Behr Paints 2014 Color Trends Disappoint

My initial excitement at seeing the email announcing Behr Paints 2014 color trends quickly dissipated once I got a look at the colors. They seem to have a drab grey beige undertone to them, and I’m just not loving it. I can’t imagine seeing any of these colors (specially the green New Shoot T14-18 – so reminiscent of 70s’ Avocado)  on any large surface like the walls of your home – perhaps a few of these colors will translate well to smaller pieces like furniture or trim.  I like Behr Paints, and have used them in both my DIY home projects and recommended them to clients in the past, but these colors just aren’t exciting me.

 

BEHR Paints Ocean Liner T14-1 and South Peach T14-2

BEHR Paints Ocean Liner T14-1 and South Peach T14-2.

Seaside Harmony: an open look of modern resort chic, where the colors of sun, surf and sand come together in a relaxing mix.

 

 

BEHR Paints Offbeat T14-7 and Hipsterfication T14-9 .

 

BEHR Paints Offbeat T14-7 and Hipsterfication T14-9 .

Urban Alternative: the natural evolution of industrial modern décor into something that feels more modest, relaxed and attainable.

BEHR Paints Grand Soirre T14-13 and Minuet Rose T14-15.

BEHR Paints Grand Soiree T14-13 and Minuet Rose T14-15.

Grand Reign: an invitation to distinctive opulence and romantic glamour.

BEHR Paints New Shoot T14-18 and Sunday Afternoon T14-19.

BEHR Paints New Shoot T14-18 and Sunday Afternoon T14-19.

Natural Avocation: a spotlight to your hobby, adding a sophisticated touch to your home and a rich experience in the exploration of color.

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