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Ultra Violet, the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year

Every year The Pantone Color Institute, which helps designers and other industry professionals select color for designs, chooses a color that represents current trends in the world of design and serves as an expression of what’s needed in our world today. So, what’s the color of the year for 2018 you ask? That would be Ultra Violet, an eye-catching purple-highlighter shade. 

With 2018 right around the corner, we take a look at ways this color might be applied in decorating and painting interior or exterior spaces of your house. 

Choosing the Right Paint Color

Choosing the right color can accomplish a lot. It can give a living room a sophisticated look, energize a kitchen space like a ray of sunshine, or make a small room feel more spacious. But the task of finding that perfect shade can be anything but simple. This description of the use of Ultra Violet in home décor might be a good starting point to determine if this year’s special shade belongs in your next home design project.

In interiors, Ultra Violet can transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. […] In hospitality, we are seeing purples like Ultra Violet take center stage in interior spaces as large and small hotels harness color and design to entice travelers and stay relevant.

House Painting Ideas Using 2018’s Hottest Color

Pantone has created eight different color palettes to showcase Ultra Violet each with its own distinctive feeling and mood. Check them out below along with a few thoughts on what spaces in the home these color combinations might be used in and other house painting design ideas.

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Purple Haze Color Palette

Embodying calmness, a palette of hazy and smoky hues effortlessly commingle to create subtle blends and harmonies that are both timeless and time-honored.

Stressed? Can’t sleep? Experiment with adding these shades to the bedroom or living room to set a more relaxing and calming mood. Shades of blue, green, and purple have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. Painting a wall with these colors can help a room seem more expansive, so they make a great choice for small bedrooms too.

 

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Kindred Spirits Color Palette

Sitting side by side on the color wheel, this palette of like-minded hues with their spirited good humor and playful exuberance makes for easy and engaging color mixes.

Purple has a long reputation of portraying royalty and power. Recolor your walls or accent your bathroom with these purples for a more luxurious touch. 

 

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Drama Queen Color Palette

An unusual combination of show-stopping saturated color with rich and elegant earth tones creates an adventurous mood full of excitement and drama.

Great for the living room or social areas, use these energetic colors to evoke enthusiasm and stimulate conversation. The green and brown shades could also be used in the home office to motivate concentration and focus. 

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Intrigue Color Palette

Invoking a sense of mystery, a palette of nature’s blues and greens, combined with the unconventional Ultra Violet and a Silver and Pale Gold metallic, exudes a quiet strength.

This color scheme is reminiscent of peacock feathers and might be used to connect the living room to kitchen for a seamless look. 

 

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Quietude Color Palette

Soft and warm, a subtle palette of natural and organic shades accented by a Frosted Almond metallic evokes reassurance and conveys a sense of calm and quiet.

The living room is a popular place to use these soft earthy tones to compliment natural colors of the floor or wood furniture. 

 

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Attitude Color Palette

Exploding with zest and energy, this palette of pure, unadulterated color which screams “look at me” comes together to create a bold statement with feelings of excitement and high voltage effects.

You might use these oranges, yellows and pinks to punch up cabinetry in a kitchen that gets plenty of sunlight. 

 

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Desert Sunset Palette

Emulating a desert sunset, this is a dramatic palette of brilliantly heightened warm shades that radiate resplendently across the early evening sky.

While yellow is typically the happiest color in the spectrum and often used to stimulate excitement, these soft yellows are soothing and relaxing, making them a good fit for the bedroom or other spaces where you want to relax.

 

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Floral Fantasies Color Palette

Inspired by the colors we see in our surroundings, a combination of soft and sweet pastels with an enchanting Ultra Violet and a deep, dark navy Astral Aura conjures up a summer garden in full bloom.

These pastels might make for a great exterior paint color scheme to achieve a beach house look.

 

Happy House Painting and Home Design in 2018

We encourage you to explore other ways to incorporate 2018’s color of the year into your color schemes and design choices. And if you are in the area and looking for the best house painting in Denver for your next project, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

 

 

 

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Paint Color Trends for 2014

Love to keep up with the trends and showcase the latest styles and fashion in and around your home?

This spring you’ll find color everywhere. The hottest trends in color – and paint – are right in line with the feeling of spring: bright, colorful, fresh and full of life.

Every year, the color authorities at Pantone release what’s hot for the season in color. It’s what you’ll see when you head to the stores, and its what you’ll see making a splash throughout the fashion magazines. And while color first impacts what you wear, invariably it trickles down to the fashions you’ll see for your home as well. When the hottest color of the year is Radiant Orchid, I guarantee you’ll find that in bedding, pillows, kitchen décor, accessories, and more in all of your favorite stores.

Paint Color Trends for 2014

This years trends include:

  • Placid Blue – a peaceful and calm blue reminiscent of a tranquil sky
  • Violet Tulip – a vintage purple that evokes nostalgia
  • Hemlock – an ornamental green that provides a decorative touch
  • Sand – a lightly toasted neutral color that brings out carefree days at the beach
  • Cayenne – a high pitched red with a hint of spiciness
  • Freesia – a blazing yellow that matches the summer sun
  • Celosia Orange – warmth and energy, wonderfully paired with Freesia to remind you of warm summer days
  • Radiant Orchid – a bold purple that makes its way to the top of color choices
  • Dazzling blue – a polar opposite of placid blue, dark and vibrant

Looking at each of them automatically warms you up after a wild Colorado winter.

If the thought of this much color in your home leaves you anything but excited, don’t worry. Color doesn’t have to cover all four walls in your room.

  • Use it on one wall to coordinate and add a pop to the room’s décor
  • Use it in small areas – above a panel of windows, or below a chair rail
  • Use it on trim
  • Use it on the ceiling
  • Use it on cabinets and furniture
  • Use it in your accessories

There is no right or wrong way to use color. Color can be used to create anything you choose.

If you’re still having trouble envisioning color on your walls, give us a call. We can show you how brilliant color can be in your life. And we’ll help you choose the right color for you, whether its one of 2014’s latest trends, or a tried and true shade that will last for years.

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Connecting With Color: House Paint Color Trends For 2014

Think you hire a professional interior paint company just to paint the walls of your home? Think again. Before we ever roll on that first coat of paint, it’s important to choose a color that will compliment a home. Perhaps following house paint color trends for inspiration.

Connecting With Color: House Paint Color Trends For 2014Sounds easy enough, right? You probably already have a color in mind; how hard can it be? You simply let your painter know the color and they will handle the rest.

Not so fast. If you would like a yellow kitchen, you literally have dozens upon dozens of yellows you can choose from. Do you want a lemony yellow? Or one that’s more buttercream in color? Big difference.

Not only do colors change and offer you a wide spectrum of the color palette, it also varies based on season and year. For instance, did you know top design firms release their color palettes of the year every single year? That’s why you’ll see trends change when you shop at your favorite stores and see everything from clothing to home furnishings in different shades of color.

For 2014, the trends are turning back to the basics. More than ever, people are looking for ways to save, which means they are crafting their own furniture or repurposing things already in use throughout their homes. They aren’t thinking “how can I change this for this year;” instead they are thinking “how can I upgrade this and make it last.” And with that question, it comes down to choosing a more fluid color palette in basic colors that never grow tiresome.

Color trends typically stick with things you’ll find readily in nature. When you can describe it to someone in a way that makes sense, it stands the test of time.

If I say seaside, what do you think of? Surf and sand. Cool colors that soothe the senses. Typically you’ll find ocean blues, sandy beiges, seafoam grays, and mossy greens. Even with these color descriptions, you’re already starting to get a picture in your mind of what they will look like on your walls, right? That’s what makes them classic.

Urban choices are also big as people move from the suburbs back into the city. Urban living is home craftsman meets industrial décor. Think deep browns, grays, and inviting shades of red. Nothing too intense; instead, everything blends naturally to put the accent where it belongs – in most cases on the view from that 10th floor condo.

For some people, the art of formal living never goes out of style. They prefer rooms that invoke a feminine or masculine mystic, and take color to a rich jewel-tone heritage. Deep greens, blues, golds and reds will always create an elaborate feeling fit for a king (or queen as the case may be).

Still others love bringing the outside indoors. Especially here in Colorado, nature rules. And when you spend so much time outdoors, why not bring that feeling in so you can live with nature 24/7? Aspen yellows, pine greens, sky blues and mountain browns are all a welcome and soothing way to add color that will always feel like it’s meant to be.

If you’re interesting in brightening your home with a fresh coat of paint, feel free to reach out to one of our professionals to discuss rates and consultations.

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