Each year, home and garden gurus let the “rest of us” know what colors will be hot for decorating in the year ahead.

When you decide to remodel an area of your home, you probably want to find a color that you love and that makes a style statement, too.

Whether you want to paint your living room, kitchen, a bedroom, or a bathroom, these are the colors you’ll be seeing a lot of this year.


2018’s Pantone Color of the Year is a shade called Ultra Violet (18-3838).

It’s a color that shouts originality and ingenuity.

The color is not only feminine but also bold. It’s perfect for the bedroom of a sassy daughter or a powder room.

Use it to make a statement in the kitchen or as an accent wall in the living room.

Feel free to use it anywhere you’d like and accessorize to make it your own.

Remember, purple is the color of royalty – own it!

Deep Onyx

Glidden also chooses a signature color each year and their choice for 2018 is Deep Onyx (OONN 07/000).

Surprised to see such a dark color on the list?

Think about how great this classic black will look with white furniture and metallic accents.

The contrast is striking and will definitely provide the wow-factor.

Don’t forget the touches of greenery around the room for the perfect finishing touch.

If contemporary is the look you’re going for, this might be your quintessential color match.


Benjamin Moore gets in the Color of the Year game with their 2018 pick – Caliente (AF-290).

If playing it safe is more your speed, pair it with neutrals.

But, this bright red shade looks best when you take a risk and pair it with peachy tones.

Try using Caliente or a similar shade on your staircase or go bold and use it on an accent wall in your living room or kitchen.


This deep, rich, blue-green shade is the color for 2018 from Sherwin-Williams (SW-6496).

If you like to be frequently reminded of tropical locales and beach vacations, give Oceanside a whirl.

The bright blue shade is the perfect choice for your family bathroom remodel.

Talk to your contractor and get your name on the books.

If a whole room of tropical fabulousness is too over-the-top for your subtle style, use it as an accent wall in a small space or use it to make a statement on your front door.

In the Moment

2018 is about being “in the moment.”

Behr’s creative name for its 2018 Color of the Year (T18-15) doesn’t hint at the light blue color, but you’ll want to get some of this amazing color up on your walls pronto.

It’s colorful enough to grab attention but soft enough to put in any room.

In the Moment looks beautiful when it’s paired with whites and neutrals.

The cool, calm, relaxing vibe it provides will be a welcome retreat no matter where you put it.

Get your painting clothes on

You may decide that you’re going to remodel more rooms than you intended just so you can use some of each of these gorgeous hues.

Don’t forget to talk to your contractor about work in your kitchen or bathroom. He can help you come up with a plan that’s even better than what you imagined.

For help remodeling your home, contact your local experts Virginia Kitchen and Bath.

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