For the past few years, whites and neutrals have ruled the world of paint color. Behr isn’t one to follow the lead, which is why they named In the Moment T18-15 as its first-ever Color of the Year. In it, spruce blue, soft gray and lush green coalesce to evoke a sense of sanctuary and relaxation.
“In The Moment speaks to our society’s desire to disconnect and be present,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr. “It crosses multiple design styles — global, coastal, modern — and pairs well with other subdued colors to create harmony for interiors or exteriors.” We can’t decide if we prefer this shade inside or out, because both are so striking.
This “neutral blue,” as Woelfel describes it, takes on a very different tone depending on the colors with which you pair it. When used as a bright pop in a mostly dark room, it feels calm and formal.
However, when paired with white and light natural wood, the color comes off as energetic and vibrant, which makes for a welcoming statement on the exterior of a home.
Behr recommends using Kombucha T18-06, Wabi-Sabi T18-10 or Soul Search T18-14 with In the Moment to create a calm environment, then featuring the other shades throughout the rest of your home to create an overall sense of balance.
If you find pairing paints intimidating, Behr has more help for you. They created a full 2018 color trends palette, which features 20 hues they forecast will be huge in the months to come.
Like what you see? All of the colors are available today exclusively at The Home Depot stores nationwide.