One of the toughest parts of painting is just choosing the paint color! Whether your looking to paint your house or your office, choosing the right paint color can be difficult.

Luckily there is some resource out there that can give you an idea of what’s hot and what’s not in 2018. House Beautiful recently looked at over 19 color trends that are making a statement this year. Here are a few of our favourites:


This lake house bathroom, designed by Bill Ingram, features the new “it” color, according to Pinterest. Why is it so popular? The greyish green hue is soft and muted, but not boring.

Get this paint color: Benjamin Moore Weekend Getaway 473


We’re obsessed with this mustard yellow color — and Etsy predicts it’ll be huge this year too. It has a retro ’70s vibe that infuses any space with happiness, as evident by the kitchen in this Vero Beach, Florida, home by designer Tom Scheerer.

Get this paint color: Benjamin Moore Yellow Marigold 2155-30


“Strong, radiant, and full of energy, Caliente AF-290 is total confidence. It is pleasing, passionate and makes people feel special, like ‘red carpet treatment,'” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence.

Get this paint color: Benjamin Moore Caliente AF-290


“People today have a growing sense of adventure, and it’s making its way into even the coziest corners of our homes,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Oceanside is the color of wanderlust right in our own homes.”

Get this paint color: Sherwin-Williams’ Oceanside SW 6496

Dark Plum

Another color that proves bold is back is this dramatic purple, according to designer Francesco Bilotto. “You’ll see this tone showcased everywhere from kitchen cabinets to foyers,” he says. Designer Pat Healing opted to use this shade to create a statement on this New York dining room door.

Get this paint color: Benjamin Moore Autumn Purple 2073-20

As you can see, big bright colours are the in thing for 2018. But these statement colours might not be for everyone. That’s why Consumer Reports also took a look at the hottest colours and they came up with a bit more tame but beautiful colours that can restore a dull looking home or office:

Behr: In the Moment T18-15



Clark+Kensington: River Rapids 29B-3


Described as: “A rich golden yellow that brings rays of sunshine that radiate warmth and comfort to liven up any space,” says Ashley Banbury, senior designer for HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams.
Why it’s hot: Inspired by the vivid colors of the tropics, it’s an optimistic, energetic hue, she says.
Where to use it: Spanning all design styles, this yellow can be used to accent a door (as it does in the above photo) or to add a pop of color to a bookshelf. Banbury adds that this hue can freshen up an accent wall in the living or dining area and provides a great backdrop for bold art and green plants.
Recommended sheen: Eggshell or satin are best for walls in high-traffic areas. Consider flat if you’re looking to hide imperfections on your walls. High-gloss or semi-gloss are ideal for doors and accent furniture.
Where to buy: Lowe’s

Glidden: Deep Onyx 00NN 07/000


2018 Is a great year for paints, there are always new innovations coming out and this year is no different. Hopefully these beautiful colours inspire you to refresh that old room!

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