Benjamin Moore Names Breath of Fresh Air 2014 Color of the Year

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Benjamin Moore has unveiled its highly anticipated Color of the Year for 2014 to be “Breath of Fresh Air” (color number 806), part of its Color Trends 2014 palette.

Announced by newly appointed Benjamin Moore Creative Director Ellen O’Neill at the opening of the company’s New York City showroom during Fall Market 2013 for architects and designers, Breath of Fresh Air is an ethereal blue serving as a “new neutral” that is livable and functional.

“We chose Breath of Fresh Air because we were seeing it across several different environments—it’s our new neutral,” O’Neill says. “Our Color of the Year and Color Trends 2014 palette is a direct result of the fresh color cues and pastel trends we've seen throughout the home furnishing, fashion and even pop culture landscape.”

For the 2014 Color Trends collection, Benjamin Moore decided to break away from the pack with a collection that is not only rich and enduring, but livable for today’s homeowner or designer as each hue resonates with many different styles. As color rarely exists in isolation, Benjamin Moore designed a palette of 23 colors that not only stand each on their own but also work well in harmony allowing the transitions of spaces and colors to flow seamlessly.

“We know that color is the ultimate form of personal expression, so we curated this collection to help consumers create beautiful spaces with confidence," O’Neill adds. 

The Benjamin Moore Color Trends for 2014 palette includes 23 carefully selected Benjamin Moore paint hues that harmonize with one another to create that perfect envelope for any interior design style:

  • Breath Of Fresh Air 806

  • Distant Gray 2124-70

  • White Dove OC-17

  • Peach Parfait 2175-70

  • Fruit Shake 2088-60

  • Coral Essence 2007-40

  • Clay Beige OC-11

  • Sparrow AF-720

  • Castleton Mist HC-1


  • Elemental AF-400

  • Van Alen Green HC-120

  • Palladian Blue HC-144

  • Caribbean Teal 2123-20

  • Wickham Gray HC-171

  • Normandy 2129-40

  • Van Deusen Blue HC-156

  • Mt. Rainier Gray 2129-60

  • Flint AF-560

  • Lavender Mist 2070-60

  • Iced Mauve 2115-50

  • Super Nova 1414

  • Nightingale AF-670

  • Black Satin 2131-10

    Benjamin Moore Color Trends for 2014 curated palette cards and Benjamin Moore products are exclusively found at Benjamin Moore’s network of 5000 independent paint and decorating dealers across the US and Canada. Visit to find the closest dealer. 

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