Pantone Fall 2018 Classic Colors: Kitchen + Bath Design Photos

Pantone Fall 2018 Classic Colors: Kitchen + Bath Design Photos

Sargasso Sea, Quiet Gray, Meerkat, Almond Buff and Tofu. The 5 Classic Colors selected by Pantone for its Fall 2018 collection are steady, sophisticated, and easily incorporated into high-end, smart kitchen design.

Neutral colors have transitioned from complementary shades to statement colors in the last few years, bringing fresh, classic colors to kitchen designs and bath designs. The result has been a steady stream of home design colors that are easy-to-pair, inviting, and comfortable to view.

Our parent company, Peter Salerno Inc., is the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. As such, we were naturally curious how Peter Salerno and his design team have used these Pantone Fall 2018 Classic Colors in some of their recent kitchen design and bath design projects.

From a French-inspired bath to a brand-new kitchen cabinet installation, a sleek American transitional kitchen to a new kitchen design installation in Russia, Peter Salerno Inc. uses this season’s Pantone Classic Colors to dramatic effect. See for yourself!

1. Sargasso Sea – a sturdy navy blue

Sargasso Sea Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

Butler's pantry and cabinetry design from Peter Salerno Inc., 2018.
Butler’s pantry and cabinetry design from Peter Salerno Inc., 2018.
Butler's pantry and cabinetry design from Peter Salerno Inc., 2018.
Butler’s pantry and cabinetry design from Peter Salerno Inc., 2018.

2. Quiet Gray – a relaxing, comfortable shade

Quiet Gray Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.
New kitchen design installation photos from Peter Salerno Inc.

3. Meerkat – a punchy, warm neutral

Meerkat Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

 

Peter Salerno Inc's 2014 Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. Best Bath award winner. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Alternate view of our French-inspired 1st place best bath design winner.

4. Almond Buff – an easily-paired taupe

Almond Buff Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

Peter Salerno's gorgeous French-inspired Princeton kitchen is in his design portfolio

A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)
A Peter Salerno Inc. custom kitchen design, with French inspirations.(Credit Peter Rymwid)

5. Tofu – a chic, interesting off-white

Tofu Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

 

A custom RangeCraft range hood dazzles in this Moscow kitchen design by Peter Salerno Inc.

 

Design Your 2018 Thanksgiving With These 5 Pantone Colors

Design Your 2018 Thanksgiving With These 5 Pantone Colors

The Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Color Palette was released to much celebration and intrigue, but now it’s time to take the 10 colors (and 5 classic colors) selected and find them some practical applications.

Thanksgiving is a holiday not just associated with food, family and fellowship, but with design as well. Thanksgiving 2018 gives home designers (both professional and amateur) a chance to strut their stuff and utilize the fine color options in the Fall/Winter 2018 Pantone color collection. But which colors should one choose?

We’ve pared down the list of 10 Pantone Fall/Winter color choices (and 5 Classic Colors) to just 5 smart selections for your Thanksgiving 2018 home design, room design, decor and Thanksgiving table accessories. You’ll notice hues that suggest specific food and drink pairings, reflect the typical colors of the autumn season, and promote warmth and comfort for your guests.

Do you agree or disagree with our selections? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

1. Red Pear

One of our favorite colors in the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 collection, Red Pear is demure and luxurious, while providing an air of warmth. Like a fine glass of red wine or the cranberries on your Thanksgiving table, Red Pear is a perfect balance of sweet and sophisticated. Use Red Pear in your Thanksgiving design to reflect falling leaves, glasses of wine, and an overall crispness.

Red Pear Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

2. Martini Olive

One smart, sophisticated color deserves another with which to pair it. Martini Olive and Red Pear serve nicely as trendy, ‘upscale’ notes of color in the Fall/Winter 2018 collection. With such a focus on natural, earthy tones in both the 2017 and 2018 Pantone collections, Martini Olive has a mossy tone that is both comfortable and inviting.

Martini Olive Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

3. Russet Orange

The boldest choice among these 5 (and second only to Limelight in pure ‘pop value’ in the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 color palette), Russet Orange is a perfect shade for Thanksgiving design in 2018. Russet Orange is a wonderful choice for that burst of warm color you want in your Thanksgiving design, especially on your Thanksgiving table.

Russet Orange Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

4. Ceylon Yellow

Ceylon Yellow gets the other ‘warm tone’ nod over Limelight and Valiant Poppy due to its ability to pair with the other selections on this list. Far more subdued than other bright tones in the Fall/Winter 2018 Pantone collection, this mustard yellow provides warmth without dominating the other colors in your design.

Ceylon Yellow Pantone Fall/Winter 2018

5. Almond Buff

Now that we have four strong Pantone color choices from the ‘core’ 10 colors in the Fall/Winter 2018 palette, it’s time to tie them together with a smart neutral from this season’s Classic Colors collection. Almond Buff isn’t as bold as Meerkat, and isn’t as shy and shrinking as Tofu. Pairing this light taupe/tan neutral with the other natural colors in this collection is a simple decision for a Pantone Thanksgiving 2018 design palette.

From the deep wine red of Red Pear to the sumptuous pumpkin of Russet Orange, the understated and elegant Martini Olive to Ceylon Yellow’s ‘squash’-like appeal – adding Almond Buff to the design mix seems like the perfect way to cap off this colorful Thanksgiving feast!

Almond Buff Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Colors | HTML, RGB, Hex Values, Decor Ideas

Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Colors | HTML, RGB, Hex Values, Decor Ideas

Searching for official HTML, RGB and hex values for the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Colors, as well as decor ideas for the home? You’ve come to the right place!

From the official Pantone release of the Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color Palette:

While there is no ‘typical’ anymore, there remains a need for structure and foundation in everyday fashion. Our five core colors, easily worn across the seasons, are more crucial than ever. As ‘trends’ stay relevant longer, and consumers look to add variety through new textures, fabrics and beautiful combinations, these five core shades serve as the critical building blocks for your wardrobe.

While the primary audience of that release is wardrobe and fashion designers, the same core color design principles hold true when developing a world-class custom kitchen, bath, or whole home design. These 5 “classic colors” translate well into home design – especially more traditional, staid kitchen and bath designs.

Let’s take a look at the Classic Colors of Fall/Winter 2018 as named by Pantone: Sargasso Sea, Tofu, Almond Buff, Quiet Gray and Meerkat.

Sargasso Sea: The Depths of Navy Blue

Sargasso Sea was crowned “the staple color” of the neutral set in the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 collection. An intriguing navy blue that’s dark and deep (like its namesake), Sargasso Sea actually benefits from this depth, becoming easier to pair than most navy tones. While not quite as universal as black or gray, Sargasso Sea approaches that territory far more closely than other blueish neutrals, and increases its versatility. This isn’t an “all-over” wall color by any means, but Sargasso Sea is usable just about anywhere in the home.

Sargasso Sea Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

Tofu: The Off-White of Fall 2018

Off-white hues run the risk of being bland. Tofu’s just curious enough to buck that trend. Are we dealing with an ivory shade? Is the “off-white” note more towards a taupe? Whatever your eye tells you, Tofu is a rich, creamy off-white that attracts the eye. While it’s not a perfect neutral pairing for any primary design color, Tofu does the trick as a primary color itself, particularly in a clean, simple bath design with elegant features and brushed fixtures.

Tofu Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

Almond Buff: The Comfortable Taupe

Almond Buff is a delicious shade of taupe that reminds us a lot of a light cup of breakfast blend coffee – one milk, two sugars, and an inviting aroma. A “natural camel hue with understated appeal” (according to Pantone), Almond Buff is the most “pairable” tan in this season’s collection. Almond Buff is a willing and amenable partner to light and dark shades, looks great against solid white, and fits neatly into the design scheme of a neutrally-based kitchen or bath design.

Almond Buff Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

Quiet Gray: The Muted, Safe Bet

When in doubt, a muted cool gray is a savvy choice for home design in 2018. From backsplashes to kitchen islands, subway tile to bathroom furnishings, Quiet Gray is about as versatile a color as you’ll find in the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 collection. Try it just about anywhere – in the hands of a world-class designer, it can become a lasting staple of your home’s color scheme.

Quiet Gray Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB

Meerkat: The Slightly Audacious Brown

Perhaps the singular smash hit of the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Colors on the runway, Meerkat will certainly be in demand in terms of fall fashion. But where is Meerkat’s place in home color design? While it doesn’t appear to be quite the “right brown” for a primary color (especially on walls), Meerkat is a cheeky shade of brown that works well in accessories, decor, and perhaps in wainscoting, chair rails or crown moulding (although it must be paired properly). Have fun playing with this one!

Meerkat Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 Classic Color HTML Hex RGB