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Residential Painting Color Trends of 2018

By March 12, 2018Blake Truline
San Diego Painters

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Deciding on the right paint color for your next residential painting project can be a tremendous challenge. Not only because it is a major investment, but also because of the emotional investment attached to choosing the right color. We understand that it is often one of the toughest decisions you’ll face as a homeowner.

But here’s the catch…

It doesn’t have to be that way!

These residential painting trends of 2018 are sure to give you plenty of ideas for your next painting project. It’s time to revitalize your home!

Sherwin-Williams Collection

According to Sherwin-Williams, “2018 will embody the spirit of contemporary life.” The trend of 2018 will be moving away from white and towards moodier, bold hues. Tones like watery blue-greens, shades of black, and even bright yellows are becoming increasingly popular.

The Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2018 is a top residential painting source

Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2018

The Sherwin-Williams 2018 Colormix Color Forecast chose three beautiful color palettes that will be trending in 2018: Unity, Connectivity, and Sincerity. From high-definition yellow to vivid blues and greens, each of these pallets is uniquely inspired by the collective culture we live in. They will capture the mood of a year that is bound to be full of prosperity.

Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast 2018


sherwin-williams sincerity

Sincerity will have you feeling calm and inspired

Perfect for minimalism, meditation, and the Swedish concept of “Lagom”, which means “just enough”. According to Sherwin-Williams, “the hushed tones of sincerity play out in sand, complex grays and hazy botanicals. There are no harsh lines, but rather, blending and fluid movements that create peace and space”.

Sincerity is perfect for adding a calming atmosphere to any room. Try using this color to invite peace and quiet into your space!

sherwin-williams sincerity color pallet


sherwin-williams unity

Unity is influenced by nomadic culture

This palette is inspired by the nomadic spirit of constantly experiencing new places and cultures. They took influence from societies shift towards collectivism in everyday activities like ride-sharing and E-learning. With memorable pops of peacock color, animated fuchsia, and grounded browns, this color pallet will leave you feeling continuously inspired.

Sherwin-Williams Unity Color Pallet

  Take a look at the entire unity color pallet


Sherwin-Williams Connectivity

Connectivity will foster endless creativity and inspiration

The connectivity pallet is designed to embody the progressive high-tech culture that is filled with innovation and productivity. With colors like pixelated orange, violet, digital green, and high-definition yellow, this pallet can make any space feel immediately connected.

sherwin-williams connectivity pallet

    The Connectivity pallet has an array of eye-catching colors


Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year

Oceanside SW 6496

sherwin-williams oceanside is a top residential painting trend of 2018

Oceanside is a truly stunning and unique color perfect for many rooms in your house

“A fusion of rich blue with jewel-toned green. Oceanside represents the growing desire for color that is both accessible and elusive. It is a complex and deep color that offers a sense of familiarity with a hint of the unknown”, says Sherrington Williams.

Be the talk of the neighborhood with this eye-catching color. Oceanside is universally embraced by design styles from mid-century modern to Mediterranean and contemporary. It will make furniture pop and metallics shimmer beautifully. It can set a stage and create a focal point in any room. Oceanside’s versatility allows it to play an excellent counterpart to equally eye-catching colors like Exuberant Pink SW 6840 or Honey Bees SW 9018. Alternatively, you can truly make it pop by contrasting against other light colors. It could also be played down softer next to other blue tones like Adrift SW 7608.

Color Snap Visualizer

Sherwin-Williams Color Snap Visualizer

Unsure of what color might look best in your home? We recommend using the Sherwin-Williams Color Snap Visualizer. It will let you see any paint color on the wall with just a simple click. Click here to check it out!

There is even an app for Android and iOS for when you’re on the go. The app allows you to use features like color card scanning or the color matching tool. This tool allows you to pinpoint colors in your own photos to match with Sherwin-Williams products. Learn more by clicking here! 

Other trending colors of 2018 that we love


The Green Hour 

Dunn-Edwards Green Hour

Green Hour won Dunn-Edwards 2018 Color of the Year

A greenish-blue that is the perfect balance between light and dark. This would be a great color for your office, bedroom or bathroom.

Benjamin Moore


Benjamin-Moore Caliente

Caliente makes a bold statement in any room

If you’re looking for a color that makes a bold statement, look no further than Benjamin Moore’s “Caliente”. It’s perfect for well-light accent walls, dining rooms, and front doors.

Salsa Dancing

Benjamin Moore Salsa Dancing

Salsa Dancing can be a focal point in any room

This beautiful burnt orange color will spice up any bedroom, kitchen or bathroom.

Sherwin Williams

Sherwin-Williams Poised Taupe

Sherwin-Williams Poised Taupe

Poised Taupe brings ample light and tranquility to any room

This was Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2017, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t here to stay.  Many experts predict colorful neutrals will still be all the rage in 2018. “It’s like a gray and brown had a baby,” Sue Walden, Sherwin Williams’ director of color marketing said. Furthermore, it brings lots of light into any room.


The Verdict 

The house is where you spend most of your time, so why not invest in it? Many experts will argue that the color of a room sets the overall tone and can say a lot about your personality. It can dictate things like what furniture you buy or the decor you choose to decorate with.

We understand that choosing the right color for your home can be an overwhelming task. That’s why here at Truline we offer color design consulting services. With years of professional experience, we take the guessing and worry out of the selection process. We are committed to helping you find the perfect fit for your home and will work with you until you are 100% satisfied.

We proudly use Sherwin-Williams, Dunn-Edwards, and Benjamin Moore paints.

Let us walk you through your next project and make your vision a reality!

Call us today at (619) 663-5878 or click below for your FREE estimate!

We look forward to meeting all of your residential painting needs! Let us show you why we are a “cut above the rest”!

Truline Painting Inc
4569 Mission Gorge Pl, Suite N
San Diego, CA, 92120

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  • Kathy Bateman says:

    Great article! I love the Oceanside color, I had never seen this before. Keep it up!

  • Derek Dewitt says:

    My wife and I are wanting to paint the living room and kitchen later this year, so thanks for sharing this. I like the idea of a “Caliente” because of the bold color. Having a dark red accent on the wall would be great for brightening the room I think.

    • Blake Imperl says:

      I couldn’t agree more, Derek. The dark red accent wall can do wonders for your kitchen without being too distracting. Best of luck on your painting project and thank you for reading!

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  • I really liked the oceanside color. It reminds me of the feathers of a peacock, and makes me feel energized, yet peaceful. I think this color would be great for an entertainment space, or even an office. I’ll actually be painting my room this summer, so I’ll definitely keep these trends in mind.

    • Blake Imperl says:

      That’s a great comparison. I often find myself feeling the same when I look at Oceanside. It’s such a versatile color. Thnak you for reading, Bethany!

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  • Jenna Hunter says:

    I love this list of trending interior paint options, especially the one about promoting unity and a nomadic spirit. The colors are bright but warm and would make a room feel really cozy. I want to repaint my home, so I will have to look into these colors more and test them out before I decide.

    • Blake Imperl says:

      Thank you Jenna! I highly recommend you look into these pallets when you repaint your home. They provide the perfect balance of warm and cozy. Thank you for reading!

  • Jon Wood says:

    Very very impressive information. I must say all the tips are actually very helpful for many individuals like me who do not have much idea in the interior decor. Thanks for sharing.

    • Blake Imperl says:

      Thanks so much for reading Jon. I really appreciate it. Stay posted for more articles soon!

  • My sister moved into her new apartment and she wants to have a nice serene color tone for the walls. It was explained here that sincere color tones play out in sand, complex grays and hazy botanicals. Moreover, it’s advisable to hire professionals for quality residential painting.

  • Kit Hannigan says:

    Thanks for mentioning how animated fuchsia, and grounded browns will be able to make the residents feel inspired. My son has decided to take the freelance route and start his writing career. I know he needs every bit of inspiration and motivation he can get, so I will be happy to advise him to get his interiors painted with these colors.

  • Sam Li says:

    I like the Salsa Dancing color you mentioned. Hiring a painter is a great idea. I will hire a professional to paint my basement.

  • Thanks for sharing these color palettes! I’ve always been a fan of soft colors and ‘The Poised Taupe’ works perfectly for me but I’m trying to go bold this year, I’m going to try the connectivity palette, it’s bright and perky. I hope you can share more color palettes!

  • I liked that you said that finding the right color for your home is important. I am very indecisive and would struggle with this. I would be sure to hire a professional to receive help on choosing the right color.

  • I really like the teal blue color pictured in the bedroom photo. I am thinking of painting my room in the near future. I would like to find a color like that!

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