Looking forward.....Colour Trends 2018

We're happy.  Colour is back with a vengeance!

The human eye is drawn to iridescence and as a result, metallic finishes in the home are classic.  These metallic shades have comfortably moved into the neutral palette range.  The attraction of this oil-slick iridescence all started back when we were babies. A child's vision begins first to incorporate colors, then textures and finishes. Being intrigued by shimmering, shiny objects is "intrinsic to human development," according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of Pantone Color Institute.

One 2018 trend will include a movement towards intense colours rather than pastels — music to the ears for bright colour lovers like Jo!  Intense colours seem to be a natural absorption of our intense lifestyles.

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We're only a few months into 2017, but that hasn't stopped Pantone from looking inside their colorful crystal ball. At the International Home & Housewares Show in Chicago this week, the international authority on color gave attendees a peek into what's on trend for 2018.

Pantone also revealed 8 palettes for the upcoming year:

Vedure — Nature inspired hues, like celery, robin's egg blue, and berry purple.

Playful — Definitely not a palette to take too seriously, this one brings the fun Minion Yellow and Lime Popsicle!

Descretion — Pretty much the opposite of 'Playful', this is mostly subtle, desaturated hues like Elderberry and Hawthorne Rose. 

TECH-nique — A nod to technology, with bright turquoise, pink, and purple hues, and balanced with Brilliant White and Frosted Almond.

Far-Fetched — Lots of warm, earthy hues like Rooibos Tea and Cornsilk Yellow.

Resourceful — Mostly made up of complementary colors blue and orange.

Intricacy — Full of those new neutral metallics, with a pop of Holly Berry Red and yellow Sulfur for drama.

Intensity — An eclectic collection of colors. Black and gold balance the varying hues.

With all this in mind, we'll put some schemes together using the above collections as inspiration over the next few posts to see how the colours come together. In the meantime, enjoy this year's colour of the year - Greenery.