Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2015

Benjamin Moore has name Guilford Green (HC-116) as its 2015 color of the year.

Guilford Green is a silvery green that is part of the Benjamin Moore Historic Color Collection.  Steeped in tradition, this elegant green complements both modern and traditional styles in a seamless manner.

 “We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space.” – Ellen O’Neill, Creative Director at Benjamin Moore

Taking cues from trends in fashion, textiles and the arts, the Benjamin Moore Color Studio team spotted the common thread of balanced palettes and a design sentiment that continued to reflect a sense of optimism.

Guilford Green harmoniously complements the new Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2015 palette, which also celebrates the concept of monochromatic colors – using warm, cool, dark and light layers of the same hue – in the home. With a monochromatic color scheme throughout a floor plan, each room can have a very distinctive look making it almost imperceptible that there is a single hue at work.

The ease of working with this pale green means it can not only stand on its own, but it can also be mixed with other colors as well. I grabbed this picture from the Benjamin Moore 2015 Berry Color Palette. Don’t you find the bedding refreshing against the rich walls?

Hues from the Benjamin Moore 2015 Blue Color Palette create a soft chic accent wall that is perfect for a modern coastal look. I especially like the crisp white of the frames, table legs and curtains against the watery wall.

While the Color of the year (COTY) is typically thought of as an interior color, who says you can’t use a neutral green on your home’s exterior. I think this s a great inspiration photograph for a northern home. (North of South Florida, anyways.)

If you haven’t found your inspiration yet, consider taking some of the colors from the 23 found on the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2015 palette and mixing them up like the colored chairs in this dining room or explore my Pinterest Page added images.

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