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January 05, 2011

Color Combinations for 2011

Envision color benjamin moore color of year 2011

Vintage Wine may be Benjamin Moore's 2011 color of the year, but there are many other combinations that tell the story of balance as we look ahead, too.  Remember that 2011 is all about balance- work/play, nostalgia/future state, new purpose/old materials. 

Check out these color combinations for 2011 and find one that works for you.

Grape Green 

Perfect to usher in spring with touches of violet and a grounding gray.  Gray is very important in context with other colors.  This gray is a rich midtone and balances the seemingly soft palette with the outspoken Grape Green well. 

 Royal flush

Sheen and glaze is fast becoming a statement of personalization.  Adding Icy Mist PT-280, a metallic glaze, over Smoke creates an ethereal effect that is grounded by a traditional Kendall Charcoal.  The Royal Flush creates a unique color story that finds it’s true origins (Red with Jade) in ancient Asian cultures.

 Casco bay

This combination is one that incorporates sophistication into whimsy.  The jewel tones are reminiscent of fashion from decades past, but the saturation is more intense and the fresh Paper Mache creates the right backdrop for the bold hues.


Aged Bronze is a nod to the military olives we’re seeing often in 2011.  It’s alongside the very peaceful Lucerne and Gray Mirage.  Together this combination offers ironic context and an interesting color play.

See more from Benjamin Moore's color trends, Envision Color 2011, here.


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I just sent this post to a bunch of my friends as I agree with most of what you’re saying here and the way you’ve presented it is awesome.

Color is a subjective experience, it is a mental sensation, a reaction of our brain. Sometimes finding the right color combinations can be really hard, especially if you have to start a project from scratch.They reflect a certain personality. They also have several meanings, most of which are closely connected to each other. Thus, we should personally choose them and check if they complements with other colors we chose.

What a colour collection.Thanks to share nice article about the colour type ..superb colour collection.

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