Update: Check new design of our homepage!

Interior Paint Colors for 2018

Interior Paint Colors for 2018
If you think it's time to revamp your home, this is the time to do it. With a fresh palette of colors, making their way into 2018, considering painting your home in accordance with this palette is the perfect idea. Here's a look into the colors that are ruling in the world of interior painting this year.
DecorDezine Staff
Last Updated: Mar 9, 2018
Trends change every year in every field that requires the mind to be creative. The world of interior designing then, is not left far behind, as colors that had been dormant for a while now re-emerge to captivate you with their effects. This year, the focus is mainly on connecting with nature in all its glory, in the home. As such, the popular interior paint colors for 2018 reflect this trend, in that they are cool, calm and soothing, though the vibrant nature of some cannot be overlooked and is rather necessary to keep you going when in a slump. Compiled based on the opinion of interior painting and color experts, we bring to you the hottest colors for interiors this year. However, before seeing these colors, first learn how to choose the right color, so that you can make the right decision when revamping your home.

It has always been maintained in the world of interior designing, that personal taste should be given preference over the raging trends. However, sometimes you simply desire to be as trendy as the world demands you to be, and there is no harm in that. As long as you are comfortable with it, the variety to choose from is vast. Now that you've decided that you want to get with it and have your rooms painted in the colors that are trending this year, here are some thumb rules when picking them out.

How to Choose Colors for Your Interior

  • Always look at the bigger picture. Your room is not made up only of walls, but of the flooring, furniture, accessories, and the overall decor you combine it with. As such, when it comes to deciding on paint colors and combinations for any given space, ensure that you have a color scheme in mind. Balance the colors in terms of wall paint, furniture, fabrics, and accessories.
  • Decide on the kind of paint finish you want. You can choose from a matte or glossy finish, depending on your personal preference. Also, some colors would look better in a glossy finish than in a matte finish.
  • Always apply a sample of paint on the walls before painting the whole wall in one particular color. This gives you a rough idea of how the color will look in the overall scheme of things.

Given below is a palette of colors that will explain exactly what colors home experts are popularizing this year. Remember, the focus is on connecting with nature and slowing down in this fast-paced life. On the other hand, a splash of a bright, vibrant color is always important. Of course, the area you use it in will make all the difference when it comes to achieving the desired, perfect look. Here's a look into the colors you should be trying out this year.
From the Earth...
a living room with earth colored walls
Getting in touch with the earthy side of nature is what defines one of the most powerful color palettes this year. A neutral palette is always welcome by those who don't like to be overpowered by color, rather soothed by it. Neutral shades of gray or beige can easily be combined with any vibrant shade, and can be used in almost any area of the house without looking jarring. Bask in the calmness that this soothing palette has to offer.
...To the Sky...
a house interior with sky blue and white colored walls
Whether it is the earth or the sky, the aspect of nature you want to connect with completely depends on you. Shades of blue, both soft and vibrant are currently dominating the scene in the world of interior painting; and to balance the softness of this color, experts suggest using brighter colors to offset the beauty of the overall interior space. The idea is to create a balanced contrast so that you are comforted when you enter that particular space.
...And a Splash of Color
a living room with colorful honey comb pattern painted on the wall
Life without colors would be really bland, and knowing where to add the right amount of bright color is what defines the beauty of a space. All the colors must be used in limited amounts like just one wall or a patch of a wall. You can use bright to muted shades of orange, pink, purple, yellow etc. to beautifully decorate your walls.
Into the wild...
a wall colored in shades of green with the pattern altered by a gray and white strip
The soothing shades of green represents life, freshness, and harmony. Shades of green are trending this year as the herbal aspect of nature makes everyday feel like spring. Bright to muted series of green can be used as interior paint color, but combination of two or more shades of green look especially stunning. The combination of sage green and lime green will bloom every corner of your home.
Glow in Sunshine...
a house interior with the wall painted sunshine yellow
The brightening shades of yellow are a sure solution to add life to the dull corners of your house. Your room not only consists of walls, but also floor, furniture, etc. So, keep this in mind and select the shades of each element accordingly. Bright shades can be used for kitchen, while muted shades add beauty to a living room or children's room.
Some More Interior Paint Colors of 2018

Charlotte Cosby, Head of creative at Farrow and Ball, says, “Just like fashion, colors work in cycles.” Sometimes, we tend to change our interior color according to the trend, but after 10-20 years we find the same color trending in the market for the next few years.

Some of the best interior colors announced by renowned paint color brands for 2018 are as follows -
  • GLIDDEN Brand by PPG declares 'Deep Onyx' as the 2018 Color of the Year.
  • Dunn-Edwards has released five color palettes, based on different themes as follows -
  1. Memories – This palette includes blue-greens, lacquer red, dark-brown wood hues, and bronzed caramel, lightened with touches of grayish pink and gold.
  2. Natural Wonders – This palette consists of coral tones, aquatic blues, and overexposed colors with sunny contrasts like salmon, lobster, pebble, and ocean.
  3. The Stars – This palette includes vintage and 1980s retro shades along with rose, hot pink, and dark blue.
  4. Adventures – This color palette consists of reds, emerald greens, amber, lava black, and mystic purple with infusions of earthy brown, dark red, blue, and purple.
  5. Childhood Joys – This palette has classics of navy, burgundy, gray and beige, along with blue, green, and orange.
  • Sherwin-Williams revealed that 'Oceanside', a blue-green hue inspired by travel is their color of the year 2018.
As mentioned earlier, always choose colors that you are comfortable with rather than going for what is trendy. If your taste and the current trends are similar, there is nothing like it. With a fair idea of the color you want for your interiors, from the palettes that are popular this year, you will be able to do justice to your personal space, and create your own little retreat where you can rejuvenate yourself and slow down your overworked mind.
Bedroom interior for modern home and hotel bedroom
Bed in modern bedroom
Hotel Bed
Set of cushions and pillows with matching seamless patterns
Pillows on blue bed in kid bedroom