Color Matters…Preview for 2013

Color trends in our area are actually a reflection of what is happening on a global scale. Trends are moving towards toned and rich colors, pastels, and jewel tones. Also, the way designers are combining colors is also changing. Some palettes are subtle but add excitement and interest by adding a brilliant green, aqua, salmon or orchid color. Other color schemes are dramatic and contrasting but are unified with copper, silver or jewel tones.

Pantone Inc., a leading authority on color, has named EMERALD GREEN as their Color of the Year for 2013.

Benjamin Moore Paint offers new insight into the 2013 color trends by their suggested color palettes. Bold colors are featured but are more neutralized than previous years.  Think of bright blues or corals toned down with shades of grey. Crisp contrasting navy blues and yellows are paired with icy whites and steel greys.

LEMON SORBET is deemed as Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2013. It is an ideal color that perfectly transitions the mid-tones and saturated colors seen in today’s home furnishings with the softer, pastels which are emerging for 2013.

This lovely, unifying color harmonizes with pastels in the mint, coral, pink, blue, and vanilla families. It is also neutral enough to compliment the up and coming jewel and earthy tones.   


I believe that each space is unique and should tell a story. Personalities and desired mood settings should be incorporated into a room. As a Certified Color Specialist, I can assist you in combining colors and furnishings to make an impressive statement in your interiors! 

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