For those of you who love the ocean and the sand, both are coming your way in 2018, at least in terms of colour. Sherwin-Williams has selected Oceanside, a fusion of rich blue with jewel-toned green, as its 2018 Colour of the Year while Dutch Boy has chosen Sandstone Tint, a warm neutral that can serve as a blank canvas for bold or neutral colour pairings and everything in between.
A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a colour that is both accessible and elusive, Oceanside SW 6496, is our 2018 Colour of the Year. A complex, deep colour 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 colour 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 colour worldwide.
Oceanside’s multi-dimensional, marine-inspired look can create a welcoming statement as a lively colour for a front door. 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.
Oceanside is universal when it comes to design style from mid-century modern to Mediterranean-inspired, traditional to contemporary.
Oceanside is part of Sherwin-Williams’ Colormix Forecast 2018 Affinity palette. “Oceanside’s versatility allows it to play well with many colours. It is a bright counterpart to equally eye-catching colours like Exuberant Pink or Honey Bees, or it can rest relaxingly alongside other blues like In the Navy or Adrift. It is also the ideal companion for corals and copper metallic tones because of its timeless association with nature.”
Sandstone Tint (441-2DB) is Dutch Boy Paints’ Colour of the Year for 2018. This warmer neutral emerges as the leading colour from a four-trend colour story that draws inspiration from current cultural happenings such as travel, diversity, technology and home décor.
Highlighting key themes found in the Quest trend story, Sandstone Tint is a hue that nods to the simplicity of the past, while also making a modern, colour-confident statement that looks to the future. It is a practical yet sophisticated shade that can be seamlessly incorporated throughout the home.
In functional spaces, like a family room, Sandstone Tint serves as an unassuming backdrop for décor that features bright pops of colour, such as rich greens or gunmetal greys.
When applied to more intimate spaces, like a bedroom, the hue creates a restful zen oasis that is as calming as it is beautiful. Sandstone Tint can be best paired with items like weathered wood, hand-crafted terracotta and metallic accessories, and craft spaces that portray understated elegance.
2018 Colours of the Year
With colours from Dutch Boy and Sherwin-Williams, we’re now standing at a palette of 12 Colours of the Year for 2018.
How will it shift once Benjamin Moore and Pantone add their picks?