Paint Color Trends for 2013 The Year of Color

Ask anyone we have worked with and they will tell you we are a HUGE fan of Benjamin Moore paint colors. This year’s Benjamin Moore colors don’t disappoint. To quote their website: “Our colour experts have created four exciting new colour palettes inspired by emerging trends in art, fashion, and interior design from around the world.”

New Traditional Collection:

New Traditional Collection
New Traditional Collection – Walls: Evening Dove (2128-20), Ceiling: Baja Dunes (997), Trim: Seapearl (OC-19), Accent Colors: Golden Straw (2152-50) & Dusty Mauve (2174-40)

Artisan Collection:

Artisan Collection – Walls: Sea Haze (2137-50), Ceiling: Satchel (AF-240), Trim: Monterey White (HC-27), Accent Colors: Pittsfield Buff (HC-24) & Silhouette (AF-655)

Coastal Collection:

Coastal Collection – Walls: Stratton Blue (HC-142), Trim & Ceiling: Simply White (OC-117), Accent Colors: Van Courtland Blue (HC-145), Lemon Sorbet (2019-60), & Tranquility (AF-490)

Urbanite Collection:

Urbanite Collection – Walls & Stencil: Camouflage (2143-40), Ceiling & Backsplash: Sparrow (AF-720), Trim: Moonlight White (OC-125), and Accent Colors: Marblehead Gold (HC-11) & Polo Blue (2062-10)

Benjamin Moore’s 2013 Color of the Year:

Color of the Year

We are loving the simple wall colors with darker ceilings that seem to go on forever. Painting your ceiling darker than your walls gives the notion that the ceilings recede, creating the feeling of spaciousness. Anyone ready for a paint consultation?

Find a new color you love and want to go bold on the walls? Not a problem! Use your crazy color but keep neutral fabrics, patterns, and accessories so you don’t overwhelm the space. A little goes a long way!

If you are not ready to take the trendy paint plunge, or it you are going to be moving soon and have decided to keep the walls neutral, you can still use these trends to add freshness to your space in accessories, window treatments, and accent pillows. Thank you Benjamin Moore for sharing and happy painting!

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