2018 Colors of the Year

BEHR's 2018 Color of the Year is called In the Moment.

It’s that time of year where all of us paint and color geeks eagerly await the paint companies’ picks for the annual colors of the year. Some of the paint companies have already announced their colors and I am so excited with the picks so far! The 2018 Colors of the Year are all fantastic colors that I know will inspire you!

BEHR just came out with their 2018 Color of the Year pick. It’s called “In the Moment” and it’s such a perfect name because blue/green/gray colors are truly the hottest “In the Moment” color right now!

BEHR Paint 2018 Color of the Year is In the Moment.

BEHR's 2018 Color of the Year is called In the Moment.

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Just look at this rich in depth and serene color!

BEHR's 2018 Color of the Year is called In the Moment

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This blue/green/gray color is one of the most popular hues right now with consumers because it’s soothing and so versatile.  It’s also a fantastic color for anywhere in your home, including: exterior, interior, cabinets, etc..  This color would be GORGEOUS on a kitchen island! 

Need a new front door color? “In the Moment” is stunning on this front door! 

BEHR Paint 2018 Color of the Year called In the Moment.

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In the Moment is also a beautiful interior wall color!

Wall color is BEHR In the Moment. 2018 Color of the Year.

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Oh the possibilities with this gorgeous color! 

Glidden ‘s 2018 Color of the Year and it’s another fantastic color selection and it’s “Deep Onyx”.

 

Glidden's 2018 Color of the Year is Deep Onyx.

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Glidden Paint 2018 Color of the Year is Deep Onyx

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Again, another color that I’m really excited about! 

Deep Onyx is one of those almost blacks that I have been talking about on the blog over the years that is perfect for interior doors, exterior and cabinetry. Almost blacks are a great alternative to a strong true black because the gray in the undertone helps diffuse the boldness of black and I think it looks so much better than a true black.  It’s also the perfect color for an interior accent wall!

Glidden's 2018 Color of the Year is Deep Onyx

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Brooklyn Limestone used Glidden’s Deep Onyx on her ceiling and WOW!! This color is so rich and fabulous!

Glidden's 2018 Color of the Year Deep Onyx

So if you need an almost black color, Glidden’s Deep Onyx is for sure a beautiful color to consider!

Speaking of beautiful “almost blacks”, PPG Paints  2018 Color of the Year is a stunning almost black called “Black Flame”. PPG Pittsburgh Paints 2018 Color of the Year is Black Flame.

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PPG Paints’ Black Flame is a rich almost black with a beautiful indigo undertone. Interesting that indigo has both a blue and violet undertone, so this is truly a deep and rich color that is absolutely stunning on the wall!

PPG Pittsburgh Paint 2018 Color of the Year is Black Flame.

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PPG Paints Black Flame would be a great accent wall color or I could see it in a powder room with brass fixtures.

PPG Pittsburgh Paint 2018 Color of the Year

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I think out of all the paint companies color picks, PPG Paints Black Flame is the best color representation of where (I think) we are heading in color in the next couple of years. Dark, rich accent colors on our walls, cabinetry and furniture balanced/complimented with light neutrals is what I think we’ll be seeing more of in 2018 and beyond. In fact, I saw a lot similar colors used on accent walls and cabinetry during the Salt Lake Parade of Homes a couple weeks ago. 

And yes! Still speaking of almost black, Olympic Paint also announced their 2018 Color of the Year and it’s “Black Magic”.  Are you seeing the pattern here among the paint companies?

Olympic Paint 2018 Color of the Year is Black Magic

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Black Magic is the darkest of all the almost black 2018 Colors of the Year.  It’s very close to a traditional black but it has a grey undertone that helps diffuse the boldness of a tradtional black. 

Olympic Paint 2018 Color of the Year Black Magic.

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Olympic Paint 2018 Color of the Year Black Magic

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Dutch Boy Paints just announced their 2018 Color of the Year and surprise! It’s not black! It’s called Sandstone and it’s a beautiful warm greige.

2018 Color of the Year from Dutch Boy Paint. Color is Sandstone.

Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year is called “Caliente”. I did not see this coming and was very surprised to see their pick is red.  What do you guys think? 

Benjamin Moore 2018 Color of the Year is Caliente.

Dunn Edwards 2018 Color of the Year is called “The Green Hour”, which is a beautiful and rich green/blue teal color.

Dunn Edwards 2018 Color of the Year

Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year is called Oceanside. Another beautiful green/blue teal color.

So what do you guys think? Which 2018 Color of the Year is your favorite color?  Honestly, this is the first time that I can say that I love them all for various reasons/different uses in spaces. 

Benjamin Moore has yet to announce their colors but those should be out in a couple of weeks.  I will add them here and update this post when they come out. I’ll also do a separate blog post highlighting those color picks, so be sure and subscribe for my post notifications directly sent to your email here.

I’m so curious to hear what you guys think of these color picks! I would also love to know what colors you’re obsessed with right now. Leave your thoughts in the comment section so we can all see them and find new great colors!

2018 BEHR Color of the Year is In the Moment

By the way, if you missed the 2017 Colors of the Year, you can find them all here

Thanks for stopping by today!

Cheers!

Cyndy

 

 

 

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15 Responses to 2018 Colors of the Year

  1. Paula Moreshead says:

    I’m constantly surprised that paint companies can make newer and prettier versions of colors that I already like. In the Moment is beautiful! I like that it is happy and peaceful at the same time.

  2. Stephanie says:

    I just painted an accent wall with Kensington /valspar midnight oil and added 500 extra units of black to create an amazing flat blue black for wall to camouflage a 65 inch tv. I am obsessed with the color and demension next to my valspar Illusian Grey walls which we did in semi gloss.

    Looks amazing!!

  3. Bert Sanin says:

    Love, love In the Moment. Great choice for colour of the year. I have been drawn to this colour for some time now. I just finished painting my front door in BM Boca Raton Blue, a lighter version but in the same colour family. I found the colour on some website and discovered it is no longer in the current colours for BM. I’m glad they found it in their archives but they bri g it back to the forefront again. Great article…thanks.

    • Bert Sanin says:

      That next to last sentence should read ” should bring it back to the forefront again”.

    • Cyndy says:

      Yes! Boca Raton Blue is very similar! Another gorgeous blue/gray/green goodie! I’m so glad that you could track it down for your front door! I bet it’s amazing! 😉

  4. Kim says:

    Beautiful! I’m used to dealing with SW/BM – is there a way to find the LRV for “In The Moment”? I’m considering it for a 2nd floor bedroom with one wall that’s all windows, but a northern exposure (here in Florida, does it matter? LOL!)

  5. Debbie says:

    I really like the “Black Flame” and “In the Moment”. They are all very nice.

  6. Cheryl Hannebauer says:

    ” In the moment” is very close to the color we chose for the exterior of our new house, who would have guessed LOL.

  7. Cheryl says:

    ” In the moment” is very close to the color we chose for the exterior of our new house, who would have guessed LOL.

  8. Angela moss says:

    We are getting ready to paint our exterior in Sherwin Williams Retreat. It looks very similar to “in the moment”. Glad we are ahead of the trend 🙂

  9. Susan says:

    Just sided our very small home a medium gray. We have a new front door that needs some color (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Feather-River-Doors-37-5-in-x-81-625-in-Preston-Patina-Craftsman-Unfinished-Smooth-Fiberglass-Prehung-Front-Door-A43195/205998018). I am torn between painting it black or red or something completely different. Any suggestions? Was even thinking maybe Hale Navy or SW Naval. Bought Wrought Iron but I don’t think it’s dark enough.

  10. Julia Schmidt says:

    I absolutely love In the Moment and Black Flame, wow the depth of colour in both is amazing.

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