PPG Paints also recently announced their color selection for 2017. They chose, “Violet Verbena” (PPG1169-5) PPG calls it “A grounding violet nuanced with a shade of gray.” Like Sherwin Williams, PPG is transitioning from grey but has added a purple hue instead of brown. PPG feels that it’s “the perfect backdrop for consumers looking to blend the masculine, the feminine, the mystic and the modern.” It’s a bit reminiscent of Pantone’s selection from last year of both “Rose Quartz and Serenity” as appealing to both the feminine and the masculine.
Benjamin Moore has yet to announce their color selection for next year but is due to announce in the next several weeks. Last year, Benjamin Moore broke from other paint companies and chose “Simply White” as their 2016 Color of the Year. We’ll see if they also follow the trend of transitioning away from grey.