Benjamin Moore is singing the blues for 2012, but in a calming, positive way. Four blues are in the forecast: Wythe Blue HC-143, Nimbus Gray 2131-50, Amethyst Shadow CC-930 and Montpelier AF-555. “We have been witnessing a cooling of the palette for several years now, jump-started with gray’s rise to the top of the charts in the neutral category,” says Sharon Grech, colour and design spokesperson for Benjamin Moore Canada. “With gray as the main neutral in home decor, cooler hues like blue and purple coordinate well and bring novel colour combinations into the home fashion mix.”
We love the warm, inviting, cosy feeling Wythe Blue gives to the room pictured here. As Sharon explains, this hue has a retro feel, but with a sense of modernity, especially when combined with deep charcoal and cream. “It’s an excellent partner to various wood tones, and complements the grays and whites that have become current decorating basics,” she says.
Where to use this paint colour palette
“Wythe blue is much more versatile than you might think,” says Sharon, who believes the colour could work in a variety of rooms from the bedroom to a bathroom to a dining room. “It is ideal as a wall or ceiling colour in any space where you want to create a serene, comfortable ambiance.”
Wythe Blue HC-143, visit benjaminmoore.ca for a store locator to find the closest retailer.