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October 5, 2017

The Pantone Colours for 2018

As 2018 approaches, I can’t help but wonder what’s in store for colour palettes in the New Year. As we all know Pantone’s Greenery was and still is on the forefront in 2017. Greenery is described on Pantone’s site as, “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”

As far as new beginnings go in 2018, we can expect to see more of this fresh and zesty shade, which also symbolizes the pursuit of personal passions and vitality. This is great news for anyone who potted a bunch of new plants around their home or incorporated Greenery in their decor/furniture.

Pantone Color Institute’s executive director Leatrice Eiseman disclosed, “Metallics we know are classic, but they have really moved over into neutrals.” She also foresees pearlized or translucent tones as we are all drawn to all things iridescent.

So, without further ado, here are the eight colour palettes for 2018:


Vedure— Vedure literally translates to greenery – hues taken directly from nature like celery, robin’s egg blue, and berry purple. “This palette is so symbolic of health,” said Eiseman.

Playful— A light and playful palette, this one brings boatloads of fun – with colors like Minion Yellow and Lime Popsicle.

Descretion— Playful’s counterpart. This palette contains subtle muted hues like Elderberry and Hawthorne Rose. “Pink has developed more power than ever before,” said Eiseman.

TECH-nique— An ode to tech, with bright turquoise, pink, and purple hues, and balanced with Brilliant White and Frosted Almond.

Far-Fetched— Quite literally this palette “reaches out and embraces many different cultures,” said Eiseman. Warm earthy hues, think Roiboos Tea and Cornsilk Yellow.

Resourceful— Mostly made up of complementary colors blue and orange, “it combines warm and cool tones that you just can’t avoid looking at it.”

Intricacy— Full of those new neutral metallics, with a pop of Holly Berry Red and yellow Sulfur for drama.

Intensity— This one conveys “a certain strength, power, depth and sophistication,” said Eiseman, despite being an eclectic collection of colors. Black and gold balance the varying hues.


To find your colour needs for this year and next, be sure to check out our website, or visit us in the showroom!

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