At Shutter Guy here in Charleston, our customers often ask us to help them choose color for their homes. And the answer isn’t easy because it’s all about personal preference. Even still, we like to point out that, each year, the Pantone Color Institute selects a color that will trend in the upcoming months. Read on to learn more!
Colors of the Year in the Past
Each year, the Pantone Color Institute predicts what will be the trending color for the year. Pantone’s color of the year often sets the stage for trends in fashion, window treatments, wall coverings, and interior design. For example:
Character-Inspired. For the first time ever, a couple of years ago, Pantone color system based a color on characters in a movie: Despicable Me. They used their playful yellow to coin “Minion” Yellow, a color designed to lift our moods and atmosphere.
- 2016: Rose Quartz and Serenity. In 2016, the Color Institute offered up not just one but TWO trending forecasted colors. Rose Quartz and Serenity, known for their calm and peaceful aura, were forecasted to replicate how we would want to feel in the following months.
- 2017: Greenery. Reminiscent of the first day of spring, this yellow-green, snow pea color “is the color of hopefulness and of our connection to nature. It speaks to what we call the ‘re’ words: regenerate, refresh, revitalize, renew.”
2018 and 2019
This year’s color is Ultra Violet. Provocative and visionary, Ultra Violet has always been considered a mystical or spiritual color. Perhaps it’s the choice for you? Or maybe you want to wait to see what the Institute predicts for 2019. Lucikly, you don’t have long to find out—their color selection should be out there within weeks.
Tips for Lighting and Color
Try all of the types of light bulb to be sure you get the right effect. If you are using black-based colors such as purple, indigo, blue, teal, or green, you might want to try the LED cool light bulbs. For brown-based colors such as orange, red-orange, red, and magenta, use the LED warm light bulbs. The white undertones of yellow and lime green can go either way. Play with it. Take pictures of both. The camera is better than the naked eye!
Color Choices in the Charleston SC Area
The window treatment professionals at the Shutter Guy are trained to assist you in the selection of the right treatment for YOUR windows! Our knowledgeable and experienced staff knows how to ask the right questions to ensure your new window treatments exceed your expectations. We service Charleston, SC and surrounding areas including, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s Island, Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Awendah, Goose Creek, and the “Low Country.” Contact us to schedule a consultation, and be sure to check out our Calling Out Cancer program to see how a percentage of your purchase with us goes toward cancer support and research.