Top Housing Colors to Watch for in 2018

Feb 8, 2018 Blog, Housing Trends
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Color forecasters spent many hours in 2017 determining the color trends for the coming year. If interior design plans are in your future, these are the color trends you’ll want to keep an eye on for 2018.

Bright and Bold Pantone Colors

Are you a fan of the minions in the “Despicable Me” film? Bright yellows are part of the vibrant list of Pantone colors bringing a splash of cheer to the rooms in your home. At the International Home + Housewares Show, Pantone Color Institute executive director Leatrice Eiseman said, “Intense colors seem to be a natural application of our intense lifestyles and thought processes these days.” You’ll also find brilliant berry reds and complementary blues and oranges trending for this coming year. 

Neutrals Are Still a Favorite


If you’re not ready to make the radical leap to the bright and the bold, don’t worry. Neutral colors are still an important part of 2018’s interior design trends. “Neutrals continue to flourish as companions for brighter hues or as standalone, monochromatic color schemes,” says Denise Turner, founder of Color Turners, a color-consulting firm.

Caliente AF-290

If you find the choices too overwhelming, let the experts at Benjamin Moore choose for you. Their team of seven color forecasters traveled the world, visiting 30 cities in 12 countries, and taking hundreds of pictures to whittle down over 3,500 colors to one vibrant choice for 2018. Caliente AF-290 is a smart and bold red exuding strength and confidence. Check out their complete color palette to find the perfect design inspiration for your home.

How will you express your family’s personality with the latest interior design trends? Visit Dream Finders and Mattamy Homes’ design centers to see the color palettes selected for our St. Johns County community.