Color Forecasters specify that green and golden earth tones, paired with rich accent colors such as lilac and orchid, will be wildly popular in 2008. (And paints that are eco-friendly, such as Benjamin Moore’s “Aura” line and those from Green Planet and Auro Natural Paints are equally as in fashion.)Don’t they know that New Orleans celebrates purple, green and gold every year? Consider this “TrendWatch” a happy reminder that Mardi Gras is around the corner!
Painting the Townpurple reign
Clockwise from far left: Benjamin Moore Regal “Lavender Mist,” Sherwin-Williams “Dynamo,” Behr Premium Plus “Robes for the Queen,” Benjamin Moore Aura “Wisteria,” Green Planet Paints “Harem,” Green Planet Paints “Lavinia,” and Glidden Evermore “Royal Renaissance.”

Painting the Townin the green
Clockwise from top left: Behr Premium Plus satin enamel “Scotland Isle,” Green Planet Paints “Ceiba,” Behr Premium Plus satin enamel “100 Acre Trees,” Benjamin Moore Regal matte “Cedar Grove,” Benjamin Moore Aura “Wasabi,” Farrow & Ball “Minster Green,” Farrow & Ball “Cooking Apple Green,” and Benjamin Moore Regal matte “Liberty Park.”

Painting the Towngolden haze
First row: Glidden Evermore “Blazing Star” and Farrow & Ball “Dayroom Yellow.” Second row: Behr Premium Plus “Instant Delight,” Glidden Evermore “delSol” and Auro Natural Paints “Ochre Yellow.” Third row: Benjamin Moore “Light Daffodil,” Sherwin-Williams “Tatami Tan,” and Farrow and Ball “Yellow Ground.”