2013 Color Forecast
The New Year is on our doorstep and so are the 2013 color trends to watch for in kids’ room design. As an interior designer I enjoy seeing the coming year’s color palettes and this year is no different.
According to Sherwin-Williams, “Today’s dynamic palettes reflect our diverse mindsets, lifestyles and design philosophies.” The four SW palettes are named Midnight Mystery, Honed Vitality, Vintage Moxie, and High Voltage and each palette has 10 colors.
Although the photos shown are not using the new colors, the colors are fairly close. A few adjustments with accessories, fabrics, or paint in the new colors will set last year’s room on course to keep up with the 2013 trend.
Midnight Mystery – is inspired by the recently reborn Dark Shadows, sci-fi, and fantasy. Masculine, moody, eerie, and theatrical is captured in this new palette.
|6199 Rare Gray||6251 Outerspace||7593 Rustic Red||6510 Loyal Blue||6272 Plum Brown||6004 Mink|
Honed Vitality – is the essence of nature’s color gradations. You will see homemade, natural, and weathered with softness and warmth at the same time. I think this palette is my favorite.
|7057 Silver Strand||7059 Unusual Gray||7612 Mountain Stream||7697 Safari||6117 Smokey Topaz|
Vintage Moxie – is mid-century with a modern edge, glamour with a retro attitude. It’s more like a free spirit that is ladylike. Vintage Moxie will work perfectly in the nursery.
|0074 Radiant Lilac||6556 Obi Lilac||0025 Rosedust||6401 Independent Gold||6316 Rosy Outlook||6035 Gauzy White|
High Voltage – is about bold consumerism, self-expression, and holding nothing back. Colors will be more than an accent but also be sensibly used with black, white, gray, and clear acrylics to purify and temper the palette.
|6840 Exuberant Pink||6859 Feverish Pink||6991 Black Magic||7006 Extra White||7018 Dovetail||6875 Gladiola|
The 2013 colors are similar yet diverse at the same time. Can you see how all four palettes reflect our current color mood? I can….and have picked out my favorites. Have you?
Want a copy of Opposites Attract: The 2013 Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast? Just click here and find the PDF download link in the middle of the page.
Benjamin Moore COLOR Trends 2013 is similar…..but without the colors found in SW High Voltage. See their Coastal, Artisan, Urbanite, and New Traditional color schemes here.
Oh…..I am going to enjoy this year’s colors!