2018 Forecast: What Leading Paint Companies Predict for Color in Your Whole Home Remodel

Color is one of the most important elements in your whole home remodel. As the year draws to a close, we are looking ahead to 2018 to discover the ideas and trends that will inspire our clients and support our innovative designs. Here is a roundup of what some of the leading paint companies see as the trend-setting hues in the coming year:

Varying interpretations of blue and green, with hints of history, nature, jewels, and ocean, were shared as top picks for a few of the paint companies:

Behr 2018 Color of the Year: “In the Moment”
Behr describes “In The Moment” as a “cool, tranquil, spruce blue, inspired by nature.” A soothing combination of blue, gray and green, this is a comforting color that could be used in any room in your whole home remodel.

Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year: “Oceanside”
Oceanside, “a collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive,” is Sherwin-Williams’ pick for 2018. This harmonious balance of blues and greens works with any style home, its appearance influenced by hue, shade, and application.

Dunn-Edwards 2018 Color of the Year: “The Green Hour”
Dunn-Edwards explains that their 2018 Color of the Year “draws inspiration from turn-of-the-century Paris, when 5 o’clock became known as ‘The Green Hour’ due to the popularity of absinthe.” This slightly darker shade of gray blue-green is mysterious and creative.

On the other end of the spectrum from the calming blue/greens above are these intriguing and diverse 2018 color trend choices:

Benjamin Moore 2018 Color of the Year: “Caliente”
A bold red from Benjamin Moore is an exciting choice for accent and definition in your whole home remodel. “Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door.”

Olympic 2018 Color of the Year: “Black Magic”
Black always makes a stylish impression in your whole home remodel. Olympic picked this timeless shade in part for its ability to bring comfort to expansive minimalist spaces and says, “A statement piece for your walls, this color is a classic that neighbors and guests won’t soon forget.”

Dutch Boy Paints 2018 Color of the Year: “Sandstone Tint”
Dutch Boy selected a soft color for 2018: “Embracing the future, with a nod to the past, Sandstone Tint is the perfect neutral that can effortlessly be incorporated throughout the home.” This versatile modern color is the perfect balance of warm and cool.

Color is a uniquely personal choice that deeply affects our mood and outlook. When you are making decisions about your whole home remodel, our professional design team and Painting Division give you everything you need to explore color with creativity and confidence.