Each year I look forward to seeing what the colors of year will be from all the different color gods that be – Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Pantone, Pinterest, Zillow, etc. I am always curious if their choice will align with what I believe is trending, or will soon be trending. More often than not, I feel like I am watching a famous designer’s runway show. It’s fun to look at, way over the top, and you would never buy it for yourself. But this year, I was pleasantly surprised by the choices. So without further ado, here are the 2018 colors of the year!
A few weeks ago, I posted an article on which paint colors would increase your home’s sale price (at least for 2017). However, several of you were very interested in knowing which colors should be avoided – i.e the worst paint choices. Well, I prefer to only write positive articles. So, it took a little bit of considering, but I did finally decide to go forward with writing this up. Just keep in mind, as you read this, that this is purely a statistical analysis. It is, by no means, intended to suggest that these colors are ugly.
Color is very subjective, and in the right design, any color can be beautiful. However, we must start somewhere. Therefore, I would say that you should avoid these paint colors when selling your home.
Getting a house ready to put on the market can be stressful. What with all of the cleaning and organizing that needs to be done to get things ready, who has time to think of doing anything else. But, you really should. It need not be an intensive renovation project, but you may want to consider painting. A fresh coat of paint makes a room fell fresh and new, and with the right colors, you can see a higher return. According to Zillow‘s 2017 Color Analysis, you can increase your home’s sale price with these paint colors.
(Navy Cabinets – Photo by Tom Howley Kitchens)
If you have been dreaming about a kitchen with dark blue cabinets, but you are worried about whether or not they will look good, well worry no more. One of the biggest trends happening this year are navy cabinets – or some other incorporation of navy color into the kitchen.
(Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year – Photo by Barker O’Donoghue Master Builders)
Well, the decision has been made, and the choice for Pantone’s 2017 color of the year is (drum roll please…) Greenery! While I am not yet sure if I am a fan of of this color choice, I must admit that it certainly makes a statement. So, I went searching to find a few rooms that have used this color with great success, and this is what I found.