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PPG Color of the Year - 2017 - Violet Verbena
The PPG announcement states, “Violet Verbena (PPG 1169-5), PPG 2017 Color of the Year is a gray-purple: playful, elegant and calming... a grayed-off, moody purple with a chameleon-like presence.”
“Violet Verbena is at once as nostalgic as it is modern. It's substantial in a world that can sometimes seem so temporary, luxurious in a harsh world that needs pampering, and introspective and private in an invasive world. Purple was unanimously selected as the 2017 Color of the Year by PPG's global color experts for its distinctive qualities. We are seeing this shade of violet on the runway in fashion, and in textiles for the commercial and residential segments.”
A consistent theme of favorite colors seems to be that they are sometimes hard to describe. They are a mixture of hues. Violet Verbena is some blue, a hint of red, more purple and subdued with gray. It is easy to envision this paint color in a bedroom, dining room or bath. Soothing but bold it would enliven any space.
If you are not able to find PPG Violet Verbena these similar paint colors from other paint companies may be available.
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See the complete description at PPG Violet Verbena.
Tints, Shades and Monochromatics of PPG Violet Verbena PPG 1169-5
In color theory, a tint is the mixture of a color with white, which increases lightness, and a shade is the mixture of a color with black, which increases darkness. In the following 10 graduations see how Violet Verbena becomes lighter and darker with the addition of white or black.
Monochromatic schemes can possibly be endless but here we show 9 variations of Violet Verbena creating them with changes of tints, shades and tones.
Violet Verbena to White
PPG 1169-5 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 White
Violet Verbena to Black
PPG 1169-5 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Black
Monochromatics of Violet Verbena
PPG 1169-5 7 8 9 10
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