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The Pantone Colour Trends for 2018

The Pantone Colour Trends for 2018 in Interior Design

2018 has introduced a new Pantone colour of the year which of course is Ultra Violet which will be very popular this year, not only in interior design, but in product design and just about everything else. BUT back to interiors… Ultra Violet is not the only colour that will be popular in interior design in 2018… From the powerful and powdery pinks to mustard yellows, these are the stunning hues we can all look forward to seeing in home interior design this year.

After 2017 and getting used to using the 2017 Pantone colour of the year “Greenery” in interior design, we have a whole new bright and vibrant colour of the year to get used to using… “Ultra Violet”, along with the Pantone Home and Interiors Colour Palette. So here we go, here is some colour inspiration and the Pantone Home and Interiors colour forecast for 2018… And I just love it…
At the International Home + Housewares Show, Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman revealed the Pantone colour of the year and the colour design trends we can expect this year, and there appears to be something there for just about everyone in this beautiful 2018 colour palette.

“Metallics we know are classic, but they have really moved over into neutrals,” Eiseman said. She also predicts a continued infatuation with iridescence, since “the human eye can absolutely not avoid” anything pearlescent or translucent.

Another trend that really stands out will include a movement to intense and vibrant colours rather than pastels. Who doesn’t love a bit of bright colour to make you happy and make an interior design scheme pop.

“Intense colours seem to be a natural application of our intense lifestyles and thought processes these days,” she said.

Are you ready to start interior design colour scheming for 2018? Here are the eight palettes you can expect to see this year…

8 Pantone Colour Palettes 2018

Resourceful: A palette made up of complementary blue and orange colours. “This is quite an interesting colour combination,” said Eiseman. “It combines warm and cool tones that you just can’t avoid looking at.”

Verdure: Vegetal colours like Celery are combined with berry-infused purples and eggshell blue, symbolic of health, in this palette.

Playful: Bright intense yellow, lime ice lollies, and all other things fun come together for this colour scheme. “People need to stop and smile,” said Eiseman.

Discretion: Playful’s alter ego. Subtle hues such as Elderberry and Hawthorne Rose offer a new sense of strength. “Pink has developed more power than ever before,” said Eiseman.

Far-fetched: With warm, earthy hues such as Cornsilk Yellow blending with rosy tones, this palette “reaches out and embraces many different cultures,” said Eiseman.

Intricacy: A palette of neutral metallics (AKA, the “new neutrals”) with accents of dramatic Holly Berry red and yellow Sulphur.

Intensity: This is an eclectic mix of colours that evokes a sense of strength, power and sophistication, all balanced with black and gold.

TECH-nique: Bright turquoise, pink and purple colours anchored with Brilliant White and Frosted Almond nod to technology. This palette is all about hues “that seem to shine from within,” said Eiseman.

All images are courtesy of Pantone.


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