As we look ahead to 2014 this week, as far as color predictions, Pantone’s color of the year is “Radiant Orchid” while Benjamin Moore shows us the “New Neutrals” in soft shades of blues, violets, grays, tans and even pale peach- a bit similar to this inspiration photo above. My favorite color is blue but taking a cue from this photograph, folding in neutrals like gray and a creamy tan really seem to elevate it to a more sophisticated and very usable color palette when designing a home. The darkest color is wonderful for lower kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities or even doors. Stoneware and Ice Fog are classic wall colors and the blues bring in that pop of color that’s sometimes needed to a neutral palette to infuse some energy. All colors listed above are from Benjamin Moore’s Color Stories Collection.