2018 Color predictions are in!!

A surprisingly common denominator between them is the political tension brewing around the globe. Bold, serenity and simplicity are a few adjectives you can find in the 2018 picks. 

Top paint companies predict each year's color trends by picking up cues and influences from different industries, including fashion, art, and even politics. Once all that information is gathered they are able to see common threads in between these different disciplines and areas of the world. 


 

Benjamin Moore- Caliente AF-290

Expressive and Bold 2018 Color of the Year.

Expressive and Bold 2018 Color of the Year.

Like so much else of the present moment, Benjamin Moore's choice was unapologetically strong-willed. It transformed the National Mall into a sea of color at the Women's March in January, it starred in hit TV shows from the eerie Twin Peaks to the somehow eerier The Handmaid's Tale. It stomped down practically every runway in February and stampeded onto the streets come September. 

Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence Ellen O’Neill, stated: "I think it’s voice. Red is a radical choice for a color in a room. But I guess it comes back to being bold, and you kind of have to be bold right now to break through the clutter of all this messaging that doesn’t maybe feel or sound right. Dark rooms can be very seductive. We discovered examples of the comfort red brings—the cocooning, the assuredness. If you’re out there and you’re afraid to turn the television on at night because you don’t know what’s coming, you’re in this secure red space in a way that’s grounding and enveloping. It’s a place to retreat and not just be out marching."

 

Sherwin Williams- Oceanside SW-6496

 A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive

 A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive

"Green-blues in deep values, such as Oceanside, respond to changes in light, which is a quality that creates intense dimension," says Sue Welden, the director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “It is a tremendously versatile color, and harmonizes with other diverse color groups."

The color—rich, deep, and complex—is a bridge between the familiar and the foreign. It's an exciting choice that experts perceive as intelligent, honest, and interesting, which both boosts creativity and brings clarity to its surroundings. 

Behr- In the moment T-18-15

This cool, tranquil, spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a soothing, restorative coalescence of blue, gray and green.

This cool, tranquil, spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a soothing, restorative coalescence of blue, gray and green.

This comfortable color evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our busy, always-on lives. In name and color, this hue speaks to our desire to take a break, be present and recharge. In The Moment is versatile and perfect to use for both interior and exterior projects. It also crosses multiple design styles, ideal for working with traditional, modern, coastal and global décor. 

The shade speaks to our society’s desire to disconnect and be present, evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our always-on lives.

Glidden Paint- Deep Onyx (00NN 07/000)

A classic, deep rich black

A classic, deep rich black

A no-fuss shade of black that encourages a "less is more" approach to decor. It almost has a chalkboard-like look to it, which is why it doesn't feel too harsh when seen on walls and the floor. Just make sure you pair this color with light furnishings, as seen here with natural wood chairs and a white statement lamp.