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Category: 2018 Color Trends

Valspar® Reveals 2018 Colors of the Year

The color experts at Valspar have announced their 2018 Colors of the Year timed with the start of the new year. Symbolic of hope and promise, a new year gives us the possibility of change—and change is always in. Instead of a one-size-fits-all Color of the Year, Valspar offers 12 that can accommodate different lifestyles and preferences.

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DULUX Paints by PPG announces colour trends for 2018

Interiors take on the look of dark glamour this year as consumers bravely select a colour palette of bold elegance, according to Dulux Paints colour experts. The leading brand named two Colours of the Year for 2018: Black Elegance (DLX1004-7), a statement-making black infused with an undertone of the deepest brown, and a beautiful metallic companion, Dulux Effects Finishes LIQUID METAL™ Golden Goose (015LM).

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Pratt & Lambert® Paints announces Heron as the 2018 Color of the Year

Pratt & Lambert® Paints, an industry leader in innovative and premium quality paint products, last month proudly unveiled Heron (27-18) as the brand’s 2018 Color of the Year. This elegant midnight blue becomes the leading color from Beyond, Pratt & Lambert’s full 2018 color forecast, which draws inspiration from today’s cultural influences across fashion, technology, travel, art and home décor.

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Benjamin Moore reveals “Caliente AF-290” as its Color of the Year 2018

The Benjamin Moore Color & Design team annually forecasts color trends following a year-long research journey to 30 cities across 12 countries, traveling nearly 100,000 miles. The team of seven Color & Design experts attended more than 20 industry shows capturing more than 42,200 photos that illustrate points of inspiration from the arts, design, architecture, pop culture, fashion, home furnishings, and more. Their collective findings demonstrated an emergence of red hues, embodying the change, strength, confidence and vitality that permeates cultural movements around the world.

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The Evolution of Color Trends

It happens every year: a new trendy color begins popping up in store fronts, on social media and in home decor. As designers, it’s important to have an understanding of current and future color trends and their influences in order to create spaces that will meet the needs of your clients. Color trends are inspired by and derived from demographic, geographic and overall societal and cultural influences. As the world continues to evolve, so do color trends, as they are in fact an outcome of timing, events and moods.

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The color trends driving design in 2018

No design trend is more influential and ubiquitous than color. Color has the power to impact moods and communicate our values and personalities without saying a word. Needless to say, the colors you choose to cover the walls of your home or business have a significant effect on the people in the space. Not only do trending colors create a visually appealing space, but they can help give commercial spaces a competitive edge in attracting visitors and customers. Staying abreast of color trends and their influences helps to shape forward-thinking design.

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SICO paint by PPG selects 2018 trending Colour of the Year: Cast Iron

“Black is often overlooked and underappreciated when choosing paint colours for the home, but its ability to refine, subdue and add strength to a space makes it a perfect choice,” said Misty Yeomans, colour marketing manager, Sico paint. “It brings solace and a peacefulness to any space, creating a haven in which to retreat from our always-connected, high-pressure society. Its versatility in pairing with other colours adds to its allure in home decorating.”

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Dunn-Edwards announces “The Green Hour” Color of the Year for 2018

Dunn-Edwards has announced its 2018 Color of the Year – The Green Hour – a darker shade of grayed blue-green. “This stunning color has dual personalities of being moody, dramatic and intense, while still grounding and tranquil, acting as a neutral,” explained Sara McLean, color expert and stylist for Dunn-Edwards. “It is dreamlike, mysterious, rich and cozy.”

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