Purple and Green Reign Supreme

February 16, 2017
by The Finished Space

There are two new colors in town and we can’t help feeling inspired! We love creating beautiful spaces with interior finishings so we painted some trim to get a feel for how the two would go together, and we think you’ll love the result.

We’ve gone green for Pantone’s energizing and invigorating color selection! 15-0343, otherwise known as ‘Greenery’ was named the Pantone® Color of the Year 2017—and we cannot get enough of this life-affirming shade!


“Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew,” notes Pantone, the global color authority. “Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.”

Greenery is an extremely adaptable ‘trans-seasonal’ shade which can be paired with a vast array of color combinations. For Pantone’s  pairing suggestions, click here.

Greenery is not only the must-have shade of 2017Benjamin Moore has released Shadow, 2117-30. The shade is described as allusive and enigmatic. Along with the release of this statement shade, Benjamin Moore also shared a list of 22 jewel toned colors they recommend for pairing.


It is said that in the evenings, “dappled highlights fade to matte. AN OLD MASTER PALETTE gilded by candlelight. Violet shadows descend.” And we can see ourselves now, surrounded by this rich paint color, curled up with a cashmere throw, sipping on a glass of wine, while surrounded by candlelight.

“It ebbs and flows with its surroundings, and light brings it to life,” stated Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore’s Creative Director. “Rich, royal amethyst can fade into the soft lilac-grey of distant mountains or morph into lustrous coal. Indulge your mysterious side. Let Shadow set the mood.”

These two shades may be on opposite ends of the color spectrum and evoke different feeling but we love them both equally. Share your favorite color of the year with @OfficialMetrie on Twitter!