And Your Favorite Color of 2016 Is...

We gave you 12 colors and three weeks to vote. You totally surprised us with your winning pick.

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Remember a few weeks ago when I said we were having a Color Vs. Color competition? A major battle of the hues? Well, let me refresh your memory. editors scoured fashion runways, design showrooms and more to pick the top 12 colors of the season. Every color was chosen for a reason by our editorial team. We wanted hues that were evocative of food and nature, and these all certainly fit the bill. (Latte, anyone?) Then, we asked YOU, our loyal fans, to browse all 12 palettes and vote for your all-time favorite.

What was the color breakdown? Take a look:

Photo by: Kayla Kitts

Kayla Kitts

We had two neutrals (latte, pearl); three pastels (blush, powder blue, mint); three pinks (peach, raspberry, blush); two blues (powder blue, indigo); two greens (mint, malachite); two gemstones (amethyst, malachite); two fruits (peach, raspberry); one flower (marigold); and two dyes (crimson, indigo).

Now, only one can be "crowned" the Color Vs. Color winner. If you remember, Whisper Gray won last year's title, with sweet and seasonal Coral grabbing the win in our innaugural year. So, which hue is this year's champ?

Powder Blue

Photo by: Kayla Kitts

Kayla Kitts

Pastels aren't just for nurseries anymore! Now, they're perfect for every room in the house, from living rooms to kitchens. Powder blue is a fresh take on baby blue that pairs well with all your favorite hues of the season.

In this palette, powder blue is given a fresh update when mixed with shadow green and rose pink. Mix in various metallic accents for even more depth and texture. Not sure how to work this soft hue into your home? We've got 13 ideas to show you how.

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Powder Blue Color Palette

Powder blue is given a fresh update when mixed with shadow green and rose pink. Mix in various metallic accents for even more depth and texture. Not sure how to work this soft hue into your home? Take a look at how it can work in every space.

Photo By: Kayla Kitts

Layers of Blue

This small living room was enhanced by covering the walls, trim and ceiling in various shades of powder blue tones.

Pretty Backdrop

With its black-and-white stripes, the nightstand steals the scene in this soft, powder-blue bedroom. This modern piece proves that powder blue can provide the perfect backdrop to virtually any color combo.

Photo By: Chipper Hatter Photography

Light and Bright

Powder-blue walls provide a soft backdrop in this transitional dining room. A vintage Sputnik glass chandelier hangs above the dining table with a mix of bench seating, simple orange chairs and neutral slipcovered armchairs.

Cool Blues

Cool blue tones flow from the artwork above the mantle, inspiring this laid-back palette.

Clean and Serene

Powder blue, brown and gray wash over this serene bedroom, creating a fresh, clean and neutral palette. To add dimension, the designers layered in different fabrics on the bed and window treatments.

Dreamy Americana

By layering indigo and powder blue, a unique mix of patterns and classic style, this guest bedroom puts a cool, casual spin on Americana.

Swimming in Blue

David Hockney's 1978 artwork "Swimming Pool With Reflection" inspired this California-cool bathroom. Watery-blue glass mosaic tile spills down the shower wall and out onto the concrete-gray tile floor, appearing to puddle. The custom back-painted glass vanity floats on the powder-blue walls and is anchored by a chrome faucet, adding a modern sophistication to this fun space.

Photo By: Mariko Reed Photography

Glam Lounge

Graphic, powder-blue wallpaper is framed in silver for a glamorous backdrop to this seating area. A custom round settee with mother-of-pearl buttons adds elegance, while a large botanical print adds a contemporary feminine touch.

Romantic Style

A simple palette of powder blue and white with small, romantic details like the herringbone throw and vase of white roses makes this master bedroom feel relaxing and inviting.

Luxe Spa

A transom window draws the eye up toward the vaulted ceiling detail in this luxurious master bathroom. Marble tiling is used on both the floor and backsplash for a cohesive look, and soft blue tones evoke the view of the ocean and sky outside.

Sweet Baby

Soothing powder-blue walls and a soft sheepskin rug create a calm space for a new baby. Graphic blue-and-white storage bins on the floor are an attractive and handy place to stash toys, diapers and books.

Cottage Accents

A soaking tub adds a contemporary touch to this powder-blue cottage bathroom. Plaid curtains, an antique wood stool and a painted lantern-style pendant light bring a homier feel to the space.

Eclectic Palette

Powder blue and fire-engine red create a show-stopping color palette in this spacious eclectic master bathroom. Elegant patterns and textures create a luxurious feel topped off with a relaxing, spa-style bathtub.

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