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2018 color trends: The top paint colors for your home

Categories: Homeowner tips | Posted: February 13, 2018

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Color trends for the home are like fashion. They change from year to year. You don’t have to keep up with what the designers recommend, but if you’re ready for a makeover-either one room or your whole house-here are the 2018 color trends, according to the designers and leading paint manufacturers. Browse the top paint colors for your home and see if you feel inspired to make a change!

Every year, Pantone Color Institute chooses its Color of the Year. As the authority on color, their choice carries great weight in the design industry, both fashion and products. Last year, they designated “Greenery“, a vibrant green. For 2018, Pantone has once again gone bold with its selection: Ultra Violet.

“Ultra Violet symbolizes experimentation and non-conformity, spurring individuals to imagine their unique mark on the world, and push boundaries through creative outlets,” the Institute explains about this blue-based purple shade. “Historically, there has been a mystical or spiritual quality attached to Ultra Violet. The color is often associated with mindfulness practices, which offer a higher ground to those seeking refuge from today’s over-stimulated world.”

Not feeling the purple phase? Look at Pantone’s eight color palettes for 2018 combined to reflect a variety of energies, like “Resourceful” “Intricacy”, “Discretion”, “Playful”, and even “Far-fetched”. The color palettes will help you combine colors for your walls, furnishings, and décor.

If you lean toward neutral tones in your home decorating, you will enjoy this year’s “new neutrals”. These colors are a bit stronger, but still quite neutral. You’ll also see a shift toward metallic accents among the current trends in home colors.

Benjamin Moore is right on track with vibrant colors. The radiant red “Caliente” is its 2018 Color of the Year. Ellen O’Neill of Benjamin Moore & Co., describes Caliente as “the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”

Sherwin Williams reflects the trend toward statement-making color trends for the home. The paint company chose “Oceanside” as its 2018 Color of the Year. Described as a “collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green”, the teal shade can work well as an accent wall or entire room. It would also make a striking statement on your front door!

For the first time in the company’s history, Behr has joined it competitors in choosing color trends. Behr’s 2018 Color of the Year is gentler than the other hues, a subdued blend of spruce blue, lush green, and soft gray, called, “In the Moment“. Behr says the color “crosses multiple design styles-global, coastal, modern” and recommends it for interior and exterior paint.

Color is a personal choice. From creating a relaxing environment to energizing the space, your choice of color can make a big difference. Don’t be afraid to try something different!

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