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Carey Bedding Ensembles | Hervé Léger Dress Closeup | Living Room Photo by Idha Lindhag

Benjamin Moore has announced their 2017 Color of the Year and it’s a good one! They call it Shadow. It’s a sultry dark neutral in the purple family. I would describe this color as a purple-gray, slate purple, dusty purple or dark plum. It adds an intriguing combination of classy and fun to any design palette. I’ve seen it used as both a primary color and an accent in interior spaces and also translates over to fashion well. Here are some great looks using this color trend…

For a bold look, try ‘Shadow’ as a primary wall color. Add eclectic furnishings with antique gold pieces to finish off the look.

dark purple living room benjamin moore shadow
Living Room Photo by Emily Johnston

The classy nature of ‘Shadow’ makes it a great choice for a special occasion dress (and it’s slimming as well!).

dark purple off the shoulder dress
Hervé Léger Dress

The dark plum walls are also a great choice for bedrooms. It creates a restful environment where you can forget the cares of the day.

dark purple bedroom benjamin moore shadow
Bedroom Photo by Reed Davis

These smoky purple bottles are just gorgeous! A lovely way to add this color trend to your design.

purple glass bottles on shelf
Photo by Josh Gruetzmacher

I love how this living room design has both a traditional and contemporary vibe all at the same time. The purple-gray sofas and throws add a sophisticated touch to the look.

white traditional living room purple accents
Living Room Photo by Idha Lindhag

Tufted velvet pieces can effortlessly rock the ‘Shadow’ color trend.

dark purple velvet tufted sofa
Velvet Orianna Sofa from Anthropologie

Eclectic interiors with a Bohemian vibe almost have to have a purple accent to be complete. Try a dark plum sofa or settee like in this living room design.

bohemian living room with deep purple accents
Living Room Photo by Bethany Nauert

Dark purple bedding in a light, neutral bedroom. Classy yet bright and airy. Love it!

bright room with dark purple bedding
Calvin Klein Somerset Bedding Collection

If you’re looking for a retro vibe for your interior, go with a ‘Shadow’ upholstered sofa. It’ll do the trick!

retro living room with dark purple sofa
Venice Button Tuft Sofa by Diamond Sofa

You can use this dark, moody color and still keep the space bright. Look for mostly white pieces with just a touch of ‘Shadow’ accents or prints like in this bedding collection.

white bedroom with dark purple patterned bedding
Carey Bedding Ensembles

Shop this color (some cool things I found on the web)…

benjamin moore shadow for interior design

1.Montrose Felt Pillow | 2. World Globe | 3. Hyper Dining Chair | 4. Cucina Dinnerware | 5. Tilton Fenwick Ottoman | 6. Hand-knotted Rug | 7. Lucky Beach Towel | 8. Rocio Napkins | 9. Crinkle Scarf | 10. Spider Daisies | 11. Mandala Pillow | 12. Wanda Pendant | 13. Grandstand Pillow | 14. Purple Drum Pendant | 15. Roscoe Rug | 16. Cucina Platter | 17. Saffiano Leather Satchel | 18. Bellini Sofa | 19. Discovery 3 Giclee | 20. Mother of Pearl Pillow | 21. Glass Accent Lamp

Would you like to see more of this color trend? You’re in luck! I put together a collection of Benjamin Moore Shadow inspiration images on Pinterest.

Similar colors you might like…

Some designs including ‘Shadow’…

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