Benjamin Moore’s 2013 palette of interior paint colors are all connected. The four palettes for 2013, InterFlow, InterCycle, InterAnimate and InterConnect fall neatly under the theme of intersection. Paint hues for 2013 are rooted in the past and reinvented. The colors are lifted from useless or discarded objects and collections of familiar things from days gone by. The InterFlow palette has colors that seem familiar and comforting, like granny’s quilt, but are transformed into modern design elements.
2013 Benjamin Moore’s InterFlow Color Palette
The most exciting colors in the palette are two metallics. Either of these soft metallics add shimmer to a color palette that could be found in Shabby Chic decor. The paint palette draws not only colors from the past, but also textures. Textures will make or break these colors, so pay attention to the fabric of rugs, curtains, throws, worn paint and natural objects.
Bronze Metallic – The shimmer in this paint color might remind you of a penny that’s been in circulation for a few years. It still shimmers, yet it has a depth that is no longer just a shiny copper. Benjamin Moore pairs the metallic with a solid dark brown, Plymouth Brown. The colors work well together and are reminiscent of brown buttons and pennies tossed in a drawer.
Pearlescent White – The other metallic which brings this interior paint palette to a different level is a soft, grayish white. This would be an amazing color on a ceiling or as a subtle way to accent a room that needs a bit more formality. It may remind you of an old pearl button on a shirt at the vintage clothing store.
Varsity Blues – The other color that stands out in the InterFlow palette for 2013 is a deep blue. This color is dark blue enough to use in a teen boy’s room yet has an air of formality that could land it in a dining room. Pair it with Storm Cloud Gray, a greenish gray from the same palette.
The versatile blue could also be used in a more feminine way, by combining it with Melrose Pink, a fuchsia-infused pink. For a less vibrant pink, try Glamour Pink. Add the Pearlescent White or Marscapone and you’re done.
More Colors in Benjamin Moore’s 2013 InterFlow Palette
Deep Mauve – It may be soon to be pulling this particular hue back from the 80s. Paired with the Varsity Blues, it’s a popular color combination if you’re trying to recreate 1984. For best results, keep the Deep Mauve far away from the Varsity Blues. For an historic feel, Deep Mauve could be part of a Victorian color palette.
Mountain Ridge – A deep, plum purple
Azores – A pleasing green that is darker than sage
Broadway Lights – A bold yet warm yellow
Pancake Syrup – A reddish brown that may be too dark for most spaces. It would be a great accent color.
Lady Liberty – This Retro green is a bit of an anomaly. It could be the color from some old bathroom tile. It’s bright and could be tempered with charcoal gray and white. It doesn’t seem to flow as well with the other colors in the 2013 palette.
Benjamin Moore Color Pulse 2013