Ultra Violet lights the way to what is yet to come, says Pantone.

It is that time of year again when all the paint companies change to their own Color of the Year.

I thought I would do a quick update to what is new as the easiest change you can make in the New Year for refreshing your home is in the Paint Color.

Pantone is known as the guru when it comes to color but they also do color based on all things- clothing, vehicles, interiors and more. So although it is nice to know their colors, I would stick with the local paint stores for your interior color. Pantone’s color for 2018 is UltraViolet 18-3838. A Beautiful purple which you will see in accessories and fashion.

Sherwin Williams’s choice is Oceanside SW6496 a rich jewel tone blue. It’s a complex deep color that bridges blues and greens.

They have 3 paint palette categories:

Sincerity which has hushed tones of sand, complex grays and hazy botanicals. It is influenced by our nesting instincts of decluttering, soothing spaces, and imperfect finishes.

Unity refers to global community and a sense of adventure, extending our boundaries. Tassels, knots, woodgrain, woven fabrics, natural crafts, fold patterns are found in this style.

Connectivity is driven by data influences, customizing, tech world mindfulness about our environment and food. It has a lot of stripes and geometrics and changes direction with lines. It is a high tech palette.


Benjamin Moore named Caliente AF290 their color of the year. It is a strong radiant color full of energy. A bold color used for a front door, upholstery or accents in the interior or on a wall.

Their color palette continues which pinks, red, rust to grays and blues, some neutrals and a rich gold.


Whatever the “trends” are in color it should be something that you can live with for a long time. Purchasing small pieces in the “now” color will allow you to easily change it later. Paint in a room or as an access is an inexpensive way to use the colors temporarily.

Good luck choosing your new colors to refresh your home. Remember you can always hire a professional for a bit of guidance and may save you some anxiety and money from making a mistake.

Happy New Year!

An intimate living room with gray accent wall, stone mantle, wood floors and red area rug is equal parts contemporary and cozy.