2018 Color Trends Forecast

Room with accent-wall in Benjamin Moore Caliente Red colorRoom with accent-wall in Benjamin Moore Caliente Red color
Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Get ready! It’s back to bright and bold

As we look ahead to color trends for 2018, one thing is certain: Soft hues are out. While the palette in design over the past few years has been dominated by soft pinks (Millennial Pink, coral) and varying shades of cozy neutrals (soft grays, ivory), we’re about to see brighter and bolder warm hues take over.

Color leaders like Benjamin Moore and Pantone have declared Caliente (a saturated red) and Ultraviolet (a brilliant purple) their respective colors of the year. Fashion embraced these hues as they made a splash across runways this past fall. And similarly, many interior designers have expressed their anticipation for a resurgence of strong colors in interiors, where neutrals recede into the background and serve as complementary accents to these rich hues.

At Hunter Douglas, we’re just as ready to see these colors make a vibrant comeback in homes. Our premier window treatment lines offer customers a variety of choices to choose from in these trending bold colors, sure to fit any home style or décor. Read on to see a few ways we’re expecting to see rich red and dazzling purple applied to interiors this year.

bedroom with accent-wall in Benjamin Moore Caliente Red colorbedroom with accent-wall in Benjamin Moore Caliente Red color
Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

Even as an accent-wall color, Benjamin Moore’s Caliente red captivates the eye and emboldens a space. If you’re not one for bright and bold wall colors, this bright red packs just as much of a punch in accents such as art and accessories.

Front entrance in Benjamin Moore Caliente Red colorFront entrance in Benjamin Moore Caliente Red color
Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

We’re also expecting to see the fiery red extend to furnishings as well as the outdoors. Whether it’s a statement sofa or a set of tableware, vases, and pillows, designs large and small colored in the bright hue are sure to easily enliven a space in the home—no matter your style.

Designer Screen shades in Calypso Wild LilacDesigner Screen shades in Calypso Wild Lilac
Designer Screen Shades Fabric: Calypso  Color: Wild Lilac

Pantone’s Ultraviolet has jewel-tone qualities to it, perfect for furnishings, as they are guaranteed to become a focal point in a room. Try looking for upholstery and fabrics in the deep violet shade as a way to dial up a refined and glamorous look in a space.

Purple fabric swatchPurple fabric swatch

We’re also seeing the regal violet hue make its way into fabrics as well as tableware. The beauty of the color is that it’s surprisingly versatile—it can punch up a glam tablescape, add a global air to a room, or simply serve as a modern counterpoint in a traditional space.