A Natural Choice: “Bahia Grass” is our 2018 Color of the Year

by Mary Lawlor | Oct 03, 2017
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We are pleased to announce the results of our Color of the Year (COTY) 2018 designer survey, sent to a nationwide group of 15,000 ASID-certified interior designers and members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). As a member of forecasting organizations Color Marketing Group (CMG) and Color Association of the United States (CAUS), we selected the most influential colors that reflect home décor trends for 2018, and then presented those colors to this esteemed group of designers.

And we’re excited to announce the 2018 COTY winner the respondents picked: Bahia Grass KM4782.

A subtle shade of green, Bahia Grass captures the essence of swaying wild grasses in a summer breeze — but it works well in any season. This atmospheric hue is the epitome of a modern neutral, clearly tinted yet delicately balanced — making it perfect as a fashion statement with a timeless feel.

“With the return of a ‘70s influence, we begin to see browns become the dominant neutral in 2018; brick red, burnt orange, olive green and golden yellow jump into the palette while coral, bright blue, indigo and aqua keep the palette fresh,” said Mary Lawlor, Manager of Color Marketing. “The design community’s pick of Bahia Grass KM4782 as COTY 2018 is no surprise, as it’s the perfect companion to current and future trending colors.”

The 2018 COTY runners-up were: Galleon Blue HLS4288, Peach Temptation KM5425, and Fruity Licious KM5448.  

Color samples can be ordered by emailing colorsamples@kellymoore.com.