Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year 2018

Dunn-Edwards 2018 Color of the Year, The Green Hour, draws inspiration from turn-of-the-century Paris, when 5 o’clock became known as “The Green Hour” due to the popularity of absinthe.

I couldn’t resist adding one more color to the COTY lineup. How can you blame me?  It’s fun to look at pretty pictures.

If you live in the Eastern United States, you might not know this next paint brand – but maybe you should. Dunn-Edwards has been manufacturing paint in the Southwestern U.S. since 1925.

Back in June Dunn-Edwards put together a Color Forecast and Trend report with 5 palettes. They recognize the continued pursuits toward individuality, living a creative and authentic life, and following dreams.

Dunn-Edwards 2018 Trend Report contains 5 palettes for the coming year

The detailed report is 147 pages long. You can check it out here. Choosing a rich color within the green  spectrum that echoed calls for adventure from faraway lands made sense  for Dunn-Edwards moving into the next year.

The Green Hour

The Green Hour is a vibrant green that embodies individual spirit and adventure.

Dunn-EdwardsColor of the Year for 2018 ‘The Green Hour’ is a darker shade of grayed blue-green. “This stunning color has dual personalities of being moody, dramatic and intense, while still grounding and tranquil, acting as a neutral,” explained Sara McLean, color expert and stylist for Dunn-Edwards.

Variations of this hue have been trending for the past couple of years and it’s influence can be seen other Color of the Year picks from Behr and Sherwin-Williams.

The name comes from the custom of drinking absinthe in Parisian bars, bistros and cafés beginning in the early 1800s and continuing through the turn of the century. The hour of 5 p.m. was called l’heure verte, or The Green Hour, signaling an increase in absinthe drinking into the late evening hours. Artists, writers and other creative types were regulars at The Green Hour.

Teal Color Trend

Green has been trendin for a while so it's no surprise to see this gray-ed blue green selected by Dunn-Edwards

Dark teal kitchen cabinets are becoming the new go-to for designers and homeowners. The deep and rich blue-green hue looks gorgeous when paired with a variety of hardware choices, color palettes and kitchen aesthetics from modern to country—no one wonder it’s a favorite.

Loving this concpetual bedroom from Behance with The Green Hour inspirational wall.

The Green Hour is very versatile, pairing well with other moody deep colors, like blackened red, peacock blue, brown, purple and black.

Consider using a custom grout color to add more ambiance to your bath.

“Art Deco and Craftsman styles, both rich in history and color, provide a relevant re-imagining of these noteworthy colors, evoking moods of luxury and refinement.” Mixing a custom grout color transforms a simple penny round tilled bath into an upscale environment.

Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year 2018

For an Art Deco inspiration, Sara McLean, color expert and stylist for Dunn-Edwards suggests pairing The Green Hour with rose, light cool gray, olive green, rose and red. Or for a Craftsman look, accent with chocolate brown, beige, mustard and rust.

The Green Hour is a stunning color to accent the outside of your home.

The Green Hour is stunning as an accent on a home’s exterior, especially if the house is a neutral gray or taupe

Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year 2018 wall inspiration

With so many terrific paper companies these days, you can work The Green Hour into your personal design aesthetic quite easily.

Pantone Interiors 2018 Color Palettes

It seems like I just wrapped up the new color choices for 2017 and already it’s time to  look at what PANTONE predicts will be the trending colors for Interiors in 2018.

Last year Greenery burst forth to be this year’s Color of the Year choice. According to interest on Pinterest, viewers prefer Pantone’s Fathomless palette which combines Greenery with a palette of greens and blues that evoke memories of a summer day by the water.

Often there’s a unifying color in the new palettes that Pantone releases that will be the new pick for 2018 Color of the Year. Which do you think it will be? Continue reading “Pantone Interiors 2018 Color Palettes”

New Ravenna Parterre Collection

New Ravenna has released the Parterre Collection designed by Sara Baldwin and Paul Schatz. The 18 designs in this collection are hand crafted in natural stone, Serenity glass, shell, ceramic, and aluminum and are available in different material combinations.New Ravenna Paterre Collection | KitchAnn Style

The parterre gardens were beloved for their charm and symmetrical grace. Each one became an oasis of tranquility and scented beauty. While designing this collection, Paul and I combined materials to replicate the organic texture of the gardens which were a medley of earth, foliage, masonry and pebbles. – Sarah Baldwin

New Ravenna Paterre Collection | KitchAnn Style

Every mosaic in the Parterre Collection is hand crafted by artisans on the Eastern Shore and customized to fit each installation. The mosaics can be installed on both vertical and horizontal surfaces, indoors and out.

New Ravenna Paterre Collection | KitchAnn StyleThis hand-cut mosaic of honed Horizon Dark and Cashmere is an instant classic. The soothing neutral tones would complement almost any room in your home.

New Ravenna Paterre Collection | KitchAnn Style

The geometric shapes of Almerita is the perfect blend of  masculinity and femininity. The honed Thassos is set off by the polished Saint Laurent pieces.


Founded in 1991 by Sara Baldwin, New Ravenna is one of the leading designers and manufacturers of stone and glass mosaics in North America.