I find color trends to be a funny thing. All paint companies have them, Pantone being one of the biggest and most followed, but ultimately no matter how much you like or dislike the choices we eventually are all sucked into drinking the kool aid. Why? Because it appears in fashion. We see it in the clothes we buy and it trickles down into shelter magazines and into stores like pottery barn, West Elm and every other home decor store. Without even realizing it you suddenly start liking blue despite never really being fond of the color.

Orange was one of those colors ten years ago. I remember when I lived in Las Vegas my design team and I were starting to put it into our model home projects. It was a rising trend even though everything on the shelves was still red. By the time I moved to Tennessee, many were still hanging on to the red trend but orange was fast approaching every where. Now people love it and dislike red. Funny how that happens.

Pantone’s color for 2013 is Monaco Blue. Eh, can’t say I’m really fan. It’s a bit too beachy blue for my tastes…..or is it? Without even realizing it the last two homes I have built design concepts for have incorporated a strong blue palette. Interesting!

This morning as I flipped through my emails I received Benjamin Moores top color for 2013: Lemon Sorbet

Eh, can’t say I’m really a fan of yellow…..hmmm, guess we will see where this takes us! What do you think of the proposed upcoming colors? Like or dislike?

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