Saturday, February 16, 2013
Lemonsorbet: a Lighter color for 2013
Lemonsorbet from Benjamin Moore comes up now as a strong color for 2013. It is a warm white, but using it may take some getting used to, since this tone is 'new' when compared with the many grays we have seen in homes in the past few years, or the stronger cool whites that are used in the French vintage ensembles. This first group shows the color paired with coffee colors: deep brown and a lighter mocha. For me this brings to mind tweeds, parchment and vintagey browns.
To start, Lemonsorbet with its vanilla overtones would make a dark little room seem warmer. It can also perk up a room that has 'too much' wood trim or furnishings. In my own bungalow, the walls in our living room and dining room are painted a similar color, and it seems so much brighter than a true white might be against all the wood that these rooms have. The great items here in these slides all come from shops on Etsy, and feature the things I love!
Art Deco Pitcher by Eva Elena, Etsy
Tweed Messenger Bag by Sew Much Style, Etsy
Linen Chair by Story Boutique, Etsy
Fish Pillow by Elliott Heath Designs, Etsy
Striped Pillows by Fighting for Joy, Etsy
Art Deco Vase by Red Hill Home, Etsy
French Side Chair by Shabby Chic Fairytail, Etsy
Zig-zag Pillows, by Shadobox, Etsy