"Mushroom" -- or "Sharkey Grey" as we've always called it -- is the new neutral hue that’s taking 2017 by storm. Welcome to the party!

By Camryn Rabideau
January 13, 2017
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This year is all about earth colors. The 2017 Pantone Color of the Year is "Greenery," a bright, bold plant-inspired hue, and now another earthy tone is shaping up to be a major trend in the coming months, as well. "Mushroom" is the warm, grayish taupe that's taking over Pinterest, and it's a fun and easy neutral hue to incorporate into your home decor.

There are several variations of this color -- you can go for a cooler tone like "Creamy Mushroom" from Behr or an option closer to beige, such as "Sautéed Mushroom" from Olympic. Whatever option you choose, though, you're sure to love how the calm, neutral shade enhances your living space.

Need some inspiration on how to incorporate mushroom-colored accents into your home? Check out these 8 amazing options:

1. KITCHEN CABINETS

If your kitchen needs a refresh, mushroom (or Sharkey's Gray) could be the perfect color for your cabinets. It's trendy enough to give you the update you're craving, but it's still a neutral that will be in style for years to come.

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It's actually the shade of Martha's own remodeled kitchen. Be inspired!

2. RUGS

Whether your room has dark, dramatic walls or plain white paint, a mushroom-colored rug will fit right in. This versatile color can be paired with just about any other hue!

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