Black is the new black..or is it?

When it comes to a color of the year for 2018, black appeared to be leading the pack.  Paint colors with intriguing names like Shadow, Deep Onyx and Black Magic were gracing the newest  swatches from paint companies like Glidden, Benjamin Moore and and Olympic Paints.   Sherwin Williams was going rogue by offering up plenty of blue and green shades, complimented by bright yellow and pinks.  And then Pantone announced their color of the year and threw a monkey wrench into the whole black paint idea!  The color of the year is…wait for it…..Ultra Violet!

pantone color of the year 2018 ultra violet

There is an actual science to selecting the color of the year but I could not begin to explain it to you.  What I do know is that once it is announced you will begin to see it in both fashion and home decor trends.  Greenery was the Pantone color of the year for 2017 and, as expected, every shade of green can now be found on sofas, accent pillows, drapery fabric and even your favorite pair of jeans or handbag.  But that does not mean the 2015 color of the year, Marsala, has disappeared; nor has the pastel duo of Rose Quartz and Serenity that were named for 2016.  These colors are still making an appearance in fashion and interior design.  Good news is you created a whole new decorating scheme around them!  And also good news that home decor trends are not quite as fickle as fashion trends and stay “in style” for many years; often easily updated by adding a more current trend to the overall look.

So what do you think? Is Ultra Violet a color you can see in your home in the coming year?

About hayniedi

What about me? In a nutshell I am a middle-aged interior designer and freelance writer, mother of an amazing 27 year old daughter, wife to my semi-retired lawyer husband and step-grandma to two delicious babies. From my earliest memories I have been fascinated with interior decorating and love to share my passion for beautiful rooms with anyone who will listen. Join me on this blog as my husband and I enter our empty nest years and move back into the first home we bought when we were first married that has been a rental for the past 15 years. I will share our experience with remodeling as well as other ideas and thoughts that I hope will inspire you.
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