The New Neutrals for 2018…and They’re Not Gray.

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The past several years, cool steely gray has dominated the neutral color game.  Some of you may gasp in horror, but I believe we will be seeing less and less cool gray in the upcoming year.  Well then, you may ask, which neutral will reign supreme?  Let’s take a look at my predictions for the new neutrals in 2018.  

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THE NEW NEUTRALS #1 - GREIGE

Ok, ok. There is a still a bit of gray in my first neutral color prediction, so gray lovers - don’t panic!  But the twist on this pick is much warmer.  I think we will be seeing warm griege shades used on cabinetry, wall color, upholstery, and more.  The overall color shift is toward neutrals that have warmer undertones.  I am a big fan of this neutral - it is classic, fresh and bright!  Sometimes the cool grays of the past were too heavy and dark for me.  

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THE NEW NEUTRALS #2 - SAGE

The next new neutral for 2018 is sage green!  While many don’t think of green in general as a neutral color, you can see that neutral sage has only a slight green undertone, so it still works easily in a variety of color schemes.  Sage is great for rooms where you want a natural/relaxed/bohemian vibe.  Sage green doesn’t need to cover all of your walls - it is great in smaller doses.

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THE NEW NEUTRALS #3 - WARM WHITE

I am a die-hard lover of all things white, so I am on board with the shift to warmer whites in 2018.  Like the other neutrals above, warmer undertones are the key to achieving this look.  Warm white is a lot cozier than it’s cool white counterpart. It’s beautiful with natural wood finishes, and I love it with brass accents.  

So there you have it.  These 3 new neutral color predictions for 2018 have a fresh, warm feel.  Are you a fan of these warmer neutral hues?  Or will you be sticking with your trusty cool grays?  And please, feel free to share this blog post with a friend that is painstakingly trying to select a new paint color…these new neutrals might be the winner!

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