2018 promises to be an exciting year not only for interior design trends, but also paint colors. Besides seeing fringes, geometric patterns, curvy organic shaped furniture, and metallics in home decor, we’ll see dark and bold colors with warm, earthy hues. There will be lots of purple, black, blue, rust, terracotta, and muted colors. Major paint brands such as Benjamin Moore, Behr, Sherwin Williams, and Glidden have released their 2018 color of the year and it’s a wide spectrum of colors ranging from subtle to vibrant. However, the biggest color we’ll see everywhere in the new year is purple. Pantone, a world-renowned authority on color and provider of color systems has named Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple their 2018 color of the year. It’s a thoughtful shade of purple that communicates originality and individuality. Purple is a great color to work with because it has a wide range of hues and can be paired with almost any color. Natural, low-key, and carefree is the going trend for next year so check out a few paint colors below by major brands that will be big in 2018. I hope it will inspire you to give your home or office a colorful refresh in the new year!
Benjamin Moore Caliente
Want to make a statement in your home or office? Benjamin Moore’s Caliente will do just that. It is a powerful red tone that exudes warmth, strength, confidence, and radiance. It’s a color that is reminiscent of a lush red carpet rolled out for a grand arrival. Caliente is a strong color so if you aren’t ready for this vibrant hue, you can incorporate it on a smaller scale through accents such as pillows, throw blankets, artwork, frames, or objects. If you want something on a slightly larger scale than accessories, an accent wall in this bold color will do the trick. Whether it’s a fireplace wall, bedroom wall, kitchen island or an office wall, it will be sure to be a focal point in your space.
Behr In the Moment
Looking for something relaxing, soothing, and tranquil? Behr’s In the Moment paint color is for you. This cool spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a calming, restorative combination of blue, gray and green. This comfortable color evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid the busy, hectic, and fast paced world we live in today. In name and color, this hue speaks to our desire to be present, to focus on each moment, and to recharge. It’s a versatile color and perfect for many design styles from traditional to modern, coastal and farmhouse decor. You can incorporate this color anywhere in your home or office on a large or small scale since it’s such a soothing neutral color to play with. Paint your walls, trims, headboard, and furniture or accessorize with patterned bedding, drapes, or picture frames.
Farrow & Ball Studio Green
Farrow & Ball is a favorite paint brand of many interior designers. It’s high quality paint that has rich pigments adding a depth of color and finish that surpass other paint brands which is why so many interior designers love this brand. It really has a luxurious look and feel that other paint brands just can’t duplicate and their Studio Green which was a color trend of 2017 continues into the new year. It’s a beautiful deep green hue where the rich pigments in the color responds to different lights in the home appearing greener in well lit rooms and looking almost black with little to no natural light. It not only works with contemporary styles, but also brings to life period features. It’s a moody, mysterious, and dark shade that will make a bold statement in your kitchen, living room, office, or entrance.
Glidden Deep Onyx
Black is in according to Glidden and is a classic, neutral, and timeless color that stands the test of time. When paired with white, black creates a striking contrast that is visually appealing in a space. According to Misty Yeomans, Color Marketing Manager of Glidden, “Using a black paint color like Deep Onyx on your walls or in your decor may feel intimidating at first, but it’s actually one of the easiest colors to incorporate to create the low-key, easygoing style that’s trending for 2018. The sense of ease and authenticity it brings to a home can’t be denied. Just like a little black dress, Deep Onyx is a classic, timeless staple.” If a black accent wall is too much and a bit over the top for you, paint your trims, beams, woodwork, and doors instead. Still too much black? Add a black contemporary light pendant in your dining room or hang black and white photos in a gallery style on your staircase wall. The good thing about Deep Onyx is it’s more of a deep charcoal color than a true black so it’s subtle yet striking.
Purple has many shades from a soft lavender to a deep plum hue. It’s associated with independence, mystery, and creativity which is why Pantone has named Ultra-Violet, a blue based purple it’s 2018 color of the year. According to Pantone, “Ultra-Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.” Purple will be a big trend in the design industry and I won’t be surprised if it’s seen everywhere from fashion to hair color to furniture and accessories. This color isn’t for everyone but if done right, it will make your space look and feel magnificent and luxurious. I like to use purple as accents such as rugs, table lamps, drapes, and pillows combined with another complementary color such as green or yellow or neutrals like gray. You can make a bold statement by painting your walls or create a focal point in your space with a purple velvet tufted sofa with a fringe skirt! Whatever you decide to do, purple will make your home or office pop with style!
Sherwin Williams Oceanside
Do you love blue, especially a rich blue? Sherwin William’s Ocenside is a collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green. It’s a deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown and is reminiscent of the rich teal waters of the ocean. Oceanside bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new. The color blue is universally perceived as intelligent, honest, soothing, and calming—making blue the most popular and beloved color worldwide. You can make a lively splash and welcoming statement on your front door by painting it Oceanside, boost creative thinking and clarity of thought in a home office, or invite meditation and introspection into a bedroom or reading nook. This green meets blue tone works well with many design styles from contemporary to mid-century, Mediterranean, traditional, and nautical so you don’t need to worry about whether or not it fits into your home decor!
How will you incorporate some or all of these paint color trends in your home or office in the new year? Let me know! If you need help with selecting colors and blending it seamlessly into your home decor, I’m happy to assist you in giving your home or office a refresh and makeover!