pantone shares the 2018 home+interiors go-to colours

Though we’re only a few months into 2017, Pantone has already revealed their colour trend predictions for 2018, and Pantone Color Institute Executive Director Leatrice Eiseman says that shiny is in.

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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Metallics

“Metallics we know are classic…but they have really moved over into neutrals.” She also noted an ongoing fascination with all things iridescent, pearlised, or translucent, which she said: “the human eye can absolutely not avoid.”

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Playful

Eiseman’s colour trend predictions show a shift away from the pastels of recent years (like 2016’s Colours of the Year Serenity and Rose Quartz, or the omnipresent Millennial Pink) to bolder, brighter shades.

“Intense colours seem to be a natural application of our intense lifestyles and thought processes these days,” she said.

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Top row: Verdure, Playful, Discretion, TECH-nique. Bottom row: Far-Fetched, Resourceful, Intricacy, Intensity.

These trends are reflected in the 2018 Pantone View Home + Interiors palettes. The eight colour groupings, which you can see above, are:

VERDURE

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Verdure

Vegetal colours like Celery and Foliage combine with berry-infused purples and an eggshell blue, in a palette Eiseman called “symbolic of health.” Verdure  updates the profusion of greens with some bright and contrasting hues.

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Verdure

RESOURCEFUL

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Resourceful

Complementary colours on the colour wheel — oranges and blues — blend in a palette that is clever and “resourceful” in reusing and refurbishing what consumers may already own. “It combines warm and cool tones that you just can’t avoid looking at it,” said Eiseman.

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Resourceful

PLAYFUL

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Playful

Speaking to our need for whimsy, the Playful palette is out-of-the-ordinary and quirky. The colours are “bright-hearted more than light-hearted” with names to match (Minion Yellow, Lime Popsicle, Green Flash).

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Playful

DISCRETION

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Discretion

Low-key and subtle, Discretion is the opposite of Playful. Nostalgic hues such as Elderberry, Burnished Lilac, and Hawthorne Rose combine with strengthening tones to offer newness to a subtle palette.

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Discretion

FAR-FETCHED

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Far-Fetched

This palette “reaches out and embraces many different cultures,” said Eiseman. It refreshingly combines three popular rosy tones with Iced Coffee and Ruby Wine, as well as a few earthy tones such as Cornsilk yellow.

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Far-Fetched

INTRICACY

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Intricacy

This palette reflects the popularity of intricate designs. It features the “new neutrals” — aka metallics — with a florid Holly Berry Red and yellow Sulfur for an added layer of drama.

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Intricacy

INTENSITY

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Intensity

Providing an eclectic mix of colours, Intensity conveys “a certain strength, power, depth and sophistication,” said Eiseman. Coolly composed shades of plum, blue, and blue-green quell the fires of orange Emberglow, Molten Lava, and Bossa Nova.

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: Intensity

TECH-NIQUE

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: TECH-nique

Pantone’s nod to the proliferation of technology features hues “that seem to shine from within.” Colours include a vibrant blue, green, fuchsia, and purple, along with iridescent peacock tones in both turquoise and hot pink, offset by Brilliant White and Frosted Almond.

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Pantone home+interiors 2018: TECH-nique

Eiseman also predicted some of 2018’s design trends. She expects the 1970s trend to stay strong, with plenty of fringe on the way. She highlighted our fascination with letters and words as a design element, the use of triangles as a motif, and dimensional diamonds and intricacy (which she attributes to the popularity of 3-D printing). Wood treatments have also become “very unique and really artful,” she said.

2018 by Colour

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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Pink
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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Orange

 

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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Yellow
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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Green
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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Blue
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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Purple
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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Browns
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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Grey
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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Black
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Pantone 2018 colour direction: White
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Pantone 2018 colour direction: Black & White

 

 

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