Colour of the Year 2018: What’s Happening this year?

Pin It

Every year around this time, brands start presenting their colour of the year 2018 choice to all of us.  As I specify Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams consistenly, I have chosen these two brands to share my thoughts.

I remember in 2016 when both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams chose a white for their colour of the year.  Benjamin Moore chose Simply White for their colour and Sherwin Williams chose Alabaster.  Oh my!  Did that cause a debate whether white was even a colour.   So, what exactly is happening this year so far with colour?

Colour of the Year 2018: Benjamin Moore

When Benjamin Moore announced that Caliente AF-290 was their chosen colour, I found in my design community there was either a love for it or a real dislike for it.

If you follow my blog and know me, you know I’m a huge fan of using white so that it allows you to decorate around the trends and seasons (if that is important for you).  I actually surprised myself because when I saw Caliente, I was in immediate love.  Although my personal taste has me drawn to blues and greens (the colour of the ocean and green grass), I have to admit I’m loving this colour!

With a hint of orange, caliente has lots of personality and is the perfect hue for you if you are drawn to the warmer tones of red.

While I would say that it would be a commitment to paint an entire room with Caliente, it really depends on the space!  This powder room, with Caliente paired with a crisp white, is stunning (in my personal opinion).

colour of the year 2018

Image source

Caliente could also be a great accent colour (such as a front door) and my good friend mentioned she thought this would look great in her office. We shall see when I get over to her home! I’ll keep you posted.

colour of the year 2018

Image source

Colour of the Year 2018: Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams also chose a deep colour with their choice: Oceanside SW6496.  As I am drawn towards blues and greens, this colour was like, “YES” for me.  As Sherwin Williams states,

“Oceanside, bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.”

Again, for me it would be a commitment to do an entire room however it truly depends on the space and the fixed elements that are in the space.

Where I can really see this colour is on furniture and accent pieces.

colour of the year 2018

Image source

And of course, Oceanside works wonderful with metal accents.

colour of the year 2018

Image source

Colour of the Year 2018: My final thoughts

As you know, I’m a huge fan of white, especially when it comes to kitchens.  But what you may just be finding out is that I LOVE colour for accents! Whether it be a front door accent colour (which I’m going to see if Oceanside would work for my front door as I’m already ready for a change), accent furniture or decor, pops of strong, bold colours can take a space from , ‘meh’ to ‘WOW’!

colour of the year 2018

Image source

What are your thoughts for these two colours of the year?  I’d love to hear them so please feel free to comment.

 

Pin It

Comments

  1. on 17.10.2017
    at 12:05 PM

    Hi Sheri,

    Love both colors!!

    • on 19.10.2017
      at 8:49 AM

      Me too Maria!

Leave a Reply