2014 Paint Colour Trends from Benjamin Moore & Behr

Benjamin Moore, one of North America’s most respected paint and coatings manufacturers, unveiled today its highly anticipated Colour of the Year for 2014 to be “Breath of Fresh Air” (colour number 806) as part of its Colour Trends 2014 palette. Breath of Fresh Air is a gorgeous, ethereal blue serving as a “new neutral” that is livable and functional.

“We chose Breath of Fresh Air because we were seeing it across several different environments—it’s our new neutral,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Creative Director. “Our Colour of the Year and Colour Trends 2014 palette is a direct result of the fresh colour cues and pastel trends we’ve seen throughout the home furnishing, fashion and even pop culture landscape.”

For the 2014 Colour Trends collection, Benjamin Moore decided to break away from the pack with a collection that is not only rich and enduring, but livable for today’s homeowner or designer as each hue resonates with many different styles. As colour rarely exists in isolation, Benjamin Moore designed a palette of 23 colours that not only stand on their own, but also work well in harmony allowing the transitions of spaces and colours to flow seamlessly. Now Canadian consumers can find the Breath of Fresh Air chip in the 2014 Trend Card, available at local Benjamin Moore retailers across Canada.

“We know that colour is the ultimate form of personal expression,” said Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Colour Expert. “We curated this collection to help consumers create beautiful spaces with confidence.”

The Benjamin Moore Colour Trends for 2014 palette includes 23 carefully selected Benjamin Moore paint hues that harmonize with one another to create that perfect envelope for any interior design style (found online).

Benjamin Moore Colour Trends for 2014 curated palette cards and Benjamin Moore products are exclusively found at Benjamin Moore’s network of 5,000 independent paint and decorating dealers across Canada and the US. Visit a local Benjamin Moore dealer such as the Painter’s Place in Oakville or Colour Land Paint & Decor in Burlington.

source: Benjaminmoore.com

Behr Paints announces 2014 Color Trends with 20 brand new paint colors and four inspirational design styles.  With the influence of history, hobbies and the impact of nature, Behr addresses the diverse needs of its consumers by providing an extensive range of intriguing color palettes and décor styles to serve as creative inspiration for do-it-yourself projects.

“Behr’s 2014 Color Trend palettes inspire consumers to express their passion through color,” said Erika Woelfel, Director of Color Marketing for Behr Paints.  “It’s an exciting opportunity to incorporate beautiful aspects of the world around us and each one of these trends offers a unique color palette.”

Using this inspiration, Behr Paints has identified four eye-catching themes with twenty brand new paint colors for 2014:

  • Seaside Harmony: an open look of modern resort chic, where the colors of sun, surf and sand come together in a relaxing mix
  • Urban Alternative: the natural evolution of industrial modern décor into something that feels more modest, relaxed and attainable
  • Grand Reign: an invitation to distinctive opulence and romantic glamour
  • Natural Avocation: a spotlight to your hobby, adding a sophisticated touch to your home and a rich experience in the exploration of color

From the lavish jewels and architecture of the 1920s era to the impact of celestial patterns and natural events, Behr Paints has pulled together these trends to create eye-catching colors that can be used in the home to show various forms of self-expression.  Inspiration for conceptualizing the Behr trend palette for interior color is varied.  First, neutrals are revitalized to showcase skills and craftsmanship in wood, metal and stone work, embracing a modest, relaxed and attainable atmosphere.  Plus, an interest in luxurious detail, color and ornamentation leads to a reinvention of style for a rich, masculine look or a delicate a feminine design, and puts a fresh spin on capturing the imagination with a sense of opulence, romance and mystery. Finally, Behr finds that home is still all about creating a personal and comfortable sanctuary, which make colors from a cool, calming palette and warms hues from the sun and sand a perfect backdrop.

Each original trend is showcased with a room image that embodies the theme, and includes five distinct in-vogue colors.  The Behr 2014 Color Trends brochure can be found in stores and includes detailed décor themes plus design and decorating tips to help consumers visualize each space.  An in-depth look at each of the four trend themes:

Seaside Harmony –The cool palette of blue-green and white soothe the senses; a warm peach and white revives the spirit. The design elements for Seaside Harmony include minimal furnishings, sculptured driftwood, and sea glass.

Urban Alternative – This style is inspired by time-honored skills and craftsmanship in wood, metal, and stone work. It is the natural evolution of the ‘industrial modern’ décor into something that feels more modest, relaxed and attainable. The design elements for Urban Alternative include distressed wood treatments, raw metal finishes, filament light bulbs, and earthbound shades.

Grand Reign – Showcase a favorite room to reflect an exquisite residence from another place and time. Fascinate the eyes with luxurious detail, color, and ornamentation, creating a rich and masculine look, or one that’s delicate and feminine. The idea is to capture the imagination with a sense of romance and mystery. The design elements for Grand Reign include jeweled colors, layered textiles, guilded frames, and decorative moldings.

Natural Avocation – The world of science and nature is expressed with local and exotic flora and fauna motifs. Botany, geology, archaeology and celestial events give the curious mind a rich experience – one that especially comes alive with color. The design elements include weathered maps, antique books, geological artifacts, plus bird, plant and insect illustrations.

source: Behr.com



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