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Lemon Sorbet – Color of the Year 2013

Color of the Year – Lemon Sorbet

Benjamin Moore has selected Lemon Sorbet as the Color of the Year for 2013. It is a great transitional color between the heavier saturated colors that have been used for home furnishings. Softer, lighter colors are emerging from the coppers and deeper hues of the last couple of years.

The buttery color will blend nicely with the taupes, greys and browns in your room. It harmonizes with blues, greens and vanilla if you are thinking of a coastal palette. Pair it with other pastels for a fresh look in a childs room or bath.

It will warm a space visually but retain a fresh neutral tone. It will uplift without overpowering . It will blend with almost any color palette while providing a unifying element. Benjamin-Moore has hit a home-run with this color selection.

Submitted by Allyn Interiors Lemon Sorbet

Trend Color of the Year 2012

It seems that this color was selected back in the late 90’s. Oranges and Yellows were to hit mainstream. It didn’t really take off as predicted. Problem is that merchandisers take predicted colors and infuse them in clothing, accessories, jewelry…you really have no choice but to see the color of the year in the stores…

If you follow trends your home may look like this…

Gladly there are other choices.

We can help you select paint colors for your home.  Most often a main color is selected for the largest portion of area, like entry, halls, main living area, kitchen and dining area. It is fun to select a darker or contrasting color for accent walls, beams and posts, and sometimes fireplaces. Have fun with color in spare bedrooms, and the hall bath if you like.

If you like the above color here would be one way to use it successfully. Yes,  I did tone it down a bit, hhmm, alot,  and it plays very nice against the rich grayed brown

For those who love the livable naturals take a look at how gray is used to add interest to a room that is basically beige and brown.