Professional Color Information

2017 Color of the Year

A modern yet classic blue-gray with confident presence, yet simple style. Our color of the year is a muted blue combining the best of two trends, the popularity of blue denoting classic styling along with the appeal of restful gray delivering easy living and modern flair. Find out more.



Sneak Peek at 2017 Color Trends»

Forecasted color trends for 2017 include everything from warm, inviting tones to icy hues. Here are some color stories we’ll likely see emerging for interiors and exteriors. Here’s your chance to get in on the frontend of these up-and-coming colors sure to evoke emotion and create stunning spaces.

Light Reflectance Values (LRV)»

A sortable list of our ColorEssentials colors Light Reflectance Values.

What is Light Reflectance Value?»

Find out what Light Reflectance Value is, and how it can help you pick a color.

RGB Values»

A sortable list our ColorEssentials colors RGB values.


Color Forecasts»

Trend forward colors for your painting and decorating projects. Carefully curated color collections highlighting the current trends in color design.

Diamond Vogel Color Charts»

Our standard color charts available online.