontend of these up-and-coming colors sure to evoke emotion and create stunning spaces.

Farm to Table Inspiration

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2016 will bring together natural elements, stunning metals, and clean tones.

Think weathered wood meets smooth cement, spirited bohemian meets organized architect. Imagine gathering fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden to scatter on a reclaimed wood table. Getting dirt under your fingernails and rinsing your hands in the farmhouse sink. Sipping sweet sangria out of steel goblets.

We’ll see colors go back to the basics with hues derived from natural elements, which will complement and contrast more industrial looks.

Get the look:
Note: On-screen and printer color representations may vary from actual paint colors.

0396 Wing Man 

0635 Aquafir

1136 Romp

0795 Martina Olive 

0753 Baby Vegetable

1067 Sweet Baby Rose


Color Without Season

We see a blur and mixing of holidays, traditions and cultures that is changing our understanding of ‘seasonal’ color rules.  Color associated with seasons and holidays are widely being accepted for everyday use.  Colors inspired by autumnal hues like crunchy leaves, fall flowers, and earthy gourds as well as gold will shine brightly in 2016.

Get the look:

0129 Arrowhead 

0368 Folk Tales

0935 Yellow Shout

1053 Sun's Rage

0551 Orchid Shadow

1215 Purple Shadow

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Expect to see soft “winter” colors -- dusty roses, deep purples, and frosty grays continue to be an important statement for simple, modern styling. These feminine, romantic tones draw inspiration from soft textures like powdery snow and cashmere sweaters.  Dusty blue-mauve, winter berry, and blue-reds will also be trending, which will go well with the Scandinavian influences we’ll see in design like untreated woods and mid-century lines.

Get the look:

0551 Orchid Shadow 

0049 Auburn Wave

1215 Purple Shadow

1062 Albino

0497 Restful Retreat

0140 Cozy Cover


Comfort & Happiness

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Get cozy! Warm grays will continue to play an important role in residential and commercial spaces paired with uplifting hues. Look for inspiration from fresh, healthful foods, such as roasted red-brown almonds, creamy green avocados and earthy-tan crackers. This warm gray pairs well with happy yellow as well as mossy green and deep gold.

Get the look:

0285 Eugenia

0795 Martina Olive

0561 Indian Hills

0864 Lioness

0522 Octavius

0336 Soft Leather


An Ocean of Color

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Dip your toes in an ocean of teals, aquas and emerald, from bright to moody, blue-greens will continue to trend at the top into 2016. 

This cool palette reflects the power of the ocean and soft, cleansing feel of water itself.  We’ll see a beautiful muted plum that pairs well with this group – a deep accent in a relaxing palette.

Get the look:

0688 Cold North

1222 Grape Soda

0334 Sedona

0497 Restful Retreat

0620 Star Studded

0144 Film Noir

*Due to variances in computer monitors, colors displayed may vary from actual paint colors. For best results, visit your Diamond Vogel Paint Store and refer to our color chips or samples.