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Paint colour trends for 2018

From standout to serene, this array of colours offer options for every room

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Whether you want to give a familiar room a new look, add an accent wall, or inject colour with pillows and curtains, these major paint companies’ Colours of the Year offer a trend-setting place to start.

Caliente AF-290
Benjamin Moore

This strong, radiant red is for decorating risk-takers. A signature colour for any modern space, Caliente makes a bold first-impression on a glistening front door, and as a background for a rustic book-lined reading room. Pair it with deep greys and warm, weathered woods to inject energy.

Cast Iron Black 6173-83

Take neutral to a whole new level. Cast Iron Black allows other décor items to stand out and be centre of attention against a dramatic backdrop. Black is often overlooked as a wall colour, but it has a refined quality that strengthens a space. Use it with woods and metals to create drama or pair with white for an eye-popping contrast.

Green Peace SC158-4

Craving calm? Bring nature into your home with this hue from the 2018 Simon Chang Model Home Trend Colour Collection. This blend of earthy camouflage and soft botanical greens is well suited to big doses, so go ahead and paint the entire bedroom or family room to create a soothing oasis.

In the Moment T18-15
Behr Paint

Grounding and neutral, this cool hue is inspired by nature. Its blend of spruce blue, soft gray, and lush green is versatile and can be used inside and outside. Plus, it pairs well with traditional and modern décor styles. Pair it with deep browns or jewel tones for a formal look, or pastels for a light, coastal vibe.

Oceanside SW 6496

This rich jeweled-tone colour balances blues and greens with a vintage, luxurious vibe. Combine it with bright pinks and yellows, or create a marine theme alongside lighter and darker blues.This ocean-inspired look creates a welcoming statement in the entryway, but also works to promote creative thinking in a home office or reading nook.

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