2018 Colour Trends

We all know that life is meant to be seen in glorious technicolour and the same could be argued for your home decor. If you’re wondering which particular shades and hues are going to be en vogue in 2018 then look no further as we have scouted high and low to bring you the hottest colour trends that you need to know about in order to transform your home this New Year.

Each year the Pantone Colour Institute predicts the colour trends for the following twelve months. For 2018, the chosen colour is a bluey-purple hue called Ultra Violet. The Institute usually has an uncanny ability to predict the colour of the year correctly and so 2018 is likely to be the year that purple shows us its power.

2018 Colour Trends | A World of Oak A Touch of Pine Banbury and Bicester

When you break it down, purple is a very mesmerising colour indeed. Interestingly, it is made up of two colours at completely different ends of the spectrum: blue and red. While blue evokes feelings of thoughtfulness, the red symbolises passion and excitement – which is quite a powerful mix for any room of your home. The colour purple has connotations of power, creativity and the supernatural which makes it perfect for creating an interesting and captivating space in any room of the home.

We are living in very exciting times and so it really doesn’t come as any surprise that bold and playful colours are really going to be big in 2018. It’s also become increasingly popular over the last year or so for colours to lose their gender connotations so you can really have some fun playing around with the colour palette in your home this coming year. Think warm yellows, energetic purples and watery tones of blue for a fun and engaging space that captivates the senses. Now more than every you can go bold with your colour choices and go for the extraordinary choice rather than the plain old ordinary one.

Of course a bright and vibrant colour scheme isn’t to everybody’s taste and preference. Modern life is so demanding and hectic but colour is a powerful psychological tool that can affect your mood and enhance every aspect of your life. There is a lot to be said for the calming and restorative nature of a neutral colour schemes. Muted and soft purple hues  are common in nature, and for a less vibrant colour scheme sophisticated blush or serene shades of blue offer the best of both worlds with a dash of gentle colour that keeps it simple and reminds us that life doesn’t need to be so complicated.

2018 Colour Trends | A World of Oak A Touch of Pine Banbury and Bicester

Some common themes that are carrying over into 2018 are the increasingly popular themes of mindfulness and escapism. Perhaps the way in which social media has become integrated into everyday life has taught us the importance of not having to be ‘on’ all the time. In a world where we are constantly accessible across various different methods of communication, it’s nice to have somewhere we can retreat to and switch our brains off for a while. It’s for this reason that we will also be seeing a rising popularity in minimalist pastels over the next 12 months. Whichever colour you choose, pop along and see us for the perfect oak or pine furniture to match.

Image Credits: DesignSeeds and @mylamoments

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