Natural hues will dominate color trends this year – ocean blue to aloe to emerald green and colors with delicious sounding names like lemon sorbet will serve as accent tones. All of these new color trends emphasize the fact that people want to fill their homes with colors that make them feel relaxed and calm. Conservation and global concern seems to play a key factor as well.


Where are these predictions coming from? Pantone and The Color Marketing Group (CMG). CMG, a nonprofit organization takes data gathered from color forecasts all around the world and converts that data into the amazing hues you see in paint stores. The rebirth of blue in the home will take up residence for the next few years; the difference is the selections will range from clear sky blue to tropical sea hues. “This fresh, true blue can be as energizing as it can be soothing,” says CMG’s president, Mark Woodman.


Pantone’s color experts have chosen emerald green as their prize forecast color for the home. “It brings a sense of clarity, renewal, and rejuvenation,” states executive director Leatrice Eiseman. It’s already showing up on runways, fingernails and accent walls.


Sherwin-Williams has chosen an enticing color that dates back to the mid-century modern pastels that were all the rage after WWII – Aloe – a green-blue with edgier tones according to Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing. “No ordinary pastel–aloe is funky and glamorous, demure and free-spirited.”


Blue-grays are the palette for Benjamin Moore this year and the Luscious lemon sorbet (2019-60), their Color of the Year for 2013, is the perfect transitional color between the mid-tones and saturated colors seen in today’s home furnishings and the softer, lighter pastels which are emerging for 2013.

This beautiful yellow harmonizes with other trending pastels in the mint, coral, pink, blue, and vanilla families. Uplifting without being overpowering, lemon sorbet (2019-60) complements almost any color palette and provides a unifying element for diverse spaces.
Source: CustomHomeOnline.comBenjamin MooreSherwin WilliamsPantone



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