2015 Paint Color Trends: Monochromatic Palettes and Saturated Hues

Guilford Green #2
Guilford Green via Benjamin Moore

Paint color can have the most dramatic effect on your living space, and it is the least expensive way to update your home. It can change the feel of the space, turning it cool and energetic, spacious or cozy. But choosing a new color for a room can be a daunting task. With so many hues, how can you narrow the field?

To help consumers with color selection, paint manufacturers often curate collections of colors based on historical precedent or on emerging trends. Each year, for example, the Benjamin Moore color council travels the globe to identify trending colors, taking inspiration from furniture showrooms to fashion runways to the arts. For 2015, Benjamin Moore celebrates the concept of monochromatic colors—using warm, cool, dark and light layers of the same hue, flowing gracefully from room to room. The star color that ties this altogether, Ben Moore’s Color of the Year, is “Guilford Green” (color code HC-116). It’s a silvery green that complements a wide range of color combinations – from neutrals to daring shades.

The Color Trends 2015 collection features four gorgeous color families: green, blue, blush and berry. The bold, more saturated hues represent an evolution from the soft pastels that comprised the brand’s Color Trends 2014. According to Benjamin Moore’s Creative Director, Ellen O’Neill, “Homeowners are ready to experiment with color and are more confident with making unique design choices for the home. Within each color family in the Color Trends 2015 palette we offer a spectrum of hues to play with and experiment to find what’s right for any home.”

You can pick up a 2015 Color Trends card at Benjamin Moore stores throughout the Boston area. Try using it to fuel your imagination as you take on home decorating projects or as a starting point in your color selection process. This new palette also helps take the guesswork out of color selection and allows you to confidently choose colors and combinations that are livable and practical for most every style and home.

Are you ready to experiment with some fresh, new paint color?