Designing with Pantone’s 2018 Colors of the Year

Strategic use of color can elevate your interior design from pleasing to striking. Shelly David loves to use colour inspired by nature to create unique designs that reflect her client's individual style. Staying on top of trends is key to creating designs that are fresh and modern.

Earlier this year at the International Home + Housewares show, Pantone revealed its color and design trends for 2018. Pantone is a leader in color, known for setting industry trends in home decor, fashion and design year after year. Eight different color palettes were announced for the upcoming year: Discretion, Far-fetched, Intensity, Intricacy, Playful, Resourceful, TECH-nique and Verdure.

The new color collections are starting to move toward brighter, more intense shades with pastels becoming less prominent. The eight palettes introduce a variety of color options to complement a range of interior design styles. The Playful palette includes bright, fun colors like Minion Yellow and Lime Popsicle, while Verdure is an assortment of natural shades like Celery and Treetop.

Interior designer Shelly David brought the bright blues and turquoise tones of the TECH-nique palette to life in this modern condo design in Honolulu. The white walls and almond floors balance the bright hues of the artwork and accents in this airy space.

Tech nique LR

The Intricacy palette brings together a new group of metallics that are being called the “new neutrals” and adds in splashes of color with Holly Berry Red and Yellow Sulfur. The bedroom of this penthouse condo in Hawaii sparkles with gold tones and hints of copper, while the red vase and artwork add a touch of dramatic contrast.

Intricacy waiea

This gorgeous living and dining area in Hawaii incorporates the muted grey and rose hues of the Discretion palette. The pink and purple tones in the chairs and side cushions soften the grey walls and sofa. Touches of gold are incorporated with the end table and door handles.

Discretion LD

This bold bedroom design embraces colors from the Intensity palette. The dark red bed cover and black accents create a striking look. The warmer golden tones in the print on the bench and carpet soften the effect a bit.

Intensity BR

CIH Design can help you incorporate next year's colors and trends into your interior design project. Whether you are located in Hawaii or elsewhere around the world, Shelly and Carl can work with you to create a space you will love without ever having been there in person.