kitchen cabinets powder coat finishesIf you follow color trends, you probably have already received the low-down on Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore’s top hues for 2016, Alabaster and Simply White, respectively. These neutral tones combine sophistication with subtle beauty.

According to Jackie Jordan, Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing, “Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.”

Similarly, the color experts at Benjamin Moore chose Simply White based on their extensive research and visiting trends shows across the country. “White is a perfect way to define a space in a really beautiful and sophisticated way,” Andrea Magno, manager, color and design studio at Benjamin Moore, stated in a recent video.

When it comes to outdoor spaces, the same color trends as interiors can be applied. As part of Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ extensive collection of powder coat finishes, we offer White Lite as well as a White-washed wood grain to match this year’s neutral color picks. In addition, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ powder coat finishes can be applied to a variety of door styles, including louver, bead board and Palm Beach, among others. The combination of door styles and white-hued powder coat finishes enables homeowners to create an outdoor kitchen that rejuvenates the mind and promotes relaxation.

For a complete “white on white” look, Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens has partnered with Dekton by Cosentino, which offers several countertop options in shades of white. The Dekton surface is made from a sophisticated blend of glass, porcelain and quartz and offers UV resistance for color stability outdoors, exceptional strength and high resistance to impacts, scratches and abrasion for use in high-traffic areas, and almost zero water absorption.

What do you think, did Sherwin-Williams and Benjamin Moore hit the mark this year?