The long wait for fresh interior design news is over! Pantone Color Institute has recently shared the top colour trends that we can expect to see in interior design world during 2018. Although not the official colour of the year (that will come later), Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s executive director, pointed to certain groups which will be of the most influence. We’ve broken each Colour Trends 2018 down here, and some examples of how to style them. But get ready because pink still isn’t going anywhere!
Showcasing natural, vegetal colours including Foliage (not to be confused with Greenery) and Celery, plus berry-esque purples and blues, this palette is a layover of Greenery, the 2017 Colour of the Year but with a twist. “This palette is so symbolic of health,” said Eiseman, noting the importance of wellbeing for more than just our physical selves.
Using easily found colours like blue, this palette is “resourceful” in the way it allows people to use what they already have. With a focus on opposites of the colour wheel — think orange and blue — the contrast between the hues plays into an interesting formula: “It combines warm and cool tones that you just can’t avoid looking at it,” Eiseman confirmed.
Quirky, bright and unorthodox, the Playful palette’s name is probably the most fitting. Eiseman cites colours like Lime Popsicle, Green Flash and Skydiver as favourites.
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Working from our love of understated, pared-back interiors, Discretion is the 2018 version of what has become the new normal. Soft colours with subtle finishes, including pink which Eiseman says “has developed more power than ever before.” Watch this space.
An ode to colour and culture this palette mixes earthy, rosy and deep tones for a combination that “reaches out and embraces many different cultures.”
Based on a love of detailing, Eiseman notes metallics will become the “new neutrals” — but not as we know them. Pops of colour mixed with metallic highlights add glamour, and with tactile velvet already taking 2017 by storm, shine and glitz are definitely the next logical step.
Drama, drama, drama. Intensity is everything and more, using deep, bold colours to create a palette to be reckoned with. Classics including blue and plum are mixed against oranges, deep reds and gold for a “certain strength, power, depth and sophistication.”
Featuring colours that “seem to shine from within” like iridescent vibrant blues, fuchsia and purple, plus turquoise and hot pink, we’re a little concerned this is looking too much like 2001 — but is this necessarily a bad thing?
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