Looks like there will be some new colors moving to the forefront of the home decorating world in 2017. According to Sherwin-Williams, “Poised Taupe” is its 2017 Color of the Year. “Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of a weathered, woodsy neutral and a sense of coziness and harmony that people seek,” says Sue Wadden, the company’s director of color marketing.

Homebuyers are likely to see a greater variety in terms of layouts, building materials, home systems, color palettes, and furnishing choices, both in model homes and in houses staged for sale. Sellers should try to highlight the flexibility of their spaces when putting a home on the market. Buyers should look for lots of options when considering how they will utilize their new space.