Behr’s playful, delicious shades for their 2012 Tea Party trend palette look like they were brought to life by the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. According to Nancy Bollefer of Behr Paints, the British royal wedding, with its hats and dresses, food and traditional ceremonies, was a big influence. “People are looking for anything that will lift their spirits these days. The goal is to reinvent traditional decor to emulate a light-hearted, slightly whimsical tone to a space,” she says.
Where to use this paint colour palette
Behr didn’t just have walls in mind when coming up with their colour scheme. “It is a very eclectic and creative look combing traditional, country, vintage and shabby chic details,” explains Nancy. “The idea here is to use paint to reinvent a piece of furniture that may have been a hand-me-down, or found at a flea market.” Colour could also be used on the ceiling to add visual interest, she says.
Tea Party: Queen’s Tart #T12-16, Violet Water #T12-17, Minty Frosting #T12-18, Sugar Pool #T12-19, First Peach #T12-20; Home Depot stores nationwide.