A Simple Facelift for the Home
Benjamin Moore’s paint colour forecasts for 2012
The start of a new year is often a time of renewal, not only for yourself, but also for your living space. Homeowners don’t need to undergo extensive renovations, when you can just give your space a simple facelift with a new shade of colour.
Blue is the hot colour for 2012, according to Benjamin Moore colour experts, as the general population seeks colours that evoke a sense of calm, trust and the ‘tried-and-true.’Their top pick is Wythe Blue HC-143, a blue green hue with a cool gray cast to it.“It’s interesting that Wythe Blue is from our historical colour collection,” says Sharon Grech, a member of Benjamin Moore’s colour marketing team. “We’ve actually cited it because it has a modern edge, yet it’s so rooted in history and is respectful of what’s classic and enduring.”
This shade reminds one of nature’s primal elements of earth, sky and water. Moreover, Wythe Blue creates a serene, restful and stable ambiance – an antidote to the hectic pace of daily life.If you’re looking for a timeless quality to a shade, than Benjamin Moore’s Montpelier AF-555 is your choice with a steelier tone on the grey scale. Or how about a colour with a bit of spice on the grey scale that bridges between purple and blue? Then Amethyst Shadow 1441 is your hit maker!The blue family is a great shade that complements materials like diverse wood tones and other colours, such as greys and whites that have become staple decorating basics in the home.