In With The New – Out With The Old (Color of the Year)

December 13, 2017 • Posted in Design, Type & Color


Behr color of the year 2018

This is the first year that Behr got in on the fun. For their 2018 pick, they chose “In The Moment.” This cool, tranquil, spruce blue is inspired by nature. A mix of blue, gray and green evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our busy lives. Behr wanted this color to speak to people’s desire to take a break, be present and recharge.

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2017 Benjamin Moore Color of Year 2018

There was a big shift from “Simply White” in 2016 to “Shadow” in 2017. The choice reflected the trend of consumers’ newfound level of confidence in using deeper, saturated colors. Benjamin Moore kept with that same line of thinkinking with their 2018 pick – “Caliente.” Described as strong, radiant and full of energy, the signature color represents 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,” by Ellen O’ Neill, creative director at Benjamin Moore.


Pantone Color of the Year 2017   Pantone Color of the Year 2018

2017’s “Greenery” was said to provide the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. This year, “Ultra Violet” was chosen because it “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking that points us towards the future,” according to Leatrice Wiseman, Pantone’s executive director. “From exploring new technologies and the greater galaxy, to artistic expression and spiritual reflection,” Eiseman said, “Intuitive Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come.”

Sherwin Williams

2017 Sherwin William Color of the Year  Sherwin Williams Color of the Year

“Poised Taupe” was the 2017 Color of the Year. This neutral, modern classic is a beautiful blend of warm and cool tones. It was chosen because the trends of gray in 2016 needed to feel warmer, and this was the perfect balance. However, this year’s choice is anything but neutral. “Oceanside” is a complex, deep color that brings together blues and greens. The color is suggested for a front door, or in a home office because it is thought to boost creative thinking and clarity.

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