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Introducing Benjamin Moore Color of the Year Guilford Green

October 14, 2014

Benjamin Moore, North America's favorite paint, color and coatings brand, today released its highly anticipated 2015 Color of the Year — Guilford Green HC-116, a stunning silvery green that complements both modern and traditional styles in a seamless manner. In addition to unveiling the Color of the Year, Benjamin Moore introduced Color Trends 2015, a curated palette of 23 colors consisting of beautiful green, blue, blush and berry shades that can transform a space. Benjamin Moore continues to be the influential leader in paint color for homeowners and designers by forecasting colors and combinations that are truly livable and practical for every style and home.

"We chose Guilford Green as our 2015 Color of the Year because it can be the hero or the highlight in any room, enhancing the architectural identity of a space," said Ellen O'Neill, Creative Director at Benjamin Moore. "Guilford Green is the perfect thread to connect nature, spaces and interiors with color schemes that signify fresh energy and growth."

Taking cues from trends in fashion, textiles and the arts, the Benjamin Moore Color Studio team spotted the common thread of balanced palettes and a design sentiment that continued to reflect a sense of optimism. Guilford Green harmoniously complements the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2015 palette, which also celebrates the concept of monochromatic colors — using warm, cool, dark and light layers of the same hue — in the home. With a monochromatic color scheme throughout a floor plan, each room can have a very distinctive look making it almost imperceptible that there is a single hue at work. Exploring monochromatic colors allows for a fresh approach in designing a room as a single hue, color combinations are endless. Employing various sheens creates another layer of texture in a space.

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.

"Homeowners are ready to experiment with color and are more confident with making unique design choices for the home," added O'Neill. "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."

The 23 colors of the Color Trends 2015 palette are highlighted below:

Guilford Green HC-116
Seahorse 2028-70
Antique Jade 465
Timothy Straw 2149-40
High Park 467
Split Pea 2146-30
Jack Pine 692

Patriotic White 2135-70
Harbor Fog 2062-70
Blue Hydrangea 2062-60
Oxford Gray 2128-40
Blue Danube 2062-30

Pink Damask OC-72
Chantilly Lace OC-65
Soft Sand 2106-60
Portland Gray 2109-60
Halo OC-46
Silver Fox 2108-50

Cinnamon Slate 2113-40
Universal Black 2118-10
Caponata AF-650
Old Claret 2083-30
Carter Plum CW-355