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As we all know, trends come and trends go. Just like the changing seasons, things that were fashionable just a short while ago are now passé. As interior designers, we at r.o.i. Design try to stay ahead of the trends or at least keep up with them. Some people make it their profession and area of expertise to predict the trends. The color experts at Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams report on their color trends each year, including their “Color of the Year”.

Below are links to the 2018 color trends from Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams.


Color of the Year – Ultra Violet 18-3838

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.


Benjamin Moore

2018 Color Trends – Caliente AF-290

“Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.


Sherwin Williams

2018 Color of the Year – Oceanside SW 6496

A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive, Oceanside SW 6496, is our 2018 Color of the Year. A complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, Oceanside, bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.