Hot Trend: 2016 Off-White is the New White

Behr Ivory Keys

One of the biggest challenges you’ll face in redesigning your bathroom or kitchen is selecting the right paint color. While there have been many color trends throughout the years, we’re excited about a hot new trend. For 2016, off-white is the new white! This color trend is sure to add a classic, bright, sophisticated touch to any of your design plans.

 Not Your Traditional White
The color white can evoke a range of feelings and emotions. Some may find it very basic and, perhaps, a little boring. While others find it fresh and crisp. So why off-white? An off-white color marries the two schools of thoughts beautifully. By providing a fresh, clean look it avoids being boring or too bland. In fact, when used with the right color combinations, an off-white color can brighten up a space and add life.

Trending Colors
There are a few colors that are standing out among the rest as being the hottest reflection of this trend. They are:

Simply White from Benjamin Moore

Ivory Keys from Behr

Alabaster from Sherwin Williams

Cappuccino White from Glidden

Each of these colors represent the small variations in off-white that will update your space with a touch of elegance.

For example, you can use Behr’s Ivory Keys as an accent color in your bathroom as shown here. Notice how the mirror stands out more elegantly and the entire room is brightened, but not boring.

Behr Ivory Keys - Accent Color

Or, that same off-white color – Behr’s Ivory Keys – as a primary color as shown here. This allows the natural woods to be the centerpiece of the bathroom, while keeping the overall space feeling fresh and crisp.

Behr Ivory Keys

Choose the Best Accessories
When it comes to completing your new off-white design, don’t forget to select accessories that will complement your look well. Select light fixtures; drawer pulls, handles, and knobs; towel bars, and others that will enhance your elegant design.


While off-white seems trendy, it’s a timeless classic that has been revamped to enrich any design space, whether traditional, modern, eclectic, or contemporary. Enjoy bringing the various shades of off-white into your kitchen or bath. Off-white is the new white.