Grand Rapids, Mich (WOTV) - What's the color of the year for 2013? Benjamin Moore says Lemon Sorbet, Color Marketing Group says re-Blued, and Pantone says Emerald Green. When the experts can't agree, what's a girl to do? Experiment with each one in big and small ways of course! Decide for yourself which one fits your style best!
" LEMON SORBET is a perfect partner for the evolving palette of fresh pastels that will be favorite interior design colors in the coming year." Lemon Sorbet. This whispery, gentle tint is a soft, light yellow that goes well with just about every other color. It can tie together a lot of separate colors in a room, such as grays, purples, blues, greens, pinks and taupes, to make a pleasing, cohesive design statement.
Color experts say that yellow makes us feel optimistic, happy, and looking toward a bright future. Think pastels in 2013. Yellow stands out from the colors that surround it, making us feel more energetic, and stimulating creativity, memory and good communication. In addition to a rise in the use of Lemon Sorbet for 2013, Benjamin Moore predicts more use of pastels and lighter and brighter colors in lots of interior fashions elements, including paint, furniture, bedding, accessories, throw pillows and throws.
RE-BLUE: For many years, blue has been the favorite color of many Americans. Blue is a stable, comfortable, and a well liked color that is always present in a color palette. Global/environmental issues regarding water and the political atmosphere are driving factors in the movement.
Warmer, tropical, blues with a touch of green dominate the movement. Blues are regarded as relaxing and calming, but when not careful with tone, they can become depressive and distant. Now people want warmer more aqueous blues. Blue is popular across ages and demographic ‐ it is a reliable color. Our best color friend.
"RE" plays on several key lifestyle trends: REcycling, REnew, REmember, REwind, REcalibrate, REmodel, REward and is REliable. RE‐BLUED works well with all colors of the palette; from warm and cool. Blue is embraceable. As we move away from denim and indigo influences, this mid range blue takes over as the new desire. Its reliable nature comes from its ability to bridge generations, products and finishes.
EMERALD GREEN: "Lively. Radiant. Lush… A color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony."
All jewel tones convey a certain regality when donned, but emerald green is perhaps the most stunning jewel tone of them all. Pair emerald green with sapphire and cobalt for an opulent and sophisticated combination; or pair with amethyst for a fresh, eye-catching look. For spring, pairing emerald green with a palate of creams, beiges and soft yellows makes for a refined and chic fashion statement.
"It's a color of growth, renewal, healing, unity and regeneration — words we're all so in need of at this point of history. It might have been a trend, but it has become a social cause so it's just part of our world. ... Kermit said it's not easy being green, but it became easier once it became a good thing to be green.".
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