Color Trends 2012 – Making Lemonade!
The 2012 color forecast is nothing to today’s heat index predicting record-breaking temperatures, in my neck of the woods!
There are so many ways to make lemonade – I thought we might make some together, and sip on some inspiration for redesign in the comfort of air-conditioned rooms in need of reinvention.
Mimi says that a soft yet sassy palette from interior designer Mimi Makin combines of colors that cherish the memory of summer days, year-round–a soft turquoise-y blue ceiling, light citrusy green walls, bright white trim, pale yellow chintz fabric on the furniture, with some bright pops of pink on pillows or accessories.
Ceiling: Benjamin Moore Innocence 2055-70
Upholstery: Benjamin Moore Lemonade 2024-60
Small accents: Benjamin Moore Hot Lips 2077-30
Kishani Perera’s Poppy
This palette is bold yet no one color is overpowering. However, you do need high-impact white and black accents for a visual break.
Walls: Benjamin Moore Old Claret 2083-30
Painted piece: Benjamin Moore Purple Easter Egg 2073-50
Accent: Benjamin Moore Butterscotch 2157-30
Accent: Benjamin Moore Butter 2023-60
Ceiling: Benjamin Moore Seabrook 750
Upholstery (sofa): Benjamin Moore Sweet Daphne 529
Accents: Benjamin Moore Seaside Blue 2054-50
Accents: Benjamin Moore Beverly Hills 180
Katie Lydon’s New Pink
Katie says: This is a rich gray that looks great with white trim. You can change the accent colors and therefore, the whole feel of the room without a huge expense.
Walls: Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers AC-28
Upholstery: Benjamin Moore Natural Cream OC-14
Painted coffee table or other accent: Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70
Pillows: Benjamin Moore Rose Silk 2104-60
Small accents: Metallic silver
Gunkelman’s Updated Classic
Ceiling and trim: Benjamin Moore Cloud White 967
Large accent color: Benjamin Moore Charlotte Slate AC-24
Upholstered furniture: Benjamin Moore Bleeker Beige HC-80
Small accent (pillows): Benjamin Moore Yellow Rain Coat 2020-40
Sip Color, and stay cool!