Discover House & Home’s Top Paint Trends For 2018
Transform every room in the house with the year’s super livable neutrals and boldest accent colors.
This year’s green is decidedly confident — it won’t be mistaken for grey or olive — but eminently livable. A natural choice for kitchen cabinetry, it also plays well with deeper shades for a sophisticated tonal look.
Looking for a warmer, less expected alternative to the usual neutrals, designers and homeowners are leaning back toward brown. A minky, purple-based shade pairs particularly well with black and a range of wood tones.
Navy blue is still enjoying a moment — and it’s easy to see why. This classic color suits just about any room in the house, whether it’s a stately den or panelled powder room.
There’s something about a subdued shade of putty, tinged with just a hint of rose, that feels very now. Paint out walls, trim and doors in the delicate color for a neutral backdrop with a healthy flush.
Reminiscent of clear skies and fresh air, barely-there blue is an upbeat option for walls and molding. Slick on a few coats to give a formal dining room an instant lift, tempering the effect with warm metallic accents.
This calm and creamy white is perfect for those seeking a warmer ambience, with its distinct yellow undertones beautifully complementing camel-toned leather, golden accents and natural weaves.
A crisp, palette-cleansing white turns any room into a blank canvas, setting the stage for unique finishes, textures and hits of intense color. It’s also remarkably light-reflective, making it ideal for use in smaller spaces.
True red is as classic as it is impactful. Painted in an eye-catching cerise, this radiator feels like a sculptural focal point next to the navy rocker and subdued art.
Austin Red (137F0, Color Journeys by Para Paint
Cobalt blue makes a fresh — and very eye-catching — accent color. A high-gloss finish on the banquette here instantly amps up the casual gathering spot.