Be A Trend Setter! The Colors Design Industry Giants Predict Will Dominate 2018

color of the year

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is right around the corner, but a new year, means new color trends.  And at this time of year, I love looking online to see what companies in the paint and design industries are forecasting to be the next big color of the new year.


Pantone recently announced the 2018 colour of the year to be “Ultra Violet”… “A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future”

I’m not sure I’m ready to tackle any furniture pieces with a chalk-style Ultra Violet paint, although my daughter and her obsession with Unicorns may disagree!!



Benjamin Moore releases it’s colour of year “Caliente“, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red… “Caliente is the signature colour of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”  —Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

Now this is a color I can work with!!!  I LOVE me a fabulous piece of furniture painted red



Sherwillin Williams announces “Oceanside” as it’s trend setter of 2018.   “A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive”

What a stunning colour.  I can picture painting some side tables in a bedroom for a beachy feel.  Or combining it with other bold colours like yellow and pink for a playful look.  Gorgeous!!



Behr names “In the Moment” it’s colour of the year for 2018.  “This cool, tranquil, spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a soothing, restorative coalescence of blue, gray and green. This comfortable colour evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our busy, always-on lives.”

I love this color so much I even considered painting my entire store in “In the Moment“!!  This colour has been around for a long time and will continue to be one of my most favourite color to paint anything.  It’s colourful enough to make a statement, but neutral enough to go with almost anything.