From the colour institutes to premium paint companies, many have released their predictions for 2018 colour trends. This trend forecast is crucial for the fashion and design industry, as it will indicate the colour standards for either upcoming designer collections or your trendy home in the near future. If you have come across fashion trends in magazines or runaways, what would be obvious to the eyes is the chosen colour palette. For example, new collections come out every season and there would be Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. Often Spring and Summer represent a lighter in shade and brighter in colour. Where on the other hand, Autumn and Winter leans more to the darker and warmer tone colours. Many designers rely heavily on corporations like Pantone to predict which of many great colours ought to determine and fulfil our creativity.
According to Pantone Color Institute trend forecasting, the classic colour palette for the spring would have more of a cooler undertone with a few warm shades and neutrals. There would be Pantone’s Sailor Blue; a navy and true marine blue with a hint of purple, Harbor Mist; a mid-tone gray also with a cool lilac undertone that was the designated color that could ties together all the colors of 2018, Warm Sand; a classic light neutral brown that is staple all throughout the seasons, and Coconut Milk; that could truly represent the definition of off-white.
Sailor Blue and Harbor Mist
Warm Sand and Coconut Milk
Don't be afraid of choosing darker colours like Sailor Blue as the main colour of your living space! Sailor Blue is a unique shade of blue that could be paired perfectly with lighter colours and it would be complementary with other tones as a whole. For example, here we have Sailor Blue alongside with bone whites and even darker colours like the hunter green sofa and brown notes from the table and leather chair.
Here is the entire colour palette by Pantone for you to compare and contrast which one is the most suitable colour for you. The entire colour palettes continue on lighter however still in the warmer tone. Can be found in various of other colour trends predictions and the similarities are very noticeable. Dark reds that have hints of brown undertones like Spiced Apple, followed by Ash Rose which has a more muted shade of pink/red rather its brown ashy undertone shines through. The colour range escalated to a lighter and peachier undertone that leads to shades such as Blooming Dahlia from Pantone.
Spiced Apple, Ash Rose, and Blooming Dahlia
Ash Rose is very on trend at the moment; fashion-wise and even pink restaurants are the main attraction lately (for aesthetic purposes). It is a subtle tone of mauve-pink that goes with a variety of colours from grey to blue, green, and beige. As you can see below, whether you want to pair it with wood furniture or IKEA whites, everyone would still be able to pull it off.
It is not a complete colour palette without the bright colours. The chosen colours are Lime Punch; could be simply put as a true neon green, Meadowlark; is a confident, bright and lively yellow, Arcadia; is a teal with a subtle cool green and blue undertone, and Cherry Tomato; a bright orangey red, yet is still a fiery red.
Lime Punch and Meadowlark
Arcadia and Cherry Tomato
Completely understandable if you're afraid to paint the entire wall Meadowlark yellow. It is a very bold colour no doubt, but if you pair it with colours such as Warm Sand from the classic colour palette, it can calm down the overwhelming brightness by transferring it to you everytime you see it! Look at that happy doggy!
Last but not least, the colour palette has a spot for the purple-pinkish tones. Starting out with the darkest shade UltraViolet; which does right by its name, a true representation. Goes lighter to Spring Crocus; many would call a mauve colour, a paler purple. Pink Lavender; like the flower itself, an extraordinary shade of purple. On the other hand, Little Boy Blue may seem like the typical baby blue but it can also be classified as periwinkle, a hybrid between blue and violet.
Ultra Violet and Spring Crocus
Pink Lavender and Little Boy Blue
Isn't UltraViolet just a sexy and mysterious colour? First of all, there are two kinds of colours under light exposure, ambient and diffuse. Ambient colour is the shadow colour, may appear darker than the colour illuminated. The illuminated one would be the diffuse colour. If you incorporate Ultraviolet into your living space, it can give you a range of shades depending on your lighting. Even with the slightest amount of light.
To experiment with different colors can be truly refreshing. There is no need to change your existing furniture, just invest in a really good bucket of paint and you are good to go. Anyway, who wants to live in a house that goes even duller every year? Spice it up with these shades that are going to be on trend next year!