2018 Paint Color Predictions

Of all the home design trends to watch, paint color is always at the top of the list.  Your color palate for your home sets the tone for everything else.  Paint colors are constantly changing and it is amazing to watch as they evolve right along with us and our cultures.

Sherwin Williams has released their 2018 colors.  They have organized them into three color palates: Serenity, Affinity, and Connectivity   Lets take a look.



Less is more as we’re de-cluttering, moving more possessions into the cloud. Silence is no longer empty, but instead rare and rich with possibility. Our notions of what’s authentic are being complicated. We’re celebrating the unfiltered, yet captivated by the artfully processed. Blending in is the new standing out. Flaws are treasured. The hushed tones of this score play out in sand, complex grays and hazy botanicals.

Influences: Silence, Instagram, Minimalism, Hygge, Normcore

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Nationalism and globalism are in flux, challenging terrestrial boundaries. We’re remapping our sense of community. Optimism persists in the form of boundary-breaking skyscrapers and commercial space travel. Even landlocked cities are becoming global hubs of crafts and gastronomy. We crave security and adventure in equal measure. Airbnb, car sharing and e-learning have created a culture of everyday nomadism. The bright folklore of this story is told in memorable pops of peacock color.

Influences: Roaming, Transculturalism, Community, Artisanal Crafts, Indigenous Patterns

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We’re each moving to the beat of our own algorithm. From choosing a dry cleaner to choosing a college, data powers nearly every decision we make. In Silicon Valley, Austin, Berlin and Beijing, techies are the new hippies, full of breakthrough ideas and utopian ideals. A generation is waving the flag of color freedom, and Instagramming every moment. This high-tech palette is pixelated in orange, violets, digital greens and high-def yellow.

Influences: Pop/Youth Culture, Techies, Virtual Reality, Productivity, Environmentalism