Colour Trend for 2013: Pastels


Lemon Sorbet 2019-60 is being called out as Benjamin Moore’s 2013 colour of the year and the palette is shifting from super saturated and strong hues to softer, lighter pastel shades.

The 18 other trend colours that Benjamin Moore is serving up for 2013 are equally as delicious as Lemon Sorbet, and they’re proposed in combinations that create a feast for the eyes when teamed with existing home furnishings. With Lemon Sorbet as the common denominator and assured to complement any or all of the other Benjamin Moore paint colours named, the suggested combinations include:Combo 1–Teacup Rose 2170-50, Spring Dust 2150-40 and Baja Dunes 997
Choose one colour for a single or all walls, one for the ceiling and another for trims, mouldings, and other accents.

Snap, Crackle, Pop


Get inspired by the pop art colours designer Bill Bocken uses to furnish this beachside condo for empty nesters.

The double chaise lounge by Ligne Roset, accentuated with a poppy red throw, is ideal for afternoon reading.


The master bedroom boasts bright blue bedding and black on white accent pillows. Oh, and did you notice the ocean views reflected in the mirrored cabinet? Nice.

To view the full home tour, check out: Snap Crackle Pop, Issue 3 July/Aug 2011.