Colours of 2013 – Benjamin Moore

Colours of 2013 - Benjamin Moore - Coastal

Colours of 2013 - Benjamin Moore - Coastal

Secret Song, Beach Photograph

{Coastal colour palette, left to right – Tranquility, Lemon Sorbet, Van Courtland Blue, Simply White, Stratton Blue}

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yup! The paint companies have released their forecast colours for 2013 and we love looking at them for inspiration. We’ve already shared with you Sico’s relaxing tones so it’s time to look at the palette Benjamin Moore has dreamed up.

Coastal

Fresh, calm, relaxing. This refreshing, nature-inspired palette is infused with a contemporary sensibility that transcends the unexpected.

Design Tip – Use a fresh paint colour on wood paneling to instantly update your space.

Artisan

Colours of 2013 - Benjamin Moore - Artisan

Kettle Point #1, Landscape Photograph

{Artisan colour palette, left to right – Pittsfield Buff, Silhouette, Monterey White, Sea Haze, Satchel}

Eclectic, rich, grounded. A rich and inviting palette evocative of treasured antiques, eclectic finds, and distant journeys.

Design Tip – Painting a ceiling or accent wall a dark colour creates a focal point and adds a layer of sophistication.

Urbanite

Colours of 2013 - Benjamin Moore - Urbanite

Latent Beauty, Winter Landscape Photograph

{Urbanite colour palette, left to right – Sparrow, Camouflage, Moonlight White, Marblehead Gold, Polo Blue}

Crisp, polished, chic. This palette of crisp, chic hues and unexpected contrasts conveys a cool, cosmopolitan vibe.

Design Tip – A stenciled backsplash offers a unique design element and attractive alternative to stone or tile.

New Traditional

Colours of 2013 - Benjamin Moore - New Traditional

Muskoka Pink, Georgian Bay Landscape Photograph

{New Traditional colour palette, left to right – Dusty Mauve, Seapearl, Baja Dunes, Golden Straw, Evening Dove}

Elegant, cozy, comforting. A fresh interpretation of classic elegance showcases bold colours and patterns that create a warm and inviting retreat.

Design Tip – Don’t be afraid to mix bold colours with decorative patterns to create an inviting and relaxing retreat.

So what do you think? Which colours are your favourites? Do you think you’ll be doing any painting this year? Where does your inspiration come from?

by Jennifer

I make soothing art for busy people. Quiet, minimal landscapes to help people unwind and find peace in meditative thoughts.

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