Do you know the 4 top colors for 2018?
It used to be one, right, or maybe we are missing something?
It seems like several businesses would like to project their own new color of the year. Well, we won’t do that because we like most all colors. Instead, we’ll tell you what the colors are and who makes these claims.
Oh, these are not listed in in particular order.
According to Elle Décor Magazine, Sage will be the top color of 2018.
Their prediction is based on Pinterest pins with a 170% increase in sage saved pins.
People are becoming obsessed with this “new neutral.“
We agree that sage makes a great neutral color, especially when paired with other neutrals, like white and beige. Sage is calming, sophisticated and reminds one that the colors of Nature work inside. We’ve used it with our Faux Padded Harlequin, French Peacock Damask and Quill Patterns, and our Raw Silk self-adhesive wallcoverings.
Knowing that color predictions drive industry business, keep your eyes and ears out for who tries to beat everyone else with the next year’s color announcement. Most likely it will be Pantone, as they’re the most well-known, expert-business driver for color. Elle Décor announced Pantone’s predicted colors (plural) for 2018 as early as March last year. Let’s see if that timing for 2019’s announcement gets topped this year? Stay tuned…
Pantone came out earlier this year with Ultraviolet as its top color for 2018, calling it,
Complex and contemplative…intrigue for what lies ahead…
We love their color descriptions and could go on and on with them.
Enigmatic purples have also long been symbolic of counterculture, unconventionality, and artistic brilliance.
We also like different shades of purple, having created several designs in this colorway, but not necessarily ultraviolet. Purple is sometimes a hard color to sell because it seems to work in limited interior spaces and it is truly subjective to the viewer. Should we bring up the Purple dress… ;)… Meanwhile, if one doesn’t see what they like in our current purple colorways, most all our designs can be customized to specific colors for the purple or other color they want.
Here are some stylish ways to use purple in interior design. Since Purple, particulary ultraviolet, is such a strong color, we suggest using in small doses and pairing with similar hues along with high contrast white, like in this example from Refinery, as opposed to this example from Apartment Therapy. Neither are wrong or right. It’s really what suits your style that matters. A more subdued interor with purple is simply less visually jarring than one with many uses of multiple colors, which could also be an hip artistic hangout. Purple tends to inspire creativity, which is why it’s the color in our office, but in light shade. 😉
Purple can also works surprisingly well for paneling and an added benefit, it hides fingerprints!
You can also use different shades of ultraviolet purple in one Gradient Design — Ombré style.
We offer our “Dusk” colorway that can be used horizontally, vertically, or flipped and used in any direction that you would like — light to dark or vise versa. Our wallcoverings are very versatile and you can easily reposition and reuse them when you want a change.
Benjamin Moore predicts that Caliente will be the color of 2018. It’s a hot chili pepper red. Again, a bold color and not for everyone but they give some good examples of tempered styling with this color on their website.
Pairing this red color with high contrasting white as well as complementary slate blue, even black and wood tones, tend to reign this color in. Even though it gets the star, predominant billing, harmonizing the room is key to making it appeal to a variety of tastes.
Finally, the fourth color prediction is from Sherwin Williams, stating their Oceanside color is tops for 2018.
Architectural Digest describes that this intense color “works well with other colors.” We agree because we’ve also used it in our cover image slide paired with one of our Chinoiserie Gallery Wrap murals and our Asia Blossom mural that comes in this Van Gogh blue, similar color.
This deep teal tends to resonate with warm and cool colors, such as bright greens, orange, celadon, brown and white. House Beautiful states it is a “color that doesn’t disappoint” and Realtor.com shows ways to “infuse” your interior with this particular color.
If you want more Oceanside, Parade gives some suggestions as well as some informative books on how less is more — a good motto to have in 2018.
One of the most appealing and sure-fire color combinations that interor designers have used over the years is celadon and brown. Oceanside fits within this range of hue combination.
Now that you know the four predicted colors for 2018, keep your eyes and ears out for what really sets the primary color trend. Funny thing is, it could be something completely different.
Let us know which of these you like best and / or your favorite color. Perhaps we could start a color movement. 😉