This year’s IT color has been announced! Only thing is, there’s more than one pick! Color is subjective – one person’s warm and muted is another person’s drab and dreary. Someone’s idea of vivid and energetic might strike someone else as loud and jarring. Maybe it’s a good thing so many colors get the spotlight. Being on trend doesn’t have to mean losing YOUR sense of style! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite colors to get the nod this year and paired them with great tile options to inspire you.
Move Over Navy
Sherwin Williams definitely benefits by spinning the color wheel each year and inspiring us to repaint our environments. 2018’s pick is Oceanside, a tonally rich blue with just a touch of green.
- Brighter spin on navy as a neutral.
- Pairs boldly with corals and yellows.
- Pairs calmly with other shades of blue.
- Metal accents in copper hues balance nicely.
The deep red of Benjamin Moore’s Caliente inspires notice. Not for the timid, they define their choice as a signature color for creating a sense of red carpet arrivals and powerful first impressions.
- Go crisp with white, bone and shades of cream.
- Keep it warm with grey, taupe and tones in-between.
- Adaptable to modern or vintage styles.
A New Direction For Purple
Known worldwide for their standardized color matching systems, Pantone’s 2018 color is Ultra Violet. Used in home décor, this pick is multi-directional and easily used in traditional and elegant designs or bringing unexpected boldness.
- For calm, combine with misty tones of grey, greens and other shades of purple.
- For drama use with equally saturated colors of pink, green, gold, and bronze.
- For bold impact, pair with bold tones of citrus, teal, navy and raspberry.
Described by Behr as the coalescence of blue, gray and green, In The Moment takes a step back from the bolder tones of the other colors we’ve paired here. This color is all about creating a sense of tranquility and sanctuary.
When White Won’t Do
This color has been trending up and Elle Décor predicts continued popularity for interior environments for 2018. Blush can best be described as a dusty rose meets barely-there nude. It’s being treated as a new neutral standing in for white.