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Benjamin Moore Announces 2015 Color of the Year

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

It is that time of year again. The paint companies begin to unveil their newly selected color of the year. This week, Benjamin Moore announced Guilford Green HC-116 as the color of the year for 2015:

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Guilford Green is being called a neutral color that is a natural. A silvery green that works a wide range of color combinations – from neutrals to daring shades.

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It looks like a color that works well with lighter wood. Maybe try a sample with oak cabinets?

The Color Trends 2015 collection features four color families – green, blue, blush and berry. The bold, more saturated hues represent an evolution from the soft pastels that comprised the brand’s Color Trends 2014.

“We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space,” said Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director at Benjamin Moore. “Guilford Green is the perfect thread to connect nature, spaces and interiors with color schemes that signify fresh energy and growth.”

The 23 colors of the Color Trends 2015 palette are highlighted below:

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I think the Guilford Green works well with most of the colors. I have to point out to you that the Guilford Green samples you see on the computer screen is nothing like it looks in real life.

What do you think of the new color of the year? Do you think it will be as popular as last year’s ‘Breath of Fresh Air’? Which color family is your favorite?

If you need help selecting colors for your home, contact me today.

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Trending: Red and Teal

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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Have you noticed seeing more of the beautiful color combination of red and teal/turquoise?:

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Not just for retro kitchens anymore:

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This sunroom was designed by the talented Lindsey Hene Interiors:

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So gorgeous!

Don’t you think the red makes the room look fresh and energetic?:

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I am not sure I would want this vibrant color combination in my bedroom!:

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Notice how yellow is also incorporated in many of the red and teal schemes:

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Is there a color that does not look good with teal?:

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So what do you think of red and teal together? I think I am really loving it after looking at these rooms. Maybe a new bedroom combination? Using a soft turquoise color for myself. Or a dining room would also look fabulous!

If you need help selecting colors for your home, contact me today.

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Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2014

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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When I met with my Ben Moore design rep the other day, she asked what I thought about the new 2014 Color Trends. I have to admit, as much as I am crazy about color and try to keep up with everything, I had not even really looked at the colors yet. Everything goes by so fast- read today or it is gone. For some reason, I just skipped over the rest of the new colors.

Of course I read all about the color of the year, Breath of Fresh Air:

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Benjamin Moore states that Breath of Fresh Air 806 is the common thread that weaves through every color chosen for the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2014 palette. I can see that.

Here is the Color Trends 2014 ‘new’ neutral palette:

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What are your thoughts?  At first glance, I thought they were all pastels. Some are light such as Fruit Shake 2088-60:

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And Distant Gray 2124-70:

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But there are also quite a few of mid to darker shades such as Sparrow AF-720:

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Van Deusen Blue HC-156:

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Caribbean Teal 2123-20:

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And Super Nova 1414:

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Love those blues!

I have worked with Clay Beige OC-11:

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Palladian Blue HC-144:

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And Nightingale AF-670:

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One color I really want to try is Coral Essence 2007-40 with soft blue:

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I am glad I took a better look at the new colors! I hope you also enjoyed looking through Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends for 2014. If you would like to learn more about how the colors were chosen, read here.

All photos are from the Benjamin Moore website unless marked.

If you need help choosing colors for your home, contact me today.

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# 1 Hue Is Blue

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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Have you noticed that most all of the major paint companies has chosen the color blue as one of their top colors of 2014?

Benjamin Moore’s Breath Of Fresh Air 806:

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Breath of Fresh Air is a barely-there soft blue. Very clean and cool that works well with clean whites. I also think pairing with navy would be an excellent color combination. It is part of Benjamin Moore’s “new” neutral palette, in which the company brings together 23 neutral colors that work in harmony when connecting rooms with color or in enhancing a room’s décor and accessories.

Pantone’s Placid Blue:

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Another soft pastel, the color of the sky, this hue of blue brings a sense of openness and peacefulness to any room. Pantone’s 2014 color palette is a “colorful twist on traditional Spring shades”, including Radiant Orchid, Violet Tulip and Hemlock, which is a summery ornamental green.

Valspar’s Winter in Paris:

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This blue is from their Zenergy palette that serve to restore spirits with a return to simplicity. Colors range from serene cool hues to grounded earthy tones to bold traditional colors, offering a wide variety of color choices to refresh any room in the home. Trend colors in this palette include serene greens and blues and cool hues that are restorative and unpretentious.

Sherwin Williams’s Capri Blue:

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Brighter than the other pastel blues, Capri is a beautiful turquoise.

The new palettes seem to shift away from gray to more blues, greens, lavenders and pinks, don’t you agree? Do you think you would like to use these lighter blues in your home? Now you do not have to take my word for it- blue is the #1 hue!

If you need help selecting the perfect color for your home, contact me today.

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