Unique Painting KC 2018 Color Palette
Chad and I gave quite a bit of thought to what colors we believe will make a splash in the coming year. We based our selections on what colors were hot in our area in 2017, and what colors were forecasted to be winners nationwide in 2017. Since we are in and around paint and paint colors every day we’ve noticed that the forecasted trends for the year don’t always make their way to the stage in our area until a year, sometimes two years, after they’re introduced to the public. This doesn’t mean that we’re not as cool as the coasts, we’re just a little more conservative here in the middle. The trends always get around to us eventually.
So, let’s just take a look at these colors, shall we? Starting from the top left corner and working across, there are two choices for each color: violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, warm and cool gray, navy, brown, black, and white. You guessed it, there are two because one is Chad’s pic, and one is mine. Chad’s pick is on the left, mine is on the right. His colors are a little more subdued, mine are a bit brighter. I love and use some of Chad’s choices, and I think he tolerates mine.
Three colors we’re most excited to see more of are: Roycroft Bottle Green, Radish, and Salty Dog. Roycroft Bottle Green, We predict, will be used just like deep navy and charcoal are currently being used on exteriors. It’s a deep neutral, that will look fantastic with Pure White as a trim color, and Tricorn or Well-Bred Brown as an accent color. Butter Up would be a lovely punch color for the front door, as would Obstinate Orange.
Radish is a bold, saturated color we reviewed as a Color Me Friday pick a few months back. The photo we used for that review was of a ceiling in a children’s craft room. We think this color would look great in the right room and we would absolutely love to see Radish bring an older piece of furniture back to life.
Salty Dog is my navy pick. It has a bit more yellow in it than its other navy friends, but that’s what we love about it. It reminds me of all things sea; a warm, vivid, navy that would rock on some kitchen cabinets or an island, or…this is one of those colors that we’d use like Frank’s Hot Sauce. We always love navy with a nice, crisp white, but there’s enough yellow in Salty Dog for it to look just as dapper with a creamy color, like White Hyacinth.
And there you have it folks, the Unique Painting KC 2018, Color Palette, specific to this area. Consider yourselves introduced and dare we say acquaintances. What is nice about our palette is that these colors will be used hopefully sooner than later. They’re not trendy colors that we will be waiting a year to see in our client’s homes. They’re RIGHT NOW colors. We know you already know this, but if you need help incorporating some of these beautiful colors into your home we’d be happy to visit with you, listen to your thoughts, and help you create a plan.
Sherwin Williams 2018 Color Mix Reviewed
Hello, Sincerity! This is the softest of the three palettes. The inspiration behind this palette is de-cluttering, unfiltered authenticity, and recognizing that blending in is the new standing out. This palette bears much resemblance to the pots of succulents that don my porch each spring. Muted greens, blues, browns, creams, and rust. Now these are some colors that will calm your nerves. You’ll be sipping a chai tea latte while reading the newspaper in no time.
Unity is the next palette introduced. We had to really open my mind to grasp the inspiration behind this palette. Here’s my interpretation (though we could be way off): our society wants security and a sense of community, but dreams of worldly adventure. We’re sure you’re wondering what the hell-o kitty that has to do with color, right? Well, let me explain. A few colors in this palette are “safe” and familiar, but there are also some bold and foreign colors as well. Cream, brown, tans, and one of my all- time favorites, In The Navy SW 9178, add familiar security. Bright pink, Red, Blue, and yellow are the adventurous and seen all over the world colors that round out this grouping. By the way, this palette contains the Sherwin-Williams 2018 Color of the Year: Oceanside SW6496, it is truly striking. What we love about this palette is the balance it presents. Balance is crucial when making a bold color choice, otherwise your eyes will be screaming for relief.
The last palette is called Connectivity. The inspiration for this palette is electronic, as we are an Instagram-nation. This techie filled world is lived in high definition and these color choices reflect that lifestyle. Bold yellow, green, turquoise, purple, and blue will jolt you away from the screen and invite you to participate in the life going on around you. Gorgeous palette, it’s hard to pick my favorite…imma go with Reflecting Pool SW6486. We’ve used it many times and have never been disappointed.
There you have it folks! The Sherwin-Williams 2018 ColorMix Forecast. Yes, the influences are a little WTH? for my taste, but we know it has to come from somewhere. There are color specialists that travel the world researching trends, clothing design, politics, textiles, and community to help bring these palettes to life. It’s not a decision they just pull out of the back pocket of their Levi’s. Serious thought is given to each and every color. Color is subjective, everyone sees it differently, but someone has to set the trends. If I didn’t already have my dream job, we just might wanna…
Benjamin Moore 2018 Color Palette
One of my favorite things about the Benjamin Moore paint colors are the reds they offer. As a collection their reds are bold, rich, demanding of attention, and majestic. So, when I learned that Caliente AF-290 was the Benjamin Moore 2018 color of the year, we were thrilled, but kind of surprised. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a red take center stage. It’s about time it made a comeback! This primary color’s reintroduction will not have to wear a nametag. It’s one to be remembered, it’s so hot, you can’t forget it.
Last year, the Benjamin Moore Color Trend palette contained many deep, jewel toned colors with their pastel compliment nearby. This year, most of the strong colors we saw last year have faded away, with a softer, more serious palette taking its place. Caliente definitely commands this palette as it’s the brightest, most memorable color of them all.
We remember a time, not too long ago, when red walls were in. It looked great with all that honey oak that was going on at the time. That was also when tan was the plan. The red look of 2018 has a new posse which consist of mostly gray variants: lights, charcoals, blue grays, brown grays, and green grays. These gray scale neutrals look great with Caliente and offer a nice balance.
Using red as an accent has always been part of my personal home décor. Every room in my house has a splash of it somewhere. Turquoise, navy, red, green…these are my go to colors. Red painted accents always remind me of ladies and their red lipstick from the 40’s. My eyes are always drawn to red and the right shade always makes me feel happy. And at Christmas time, we go a little crazy with the color red. It’s so festive, I just can’t help myself.
Some of the other notable colors that are in this palette are Wolf Gray, Incense Stick, and Coastal Path. Wolf Gray has some blue undertones, kind of reminds me of a Wedgewood blue, which looks fantastic with red. Incense Stick is what you’d get if Charcoal and brown had a baby. It’s a rich, warm, color that would look fabulous with a more berry type red, like Cranberry Cocktail. Coastal Path is a light, creamy, off-white, gold, hue (great description, right? Ha!). We can’t wait to see it on a wall.
Well, there you have it folks, my review of the Benjamin Moore 2018 Color Trend Palette. We’re looking forward to seeing these color trends make their way to the KC suburbs where most of my clients reside. We predict there will be a rise in the red front door count very soon. Thanks for stopping in to read my thoughts on paint color…a topic I could discuss for days.
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