Paint color schemes are intended to spark your creativity and offer ideas for color combinations that will transform a room to fit your personality.
The psychology of color is at play in all its glory in this year's colors of the year and accompanying palettes. The goal is to use color in a way that improves your life.
Benjamin Moore Showcases Spirited Reds
Strong, Radiant, and Full of Energy
Benjamin Moore's 2018 color of the year is Caliente (AF-290) described as a vibrant, charismatic shade of red.
In fact, a full spectrum of reds along with browns and grays are the foundation of this paint color scheme. The trend aims to infuse energy and a warmth that makes a statement in an unexpected way.
Red can have both positive and negative significance - from life, love, and passion to power, dominance, and even danger.
Regardless of the mood you wish to create, red is an important color that certainly gets your attention.
Sherwin-Williams Offers a Healthy Balance
Accessible and Elusive
Sherwin-Wiliams presents three paint color schemes for 2018.
Sincerity is a minimalist, less-is-more collection playing out in hushed tones of sand, complex grays, and hazy botanicals.
Connectivity represents a culture of the environment, tech, and productivity. This palette features bold oranges, yellows, violets, and greens.
The color scheme Unity is designed to cultivate a sense of community. Security and adventure collide in pops of bright color and strong neutrals.
Sherwin-Williams describes Oceanside (SW 6496), their color of the year and part of the Unity collection, as a collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green. It's versatile enough to evoke feelings of creativity and clarity or deep thinking and quiet time, depending on its application.
Behr Suggests You Create a Mindful Space
Inspired by Nature
The idea behind Behr's 2018 paint color scheme is awareness.
In this fast-paced world, we can reduce stress by being more intentional about how we spend our time. The kind of time that includes creating positive memories and experiencing joy.
The colors in our environment play a large role in this awareness to seek balance and contentment. Behr's In the Moment (T18-15) is their 2018 color of the year.
It's a spruce blue infused with blue, gray, and green inspiration. The rest of the palette creates a soothing, tranquil environment with bursts of energy, as reminiscent in nature.
How To Choose Paint Color Schemes
Students at Boston University College of Fine Arts (CFA) are learning that color isn’t so much about what viewers see as about what they think they see.
The effective use of color grabs attention, sets the mood, or creates openness and depth in a room.
Choosing Your Paint Colors
Get started by visualizing the room with colors representing your most favorite or beloved belongings.
- Pick a favorite object in the room.
It could be a piece of furniture, wall hanging, curtains, personal item, or other decors. Something that you love that will be part of the room for a long time.
- Match the color of your favorite object to similar paint colors.
For a monochromatic look, choose a light, medium, and dark variation of your color.
For a complimentary color combination, find the color directly opposite of your color on a color wheel.
When choosing paint colors, also consider how you use the space to be painted and what mood, feeling, or atmosphere you wish the area to convey.SCHEDULE A FREE ESTIMATE