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Is Pantone’s Color of the Year for Your Upcoming Redesign?

Pantone’s recently announced color of the year, ‘Ultra Violet,’ pleased as many as it revolted. Why such a dramatic transition from last year’s cheerful, yet more everyday, ‘Greenery?’ Let’s take a closer look – and what to do if you’re not on-board with what’s on-trend in your upcoming kitchen or bath redesign.

A Reflection of Design Trends & Cultural Mood

Each year, a panel at the Pantone Color Institutes debates the merits of color candidates, looking for the single color that best represents the current climate. For this year, they chose ‘Ultra Violet:’ “Dramatically provocative and thoughtful… communicating originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.” Pantone’s ‘Color of the Year’ has been an annual event since 2000, including past winners such as ‘Marsala,’ ‘Radiant Orchid,’ ‘Emerald,’ ‘Tangerine Tango,’ ‘Turquoise’ and ‘Honeysuckle.’

 

What to Do if Pantone’s ‘Color of the Year’ is Not a Reflection of Yours

If your reaction to Pantone’s ‘it’ color was, “YIKES,” take heart: You won’t be voted off the block if your upcoming renovation doesn’t include purple countertops. When it comes to design trends, investment pieces such as stone countertops and cabinets are best selected for versatility, so that they can easily accommodate changing trends over the years. Let’s face it: Your walls, accent pieces, and even kitchen furniture are far more easily adapted to the latest styles.

 

Pantone’s Not the Only Fish in Sea, Either

Paint colors for 2018 are rapidly rolling out, and they’re infinitely more diverse and design-friendly…

  • Oceanside from Sherwin Williams
    Beautiful when paired with a strikingly-veined marble countertop or backsplash for contrast, the rich blue-green hybrid of Oceanside works well in any style of room, from traditional to contemporary.

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  • Heron from Pratt & Lambert
    This cool-toned, soothing and deep hue, more blue than green, is ideal for bedrooms and baths as a contrast or accent wall.

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  • The Green Hour from Dunn-Edwards
    The Green hour, a lighter hue in-between the two shades above, plays well in beds, baths and kitchens alike, creating dramatic flair with Absolute Black granite countertops, or providing contrast when paired with Alaska White granite slabs.

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PHOTO CREDIT: https://www.dunnedwards.com

  • Black Flame from PPG
    This dramatic navy-purple-black hybrid metamorphosizes during different times of the day with changing light. Use it for adding strong visual impact on background/accent walls. Looking for something truer to the black genre? Other dramatic contenders this year include Black Magic by Olympic and Deep Onyx by Glidden.

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  • In the Moment from Behr
    This soft hue is fantastic for kitchens, and versatile enough for a variety of cabinet and countertop colors. Not sure about the right combo for your kitchen? Check out our free design tool.

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PHOTO CREDIT: http://www.behr.com

  • Caliente from Benjamin Moore
    Spice things up with the perfect shade of deep red. With no orange or purple undertones, it’s just right for a dining room or accent wall in well-lit locales, whether paired with matte soapstone, or shiny, polished black granite and engineered quartz.

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PHOTO CREDIT: https://brbs.net

 

  • Bahia Grass from Kelly-Moore
    A fun, new, light neutral alternative for those tired of white, beige and gray. This soft sage with its warm yellow undertones is capable of co-starring next to a wide variety of countertop choices.

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PHOTO CREDIT: https://kellymoore.com

  • Sandstone Tint from Dutch Boy
    Beige with a touch of gray, this versatile neutral also plays well with an assortment of countertop colors.

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Which colors are you ready to vote-in to your home? View and debate on an array of today’s most popular combinations at your area Granite Imports showroom today.