8 Must-See Color Trends for 2018

Color is perhaps the most important element in producing a living space that inspires, soothes as well as comforts. But you have to know what colors to pick and you have to know what the trends are. Having this knowledge is a practical matter: select the wrong color and you could end up searching extensively for a paint supplier that has it in stock. What’s worse, a poor selection could push you out of step with what’s trendy, leaving you at the mercy of your guests as they turn up their noses and criticize. To avoid that you need to put yourself in the know and the following color trends will help you achieve just that!

Cavier Black
2018 is seen as the year when edgier colors reign supreme. Gone are the tamer, more neutral colors of 2017; this year it’s about making bold statements and keeping the home vibrantly lit with color. One color that is tipped to become a favorite of remodelers this year is Caviar Black. Not quite as dark and rich as charcoal, Caviar Black provides that deep and edgy contrast to lift your darker hues to the delight of the senses.

Marigold, that mustard-like yellow color that is dominating the conversation on craft sites and Pinterest is expected to become a big part of interior design scene in 2018. Some believe the catchy tone of marigold will help it to stay a favorite among decorators well into 2019. We agree, the throwback, 70’s ambience generated by this lively color is bound to keep designers interested well beyond this year.

Penelope is warming hearts and getting homeowners excited about its potential. The color is a reminiscent of the rose-tinted neutral movements of years gone by with a resurgent whiff of neutrality that is one again becoming a focal point of interior design. Expect chic layouts and accented motifs to walk hand in hand with this exciting color in 2018.

Ultra Violet
When designers were polled at the start of 2018 for their most breakout color they chose Ultra Violet. Unmistakably bold with a deep stunning personality, Ultra Violet is expected to set the pace for homeowners looking to add vigor and life to their interior spaces. Small spaces are accented well with this color so expect heavy use in apartments and those areas of the house that require color to develop character.

Caliente isn’t red and red isn’t Caliente. That’s how designers are looking at the color that is destined to be the choice of the passionate in 2018. The proper designation is Caliente AF-290; it’s a shade of red that is bursting out of the straightjacket of the association. Nothing subdued about Caliente, it is bound to be a favorite for 2018 and beyond given its native capacity for lifting the contrast in any living space.

In The Moment T18-15
Bedrooms are havens from the hustle and bustle of the world and the color that is expected to dominate the calm and peace in 2018 is a shade of blue dubbed “In The Moment T18-15.” This is no ordinary blue and according to color experts, it is capable of delivering that cuddle that only a serene blue can offer in a bedroom. It’s calming and neutral effect is gentle on both the senses and the spirit.

Millennial Pink
Pink has been shaded and graded for much of the last 25 years but that hasn’t stopped color aficionados from given the color another treatment. For 2018 the pink most sought after is dubbed “Millennial Pink,” a neutral blush that delivers that rich blend of good taste with functionality. Millennials are, after all, masters of selecting function along with taste. This pink is an excellent choice for the bedroom.

Autumn Maple

Don’t let the autumn in ‘Autumn Maple” (AM) trick you into believing this is a color worthy only of that time of year. This is a color that can freshen up any living space at any time of year. The deftly meshed orange color adds color, earthiness, and a dash of Mediterranean charm to any space. Kitchens are especially partial to this color and you can add some charm to a study with it, too. AM is a truly versatile color that is comfortable in most decorative spaces.

There are of course a few other colors that stand out in the design sphere for 2018, but these are the pick of the bunch. Each color on this list gets our seal of approval and we utilize them regularly with our clients. Should you need a hand making one a part of your next project we’d be more than happy to help.

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