[Behr seems to have taken video down – colors still good!] Behr Paint — the paint available at Home Depot — posted its 2013 color trends recently. This one, called “Apres Ski”, includes four rustic “woodland colors” that go great with high altitude soft woods like cedar, redwood and, yup, knotty pine. What goes around always comes around, and could be that the larger design world is liking the comfy, cozy woodsy again. I think that these four colors would look great in rooms panelled with or otherwise featuring knotty pine.
The first color mentioned is Pine Cone Pass, and the Behr presenter notes: “Forest Green is making a comeback.” This 1980s color has been virtually demonized in years past. But golly, what is wrong with the color of a forest! The only color in this palette that bores me is — you guessed it — the light taupe — that is: greige — called Timber Town. But yes! to: Gnome Green (love this name), Folk Song blue and Ski Patrol red “that feels as cozy as your favorite wool sweater.”