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2018 Paint Color Forecast

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One of the easiest and least expensive ways to update your home is with a palette of fresh paint colors. With thousands of different tints and shades to choose from, it can be hard to know which colors will make a statement without making your home look dated. Cue the color forecasters, who scope out up-and-coming design trends around the world to try to predict which colors will be gracing walls in 2018. Here are some of the colors and color combinations predicted by several of the big-name paint companies to be a hit in the coming year.

Glidden® Paint

The focus on whites and neutrals in recent years have slowly been giving way to darker, bolder colors, as evidenced by Glidden’s pick this year: Deep Onyx. This shade of black, which seems more of a deep grey than a true black, should be paired light-colored wood, furnishings and accessories to keep it from feeling too dark. If you’re a fan of neutrals, here is your chance to incorporate them into your color scheme! Olympic® Paints also sees black as making a splash, with its pick of Black Magic, as well as PPG Paints™ with Black Flame.

Sherwin-Williams®

Rather than choose one specific color, Sherwin-Williams is focusing its hopes on three unique color palettes: Affinity (blue, fuchsia and brown), Connectivity (orange, blue, green and yellow), and Sincerity (soft neutrals, greens and pinks). Each color collection has a specific mood it’s striving for, from fun and playful to relaxed and harmonious, so there’s something for everyone!

Benjamin Moore®

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2018: Caliente. Bright, vibrant and full of energy, this beautiful shade of red is just the pop of color you need to make any design element stand out, whether it be a charming front door, an elegant entryway or a bold accent wall.

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