Pay close attention to my blog post title…
2018 Colour of the Year: Behr – In the Moment
Usually I would say…
Behr’s 2018 Colour of the Year – In the Moment
Why? While I might have a hankerin’ for SW’s colour of the year – Oceanside, and am SURPRISED by BM’s colour of the year – Caliente, I feel like In the Moment is THE colour of the year because it does something that the others don’t – it talks to us.
Wait, maybe that’s the wine because Doug (my dog) is also talking to me. Really though…
In a world full of so many unknowns, with so much turmoil, I think we NEED a colour like In the Moment to remind us of a few things…
That all that matters is right here…
To be grateful for what is…
To worry less about what might be…
And to pick the prettiest gosh darn colour for our walls as we can…
A colour that soothes, a colour that calms. A colour that is the backdrop to a room filled with people that we love. A colour that makes us take a deeeep breath and even if just for a second – helps us stay in the moment.
HOT DAMN, you don’t see me get that serious very often – TIM, GET ME MORE WINE!
Now let’s take a closer look at this bad boy…
What type of colour is In the Moment?
It is a medium toned, blue/green/gray blend. Which way does it lean? You know, it’s hard to say. I haven’t experienced this colour hands-on in my home and I only have a wee nugget of a swatch in front of me, but what I see is a pretty well-balanced blue/green colour with a neutral gray backdrop. Some might call it sage, others might call it an earthy kind of teal. I call it just lover-ly.
What is the LRV of In the Moment
If you don’t know what LRV is, you should take the time to read my blog post ‘LRV – Everything You Need to Know‘, as you’ll find it helpful when trying to pick a paint colour.
The LRV of In the Moment is approx 30-32 (I’m just waiting on an answer from Behr). This means that it has more visual weight to it than the average colour (which might sit between 55 and 65). It would be more of a ‘medium tone’ rather than a light tone.
Where will In the Moment work?
Because In the Moment is in the 30-ish LRV range you could consider it for the living room, dining room or kitchen, but I wouldn’t use it in ALL 3. Why not? Colour can get overwhelming. It’s the same reason that I (as a Ginger) don’t wear red or orange very often – there’s something to be said for ‘too much of a good thing’. Colours come to LIFE when you create a well-balanced palette AROUND them, rather than committing to them on scale that is maybe a bit too big (and just to clarify, there really is NO such thing as too much Ginger…).
Photos via Behr
In the Moment as an accent or feature
Whether you do a feature wall or painted furniture, In the Moment is a great way to shift things without being too punchy or high contrast.
Photo via Behr
I love it on the headboard above, but would love it even MORE as a feature wall or in the WHOLE room!
BTW, for painting furniture I’ve had TONS of luck with Behr Ultra (eggshell finish, surprisingly enough). I HAVE found that Behr paint sheens are slightly more enhanced than many of the other brands, which is why when I use Behr paint I often use their flat/matte on my walls and eggshell on furniture.
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!
I LOVE the idea of In the Moment on the front door – inside OR out!
On the inside, it would add a beautiful touch to a beachy, neutral palette. On the outside, it would add a bit of colour to a neutral home without being too punchy or like it’s starving for attention.
In the Moment on the exterior
I love this blue/green blend on the exterior and how it BOUNCES off the cedar shingles and white trim!
In the Moment in a kitchen (walls OR cabinets)
A lot of my E-Design clients are looking for that PERFECT blue/green for their farmhouse, country home and this one could certainly fill the bill!
In the Moment is a great backdrop to white cabinets, giving a fresh, family-friendly vibe!
My fave colour with In the Moment
Well, there are a LOT, but I would say my fave colour, which bounces nicely without COMPETING would be Graylac T18-03. This is a beautiful, soothing purple/gray blend that plays well with the more cool, beachy vibe of In the Moment.
And BTW, I don’t get paid for ANY of these blog posts. No moula, no wine, no sensual massage or pat on the back. Just personal high fives to myself and the satisfaction of knowing that you guys are getting info that is easy to understand and applicable to your homes.
Read more: The 8 Best Blue and Green Paint Colours
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