Fall’s most anticipated design news is the announcement of colors of the year. Recently, both Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore released their picks for the trend-setting tones of 2018! Both picks are bold and full of energy with very different looks. Let’s dive into these beautiful hues!
Sherwin William’s pick, Oceanside SW 6496, is a mix of rich blue with a jewel-toned green. They describe the color as both accessible and elusive. We’ll surely see more of this color in accent pieces. We love this example of Oceanside on a pair of grand doors.
Accent color recommendations for Oceanside were also announced; however, they are not for the color-shy! These accent colors are just as vibrant. If Oceanside takes center stage in one of your designs, consider keeping the brighter accent colors to small accessories.
Benjamin Moore also chose a bold color for their 2018 pick. Caliente is described as strong, radiant, and full of energy. The bright red has a hint of orange, perfect if you are drawn to warm, red shades. Here’s how Benjamin Moore describes Caliente:
“Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”
—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.
This example of Caliente on an exterior of a home is for the bold, but we imagine using the shade in many other ways as well! You can easily warm up flooring with a rug that contains hints of Caliente, paint an accent wall, or choose upholstery in Caliente’s hue.
What will Pantone’s color of the year be? We can’t wait to find out!