2018 Paint Color Trend Predictions for Your Home in Montecito, CA; Black, Bright & Neutrals!

2018 Paint Color Trend Predictions for Your Home in Montecito, CA; Black, Bright & Neutrals!

It’s hard to believe that 2017 will be over in just a few months. The new year will be here before we know it with new paint colors to inspire us. It’s always exciting to see what the color predictions will be. These new colors have a lot to do with the furniture and décor we choose and the overall mood for a space. Shades of white were popular in 2016 and 2017 gave us shades of taupe. What will 2018 give us?

2018 Paint Color of the Year Prediction; Black?

PPG Paints has predicted shades of black as the go to color for next year. This may feel gloomy but black can create a silent feeling in an information-heavy world. Shades of black evoke feelings of privacy, hope and classic modernism. Are you having a hard time wrapping your head around the thought of painting your walls black? All-black rooms are sleek and trendy. Shades of black that give a chalkboard-like look don’t seem as harsh on your walls. The best furniture for shades of black are light colored or natural colored. Shades of black if chosen right can be the perfect mix of masculine and feminine when paired with the right lighting and white trim. Black should be considered as the new neutral color for next year-as it compliments almost any theme or color palette; and can be the perfect way to add some drama to your space. They have also chosen a twilight color palette that consists of greens, dark blues and charcoal tones paired with mute pinks and warm golden yellows. This is a good indication that warm neutral aren’t going anywhere.

Neutral Paint Colors with Charcoal Tones & Bright Color Palettes

Sherwin William’s is predicting warmer, neutral paint colors paired with charcoal tones for next year. They’re also predicting three bright color palettes for next year- Affinity that includes blue, fuchsia and brown, Connectivity that includes blue, green and high-def yellow and Sincerity consisting of neutrals, green and pink. Some of these combinations seem a little odd but are a nice surprise and something new to consider.

Calm Blue Paint Color Trend

Behr paints has predicted that tech-free sanctuaries will be desired to find some relief and relaxation in a stress filled world and has predicted their color of the year as In The Moment. It’s a casual and calm blue that will bring feelings of peace to a room and pairs well with other subdued colors.

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Benjamin Moore hasn’t announced their picks for 2018 yet. We’ll have to see if it stays a deep, dark neutral or goes a completely different direction. We all know that changing the paint color in your home is the easiest way to totally transform it. White and neutral colors are the safe way to go but if you’re looking to take a risk then consider a bold color for your walls. Are you thinking about a painting project? Don’t wait for the new year to paint your walls and consider this early information to get ahead of the game with one of these trendy options. McKay’s Painting can provide you with a color consultation to help you pick the perfect color. Give us a call today!

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