3 New Color Trends for Spring 2018

This season’s color trends are both sophisticated and playful. Pink, blue, green and purple are important in all shades and are mixed throughout, while neutrals become bolder. Our Creative Director Broc Clark shares three color stories that will create cohesive palettes that get your rooms ready for spring.

Ultra Violet

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018 is Ultra Violet, and it’s a big color story for spring. The neon trend has been going strong for years and it isn’t slowing down. This color communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking. It’s also reminiscent of the bold style of the 1980s.


This color story is young, bright and inspiring. Yellows and blues feel fresh, and a touch of guacamole green seals the deal. Use lots of stripes to bring in the fun.


This color collection is driven by a love of the outdoors and a desire to experience nature. Mix multiple shades of greens, including colors that feature names like Pesto, Dewkist and Peridot. Add a pop of purple, and your room will feel like a garden.

Color Crush: Decorating with Green

When it comes to colors, green is a crowd pleaser. From lime to emerald, Kelly, olive and celery, green offers something for everyone. It can be neutral … or not. It can make a statement or it can soothe the soul. It also feels rich (well, it is the color of money and envy.)

Sorry Kermit, but we think it’s easy being green! Find your favorite shade or mix and match a few. Here are five pieces that will turn your home into an inviting retreat.

Celery Green

This soft green chair will go with anything. Pair it with basic beige to add a layer of interest. Use it with black for a dramatic combination. Or mix it with colors such as coral, navy or red for a sophisticated, vibrant palette.


Lime Green

The light and bright shade of green will feel like a little bit of spring in your room. This accent chair will bring a bit of spring into your room with its vibrant lime green. Imagine how it will perk up a basic space.

Kelly Green

The luck of the Irish will be with you when you add a bit of Kelly Green to your room. This vibrant shade makes a statement, so use it sparingly, like with this accent chair. The pop of color is playful and fun.

Emerald Green

An emerald green chair brings a rich burst of color to your room and shakes things up. It’s a great choice if you prefer to keep your wall color neutral. It makes a statement without overpowering your room.


Olive Green

This deep shade of green is a rich neutral that adds depth to a room without being overpowering. It goes well with black, brown or khaki, and has the feel of causal elegance.

How to Choose An Accent Color

Color is powerful. It can impact how you feel, simply by being surrounded by it. It makes spaces feel larger or smaller. And it creates a mood, especially when combined with other colors. That’s probably why choosing colors for your home can feel like such a daunting task. The wonderful thing about accent colors is that they can provide a quick update based on your mood and current taste. They also can be changed out on a whim.

Choosing an accent color should be fun. Here are five tips to get you started:

1. Think About The Colors You Love

Look at a favorite piece of clothing, a beloved work of art, or a cherished memento. Do you notice any colors that you’re drawn to in subtle ways? Pull color inspiration from those things around you.

2. Choose Complementary Colors

Base your accent color choice off of the main colors in your room. Complementary colors are those that are directly opposite each other on the color wheel, such as red and green, or blue and orange. These colors naturally work well together, and you can consider them in any of their shades.

3. Choose Analogous Colors

You can also choose an accent by choosing a color that’s next to your main room color on the color wheel, such as red and orange or green and blue. Combining these colors creates a sense of harmony and can enhance a mood.

4. Take Inspiration from the Season

Accent colors can help bridge your home to the current season. In spring, look to the colors of flowers or the greenery that’s blooming all around you. Summer is the time to celebrate the warm sun or vacation memories; go all in with aqua blue or warm yellow. Fall is rich with the changing colors of the earth, such as deep reds and muddy browns. And use winter’s icy tons or holiday spirit to inspire accent colors in your décor.

5. Choose a Subtle Variation

Finally, you can choose a subtle variation of a color that’s already in your room as an accent. This is a good option if you want to emulate the sophistication of a monochromatic space. For example, choose a darker shade of gray or taupe. The subtle color change enhances your room.

How to Choose The Right Shade Of Red

One of the hot colors in home design for 2018 is red. Using it, however, can be a little tricky. A little can go a long way, and less is definitely more. The most important thing to do is find the right shade. The design experts at HGTV say your style will dictate the correct one.


Contemporary. If your style is contemporary, use neutral basics with pops of red. Paint the door a bold, bright red. Then inside use accessories such as an accent chair, pillows, rugs or throws in red.

Modern Rug

Modern. If your style is modern, your home will probably be designed around several primary colors. The best red for this décor is one that has burgundy or brown undertones. Make a statement on your front door with any shade of red then infuse the color in your interiors through a painting, graphic rug or work of art.

Rustic Red

Rustic. Rustic design loves red, especially shades found in the country. Paint your front door barn red then accessorize your interior with brick, apple or poppy shades.


Traditional. If your home is traditional, stay away from primary reds and move to burgundy tones. Paint your door a deep, rich red. Then use darker reds inside in traditional pieces such as Oriental rugs.

Which red are you?

Pantone 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

The global color experts from Pantone have named the 2018 Color of the Year, and it’s a dramatic one. Ultra Violet “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”


Inspiration for this color comes from musical icons such as Prince, David Bowie, and Jimi Hendrix, who brought shades of Ultra Violet with their artistic expressions. In interiors, Pantone can “transform a room into one of extraordinary self-expression, or conversely its polish can tone down a room with subdued, modern pairings. Ultra Violet calls attention to a tufted couch, piece of art, or accent wall. As a color that can take you in so many directions, Ultra Violet makes a statement in any space, whether it’s one of tradition and elegance or unexpected boldness.”


Be on trend by incorporating one of these fun furnishings in Ultra Violet—they all ship for free!


Imagine a pop of Ultra Violet in your living room or bedroom with this fun accent chair.


Be on trend in your office with an Ultra Violet desk chair.



Add some energy to your bedroom with an Ultra Violet Comforter set.


Add a pop of Ultra Violet in any room with this colorful table lamp.