From greenish blues to deep, dark hues, to bold reds, there is a lot to choose from in the 2018 paint color predictions.
We seem to be moving away from the everything-in-white trend and toward moodier hues. Shades of black are also in, as well as watery blue-greens.
2018 paint color of the year Oceanside from Sherwin-Williams, is a rich blue-green that works well in any style of room, from traditional to contemporary. Oceanside is a deep, dark hue, a good bit of white or other light contrast is needed to help keep it from feeling too somber.
Behr goes light and breezy this year with their choice of In the Moment. This choice is for those who favor softer hues. This color would look great in a kitchen or living room. And, because it is a light color, it works well in spaces that do not receive adequate natural light.
Caliente from Benjamin Moore is a shade of deep red, neither too orange nor too purple. It is just right for a dining room, front door or accent wall in a room that gets plenty of light.
Dutch Boy has Sandstone Tint which is firmly in beige territory. This shade has a touch of gray in it, which makes it less pink. It is a solid base that plays well with all colors, allowing you to bring in more assertive hues through furnishings and other decorative accessories.
For those looking to go dark, Glidden’s choice, Deep Onyx, is an almost black that certainly packs a dark punch to your walls. Use it sparingly in spaces that do not get much natural light.
There is also a color for neutral color enthusiast’s. Kelly-Moore has a nice pick named Bahia Grass. This is great light and neutral alternative for those tired of white, beige and gray.
This soft sage color has just a touch of yellow, which gives it a nudge to the warmer side, great for those living in cool climates who want a fresh new color in their home.
Heron from Pratt & Lambert is another deep hue, with more blue than green. This is a nice color in a bedroom, where a cool, calm, soothing vibe is usually desirable. Because it is a dark shade it is also a good candidate for painting on just one or two walls.
PPG Pittsburgh Paints’ choice, Black Flame, is a navy-purple-black hybrid that will seem to transform during different times of the day in the changing light.
This is a dramatic choice, one that is best reserved for areas of the home where you want a strong visual impact, such as a background wall for artwork or as a headboard accent wall in a bedroom.
Olympic also chose a black as its color of 2018 called Black Magic. If you are leery of painting an interior wall this dark, think about using it on your exterior doors.
via Jennifer Ott