Layered greens - - where the river meets the hillside - - are some of the other hues that were featured in the Benjamin Moore Color Pulse 2012 seminar I attended at the SF Mart in February. Pear Green, Fresh Scent Green, Winchester Sage, Deep Ocean, Sparrow and Mysterious reflect nature's greens, soft browns & inky/Prussian blues inspired by the rivers and mountains of New Zealand & The Netherlands. With crispier shades of green that remind us of renewal, this palette reflects Process to Benjamin Moore because it features the hues of our ecosystem and reflects the rise in urban farming, stove-top canning, and even the popularity of terrariums again - - lifestyle choices that remind us of the importance of moving toward a more self-sustaining way of life.
What do Venetian carnival masks, street punks wearing black leather boots, & an Atlas tree moth on a tree trunk have in common? To Benjamin Moore, they represent the space between living in isolation and belonging, and they define the category of Protection. Arcane enough for you? One palette combines Dark Olive, Purple Lotus, & Barberry (a mauve) with Pashmina (soft green tint). Another combines Twilight Zone (blackish), Liquid Mercury and Potpourri (bold lipstick pink), and yet another brings Grape Juice, Sea Life (grayish-blue) and Fusion (a gray with greenish tones) together beautifully. The textures that the Benjamin Moore color wizards found for inspiration were spikes, studs, armor, metal, rubber tread, harlequin and feathers.
My next blog and will complete the three-part series on the Benjamin Moore Color Pulse 2012 seminar I recently attended.