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As 2017 is about to end its 365 days journey, eminent color brands have already made their predictions on which hues will rule the world of design in 2018. From calming to radiant, from chic to stellar, from relaxing to dramatic these hues are everything but boring! 



image: Graham & Brown


Inspired by Greek goddess Penelope the Graham & Brown's 2018 Color of the year is an elegant and sophisticated shade of pink called ‘’Penelope.’’

According to Paula Talyor, Graham & Brown's color & trend specialist this chic and neutral color is the perfect hue for all the spring lovers out there. Because, it can perfectly stimulate the pleasing feeling of the blooming of flowers and the songs of birds after a long, cold winter.

Since 2012, when ‘’millennial pink’’ first became a trendy color used everywhere, pink has expanded into numerous timeless shades and is losing its gender connotations day by day.

This year’s Graham & Brown’s prediction proved once again that pink is a color that is here to stay.



image: Behr


Behr’s 2018 Color of the year is In the Moment T18-15, this neutral shade of blue will give people a chance to escape from the stress of everyday life by its calming effect.

Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr said: "In The Moment speaks to our society's desire to disconnect and be present," she also added that this hue paired with other colors can provide a sense of balance and therefore create a peaceful environment.




image: Benjamin Moore


Benjamin Moore's 2018 Color of the year only strengthens the fact that 2018 is going to be the year of extraordinary colors. Energetic, brilliant, and passionate, Caliente AF-290 is the color you need in your life.

"Hot. Hot. Hot. I love a deep saturated color whenever and wherever I can find on. This shade of red sets my soul on fire!" says interior designer Scot Meacham Wood.



image: Getty


Finally, bringing a cosmic piece on earth PANTONE Color of the year is the stunning Ultra Violet, or Pantone 18-3838.

According to Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute this shade of purple contains a little bit of magic, he also describes it as "nonconforming.’’

Eiseman, also added: "Because it has both warm and cool temperatures that are inherent in it, it has more versatility than people might think it has." Being known since renaissance as a royal color, this shade it can be perfectly combined with other colors in a way that will make you feel like an aristocrat.

It looks like we are in for a colourful journey in the year to come, but it’s yet to be seen which color will dominate the world of design. Between the chic pink and the mystic purple is up to us to choose the right palette of colors that will enhance the quality of our lives and add a little bit of magic in our homes.


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