Benjamin Moore Releases Color Trends for 2013

Taking cues from the fashion and art world, paint super giant Benjamin Moore has released their color trends for 2013 on their blog today. Categorizing each new color family into four distinct palettes, they’ve laid out unique and envelope-pushing ideas to create the perfect pallet for your pad. Take a look and leave your comments:

Urbanite Palette – “The raw and edgy side of our Urbanite design theme was influenced by pattern, color and the desire for a new take on contemporary styling.” – Benjamin Moore

Ubanite Palette in Action – “Yellow and blue are such a traditional color combination, but when we added green-based grays to the mix, we got the exciting palette this contemporary theme needed.” – Benjamin Moore

New Traditional Palette – “This wonderfully sophisticated theme illustrates the best of geometric pattern and color to create a new twist on the conventional look of time-honored style.” -Benjamin Moore

New Traditional Palette in Action - “Feminine colors such as dusty mauve mixed with masculine shades of evening dove and baja dunes offer a mature compromise for this theme.” – Benjamin Moore

Artisan Palette - “Deep, rich and cozy is the only way to describe the Artisan color palette.” -Benjamin Moore

Artisan Palette in Action - “It’s all about found objects and family heirlooms. Surround yourself in this eclectic mix of cherished items and warm comforting colors, you may never leave the space!” – Benjamin Moore

Coastal Palette - “Think of very soft and fluid colors; the next level of “spa” used in many bathroom design schemes, finding it’s way into other rooms in the home.” – Benjamin Moore

Coastal Palette in Action - ‘We took inspiration from the sea without it looking like a seaside resort. The relaxing and soothing palette of stratton blue, lemon sorbet, and tranquility are bound together by the watery hues of van courtland blue and simply white creating a restful retreat within your own home.” -Benjamin Moore

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Pink Done Right

Pink is never easy to pull off. From quelling the fears of the men in the home to incorporating this derivative of red into any space has certainly been a challenge for me. My recommendation is to make the pink work hard for it’s money. Don’t over do the color so it’s assaulting, rather, use a deep hugh as a pop color in a stark white bathroom.

Here, the eye is immediately drown to to this delicious shade of pink set against the cold tile of this posh bathroom.

Since pink is a not-so-distant relative of red, it can inspire femininity and passion while portraying a quiet strength and style.  It’s elegant and gentle while being utterly eye-catching and often daringly avant-garde.

Thanks to VT Interiors for this post, it’s inspiring!

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