Spoiler alert! Pantone Color Institute revealed the colors that we can expect to find throughout design and fashion trends for 2018 and we can’t get enough of the intensity we’re seeing! We had some fun with Greenery from 2017, but Pantone has us thrilled with their announcement.
We will see a movement from pastel colors we’ve seen in the past years to some more vibrant and bright colors.
To be specific, there are 8 color palettes that we can expect to see come forth in home and decor. With such a vast assortment, there’s got to be at least one color in these amazing palettes to suit your taste.
Elle Decor summed up Leatrice Eisman, Pantone’s Executive Director, explanation of the color palettes for us.
Resourceful: A palette made up of complementary blue and orange colors. “This is quite an interesting color combination,” said Eiseman. “It combines warm and cool tones that you just can’t avoid looking at.”
Verdure: Vegetal colors like Celery are combined with berry-infused purples and eggshell blue, symbolic of health, in this palette.
Playful: Think “Minions.” Bright yellow, lime popsicle, and all other things fun come together for this color 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 Sulfur.
Intensity: This is an eclectic mix of colors that evokes a sense of strength, power and sophistication, all balanced with black and gold.
TECH-nique: Bright turquoise, pink and purple colors anchored with Brilliant White and Frosted Almond nod to technology. This palette is all about hues “that seem to shine from within,” said Eiseman.
One of our favorite trends that we will continue to see? Iridescence! Eisman says, “the human eye can absolutely not avoid” anything pearlized or translucent. We completely agree! Looks like the next year is full of freedom with color- and plenty of choices. Click HERE for a throwback on some previous colors of the year!