It’s trend-predicting season and we just spied our first forecast: Things are warming up. That’s according to a recent press release issued by paint powerhouse Sherwin-Williams. Specifically, the paint retailer announced its Poised Taupe as their 2017 Color of the Year. It’s an earthen-brown-meets-conservative-gray type of hue. In their estimation, the color offers both the neutrality of cool gray and the warmth of brown, so it has a truly harmonizing appeal.
 
Truth be told, the warming trend is something we’ve been basking in of late, too, and we love to see others like Sherwin-Williams heading in similar directions. This summer, one of our top industrial designers teamed up with a group of elite design experts in our collective industry to create a new color. Their fine-tuned design senses led them to Single Malt, a color that boasts distinctive warm and rustic shades to evoke the essence of simple indulgences. It’s warming just thinking about it. Established faucet finishes, too, like our Champagne and Oil Rubbed bronzes, are also getting lots of attention around the country. It seems that just as the weather is cooling, colors are warming. Strikes a nice balance, wouldn’t you agree?