Crossville Looks at the 2018 Colors of the Year

The design world has been looking to the future of hues, as a number of paint companies and the famed Pantone Color Institute have decreed their 2018 colors of the year. In recent months, there’s been a shift to darker neutrals, so it’s no surprise that predictions have gone even bolder and deeper. For example, three popular paint companies have decreed shades of black as tops for the coming year. Here’s a look at the trending hues, as well as Crossville’s tile collections that answer each of them.

The Blacks

PPG Paints and its two sister companies, Glidden and Olympic, all took a walk on the dark side with shades of black: Black Flame, Deep Onyx, and Black Magic.

Crossville offers many black-hued porcelain tile products in a range of looks and styles. Here are just a few (teaser alert: stay tuned for more news on this hue coming from Crossville very soon!).

Benjamin Moore’s Caliente

A vibrant, charismatic shade of red, Benjamin Moore’s Caliente is strong, radiant, and full of energy. Here’s how Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence, describes Caliente:

Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”

Benjamin Moore's Caliente

Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year Caliente has a spirited personality that’s confident, pleasing, and passionate.

Crossville’s Color by Numbers pure-color infused interior wall tiles in Carbon 14 capture the bold spirit of Caliente.


Behr’s In The Moment

Behr’s first ever Color of the Year is a tranquil blue-green color inspired by nature. In The Moment is versatile, crossing multiple design styles to work with traditional, modern, coastal, and global decor. Behr states on its website:

“This comfortable color evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our busy, always-on lives. In name and color, this hue speaks to our desire to take a break, be present and recharge.”

Pantone’s Ultra Violet

Last, but certainly not least in the Color of the Year line-up, is Pantone’s vibrant Ultra Violet. This provocative purple shade “suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.”  Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute, explains the philosophy behind the highly anticipated color of the year:

“We are living in a time that requires inventiveness and imagination. It is this kind of creative inspiration that is indigenous to PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet, a blue-based purple that takes our awareness and potential to a higher level.”



Capture the look 0f Pantone’s Ultra Violet with purple selections from our Argent, Color Blox, and Color by Numbers collections.

Crossville's Purple Tile Selections