Ultra Violet and Oceanside

The winners of the “2018 Color of the Year” are Ultra Violet and Oceanside.

Pantone and Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year

Pantone and Sherwin Williams have announced their choices for 2018 Color of the Year.  Ultra Violet is Pantone’s design color and Oceanside was chosen by Sherwin Williams.  Both choices make bold strong statements about design trends.  So is it out with builder beige and grey and in with vivid colors for homes this year? 

Before you jump on the latest trend take a look at your own home and lifestyle.

Too many homeowners switch to the latest DIY or HGTV trend before thinking it through.  Small rooms with low ceilings painted in dark colors may not project the look and feel owners imagined.

Not sure about the right color?  Some professional painters are great resources for advice. Some Sherwin Williams stores have free access to in-store “interior decorators” and the “Color Visualizer” tool.  Both are helpful with color selections.

The bottom line is that owners need to think through long-term impact of going with the latest trends.  The color or the year changes every 12 months.  If you are planning on staying in your condo or home for 3-5 years and you really like the color- go ahead and paint away.  Planning on selling soon then freshening up paint is a great idea- just keep it neutral. 

Check with your Realtor® before you select a “unique trend-setting color” to spread on your walls and ceilings.

Additional Resources:

Pittsburgh Paint Visualizer

Living with Ultra Violet
Behr Architect