Colour Trends of 2013

Colour Trends of 2013

Happy New Year!

2013 looks to be a very exciting year in design and if you're into the trends, the colour for 2013 is emerald according to Pantone. Emerald was chosen for its "vivid verdant green" which promotes balance and harmony along with well-being.

Green in general, has often been associated with growth, renewal and rejuvenation. It's used by Designers quite often as it goes well with other colours. Expect to see many shades of green in 2013 for both fashion trends and in home decor ideas. If you're thinking about using the colour, consider accessorizing with items like vases or pillows to bring this bright colour into your home.

Another colour trendsetting forecast to take notice of is Benjamin Moore's Color Pulse® 2013: Intersection. The forecast is broken into four trend categories:

  • Interflow: inspired by handcrafting and heritage
  • Intercycle: inspired by reusing materials to create new items
  • Interanimate: inspired by escape and the use of colour
  • Interconnect: inspired by our digital world and how we stay connected and entertained

In a National Post article, the colours to look out for in 2013 are red, yellow, green and blue. Accent colours to look for are pink, orange and purple. Don't forget the neutrals though - grey, black and whites in a matte finish will continue to have a strong presence in design. Benjamin Moore has also selected lemon sorbet as their colour for 2013.

Why the Obsession with Colour?

Colours can affect your emotions and sway the way you think or feel. It can irritate you or soothe your eyes. If used the right way, colour can create a warm, inviting home while reflecting your unique style. Your home should be a place where you feel comfortable and relaxed. It's important that you choose colours that you absolutely love looking at.

To pick a colour for your home, consider the furniture you have, the colour of your floors and even the home decor pieces you have. You want to try and make sure all the colours in your home compliment each other to create the most pleasing environment for you and your family.

If you're considering selling your home, select neutral colours for your walls. This will help buyers visualize their own style in your home.

Gary Bachman

Gary Bachman

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CENTURY 21 Reynard Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
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