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January/February 2013

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Color Trends 2013 DUNN-EDWARDS 2013 COLOR PALETTE Sara McLean, Color Expert, specs+spaces Simply Re-invented ��� Inspired by the 19th-century industrial age, it emerges as somewhat more utilitarian and mechanically-inclined design. This color palette combines industrial metallic finishes with lacquered brights ��� cool iron grays, salvage metal rusted colors, and industrial red and gold. Simply Re-newal ��� It���s a reflection of a world of blissful innocence not yet affected by global strife, and it focuses on a truthful and honest lifestyle. This color palette mixes whitened maple, apple and moss green with the misted, impressionistic pastel levels of peach, shell and lemon. Grays and tinted neutrals integrate neatly within the palette, though almost ghostly in appearance, and threads of color appear in fabrics, wall coverings and carpeting. the fun and flirtation of the ���20s. Pastel jade and light pink add just the right amount of nostalgia, while dark navy trim adds a staccato note. Apr��s Ski ��� Warm, muted tones add comfort and hominess to any woodsy oasis. Forest green showcases natural wood and rustic materials. Kitschy red, teal and lime keep the mood light and upbeat. The colors illustrate how professionals can interject color in spaces featuring natural materials (stone fireplace, exposed wood beams, etc.) for an electric woodsy style. Simply Re-imagined ��� The wild escape is an answer to our nomadic imagination. Think Bohemian, multicultural and retro technology. This will be a robust color palette, with saturated midtones conveying a sunny and optimistic attitude. A circus atmosphere is re-imagined with brights of orange, green, yellow and turquoise, layered over the deeper, mysterious nighttime colors of teal and gray. Simply Re-vival ��� Rebirth of mid-century modernism simmering in the Southwest. Resort lifestyle with a thrill of nostalgia and memories of travels and places. The color palette uses desert landscape as inspiration beyond sand and sage, including pink, red and pale yellow. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS 2013 PALETTE Jackie Jordan, Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams Midnight Mystery ��� The colors of Midnight Mystery are moody, the vibe is masculine, and the aesthetic is both Victorian and futuristic. Earthy Plum Brown, absinthian Bottle Green, the metal gray of Outerspace and Rustic Red evoking the houndstooth cloak of Sherlock Holmes ��� these are the intriguing shades of the Midnight Mystery palette. Vintage Moxie ��� Representing mid-century demure with a new, modern edge, Vintage Moxie is a pretty palette in which the retro glamour of pearls, florals and classic feminine silhouettes is tempered by funky accents and attitude. While the Honed Vitality palette is more subdued, these classic colors are a bit more vibrant, yet still remain true to their roots. Honed Vitality ��� The Honed Vitality palette reflects the interplay of time and nature, taking inspiration from the layered hues of mineral deposits, seabuffeted stones and the weathered shutters of a rustic farmhouse. The colors are chalky grays and blues and earthy, cidercolored browns. Finishes are matte with an organic, textured feel. High-Voltage ��� The electricity of Vegas neon inspires this palette, which plugs in to a digital stream of electric limes, phosphorescent yellows and feverish reds. It���s consumerism as self-expression, giving the bold and the not-so-bold equal permission to be nonconformists. The High-Voltage palette leaves nothing to the imagination, in stark contrast to the colors of Midnight Mystery. January/February 2013 ��� 31

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