2013 Color Trend Collection

by Erika Woelfel

It’s that time of year again – the new trend colors and styles for 2013 are out. We often get inquiries about inspiration for the colors, and why they were selected. Let’s take a closer look at the themes and palettes:

Classic Caprice

This theme is a modernization of traditional décor, so the colors have been updated as well. The object was to give classic red, navy, gold, white and black a new twist. Red was replaced with the rich, deep pink Daah-ling. Pinks are a very strong trending color, influence coming from expanding Eastern influence and the bright pinks of 80’s

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fashion. Navy has been lightened and softened to our lovely Belladonna, inspired by the formal but soft blues of Ming ceramics. Brilliant traditional gold has been aged to a mild powdered gold, Golden Age. White has been tinted with a touch of beige to create a more natural, less austere white in Empire Porcelain. Black remains as Black Lacquer.

Color Metric

Inspired by the current color blocking trend in fashion, the Color Metric palette uses solid colors together to create a design and pattern. We’ve “blocked” the room with three hues: Twilight, a balancing gray for overall walls; a rich eggplant called Plum Orbit for depth; and brilliant Electrify adds energy. The warm cognac tone called Tan-gent on the lower cabinets keeps the room from feeling too cool and compliments the purple and blue. A neutral taupy-off white, Matrix, lightens without the contrast of white.

Sweet Jazz

A favorite among our color team, this style takes its inspiration from the design of the 1920’s. Warm, blush pinks, such as Bee’s Knees, represent feminine beauty and emerging notions of individuality of women of the era. Jazzy Jade, a cool mint, replicates the blue-touched, sea glass tones popular at the time. Shanghai Peach is an optimistic color moving from the orange family into melon tones. Flapper Dance is an inky navy that adds a bit of intrigue and acts as a grounding element to the more ethereal members of the palette. Heavy Sugar is a bright clean white that keeps the room light and open.

Après Ski

Envision yourself surrounded in warm, muted tones that put a capital “C” on Comfort to this charming, woodsy retreat. Après Ski’s lived-in look provides the perfect barrier from a cold, snowy night that can be enjoyed all-year round. A warm forest green called Pine Cone Pass showcases natural wood and rustic materials in stone and leather. Timber Town is a deep, gray infused taupe that represents a warming of the gray family. Ski Patrol, a comforting berry influenced red, adds a complimentary pop of color and a country feel. Folksong is a fresh spring water turquoise, and Gnome Green a light grass tone, keep the look light and contemporary.

The trends are currently available online at behr.com/2013Trends. Or go to your local The Home Depot retailer and find the brochure in the Color Solution Center.

To further enhance the visual experience, please follow this link to watch a video that brings the rooms to life. http://youtu.be/RU31MktjlBE

Colorfully yours,


One response to “2013 Color Trend Collection”

  1. Sharon Mathalikunnel says:

    Totally loved the video!!

    Loving the feel of ‘Sweet Jazz’…so serene and upbeat at the same time.

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