Colors of the Year Offer Bold Choices

The Colors of the Year in 2018 offer a variety for everyone. Whether you like spicing up your color palette with a rich, red color, such as Benjamin Moore’s Caliente, working with a rich blue/green hue such as Oceanside from Sherwin Williams or want more ethereal feel with a space-inspired Ultra Violet from Pantone, there is a range of bold colors to choose from.

Earlier this fall, Benjamin Moore announced its Color of the Year 2018 as Caliente Af-290, a vibrant, charismatic shade of red.

“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. “Whether used as one note or on four walls, the spirited personality of red turns heads signaling surprise and adventure. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes.”

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Benjamin Moore announced it’s Color of the Year 2018 is Caliente AF-290. Here the bold, red color is showcased on a signature wall in a bedroom design. Photo by Benjamin Moore.

The color leader also unveiled Color Trends 2018, a curated palette of 23 highly influential hues that enliven any room by adding depth and energy. The palette incorporates a full spectrum of reds, from hints of blush to deep oxbloods, while ensuring seamless pairings with a carefully selected range of whites, neutrals, and complementary bold hues.

To learn more about the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year and Color Trends 2018 palette, or to find the closest Benjamin Moore retailer, visit www.benjaminmoore.com/colortrends

Holzman Interiors works with their clients and partners to create a design and pick colors that represent their taste and style. Bold colors can be used throughout a room or as an accent color for furniture, pillows or decorative items.

Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year

A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive, Oceanside SW 6496, is the Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year. According to the Sherwin Williams, the shade is a complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown. “Oceanside bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.”

The color blue evokes a multitude of moods and associations depending on hue, shade and application. Despite this variety, blues are universally perceived as intelligent, honest and interesting—making blue the most beloved color worldwide.

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Sherwin Williams Color of the Year is Oceanside, featured here in a modern home office design. Photo by Sherwin Williams.

Oceanside’s multi-dimensional, marine-inspired look can create a welcoming statement as a lively color for a front door, according to Sherwin Williams. Its green-meets-blue tone can also boost creative thinking and clarity of thought in a home office, or invite meditation and introspection into a bedroom or reading nook.

Read more about Oceanside and other popular Sherwin Williams colors at

www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/color/find-and-explore-colors/paint-colors-by-collection/color-forecast/color-of-the-year

Pantone Picks Purple

A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future, according to Pantone.

“Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now,” according to the Pantone website. “The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”

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Pantone highlights Ultra Violet as its Color of the Year 2018. Pantone’s chosen color can influence fashion, home design, and home products.

“The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today,” said Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute.

The Pantone Color Institute is a consulting service within Pantone that forecasts global color trends and advises companies on color in brand identity and product development, for the application and integration of color as a strategic asset. Recognized around the world as a leading source of color information through seasonal trend forecasts, custom color development, and palette recommendations for product and corporate identity, Pantone Color Institute partners with global brands to leverage the power, psychology and emotion of color in their design strategy.

Find out more about Pantone’s color forecast and ways to use it at: www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2018

Let Holzman Interiors help you choose your colors for the new year! Contact us for a free design consultation and see our photo galleries for more examples of our work.

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