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Diamond Vogel Crowdsources Top Hue

Friday, November 4, 2016

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A muted blue-gray hue is set to make a dramatic entry on the color scene in 2017, according to Diamond Vogel consumers.

Ocean Storms is billed as the “Color of the Year for 2017,” by the Orange City, IA, paint manufacturer. A part of the company’s ColorEssentials Collection, the color is deemed a “versatile choice” for interior and exterior settings.

This year the company’s “Color of the Year” was selected by customers in a crowdsourcing event held during the month of October, Diamond Vogel said.  

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For interiors, the restful blue delivers a modern vibe, a great color to showcase furniture, artwork and accents without overwhelming, according to Sandy Agar-Studelska, colorist and Diamond Vogel Color Marketing Manager.

“Our customers rely on our color expertise, both in delivering the color they demand and for education on the newest trends,” explains Sandy Agar-Studelska, colorist and Diamond Vogel Color Marketing Manager. “Those that specify color look for validation of the colors that are important to consumers.”

“In deciding our pick, we turned the conversation to our customers and asked for their help in selecting this important choice from four directional colors. Our customers spoke and Ocean Storms emerged as the color of choice.”  

Other contenders included Resting Place, a soft mint hue; Sahara Wind, a relaxing gold; and Emu, a dramatic gray.

About Ocean Storms

“This muted blue combines the best of two trends, the popularity of blue that denotes classic styling along with the appeal of restful gray that delivers easy living and modern flair,” says Agar-Studelska. 

For interiors, this restful blue delivers a modern vibe, a great color to showcase furniture, artwork and accents without overwhelming, she adds.

For exterior settings, Ocean Storms is great as the central color and pairs well with white, cream and soft gray as well as charcoal for trim and accents, according to the company.

For a review of paint colors that are forecast to trend upward in the coming year, see “Architectural Color Trends for 2017.”


Tagged categories: Aesthetics; Color; Color trends; Commercial / Architectural; Design; Diamond Vogel Paint; Interior design

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