I love reviewing all the colors that paint companies choose for the upcoming New Year. Let’s dive right in and see what 2019 will offer!
As a Redesigner and Certified Color Consultant, I love working with color and helping people pick out the perfect color palette for their home or office. 2018 is going to be a fun year for home decorating based on the Color of the Year selections, here are a few reasons why:
Pantone Ultra Violet 18-3838
Pantone just announced that Ultra Violet 18-3838 was the 2018 color of the year. As stated on the Pantone website this color “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.” Purple is one of those colors that you love or you’re leery of using. To help you figure out how you can incorporate this color into your home decorating, check out my Idea Board on Houzz. To understand colors that pair well with this blue-based purple, Pantone offers a guide, click here for ideas.
Benjamin Moore Caliente AF-290
Benjamin Moore took a different approach to their 2018 Color of the Year and went bold with fiery red Caliente AF-290 and describes it as “strong, radiant and full of energy.” I love the catch-phrase by Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co. “Harness the vitality.” Sounds captivating!
Behr In the Moment T18-15
Behr decided a calming color would be their color of the year. They selected a shade of blue In the Moment T18-15 as their 2018 color of the year. From the Behr website, “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.”
Sherwin Williams Oceanside SW 6496
Sherwin Williams also took the peaceful route in their 2018 choice, a mixture of blue and green, Oceanside SW 6496. As stated on their website, this color selection “bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.”
You may or may not like the selected 2018 colors of the year however it is an indicator, if you love them, more home products will be available in the colors. What will you change in your home decorating scheme in 2018? If you could choose a 2018 Color of the Year, what color would it be?
If you need help selecting a paint palette or adding a new color combination to an existing room, I can help with a redesign consultation. Call 610.955.8202 or email and let’s start 2018 with a new look!
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram. Featured photo from Houzz: Photo by S&K Interiors and Home Staging.
Have you heard the news? Pantone has selected two colors for 2016 – Rose Quartz Pantone 13-1520 and Serenity Pantone 15-3919. As quoted by the Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, “Joined together Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.” As stated in the Pantone press release these two colors represent, “a harmonious pairing of inviting shades that embody a mindset of tranquility and inner peace.” Sounds beautiful, doesn’t it?
The color gurus have decided that we need more peace in 2016! Even paint manufacturers Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams have embraced a calmer neutral color choice of Simply White (OC-117) and Alabaster (SW 7008) as their 2016 colors of the year. These colors are no longer considered colors for babies rooms and wedding dresses, now you will see them in all aspects of design from the kitchen to the office.
For inspiration on how you can incorporate these peaceful colors into your home, click here to check out my Pinterest board. On the board, I have a picture that displays complementary options to the Rose Quartz (Pale Pink) and Serenity (Pale Blue). I love the pairing of either of these colors with a dark shade of brown or black. Keep in mind these colors can be added as touches in accessories, pillows, throws, and artwork.
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at www.RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz and Google+.