We know, Pantone's 2017 Color of the Year is probably still drying on your walls. But the year's almost over, and "Greenery" is almost out. The 2018 color forecast has arrived.
For those unfamiliar, Pantone predicts what's hot and what's not for colors that will be front and center in the year to come. Think of them as color taste makers, if you will. Pantone Color Institute's executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, says next year's shades will hold something for just about everyone.
"Metallics we know are classic, but they have really moved over into neutrals," Eiseman says. Another standout trend? Intense colors in the place of pastels.
Here's the color palette breakdown for 2018! Grab a pen, a pad and those Home Depot coupons:
- Resourceful: Made up of complementary blue and orange colors. “It combines warm and cool tones that you just can’t avoid looking at.”
- Verdure: Colors like Celery are combined with berry-infused purples and eggshell blue, symbolic of health, in this palette.
- Playful: Bright yellow, lime popsicle, and all that. Think "Minions."
- Discretion: Subtle hues like Elderberry and Hawthorne Rose.
- Far-fetched: Warm, earthy hues like Cornsilk Yellow blending with rosy tones.
- Intricacy: A palette of neutral metallics (AKA, the "new neutrals") with accents of dramatic Holly Berry red and yellow Sulfur.
- Intensity: An eclectic mix representing strength, power and sophistication, all balanced with black and gold.
- TECH-nique: Bright turquoise, pink and purple colors combined with Brilliant White and Frosted Almond (a nod to technology).