Remember 2011? And the 2011 color of the year, Persimmon? Here it is, in case you weren't aware that Benjamin Moore chose this color as the color of the year. The entire year. Huh?
Now, I get that a lot of you like this color (and it's relatives, coral and salmon). It's a great color, sure. And a vase here or a picture frame there... fine. But I would NEVER (never never) paint a wall persimmon. I'm sorry. That's just me. Wythe blue, however, yes, yes, YES! Please!
Ah. Isn't that better. Don't you feel calmer after seeing it? I'm sitting here and can practically hear the light trickle of a plug-in spa waterfall with Enya music playing in the background. Aaaaand I want a massage now... and those dining chairs.
Bravo to Benjamin Moore's design team. I absolutely love these vignettes that they picked (I think they've been inspiration hunting in blogland).
birdcage (this wall color is sharkskin)
Here are Benjamin Moore's other Color Trends for 2012.
A palette of well-seasoned hues that offer a refined perspective.
|Sense & Sensability|
Timeless colors that make an established home feel contemporary and a new one a little more worldly.
|Earth & Sky|
Nature's hues unite for a style-savvy palette that transcends organic roots.
This diverse palette offers a clean, tailored look that works well with any decor.
So, are you ready to paint some walls now? I know I am!!! But I don't have my own house so if anyone needs some help, just give me a buzz (okay, text -- I'm not a big phone person). Oh, and can I pick the color?