A sea of blue and green hues could be making its way into home design in next year, as Pantone has declared 2013 color trends to be Monaco Blue for spring 2013 color and Emerald Green as the top color of the year.
While these color trends start of the runway, they soon blend into home decor in the form of home furnishings, kitchen paint colors, and bathroom countertops. For example, quartz manufacturer Silestone recently debuted two countertop options that feature the Pantone Blue and Pantone Green kitchen color trends for 2013. Silestone is calling their version Blue Enjoy and Stellar Marine.
Incorporate 2013 Kitchen and Bath Color Trends Into Your Home
Silestone partnered with Chicago designer and blogger, Julia Buckingham Edelmann, founder of Buckingham Interiors + Design, to come up with ideas on how to invigorate your home with these 2013 bath and kitchen paint color trends in mind. Here are three ideas.
- Add Color to Walls. "I find blue and green shades in particular to be very versatile in the kitchen and bath," Edelmann says. Both Monaco Blue and Emerald Green recall natural elements such as water, which both work well in the two rooms of your house where you would naturally find water—albeit, coming out of the faucet.
- Go Bold with Blue Cabinets. "Blue, what a fun cabinet color choice!" she says. If you're going to go bold with these 2013 color trends in your cabinetry, Edelmann suggests going more subtle with other parts of the room. For example, when painting the walls, go for a neutral, such as white. When bringing this level of rich color in, I suggest all other finishes in the space be more subtle."
- Jazz up your space with unexpected design elements. "I gather inspiration in many ways, but particularly through my travels. I have a major case of wanderlust, and traveling to amazing places (some of my favorites are Spain, France, and Japan) opens my eyes to cultures and lifestyles that I love to bring back and share with my clients through interesting accent pieces." If you can't travel the world, you can get the look Edelmann describes just by popping into your local home goods stores. "Whether it be a bright red bunch of vintage alabaster grapes or funky textured pottery, Monaco Blue lends itself well to complementary colors and is a perfect backdrop for interesting pieces," she says. She also says that emerald is a strong, sumptuous shade that can be paired with a variety of both subtle and bold hues. Think about flags of the worlds that feature green and the colors that are paired on them, such as orange in Ireland, or red in Italy.