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What are the color trends for 2018, and how can you incorporate them into your home?


The best thing about color in 2018 is that we are seeing a lot more of it. As a designer who loves to use color, I am ecstatic! My favorite one trending this year is violet. I love deep, rich shades, but I’m also a fan of more pastel hues.

Pair violet with another 2018 trend—sofas in bold colors. If the purple family speaks to you, then you will have no problem going bold with an entire sofa in this color. A big statement sofa is the perfect choice for adding life and drama to a room. Not ready for such a bold move? If you want to quietly work a new color into your design before making a big commitment, try adding a few pillows or painting an accent wall. Both are easy to replace if you change your mind.

Powder rooms are one of my favorite spots for playing with new colors and ideas. They are the perfect place to step outside your comfort zone and be bold! Small spaces are easier on your pocketbook up front and easier to change out in a few years. One wallpaper trend now is very large, bold florals. Encase your powder room in wisteria, lilacs or purple irises, and top the look off with black and white everywhere else. Add a floral-scented candle for aromatherapy to match the walls. Your guests will be impressed!

—Marcia Moore, owner, Marcia Moore Design

Pantone named Ultra Violet its 2018 Color of the Year, and it’s easy to see why. This fresh shade of purple instantly adds drama, interest and depth to any room. But a little goes a long way, and we recommend that our clients use the color sparingly or as a focal point in an otherwise neutral color scheme.

In this great room, designer Lauren Sweet-Schuler incorporated the color with Jonathan Adler chairs flanking the fireplace. The unique color story perfectly complements the homeowner’s striking, large-scale painting by artist and filmmaker Julian Schnabel. Deep violet, soft lavender and calming neutral colors gracefully unite art and interiors in this bold, modern space.

—Meghan Heeter, interior designer, Castle Design