Predicting the Top Color Trends of 2018

Predicting the Top Color Trends of 2018

Predicting the Top Color Trends of 2018

What's the next hot hue? Our designer Angela Belt looks to Behr paint, Pantone, and Pinterest to pick a fashion-forward palette for your 2018 interiors.

It’s that time again to get out the magic ball and begin to predict the hottest colors for next year.

One of the top questions I am asked repeatedly on design consultations is, “What are the popular colors right now. What’s a new color palette that no one has seen yet?”

Well this can be a tough question for a designer. I mean what can top Millennial pink? So I reached out to the color trend pros to see what we can expect to pop up in all the most stylish places.

Behr Paint
This year for the first time, Behr paint introduced a color of the year. “In The Moment” was created to evoke a feeling of calm and offer a bit of relaxation to our overstimulated lives. The grayish blue hue with a green undertone reminds us to stay present and enjoy our homes IRL.

Behr is betting on shades of blue and green and their complementary counterparts red, orange, and soft pinks for the new year. Their neutral colors have rich, brown earthy undertones. With paint names like “Unplugged,” “Spirit Warrior,” and “Life Is Good” you can’t help but chillax!

For next year Pantone has created PANTONEVIEW home + interior palettes for 2018. Pantone has launched eight color palettes that steer clear of the traditional color combos. Two of my favorites that I am sure will attract some attention are FAR-FETCHED and PLAYFUL. FAR-FETCHED pulled together shades of red, orange, pink, and brown from the sort of objects you might collect during your travels. Pantone synthesized those global shades to create some unpredictable combinations for your home. My second favorite (because we all need some levity in our lives these days) is PLAYFUL. This palette focuses on primary colors like blue, yellow, and red and brings them together to create interiors that feel fun and light in your home.

Pantone doesn’t shy away from creating color combinations that are a little bit complex, and require some finesse to execute properly. So don’t be afraid to push yourself next year with some more color, and perhaps call in a Homepolish designer to make sure your color palette is on point.

Then I turned to Pinterest, because so often trends develop from all of us collectively gravitating towards a particular color or style around the same time. What I noticed over and again was a mix of warm and cool color tones. Also, instead of relying on grey as the neutral in the color palette, this spot was now reserved for the color brown with many pinner’s mood boards. I think after almost a decade we are finally ready to move beyond grey (fingers crossed).

Want to stay on the cutting edge of design? Call us and we’ll help you integrate this colors into your own abode.