Pantone’s colour trend predictions for 2018 are here and the future is bright!

Ready to start colour scheming for 2018? Discover what Pantone’s colourful crystal ball has revealed…

If you’re still trying to figure out how to incorporate Rose Quartz and Serenity into your home, let alone Greenery, then you’ll be pushed to even ponder the release of next year’s colour schemes. But low and behold, the Pantone colour forecast for 2018 has arrived.

A light-hearted palette

At the International Home + Housewares Show last week, the Pantone Colour Institute executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, gave a sneak peak into what colour and design trends for 2018 we can expect to see. And there appears to be something for everyone.

Eiseman predicts that our infatuation with iridescence will continue, since ‘the human eye can absolutely not avoid’ anything pearlised or translucent. Metallics are set to shift to neutrals, while bright and bold colours will replace pastel shades, reflecting our increasingly intense lifestyles and thought processes.

Here is a closer look at the eight palettes you can expect to see next year.

Playful (above and below): As the name suggests, this palette is not to be taken too seriously. Fun colours such as Minion Yellow and Lime Popsicle remind people to stop and smile – perfect if you love bright colours or you’re a sucker for those little yellow troublemakers.

Playful's bright palette reminds people to stop and smile

Discretion: Branded as Playful’s alter ego, Discretion is the queen of subtle hues. Desaturated hues, such as Elderberry and Hawthorne, are said to offer a new sense of strength, while the power of pink comes into its own.

Verdure: Think robin’s egg blue, berry purple and celery green – this palette is symbolic of health with vegetal colours aplenty.

Far-fetched (below): An attempt to reach out and embrace different cultures, this palette is made up of warm, earthy tones such as Cornsilk Yellow.

Warm, earthy tones reflect different cultures

Resourceful: A combination of warm and cool tones, this palette consists of complementary blues and oranges that, when put together, really draw the eye in.

TECH-nique (below) : Brilliant White and Frosted Almond balance out the bright pink, turquoise and purple shades in this palette, which is a nod to technology.

The blues and oranges of this palette draw the eye in

Intricacy (below): An abundance of neutral metallics (aka, the “new neutrals”) with accents of dramatic Holly Berry Red and yellow Sulfur.

An abundance of metallics make-up this palette

Intensity: This eclectic mix of colours evokes a sense of strength, power and sophistication, balanced with black and gold.

Can’t get your head around them all? Don’t worry, we’ve still got about eight months of Greenery left.

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