Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year: Wythe Blue!


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Much more versatile than you may think, blue is truly a classic color. It has universal appeal, never goes out of style, and is overwhelmingly chosen as a color favorite across North America. It evokes the sea and sky, physically calms us, and symbolizes trust and commitment.
Because of the influence that blue has in our world today, we have chosen Wythe Blue (HC-143) as Benjamin Moore's 2012 Color of the Year. It's a beautiful, calming hue that has an element of heritage and offers grounding rootedness, providing comfort and stability.

Lets hear it for Wythe Blue! I've long loved the color (see my other post here) and I know that a lot of you have used it (and love it!) in your own homes, so I was excited to read the news from the paint experts over at Hirshfield's Color Club. They shared the 2012 trend colors in a bunch of great room sets...it's crazy how much paint can change the look of a room! Needless to say, I couldn't agree more with Benjamin Moore's choice for Color of the Year. I am also loving their inspiring Earth & Sky color palette that incorporates the color so beautifully! Who is ready to do some painting?!





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41 comments:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Oh, I couldn't love it more! Don't you agree??? So beautiful and calming.. normal, I'd say! No craziness, no shockingness... just fabulous!

I hope you doing great, Erin! Is your work done around your house?

Have a great day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Sarah (Mrs. Ruffled Flats) said...

YAY! I LOVE that color! So beautiful. I love how different it can look with different lighting, as well. If I could paint my apartment, this would probably end up in a room.

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Great color! I painted my door a similar color, with paints I mixed myself.
http://btweenblueandyellow.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-front-door.html

Haute Indoor Couture said...

My old bedroom was Wythe blue! I love that color. Wythe Blue and Benjamin Moore Palladian Blue are my all time favs.

Karena said...

Erin I adore this color!! Wyeth Blue,just the name is beautiful. A most versatile color.

xoxo
Karena
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Erin @ The Impatient Gardener said...

I've been looking for a reason to paint SOMETHING this color for a long time and the photo you posted (and I think I repinned it from you last week on pinterest) of the living room with the orange accents convinced me exactly what to do with it. It's going in our back room, above the wainscotting. Can't wait for a snowy day in winter to do it!

Rene said...

What an honor to see my front door on one of my favorite blogs! Thank you!

-Rene

Belle said...

Very chic color! It's fresh, gives u cozy feeling and most all makes the whole room lovely! Check out also 3D Rendering

Pat said...

I painted my guest room and bath Wythe blue. The rest of the main areas of the house are painted in Quiet Moments. Because I have such an open floorplan this worked well and because it is lighter it is a great shade with our Ohio winters.

Willow Decor said...

Erin,
Love the color - but you knew it all along, BM is just catching up! Thanks for the inspiration!
xox Gina

Musette said...

I have always loved this color (painted a dining room Wythe Blue, to great effect) - I just 'picked' a corner shelving unit and am planning to paint it in eggshell WB

Those images are gorgeous, showing the nuanced versatility of this lovely color. Thanks for sharing.

Hope you're feeling better?

xoA

Chrissa said...

I love them all. But I love nothing more than Cristi's house.

It's my dream home.

Raquel said...

What an awesome color. It looks good on every style & structure of house!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Wonderful images! Couldn't agree more with the color of the year.

Lisa said...

This is so crazy! I went to buy Wyeth Blue at B.Moore and when I got the paint strip I told the lady THERE HAS to be a MISTAKE! THIS is GREEN!!! I've even been to the Utah Nantucket home you are showing the exterior of! I used the computer at the store and looked up your original post and got the builder's name. Called them, no answer. Then thought I'd call 4 Chairs- where the designer is- she was out of town. I left the store but 4 Chairs called me the next day and said the designer had checked in and they asked HER and she said it was definitely Wyeth Blue. So THEN I had my husband drive me BACK to that house (an hour away) to look again. Yep- it's more green than blue to me and is PERfect on that house. Funny! But also frustrating~I'd like it a touch more blue than green for me. But I love looking at it!(And maybe it's more blue than green to others- who knows!)

Jill said...

I have Wyeth Blue in my house and it looks blue, I painted some wicker furniture that is on my front porch and it looks green. I swore the painters didn't have the color right. When I brought the furniture into the house it does look just like the color on the walls. You should paint a test piece to see exactly how it is going to look in your house. There is no telling. That is what makes it such a great color.

Steph | glitter and goat cheese said...

SO beautiful. I need that in my home somewhere!

Anonymous said...

I love it on the ceiling!

Lissy Parker said...

I have loved and used this color for years—also good choice is palladian blue.

Luiza Mallmann said...

I really like the color! I loved the picture 8 - that would be lovely wooden furniture in my room! Congratulations on your photos! Kisses

Something Gorgeous said...

I wish I knew if Benjamin Moore paint is available in Australia. Can anyone tell me?

Dallas said...

Test color is a good thing to do. Green, (a secondary colour) is achieved by mixing two of the three primary colours. In this case yellow and blue. The ratio of the primary colours used in your mixture will, will directly effect the resultant colour of green.
It will depend on the color tone and strength of these 2 individual colors as to which shade of green you end up with.

Green trees outside your window will reflect green into your house. Blue sky will reflect blue. Fluorescent lights will add blue. Incandescent lights will make blue wall a bit green. So you had better experiment before you slap on that paint on the wall

nancy @ {COZAMIA} said...

I'm loving the front doors and window shutters in this shade, it just looks so fresh and inviting...so many great pics!

Interior said...

I like it on the ceiling!

Fashion-isha said...

Awesome post! This is the exact color I've been looking for for my sunroom. I was looking for a sea glass green/blue and I think I've found it thanks to you!!

Have a great week!
xo
Sharon

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

My hand is raised. LOVE that wythe blue!

hermes birkin said...

Nice living room. Great design and decoration. I love this.

mrsben said...

Oh, I could really, really live here!!!!! :)

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beautiful hose i love it...

Kitchens Ireland said...

Absolutely love turquoise. How cool is the kitchen floor?

If you get the right shade it really can be a very warm color.

Devin, Angie, Clark, and Henrie said...

Hi. I was wondering where I could purchase a front door like this? I have been searching for one like this for weeks. thanks!
btw- I came to this blog through pinterest, and I'm so glad I did.

Devin, Angie, Clark, and Henrie said...

I just realized there are two front doors on this post. I am looking for the one with "102" on it. thanks! =)

cherwingate said...

I chose Wyeth Blue for my living room after consulting with a designer about a nice robin's egg wall color. The paint swatch looked a bit green, so my husband painted a portion of the wall to test it out. We were still unsure as to why it looked so green, but figured maybe when the whole room was painted it would look different. We also painted the ceiling Palladian Blue (one shade lighter than Wyeth.) Everyone loves the room, and it is a very calming, serene color, but to me, this room looks way too green to be anything close to robin's egg. After reading another post here, I'm going to check on the type of light bulbs we are using and see if that has any effect on the amount of green cast. A word to the wise: If you are leaning more toward a blue rather than a green shade, definitely paint a test wall before committing, because this color seems to be a bit tricky.

I'd be very interested in how others have used this color in their living room decor, especially if it looks more green. What colors would best coordinate with it?

Waseem said...

All the colours are so amazing....it make the house right to look..so beautiful.
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tashatkins said...

Does anyone know if Benjamin Moore paint is available in Australia?

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Jessica Anderson said...

Just painted a chair Wythe blue thanks to this post! Love it! You can check it out here: http://www.cutesycrafts.com/2013/06/chair-upcycle.html

Natasha said...

Its like a dirty baby blue?
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Alina John said...

I love this color from the core of my heart; Wyeth Blue is really a remarkable color!!!
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CleanCraft said...

Lovely... what a color combination...

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