The easiest way to make a BIG impact in a room – paint! Color can impact the overall mood of your surroundings as well as what potential buyers immediately feel when they step inside your home. It can be challenging and stressful to choose the right combination for your particular space. Here are what the experts are predicting as the hottest colors of 2018:


Hues to Use

Experts from Pantone, Sherwin Williams and other companies make annual paint color predictions based on global themes. Hues such as BEHR’s color of the year, In The Moment, along with its peaceful palette, focus on people’s needs to unplug from an over connected world. I think we can all agree with this! Similar shades like Equilibrium and Off The Grid promote a sense of serenity. Paint can transform your unused home office into a personal oasis.


Light and Dark

Contrasting light and dark colors is a great way to create dynamism in your home décor. The lighter the shade, the more spacious the appearance. If your furniture and flooring are primarily neutral, adding dark colors can bring balance and help create attractive focal points.


Capitalizing on Color

Whether we notice or not, our mood is influenced by the colors around us. Soothing shades such as powdery blue Casual Day can help you unwind, similar to a relaxing day at the beach. While vibrant deep oranges like Civara invigorate the senses, and create an optimistic tone; has anyone ever been unhappy looking at a sunset?!


Pointers for Color Pops

Both fun and formal spaces are equally enhanced by accents. Whether you use them to highlight a unique architectural feature or tie an area together, the trick is to be strategic. In design, the 60-30-10 rule is a well-known way to bring balance to a room.


What is the 60-30-10 Rule?

You don’t need to be a mathematician to use the 60-30-10 rule in your décor, nor do you need a ruler or a calculator. The rule simply states that for the most balanced, appealing look, you should choose a three-color palette for decorating a room, and use it as follows: decorate 60% of the room with the dominate color, decorate 30% of the room with the secondary color, and use the remaining color as an accent in 10% of the space.

Happy painting!