It’s official, the Pantone color of the year for 2018 is ultraviolet. This rich color will be seen everywhere from graphic design to fashion to interiors. However, for those who don’t love shades of purple, there are plenty of other colors that have made their way into the style forecasts for 2018. Incorporating these colors into your home can help keep your interior style looking fresh and modern. Here are some of the colors to put on your swatch board this year.
Black Is The New Black
House Beautiful is reporting that the biggest interior design color of the year will be a new shade of black. Black has always been a bold choice, but many have been weary of using it in interiors because it can be stark and bleak. However, new colors like PPG Paints’ Black Flame, Glidden Paint’s Deep Onyx, and Olympic Paint & Stains’ Black Magic all have a rich undertone. They are paler, more matte looking, and provide a gorgeous, modern backdrop for light and bold colored furniture and accessories.
Sherwin Williams has also made some predictions for the colors we’ll see this year. They have put them together in three distinct color categories for a variety of taste preferences:
Sincerity: Sincerity was designed for the mindful minimalist who wants the calming presence of a neutral palette, but doesn’t want it to be visually boring. The color palette includes soothing muted greys and warm sandy hues. Sincerity definitively proves that less can still be more.
Affinity: Affinity was designed for the adventurer who’s house who wants their space to be as bold as their lifestyle. The palette contains bright blue, red, and pink jewel tones set amongst “grounding” neutrals of tan and brown. The Affinity palette brings the world to your living room.
Connectivity: Connectivity was designed for the tech-obsessed modernist. It is the most colorful palette in the collection containing bright greens, blues, and yellows as well as pale pastels and basic neutrals. Connectivity is innovative but grounded.
Grey Is Still The “It” Neutral
Greys have almost completely replaced tans and beiges as the “it” neutral over the past couple years and in 2017 we saw the rise of warmer, darker grays like taupe. As you can see from Sherwin Williams’ color palettes, taupe will stay the preferred neutral of 2018, however, we’ll see more variety in the shades.
One of the best things about paint is that it is one of the easiest and least expensive ways to stay on top of design trends. Adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls and a few new accessories, and you can bring your space into the modern era. So if you are ready to sell your home, move into a new home, or just want to update your look, considering bringing these colors into your new for a fresh look.