Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year 2017

Poised Taupe SW 6039

by: Allison Hayes, designer


Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year for 2017 is Poised Taupe. We agree with Sherwin-Williams when they describe this shade as a beautiful balance between warm and cool. Although a neutral, this color is timeless yet modern. It is cozy and comfortable, and would adapt well into any exterior color palette, both contemporary and traditional.



If you are looking for a rich, well grounded color we highly recommend using Poised Taupe. This color will definitely make a statement and add a pop of color to your front door, giving it personality.

Below, I have paired Poised Taupe with our Washed White brick, from the Seaside Collection, along with a whole exterior scheme.



Washed White from the Seaside Collection

Trim:  Pure White SW7005

Shutter:  Poised Taupe SW6039

Door:  Vintage Vessel SW9050

Shingles:  Moire Black | Certainteed

Gutters & Downspouts:  Desert Sand