Does lemon sorbet look as great as it tastes?
The folks at Benjamin Moore think so.
The company’s senior interior designer - Sonu Mathew – said yellow has always represented a sense of optimism, “and as the world seems to be gradually turning the corner on recessionary times, this whispery tint of the color is timely and evocative of the uptick.”
Mathew has named a Benjamin Moore’s Lemon Sorbet (color #2019-60) as the 2013 color of the year.
“It’s the perfect partner for the emerging palette of freshened, polished pastels that promise to be favorites in the coming year,” she said. “Additionally, it’s the ideal transition color as we move from the more vibrant spectrum and mid-to-deep tone hues that we’ve been experiencing in home furnishings and fashions.”
Overall, Mathew said, colors are trending toward the pastels. “They convey innocence and typically have a calming influence,” she said.
Mathew’s comments came in a press release issued by Benjamin Moore. I love these color trend releases.
And yellow is one of my favorite paint colors, although I think it's nearly impossible to choose the right one. That's why I love when designers make a recommendation like this.
Benjamin Moore said Lemon Sorbet is the “common denominator” in a collection of color combinations it recommends for use on walls, trim and accents.
Here are the new combinations:
Combination #2 — Lemon Ice 2024-70, Simply White OC-117 and Camouflage 2143-40
Combination #3 (see at right) — Antiguan Sky 2040-60, Sweet Innocence 2125-50 and Dark Mustard 2161-30
Combination #4 — Peachy Keen 2014-40, Dark Linen 2147-60 and Thundercloud Gray 2124-40
Combination #5 — Pink Raspberry 2075-40, Blue Ice 821 and Dakota Woods Green 2139-40
Combination #6 — Juneau Spring 2041-40, Woodland White 463 and
Polar Sky 1674
“We want to help take the guesswork out of color selection,” said Mathew.
“So, in proposing these combinations we’re letting consumers know they can confidently choose any one color for a single or all walls, then use another for the ceiling and another for trims, moldings, and other accents,” she said.
What do you think? Is lemon sorbet the shade for your home?
And what do you think of the color combination above?