Benjamin Moore Announces It's 2012 "Color of the Year".

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Remember last year's color?? Persimmon? Ugh....it was okay for for an accent here and there but other than that I really didn't like it.

This year....I am liking Benjamin Moore's pick: Wythe Blue.

Soothing, classy, elegant yet hip and modern. Here is what they say about it:

2012 Color of the Year!

"Much more versatile than you may think, blue is truly a classic color. It has universal appeal, never goes out of style, and is overwhelmingly chosen as a color favorite across North America. It evokes the sea and sky, physically calms us, and symbolizes trust and commitment.

Because of the influence that blue has in our world today, we have chosen wythe blue (HC-143) as Benjamin Moore's 2012 Color of the Year. It's a beautiful, calming hue that has an element of heritage and offers grounding rootedness, providing comfort and stability."

 

Here are Benjamin Moore's other Color Trends for 2012.

 

Spiced Life

A palette of well-seasoned hues that offer a refined perspective.



Sense & Sensability

Timeless colors that make an established home feel contemporary and a new one a little more worldly.



Earth & Sky


Nature's hues unite for a style-savvy palette that transcends organic roots.



Eclectic Elegance

This diverse palette offers a clean, tailored look that works well with any decor.



 

Now that you have some inspiration go ahead......change a room or two!

If you are uncertain or don't know how to put colors together, call a Certified Dewey Color Specialist to assist you with your color choices for one or all  of your rooms.

 

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Rainmaker
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Donna Foerster
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

I absolutely love that blue color!  My daughter-in-law is getting ready to paint her house.  They've been there for a year and all their walls are white.  She's been talking about blue and I think this is perfect for their house!

December 30, 2011 04:33 PM
Rainmaker
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Sally Weatherley
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
EXIT STAGE RIGHT

Shar - I love Wythe blue.  It strikes me as a somewhat Swedish historical colour.  Just beautiful.

December 30, 2011 06:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
Rooms With Style

Picking paint colors is a job Sheila! With literally thousands of colors to choose from.

Blue in a room would be beautiful with the rest of the house grey/brown Sharon. Remember....pictures!

Like I just reminded Sharon...pictures Laura! We are having a fabulous time, thank you.

That is a stunning combination Maureen. I haven't used Dunmore Cream before but I just recommended Masada for a client's accent color around their fireplace. I love that color!

Ugh, white walls are the worst Donna! :) Make sure you pass these colors on to her....

I was thinking it was historical too Sally but I missed the Swedish part! lol

December 30, 2011 10:49 PM
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Janet Jones
Home Staging, Interior Redesign Kihei, Maui, Hawaii
Just Your Style Interiors, LLC

Hi Shar--I like the Wythe Blue--very classic and gorgeous in that room.  I do, however, love the Persimmon.  Not a whole room full of it.  It is just that highly saturated colors seem to work well in this climate. 

December 31, 2011 12:35 AM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373

Shar, I am with YOU, persimmon would not be my choice of colors for a home for sale!   Hope you have a very Happy New Year, and a successful 2012!

December 31, 2011 08:43 PM
Rainmaker
647,632
Realty Works Temecula
Real Estate, Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee
Realty Works Temecula

 

Hi Shar:  Nice color this year, I agree, I would off-set it wit beige in my  house.  Have A Happy New Year and beyond in 2012!

 

January 01, 2012 04:03 PM
Rainmaker
233,918
Anne M. Costello
Weidel Realtors

Shar: I love the Masada and the Dunmore Cream. Thanks for keeping us all up to date.

January 02, 2012 07:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard
Realtor-Canyon Creek- NW, Austin TX Homes For Sale
Coldwell Banker United Realtors

Good morning Shar,

I never could get into the Persimmon color and I don't think many others did either! Wythe Blue is very regal and calming and many colors could be added to make it pop!

January 02, 2012 08:09 AM
Rainmaker
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David Popoff
Realtor & Property Manager, Fairfield County, Ct.
DMK Real Estate & Property Mgmt

That pink salmon color was scary but the others are more earth tone and soothing, thanks for sharing.

January 02, 2012 10:12 AM
Rainmaker
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Lisa Von Domek
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!
Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC, Real Estate Broker/Associate with Real Living Real Estate Group www.LisaVon.com

Good morning Shar,

It's always fun to see the emerging trends and changes for style.  Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

January 02, 2012 10:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
Rooms With Style

I can see where Persimmon would work better in Hawaii Janet, no doubt.

I'm not crazy about it even if my client isn't moving Joan! ;) Hope you have a wonderful 2012 as well.

You can do alot of things with this color for sure Jane.

You are welcome Anne. I love those two colors too.

Totally agree with you Dorie!

I thought it was a little scary too David.....good adjective.

I know, isn't it fun Lisa. Some years the pick winners...some years not so much. I think they should ask me my opinion. LOL

 

January 02, 2012 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
675,727
Mary Yonkers
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor
Alan Kells 1-814-881-7548

Wow!  Love this post, Shar.  Yes, this year's color is so easy on the soul.  Looks inviting and relaxing as well as cozy. 

My dining room is still a soft coral which I still love, but I may consider repainting the family room this year.

Thanks for popping over to my site recently.

January 03, 2012 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
Rooms With Style

Thanks Mary. Before and after pictures are always fun to see when you repaint!

 

January 04, 2012 06:38 PM
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Sandy Acevedo
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale
951-290-8588

Hi Shar, I do like the new color choice for 2012. I find it soothing, not jarring. How influential is this company. Does it mean everyone will have this color now?

January 05, 2012 09:00 AM
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
Rooms With Style

Sandy, Benjamine Moore is an huge and extremely popular paint company with a lot of influence. Plus they have GREAT colors. Will everyone have it? Hmm....not necessarily. When I go in to assist in Designing someone's home they may ask what the trends are but it still comes down to what they like as they need to love it. It is always about them in that case. Different than when they are selling.

January 05, 2012 07:05 PM
Rainmaker
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LaNita Cates
REMAX of Joliet

We used Benjamin Moore when we had our house painted and loved the colors. The ones above - totally my taste!

January 07, 2012 02:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,234,492
Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

Shar if a color is not in an 8 pack of crayons I do not know what to call it.  Guess why that is why I am not a stager.

January 10, 2012 07:45 PM
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Anna Dovger
Home Staging -The Woodlands, TX
Add Value Home Staging LLC, 281-704-6607

Shar, I love BM new color choice. It looks very elegant and sophisticated. I am thinking to paint my house since we've lived here for 5 years now. I am leaning toward to the gray tones.

January 12, 2012 01:02 AM
Rainmaker
670,524
Elite Home Sales Team
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team
Keller Williams Realty

I do not know to much but the softer color is something I like.

May 28, 2012 10:38 AM
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
Rooms With Style

Benjamine Moore has some of the best colors LaNita so I can see why you used them.

Not even a 16 pack Gene? LOL

I really like the gray tones Anna which I didn't use to like in the past.

I agree with you....softer is sometimes better. 

May 28, 2012 12:49 PM
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