Home Color Trend 2018

LARASATI OETOMO on DESIGN, 15/12/17

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Picking the right color for our home is like choosing something as essential as a work environment. It is one of the simplest ways to make home truly a kingdom of peace.


For the past few years, the color trend goes around tertiary color or a mixture of two or more secondary colors. For next year, one of the leaders in home & decorative industry Dulux predicts that the trend will last for another year in 2018. Specifically, they pick Heartwood, a combination of pink and grey that results in warm mocha, as their 2018 Color of The Year.

The Colorefutures 2018 showed that in the era where everything is in the rush and we are facing a lot of ambiguity and peculiar technology out there, home needs to be really welcoming. On the other hand, it also need to spark the owner's sense of identity. This is why the mauve-like Heartwood is chosen: it is warm, relaxing, and can be easily personalized.

Akzonobel Dulux also manifested the use of heartwood color in three different palettes: Comforting Home, Inviting Home, and Playful Home. The palettes are designed for sundry personality - from more reserved, down-to-earth person, to outgoing and cheerful ones. Through good mixture with certain home materials and other secondary colors, the Heartwood shade proves to be versatile in use.

RED/GOLD PALETTE: Comforting Home

CONSCIENTIOUS | THOUGHTFUL | DOWN-TO-EARTH

With a combination of soft pink, honey, and darker colors, Heartwood works as a balancer. For this palette, warm materials like velvet, patterned rug, and ethnic decoration emphasize the depth of the persona.

BLUE PALETTE: Inviting Home

COLLABORATIVE | OPTIMISTIC | INCLUSIVE

For this palette, a range of blue shades from turquoise and sky blue will help remarking the imaginative nature of the persona. Use woods and cane works to stay on the ground.

GREEN/YELLOW PALETTE: Playful Home

ADVENTUROUS | CHEERFUL | ADAPTABLE

As bold as it seems, bright secondary colors like yellow and green wrap the cheerfulness of this persona. The use of greeneries helps maintaining the familiarity of surrounding, along with simple materials like dyed steels.

PHOTOS Akzonobel/Dulux