Experts reveal the hottest paint colours for 2018
Are the walls in your home in need of a fresh coat but not sure what colour to choose? We’ve checked in with the top paint experts to find out what colours are trending in 2018.
Behr Paint Expert
For the first time ever, Behr has declared a colour of the year and for 2018. It’s In The Moment T18-15, a cool yet tranquil blue. According to Erika Woelfel, vice president of colour and creative services at Behr, “In The Moment speaks to our society’s desire to disconnect and be present. Spruce blue, soft grey and lush green coalesce into a fresh shade that evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our always-on lives.”
It's a calming colour, so consider using it in a high-traffic spot to create a serene feel.
Benjamin Moore Expert
At the other end of the spectrum, Benjamin Moore’s 2018 colour of the year, Caliente AF-290, is anything but calm. It’s a vibrant red, full of life and drama. “Strong, radiant and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like ‘red carpet treatment’,” says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence.
Make a statement on your home's exterior with a bold, "look-at-me" door colour.
PARA Paints Expert
Color Journeys by PARA Paints announced its colour palette for 2018 and the hottest colours within it are Glamour (405 A) and Malachite (405 E). Glamour is a delicate grey neutral that’s perfect for the minimalist while Malachite is a deeper slate colour with a strong grounding in nature. The entire palette was conceived with an eye to the sensibility and sustainability of Scandinavian design.
If you’ve got a den or reading nook in need of an update, this colour will add a meditative mood.