The 2016 COTY Winner: Horizon Gray KM4858
Gray continues to take center stage for neutrals and this atmospheric mid-toned gray provides comfort and versatility. An understated calm neutral and go to color for a wide variety of items and spaces. It is a natural fit for the bedroom, and living room but certainly not limited to these areas.
The 2016 COTY runners-up were: Princess Kate KM5035, Foggy Night KM4580, and Brazen Orange KM5406. A trend spotted from this survey was the emergence of calming Zen colors across the board.
"Within the 2016 palette, we see a shift from cleaner, high chroma colors, to more softened calmer colors", said Mary Lawlor, manager of color marketing. The Horizon Gray COTY 2016 encompasses this notable color shift, while maintaining its ability to work well with previous color trends," Lawlor continued.
The colors selected for the survey as the most influential colors of 2016 have been chosen to reflect the current trend shifts within home décor. Kelly-Moore Paints recruited color strategist Leslie Harrington, PhD., to create a COTY survey that would be shared among professional interior designers – all ASID certified.