Hey, guys, it’s Toska! Today’s blog topic is one you’ve been waiting for. In one of our October, Wednesday videos, Chad and I told you we’d be reviewing the 2018 color palettes for Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, which we’ve done. We also told you that we’d be sharing one of our own with you in November (we’re a teeny bit late). Today, I’m going to introduce you to the Unique Painting KC’s 2018 Color Palette. Color Palette, meet my blog readers. Blog readers, meet our Color Palette.
Chad and I gave quite a bit of thought to what colors we believe will make a splash in the coming year. We based our selections on what colors were hot in our area in 2017, and what colors were forecasted to be winners nationwide in 2017. Since we are in and around paint and paint colors every day we’ve noticed that the forecasted trends for the year don’t always make their way to the stage in our area until a year, sometimes two years, after they’re introduced to the public. This doesn’t mean that we’re not as cool as the coasts, we’re just a little more conservative here in the middle. The trends always get around to us eventually.
So, let’s just take a look at these colors, shall we? Starting from the top left corner and working across, there are two choices for each color: violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, red, warm and cool gray, navy, brown, black, and white. You guessed it, there are two because one is Chad’s pic, and one is mine. Chad’s pick is on the left, mine is on the right. His colors are a little more subdued, mine are a bit brighter. I love and use some of Chad’s choices, and I think he tolerates mine.
Three colors I’m most excited to see more of are: Roycroft Bottle Green, Radish, and Salty Dog. Roycroft Bottle Green, I predict, will be used just like deep navy and charcoal are currently being used on exteriors. It’s a deep neutral, that will look fantastic with Pure White as a trim color, and Tricorn or Well-Bred Brown as an accent color. Butter Up would be a lovely punch color for the front door, as would Obstinate Orange.
Radish is a bold, saturated color I reviewed as a Color Me Friday pick a few months back. The photo I used for that review was of a ceiling in a children’s craft room. I think this color would look great in the right room and I would absolutely love to see Radish bring an older piece of furniture back to life.
Salty Dog is my navy pick. It has a bit more yellow in it than its other navy friends, but that’s what I love about it. It reminds me of all things sea; a warm, vivid, navy that would rock on some kitchen cabinets or an island, or…this is one of those colors that I’d use like Frank’s Hot Sauce. I always love navy with a nice, crisp white, but there’s enough yellow in Salty Dog for it to look just as dapper with a creamy color, like White Hyacinth.
And there you have it folks, the Unique Painting KC 2018, Color Palette, specific to this area. Consider yourselves introduced and dare I say acquaintances. What is nice about our palette is that these colors will be used hopefully sooner than later. They’re not trendy colors that we will be waiting a year to see in our client’s homes. They’re RIGHT NOW colors. I know you already know this, but if you need help incorporating some of these beautiful colors into your home I’d be happy to visit with you, listen to your thoughts, and help you create a plan. And, seriously, I’d love to know what ya’ll think about this palette, so leave me some comments below.
Thanks for stopping by. Swing by again to catch my next blog entry where I will finally be discussing my recent move to the big city of Liberty. I promised you a moving experience and that you shall have.