While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated camel accents, color palettes took an edgier turn this year. Think fiery reds, metallics, and, of course, a lot of Ultra Violet — the Pantone color of the year. These home decor trends will continue to define the months to come and seep into 2019's design visual boards.
If you need some help imagining how they might play out in your own space, look no further than the rooms below.
'Caviar' is a black that's on the cusp of charcoal, so it pairs well with dark grays and won't contrast too starkly with furniture in deeper shaders.
Nero Black Marble Accent Table, $269, Crate & Barrel
This vibrant shade isn't demure in the slightest, and makes a bold statement on the wall. Try a single accent wall in a bedroom, or fill an entire space with this forward-thinking shade. If you love blue but not this blue, check out our list of designers' favorite shades.
Modern Ball Chair, $7,920, Houzz
This year, turn to sunny goldenrod shades to make a cheerful, cozy statement. Warm, rich yellows feel organic and all-natural, and pair best with cream and blue accents, according to Valspar, which selected as one of their colors of the year.
Flossie Sheep Ottoman, $79.99, Viv + Rae
Graham & Brown's 2018 pick is Penelope, a shade of dusty rose that reimagines neutral home styling. This barely-there color combines the simple chic of ecru and the vivacity of a classic pink.
Losange Rosewater Settee, $1,798.00, Anthropologie
This shadowy umber shade is , a lush earth tone that feels both sophisticated and natural. Pair it with faded red and green accents for a relaxed room.
New York Yorkville Tassel Pillow, $129, Kate Spade
Pantone named Ultra Violet the 2018 Color of the Year, and it's easy to see why. This rich, thoughtful shade of purple adds energy and depth to any room. Whether you're adventurous enough to commit to an all-purple color scheme, or prefer to experiment with home accessories first, this complex hue is one to watch.
Hand Blown Eggplant Table Lamp, $84.99, Wayfair
There's no denying we're in love with all-black rooms, and 2018 is totally onboard with the sleek and sexy trend. According to , black should be treated as a neutral this year, considering it complements nearly any theme or color palette. From black floors to black chandeliers, it is the perfect way to add some drama to your space.
Lucca Indoor/Outdoor Chandelier, $399, Pottery Barn
Black-and-white interiors had their time to shine, but 2018 is ready to give way to a new minimalist palette. Soft, washed pastels like mint greens and sandy pinks will totally reimaginesimple modern design in the coming year, according to Sherwin-Williams.
“Sincerity is about mindful living and creating an environment to disconnect and recharge," says Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams' director of marketing. Soft, washed neutrals, greens and sanctuary pinks work together to create harmony.”
Round Wire Basket Large, $18.99, Target
It's official: pink is losing it's gendered connotations. It evokes so many feelings that everyone can relate to, from joy to lust, making for the perfect mood-enhancing paint color.
Pantone predicts that 2018 will the year millennial pink shape-shifts into a stronger, more complex version of itself. "Pink has developed more power than ever before," said Leatrice Eiseman, the Pantone Color Institute's executive director.
Laundered Linen Throw, $194, Pine Cole Hill
An overwhelming trend for decor in 2018 appears to be creating tech-free sanctuaries, where you actually find a little relief in unplugging and actually relaxing. Behr's first-ever Color Of The Year, appropriately called , is a casual and calm blue that immediately makes you feel more at peace.
"In The Moment speaks to our society's desire to disconnect and be present," said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at . "It crosses multiple design styles — global, coastal, modern — and pairs well with other subdued colors to create harmony for interiors or exteriors."
White Dome Pendant Light, $243, Progress Lighting
Filling your home with vibrant colors shouldn't be considered a design risk, and in 2018, Pantone predicts that it won't be. In their Playful color scheme, you'll find shades like vibrant yellow and lime popsicle that will bring you a childlike joy."People need to stop and smile," said Eiseman. Design doesn't always have to be so serious!
Ceramic Cockatoo Sculptures, $345, Chelsea House
Thanks to social media, everyone seems to be talking about travel. Even if you aren't a regular jet-setter, you can still draw color inspiration from around the world. If you live in California, it doesn't mean your palette needs to be nature-inspired or if you're a New Yorker, you have to embrace industrial-inspired shades. In fact, we predict this year is going to be all about going against the grain in terms of color choices.
Sherwin-Williams' color story Unity, pictured here, is inspired by the connection of people and places. It beautifully pairs unexpected colors like striking blue, animated fuchsia, and creamy yellow.
Cane Large Gray Wash Pendant Light, $129, Pier 1
According to Pantone, metallics are no longer a dramatic color choice. In fact, they're part of the "new neutrals" for 2018, says Eiseman. Whether your choose to inset your ceiling with gold paper, like the room pictured here, or add a few gold accessories throughout your space, apparently gilded is the new white marble.
Curve Gold Side Table, $399, CB2
“In Silicon Valley, Austin, Berlin and Beijing, techies are the new hippies, full of breakthrough ideas and utopian ideals,” Wadden of Sherwin-Williams says. “Connectivity is modern and playful, bringing in dark watery tones of blue that are balanced with neutrals, warm yellow and energetic purples.” Get tech-friendly, not just with your smart home devices, but your color choices, too!
Gini 6-light Sputnik Chandelier, $207.99, AllModern