Proving once again the critical relationship between light and color, and its far reaching effect from product design to new building materials and technologies, Benjamin Moore Paints has launched Color Pulse 2006, it new palette of 32 paint colors plus 10 metallic and pearl finishes.

According to Doty Horn, Benjamin Moore's director of color and design, "The play of color and light is integral; you can't have one without the other. The effect of light on color really started to take hold in the early 90s with the proliferation of transparency and translucency in design and materials. We have integrated this concept of depth into our color palette."

The Benjamin Moore team of color forecasters has defined four-color group categories: Morning Light, Natural Light, Night Light, and Kinetic Light. The eight new colors within each group correspond to the different qualities of light throughout the day and the mood evoked from these different lighting conditions. The Morning Light color palette is a range of soft luminescent colors meant to calm, wake, and refresh with names like Morning Dew, Blue Ice, and Baby's Breath. The tones of the Natural Light palette are vibrant, intense, and radiant drawing from the outdoors and include: Amber, Birchwood, and Purple Hyacinth. The Night Light palette includes colors derived from a natural phosphorescent glow and new technologies like LEDs. Color names include Metallic Gold and Galaxy. Finally the bold, electric colors within Kinetic Light--Fruity Cocktail, Stunning, and Crushed Berries--recall a sense of motion and energy. For complete information about the Color Pulse 2006 palette visit: