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Colour Trends to WATCH OUT FOR.

THERE'S A NEW MINIMALIST COLOUR PALETTE IN TOWN, AND IT DOESN'T INVOLVE GREY... COLOUR TRENDS TO WATCH OUT FOR:

As 2018 quickly approaches, it's time to discuss which home decor trends will define the

year to come. While 2017 was all about tropical green, warm neutrals, and sophisticated

camel accents, we predict that next year will be full of even edgier hues.

MINIMALIST PASTELS

Black-and-white interiors had their time to shine, but 2018 is ready to give way to a new minimalist palette. Soft, washed pastels like mint greens and sandy pinks will totally reimagine simple modern design in the coming year, according to Sherwin-Williams.

"Sincerity is about mindful living and creating an environment to disconnect and recharge," says Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams' director of marketing. Soft, washed neutrals, greens and sanctuary pinks work together to create harmony."

PINK AS A POWER COLOUR

It's official: pink is losing it's gendered connotations. It evokes so many feelings that everyone can relate to, from joy to lust, making for the perfect mood-enhancing paint color.

Pantone predicts that 2018 will the year millennial pink shape-shifts into a stronger, more complex version of itself. "Pink has developed more power than ever before," said Leatrice Eiseman, the Pantone Color Institute's executive director.

PAINTS & INTERIORS

VIBRANT YELLOWS AND GREENS

Filling your home with vibrant colors shouldn't be considered a design risk, and in 2018, Pantone predicts that it won't be. In their Playful color scheme, you'll find shades like vibrant

yellow and lime popsicle that will bring you a childlike joy. "People need to stop and smile," said Eiseman. Design doesn't always have to be so serious!

METALLICS AS NEUTRALS

According to Pantone, metallics are no longer a dramatic color choice. In fact, they're part of the "new neutrals" for 2018, says Eiseman. Whether your choose to inset your ceiling with gold paper, like the room pictured here, or add a few gold accessories throughout your space, apparently gilded is the new white marble.

CONNECTIVITY

The Connectivity palette draws from innovations in tech, including pixelated oranges, digital blues and greens, and high-def yellow. In Silicon Valley, Austin, Berlin and Beijing, techies are the new hippies, full of breakthrough ideas and utopian ideals. Connectivity is modern and playful, bringing in dark watery tones of blue that are balanced with neutrals, warm yellow and energetic purples. Punctuate any room with some tech-inspired hues, while working in some much-needed warmth with understated grays and creams.

BLACK AS A STATEMENT COLOR

There's no denying we're in love with all-black rooms, and 2018 is totally onboard with the sleek trend. According to Trendir, black should be treated as a neutral this year, considering it complements nearly any theme or color palette. From black floors to black chandeliers, it is the perfect way to add some drama to your space.

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