1. Blue & Green complex colors stood out for this forecast especially yellow green, mint green, and vibrant green, along with a continuance of blue green, turquoise, calming ocean blue and blue denim. Possible combinations mentioned included mint or yellow green with purple and blues with orange or yellow. Jackie Jordan of Sherwin Williams, hinted that that she “keeps coming back to Aloe” (mint green) as a choice for 2013 color of the year, while another color expert insists that blue greens will dominate.
- Pink and Fuchsia room by Elle Decor
2. Pink/Fuchsia tones thrust themselves to the forefront for 2013 with one color expert predicting “Terra Cotta Rose” as the color of the year while Lea Eiseman seemed excited about “Baton Rouge” (fuchsia)..
3. Violet/Amethsyt, the color of Royalty and creativity still maintains its popularity, with the addition of “plum” according to Lea Eiseman, plus amethsyt or plum brown as viable options according to the Sherwin Wiliams forecast.
And even though grayed out colors were mentioned by most of the color forecasters along with dark moody colors like wine, violet or charcoal, we could see a ray of sunshine with Lemon Sorbet, the color of the year for 2013 according to one color expert along with golden rod yellow making an appearance along with a few more saturated colors..
To hear part two of our 3 part series on Color Forecast 2013, don’t miss Living Large with Kansas City’s designer Karen Mills Sunday at 10AM CST on KMBZ on 981.FM or 980AM as I talk with Barbara Richardson, head of color marketing for AksoNobel, Glidden, and ICI along with Kate Smith from Sensational Color.
And if you’re thinking about high tech interior design, then don’t miss Living Large with Karen Mills Saturday at 10:30AM CST on the KMBZ Business channel on 1660AM as the DIY Network host of Hollywood High Tech shares her insights.
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