Benjamin Moore‘s 2013 Color of the Year is Lemon Sorbet 2019-60.
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:
â€œItâ€™s the perfect partner for the emerging palette of freshened, polished pastels that promise to be favorites in the coming year. Additionally, itâ€™s the ideal transition color as we move from the more vibrant spectrum and mid-to-deep tone hues that weâ€™ve been experiencing in home furnishings and fashions.â€ explains Sonu Mathew, Color Chats writer and Benjamin Mooreâ€™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:
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.
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!