Blogfest 2012: Benjamin Moore Color Trends for 2013

Continuing from John Turner’s presentation at Blogfest2012Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends for 2013. Here is what we should expect to see in 2013 for color – we illustrated John’s key points with some of our own work, so enjoy!


RED – is coming in FULL force. Anywhere from deep reds and their shadows, plus more coral tones from fashion rose pink – it is feminine, all the way!

GREEN AND BLUE -are the new neutrals. More Kelly greens or darker not always apple green.  The blues are becoming watery like logo brands of  Facebook and twitter. Above are three different color schemes we are currently working with on client projects.

ORANGE is everywhere and will continue to be a strong trend this year. Color blocking can be found in orange and black. Above three fun spaces we designed last year that had fun pops of orange.

PURPLE – is showing up in dusty shades particularly on fabric and paint colors. Jewel tones are less popular indoors, but fresh pops of purple are being seen more outdoors. Above a bedroom shot of a current project.

(Above: NC State Chancellor House VIP Guest Room)

Neutrals are being combined with other materials, pops of jewel tones, and wood tones. Bright colors are setting off the neutrals soft gray and raw metal. Above and below several current projects illustrating the neutrals trends with combinations of raw materials.  

What we can expect to fade this season:


The black and white color schemes

photography credits: 

Group 1- Dustin Peck Photography & DLL

Group 2-  Design Lines

Group 3- Jeff Weatherspoon & Design Lines

Group 4-Jeff Weatherspoon

Group 5: Dustin Peck Photography

Group 6: (Left Clockwise) DLL, Jeff Weatherspoon,

Jonathan Fredin for Cary Magazine, Everest Agency

Group 7: Everest Agency

Text: John Turner – Benjamin Moore