The year is still going strong, but our minds are already at work on what’s in store for the future. Pantone, the company best known for its color matching system, is way ahead of the curve – already announcing its 2018 color palette for all home interior enthusiasts.
Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman revealed next year’s standout trends: neutrals, iridescence and bright colors. “Intense colors seem to be a natural application of our intense lifestyles and thought processes these days,” she said.
Take a look at the eight color palettes that are predicted to be hot this coming year:
Top row, from left – Verdure, Playful, Discretion, TECH-nique; Bottom row – Far-Fetched, Resourceful, Intricacy, Intensity. Image via Pantone.
RESOURCEFUL – With a base of blue and orange colors, this interesting combination combines “warm and cool tones that you just can’t avoid looking at,” said Eiseman.
INTRICACY – Described as the “new neutrals” by Eiseman, this palette adds a metallic look to neutral hues. It includes highlights of dramatic Holly Berry red and Sulfur yellow.
INTENSITY – A strong and powerful bunch, these bright colors evoke a sense of boldness and sophistication that are balanced with black and gold.
TECH-NIQUE – Bright turquoise, pink and purple colors anchored with Brilliant White and Frosted Almond nod to technology. This palette is all about hues “that seem to shine from within,” said Eiseman.
VERDURE – Vegetable hues such as celery work with berry-infused purples and eggshell blue symbolize health in this palette.
PLAYFUL – Pixar’s Minions spring to mind with this palette. Bright yellow, lime popsicle and all things “fun” combine for this color scheme. “People need to stop and smile,” said Eiseman.
DISCRETION – Playful’s alter ego, these colors such as Elderberry and Hawthorne Rose offer a new sense of strength. Eiseman said, “pink has developed more power than before.”
FAR-FETCHED – This palette “reaches out and embraces many different cultures,” said Eiseman. Warm, earthy hues such as Cornsilk Yellow blends with rose tones in this combination.