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Better Homes & Gardens unveils 2014 Color Palette of the Year

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What are the hottest color trends? Pick up the April issue of Better Homes and Gardens, hitting newstands March 18 to check them out. In conjunction with the April Color Issue, Better Homes and Gardens will reveal its first ever Better Homes and Gardens® Color Palette of the Year in the April issue. The collection of seven colors expresses the most current trends from home to fashion, in hues that work together in multiple combinations.

Better Homes and Gardens editors compiled the palette after collecting colors touted in trend forecasts and at trade shows, including the Color Marketing Group’s international Summit. Then, Better Homes and Gardens editors fine-tuned the tones to offer hues that are fresh, livable and lasting.

“We can all use a little more color in our lives, and vibrant, on-trend color is exciting to try,” says Gayle Butler, editor-in-chief, Better Homes and Gardens. “Our Color Palette of the Year brings readers a collection of the most on-trend colors that translate beautifully into real homes and rooms. Our collection of seven hues offers unlimited possibilities to find a look and make it your own. “

Below is a sneak peak of the 2014 Better Homes and Gardens® Color Palette of the Year and suggested paint colors pulled from a variety of brands.

  1. Cobalt: It’s the biggest news in fashion, wearable for anyone and any room. Corresponding paint color - Indigo Cloth 4009-7 (Valspar available at Lowe's).
  2. Yellow: Pulled from the sun, this energetic color brings a happy mood. Find it in Sunday Afternoon T14-19 from Behr Paint at The Home Depot.
  3. Lavender: Pale purple with gray undertones make an easy-to-live-with cool color combo. Look for it in OBI Lilac SW6556 from Sherwin-Williams.
  4. Apple Green: This leaf-inspired hue is just like the greens in nature—a colorful neutral. Check out Elm Valley B32-6 at your local ACE Hardware.
  5. Chambray: This mid-range blue hue is timeless and looks great with anything. Find it in Blue Jean 2062-50 from Benjamin Moore.
  6. Coral: This pretty poppy explores the trend of adventurous brights. Look for it in Haiku 4-7 from Pratt & Lambert.
  7. Beige: Aim for a naturally warm-toned beige, like pebbles in sand. Try Navajo White D12-1 from Olympic.

To see swatches from the paint colors, get your hands on the April issue of Better Homes and Gardens.

To commemorate the launch of its April "Color Issue," Better Homes and Gardens is inviting readers to share photos of their favorite color palettes on Instagram using the hashtag #BHGColor to enter the brand’s ‘Fave Color Palette’ photo contest. Each week one winner will receive a $50 Visa gift card, and at the end of the contest, one of those winners will be selected to win the grand prize of $500. Subject to Official Rules and entry can be found at BHG.com/Win.

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