In mid-October Benjamin Moore released its highly anticipated 2015 Color of the Year, Guilford Green HC-116, a stunning silvery green that complements both modern and traditional styles in a seamless manner. In addition to unveiling the Color of the Year, Benjamin Moore introduced Color Trends 2015, a curated palette of 23 colors consisting of beautiful green, blue, blush and berry shades that can transform a space.
Through research and global travel by Benjamin Moore color experts four color families have emerged: Tried, True & Utterly New carries on tradition from subtle rose petal to deepest plum; Ground Yourself Green is inspired by citrus and herbs like sage; Quiet on the Set is opulent and romantic with lush taupe, blush and hints of pink; California Cool exudes the coolness of blues. all these color combinations create spaces that are very livable and practical for every style and home.
“We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space,” said Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director at Benjamin Moore. “Guilford Green is the perfect thread to connect nature, spaces and interiors with color schemes that signify fresh energy and growth.”
The Benjamin Moore Color Studio team was guided by current trends in fashion, textiles and the arts, all which reflect a sense of optimism. Guilford Green harmoniously complements its 2015 palette, which features the use of monochromatic colors. With a monochromatic color scheme throughout a floor plan, each room can have a very distinctive look making it almost imperceptible that there is a single hue at work.
Trends for 2015 in interior design also are impacted by global travel and international trends through social media. The new generation of home buyers is buying properties based on the home’s exterior and interior design. According to Prozfile interior designers, here are six trends to look for in 2015.
1. Brass is the new class: Brass continues to gain momentum in accessories, kitchen and bath designs and decorative pieces. It is classy and timeless.
2. Floral Influence: It is déjà vu in designs and textiles from the 80s with floral patterns and chintzes.
3. Pastel hues & watercolors: As is indicated in Benjamin Moore’s 2015 Color of Year and its color palettes pastel hues, watercolors and soft hues will be seen in monochromatic schemes throughout the home.
4. Lighter-tone woods: Dark woods are disappearing as light, fresh honey-toned woods are trending. Oak and cherry are popular for the aesthetic appeal of elegance and timelessness.
5. Rustic and retro styles: 2015 will be the year for reinventing classy luxury and versatility. Creating functional living spaces will lead to a surge of reusable and recyclable ideas in design.
6. Soft Black & White: This is a traditional pairing of non-color tones in softer hues that will continue to be timeless and appealing to the eye.
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