Wednesday, November 21, 2012

2013 color forecast

I know there are many forecasts from different manufacturers, but today I found that Sherwin-Williams picked Aloe as the 2013 color of the year:

I am surprised a bit, since I used this color several years ago in my home and I'm thinking it's not THAT current. But I love it still.

Pantone has picked Monoco Blue as their 2013 Fashion Color of Spring ( doesn't sound like they are committing to a whole year!) Their Home Color of the Year hasn't been announced yet.
 Funny that they don't pick the same color...who is right?  P.S. This is the color of my kitchen I painted 10 years ago.

Here is Sherwin-Williams 2013 color forecast.  Remember our post on Monday? Now these are some saturated colors!

Here is a room example of this:

or this fabulous vintage fabric:

Check out SW's 2013 dark and moody collection ( Bethany will like this):

( DeGourney's the best aren't they?)

SW's Pastels:

 SW's Earthy "Honed Vitality"tones:

Here are the Pantone 2013 colors for fashion and home:

What do you think?


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  1. Hi Nancy, I really like the Aloe, on my screen it looks a little Swedish blue. The living room in the last photo speaks to me, I have the same Worlds Away coffee table, and the velvet chocolate sofa is a great focal point. And the pale lavender bedroom is divine. I would sleep well there.
    Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

  2. It is funny that looking at the color strips I disliked the neutrals but enjoyed the neutral rooms most. I love the abstract wall too.

  3. I love the aloe color. That would look great with the Gustavian palette. Very serene and soothing, just like aloe :)
    I hope you all have a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving!

  4. Nothing like a fresh batch of colors to make us feel like we need something new, except you Nancy! :) Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend!

  5. Gina Gillispie Color of the Year (besides all of them) HOLY JERICO!

  6. Hey, I made the LIST!!!
    Our entire BLH is painted in SW Silver Strand!!!

    Happy Thanksgiving.....

  7. I wonder how they decide on the color of the year? They're all pretty but I'm a white-wall girl myself. Love the fresh look of white walls in my house, but I really enjoy color in other people's homes. Wonder what that means? Fear of committment? Haha :)

    Have a great Thanksgiving!

  8. Hmmm, I like the Aloe but not sure I would use it anywhere except a bedroom. FYI, the Monaco Blue is only a fashion pick. The actual Pantone colour of the year comes out sometime in the next week or two. I made the same mistake and posted about Monaco Blue only to receive an email from Pantone's PR company asking me to correct the mistake. Love the colour though whether for fashion or interiors.

    1. Thanks for the heads up Carol! I changed the wording to include Fashion..have a great holiday.

  9. the frank blue by sherwin williams is genius! i love the paint splattered room! when i own my own house, i want to have a room where the world is my coloring book, and i can't be judged on how i decorate. this is something i will probably do!

  10. I am loving the aloe Nancy and the pantone blue!But among the color combo I'm loving the midnight mystery the most. Happy thanksgiving!

  11. Its always fun to see the new colors they pick. Happy Thanksgiving....


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