Which New Colors of the Year Will Reign in 2018?

The 2018 Colors of the Year have been unveiled! Now, take a look at what shades leading industry brands are calling the stars of their fresh, new color palettes.

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October 18, 2017
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Visions of Violet

The highly anticipated Pantone 2018 Color of the Year is here, and their pick is Ultra Violet! Pantone says the color (18-3838) communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Our editors have mixed feelings about it.

Essence of Empowerment

The color is both feminine and bold, which makes a perfect combo for a girl's bedroom like this one pictured where it (and she) can be friendly and fierce at the same time.

A Color That Rules

Ultra Violet is ideal for making an unexpected statement in any room, even the kitchen. Purple has historically been the color of royalty, and it can look so regal and yet hip and funky at the same time.

Dive Into the Darkness With Deep Onyx

Move over millennial pink, we're onto bigger, better and darker things. Glidden's 2018 Color of the Year is Deep Onyx (00NN 07/000)— better known as classic black. This most beloved neutral may be intimidating at first, but paired with crisp white furniture and metallic home accents, black walls may become a staple in creating the contemporary home of your dreams.

Paint the Town Black

If you're struggling on choosing a wall color for your space, take some advice from the Rolling Stones and "Paint It Black." Using a black like Deep Onyx from floor to ceiling is the perfect way to add contemporary style to any bedroom, without being too overpowering. The darkness of the walls paired with light wood furniture and bright decorations creates a contrast that is just to-die-for.

Create a Bold, Modern Contrast

By pairing this luxurious black accent wall with white linens, neutral fixtures and textured, coordinating throw pillows, this modern bedroom becomes a dreamy, minimalist haven. Add some greenery and faux fur for that extra dash of mid-mod flair.

Spice up Your Spaces with Caliente

Another bold addition to the 2018 Color of the Year family is Benjamin Moore's radiant, lush Caliente (AF-290). According to color experts, this bright red hue is paired best with airy, peachy tones, so don't throw out your millennial pink throw pillows just yet!

Make a Bold Statement

Best used as a bold accent color, bright reds will surely shine in any space. Pair with neutrals to play it safe, or combine with other bright hues to create a fun, lively living room. For a chic, modern look, use crisp white furniture and linens to make your red walls pop.

Seeing Red

The vibrant energy of red inspires creativity and easily becomes the focal point of any room. Use this lavish shade to outfit an otherwise plain gallery wall or dress up a drab staircase for the ultimate home makeover.

Turn Wanderlust Into Decor With Oceanside

Described by its creators as, "a complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown," Sherwin Williams' Oceanside (SW 6496) is the true color of wanderlust. Inspired by thoughts of adventures in far-off places and dreams of tropical vacations, this rich, blue-green shade is destined to be a star in 2018.

Add Tropical Flair to Every Space

Whether you're outfitting an entire living room or dressing up the family bathroom, a bright blue hue is a perfect color to make a bold, fun statement in any space— no matter the size. Throw this lively turquoise on any wall to create a tropical getaway in the comfort of your own home.

A Picture-Perfect Accent Shade

If covering an entire room with a bright blue is a little too over-the-top for your taste, this charming shade also makes a perfect accent color. Add a colorful front door to liven up your home's entryway, or perhaps paint some old furniture to create a colorful contrast in otherwise plain rooms.

Live in the Moment

Taking a step back from the bold and moving more into the serene, Behr's In the Moment (T18-15) adds some coastal calmness to the 2018 Color of the Year family. According to the color experts, "this comfortable color evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our busy, always-on lives."

A Perfect Fit for Every Space

Whether you desire a beachy escape or a rustic farmhouse look, this light blue hue can match any taste. Paired best with crisp whites and neutrals, this comfortable spruce blue is a great choice for virtually any space. Throw in some greenery to add even more freshness to the overall look.

Versatility and Tranquility

Paired with dark wood furniture, light linens and crisp home accents, a calming blue can turn a dingy bedroom into the perfect tranquil hideaway. A perfect mix of soft green and blue, this shade is just as much versatile as it is cool and calm.

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