Step aside, all-white-everything. 2018 is the year of the blues and greens!
If you’ve ever painted a room in your home, then you probably know how overwhelming choosing a paint color can be. There are so many different shades and variations, and the color can look different in every room of your home. Color experts pull inspiration for paint colors from just about everywhere — art, pop culture, and even cars. If you’re considering adding some color to your walls, look no further than Consumer Reports’ prediction of the top paint colors of the year. Here are the 2018 paint color trends you won’t want to miss out on (and where to get supplies in your new favorite hues).
Behr: In the Moment T18-15
This color combination of blue and green is a relaxing, peaceful hue. Ideal for bathrooms and other serene spaces, this color pops best against a bright white.
Clark+Kensington: River Rapids 29B-3
This color is the modern sea foam green. With grey and blue undertones, this shade is airy yet bright.
HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams: Honeycomb HGSW2133
If you’re looking for a warm, rich, golden yellow, this is it. This energetic shade adds a pop-of-color to any space.
Sherwin-Williams: Oceanside SW6496
Inspired by “wanderlust and global interconnectedness,” this deep, rich blue-green shade is a real show-stopper. Consider pairing it with a neutral background for an unexpected accent color.
Valspar: Favorite Green 5011-4
With hints of blue, this shade is appropriately named as it works almost anywhere in a home. It’s as rich as it is refreshing.
Benjamin Moore: Caliente AF-290
It’s been a few years since red was trending as a paint color, but this is the perfect shade for the return of red. Vivid and strong, this color makes a bold statement.
Olympic: Black Magic OL116
This true black allows everything else in the room to pop. If black is a bit too bold for your walls, consider painting a bookshelf or piece of furniture in this hue.
Glidden: Deep Onyx 00NN 07/000
Another true black hue inspired by societal trends, this color offers a level of “privacy and protection.”