Radiant Orchid, Pantone 2014 Color of the Year

Global color authority, Pantone, just announced that Radiant Orchid is their 2014 Color of the Year.  Wonder how they made the choice?

 

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Radiant Orchid

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Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year – Emerald

Pantone just announced the 2013 Color of the Year, and it’s Emerald Green.  It may be a bit confusing, as many paint companies now put out their “Color of the Year.”  But just know that Pantone is the BIG DOG, and they have a lot of influence on what we’ll be seeing in the stores in 2013.  

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Sherwin-Williams 2013 Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams has really been ramping things up this year, appealing more to designers, bloggers, and homeowners alike.  Most recently, they acquired the largest paint company in Mexico.  They really seem to be taking over the world of paint.  Yesterday they announced their 2013 Color of the Year, Aloe 6464:

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It’s very similar to Pantone’s Grayed Jade, which showed up in Pantone’s top 4 Fashion Colors for 2013. [Read more...]

Nashville Color Expert Announces: Benjamin Moore’s 2013 Color of the Year, Lemon Sorbet

Benjamin Moore‘s 2013 Color of the Year is Lemon Sorbet 2019-60.  

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Benjamin Moore Lemon Sorbet 

 

Fresh off the heels of 2012’s top pick, Wythe Blue, Lemon Sorbet is a fresh optimistic color that works well with other popular clean colors.  Notice this is not the yellow-gold popular in the late 90’s and early 2000’s – it’s a crisp, clear pastel yellow.  Here’s an example of the color in a child’s room:

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 â€œIt’s the perfect partner for the emerging palette of freshened, polished pastels that promise to be favorites in the coming year. Additionally, it’s the ideal transition color as we move from the more vibrant spectrum and mid-to-deep tone hues that we’ve been experiencing in home furnishings and fashions.” explains Sonu Mathew, Color Chats writer and Benjamin Moore’s senior interior designer.  Click here to read the entire Color Chats article.

 

I think it pairs well with watery blues and greens, like the updated surf-and-sand palette I posted the other day on The Decorologist Facebook page:

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 Benjamin Moore 2013 Color Trends

 

So does this mean you slather this exact yellow color on your walls?  The Decorologist would advise against it – this clear color will read lighter and brighter once up all over your walls.  It’s a bit too clear, almost fluorescent to use as a wall color in a living or dining room.  Instead, check out Windham Cream HC-6, Weston Flax HC-5, or Philadelphia Cream HC-30 as more livable alternatives.  

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 The Decorologist’s Weston Flax Dining Room – Photo by Melanie G Photography

 

I’m dying to know what YOU think about Benjamin Moore’s 2013 Color of the Year!

 

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2012 & A Color Consultant’s Tangent

Sometimes I like to get the reactions of The Decorologist’s Facebook followers to new trends and design news.  This week, I posted a link about Sherwin-Williams 2012 Color of the Year and asked my followers what they thought about it. 
 
 

 
 
Here are some of the responses I got after posting:
 

Pantone’s 2012 Color of the Year Announced: Tangerine Tango!

As a Nashville based Color Consultant, it’s my job to pay close attention to the color trends coming down the pike.  Those trends affect what we will see in the stores in the coming year and what options you will have in fashion and home decor.  Scant hours ago, Pantone announced that Tangerine Tango is the 2012 Color of the Year

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Following on the heels of a vibrant and uplifting color like Honeysuckle PinkTango Tangerine is a vibrant, exciting choice for the new “it” color in fashion and design.  It’s a reddish-orange, like a beautiful sunset. [Read more...]

Nashville Color Expert Announces 2012 Color of the Year: Wythe Blue

For those who questioned the staying power of blues, paint giant Benjamin Moore recently announced their Color of the Year 2012 – and it’s one of my favorites, Wythe Blue HC- 143.

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Wythe Blue is in Benjamin Moore’s Historic Color Collection, but don’t let that fool you.  This watery greeny-blue is fresh enough for a contemporary space.  Last summer, a new client asked for my opinion on the color in her entry and living room.  Her grown son told her it was dated, but she still loved it after 10 years.  Although I had lots of ideas for updating her home, this was one of the few times I advised a client to keep the same paint color.  Guess what color it was?  Yep, Wythe Blue. [Read more...]

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