Captivating Colors for 2018

Trend forecasting can be complicated, but it’s necessary across industries to predict growth. Determining what’s hot for the coming year is especially essential in the world of design. With 2017 rapidly coming to a close, we asked Beth Almond, ASID, color consultant for the LuciteLux® acrylic brand, what color trends she’s anticipating for next year. Here’s what she had to say:

Blue’s clues
From turquoise and indigo to Wedgewood, navy and royal, all shades of blue will be popular in 2018. According to Almond, we’ll see plenty of blue hues mixed with tanned neutrals.

You’re making us blush
Almond predicted we’d see a little bit of blush pink in 2017 and in 2018, she says we’ll see a lot of this very pale color. Look for blush pink combined with neutrals and metallics.

The classic pairing of black and white will remain at the forefront of design in the New Year. Like with blush pink, expect to see black and white pairings with metallic accents.

Bold isn’t always better

Over the last few years, neutral colors have spent their time in the spotlight. These delicate colors can help balance the environment in interior spaces. As we move into next year, neutrals will remain popular – particularly colors like clay, tan and brown-gray. The layers of complexity created by these subtle hues are worthy of the continued attention.

Purple Haze
Earlier this month Pantone® revealed “Ultra Violet” as its color of the year for 2018. Pantone Color Institute VP Laurie Pressman told the Associated Press the color was selected because it “evokes a counterculture flair, a grab for originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking.” From window displays and fashion runways, it’s easy to see the appeal of this powerful color. Purple is on point for designers and retailers, especially during this time of year when holiday shoppers are searching for gifts that are maybe a little more extravagant than usual.

Almond says that while some may have trouble incorporating purple into home furnishings, keep in mind it makes a wonderful accent color.

At Lucite International, we’re passionate about color and our LuciteLux® cast acrylic is available in a vast range of purple shades, textures and effects to help you embrace the color of the moment:

LuciteLux® Frost in Aurora Violet or Violet Heather – effortlessly cool style with a matte texture
LuciteLux® Impressions in Violet – the performance of LuciteLux® cast acrylic with an extra dimension of texture
LuciteLux® Sparkle in Gleaming Violet – to add a little shimmer
LuciteLux® Vario in Passion Flower Violet – striking, fluorescent live edge contrasts beautifully with the subtle surface color

Tell us how you’ll incorporate on-trend colors into your 2018 design work.