5 Must Have Colors for the New Year

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Start 2018 off with a refreshed color palette! Out with the old and in with the new; these color trends are fun, fresh, and can be incorporated into your home through subtle touches or through an all-out redecoration. Whatever your preference, we hope these beautiful trends give you inspiration and confidence to change it up in 2018.

Muted pinks

Soft and neutral, blush shades offer warmth and comfort in the form of an understated classic. Graham & Brown’s 2018 color is Penelope, and we love how the shade is a mix of friendly rose and classic ecru. These neutral pink shades look wonderful in matte and chalky textures, both on walls and on furniture.

We also love this color for pre-teen bedrooms, because it bridges the gap between true pink and a more sophisticated neutral that will grow and change with your pre-teen as their style evolves. Plus, it goes with many accent colors without clashing, so it’s easy to change the look up by adding in an accent color.

Deep Red Paint Color for Interior

Deep red

Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Caliente is lively and bold, offering an instant energy jolt into a room. Deep red colors are sophisticated enough to be called classics, but still fun enough to feel modern. They’re versatile because they can be dressed up to decadent, formal-dining room highs and funky, play-room lows without missing a beat.

This color would make a striking front door color, a dramatic bathroom, or an energetic kitchen accent wall, and it’s one of the more classic colors to work its way back into the popular decorating zeitgeist.

Funky purples

Of course, Pantone’s color of the year is going to be on this list. UltraViolet is a rich, complex blue-toned purple that adds a futuristic hue to any room. Modern and playful without venturing into vapidity, Ultra Violet is bold and beautiful. Play up the unexpected element by adding this color to accent walls, fun accessories, and art. Or, choose one bigger element like a couch or a large rug to anchor the space and accent with coordinating blue-toned neutrals. Ultra Violet requires boldness in design, so don’t be afraid to make a statement!

Faded pastels

All white hues have been having a well-earned moment in the past few years, but Sherwin-Williams is predicting the rise of soft, faded pastels that add warmth and dimension to a room without taking it over. Minimalist and washed-out shades of mints, blues, and pinks reinvigorate the sleek neutral trend we’ve been seeing.

The easiest thing about this trend is how flexible it is. Pairing pastels together should be done thoughtfully, but it’s far more forgiving than say, matching everything in a room to one specific shade. A little mixing and matching make the colors look even better, so you don’t have to have an interior design degree to make this look work in your own home.


Subtle dark navy

It’s no secret that no room is complete without a little black in it, but PPG’s color of the year, Black Flame, takes it to the next level. By mixing a cool blue shade with a traditional black, the color adds drama and kick to a space without taking it over. Think black tie, not black box theater.

Don't be daunted by the dark shade. Painting a room in a dark hue lends instant punch and impact, especially in small spaces. Foyers, bathrooms, accent walls, backsplashes, and even the interior of closets look fabulous painted dark colors, and you can count on it to bring the impact in pretty much any space you try. Add the color in with an area rug for an instant way to ground a space, or use it in your decorations to make bright colors pop. 

We hope 2018 is a bold and creative year! Check out our services to help you find the best color for your space.