Pairing Pantone Spring 2018 Neutrals For Home Design

Pairing Pantone Spring 2018 Neutrals For Home Design

The Pantone Spring 2018 Color Collection has produced some of our favorite neutral tones in years.

Beige, white, off-white and gray are all present in this season’s collection, and each tone (be it classic or contemporary) brings with it a myriad of design pairings and design options. While the needs of home designers are different than those designing for the runway, the Pantone Spring 2018 color palette still serves as a helpful guide and inspiration for home design experts and home owners alike.

From classic gray and white tones to a warm, inviting beige and a blushing off-white stunner, here are 4 of our favorite neutral shades from the Pantone Spring 2018 color collection – and some other Pantone Spring 2018 colors we think pair nicely with each.

Harbor Mist: A Classic Gray Neutral

Sturdy, reliable and not-too-dark, Harbor Mist is a classic gray neutral. It’s a light enough shade of gray to provide a stable anchor for your design without darkening the room. Part of the Classic Colors sub-set of the Pantone Spring 2018 collection, Harbor Mist is most useful with two color palettes in mind: nautical and primary colors. (Think blues, whites, reds, beiges, and yellows).

Pair Harbor Mist With:






Coconut Milk: A Versatile Off-White Neutral

Coconut Milk is a fantastic slightly off-white neutral that plays directly into the trend of white kitchen designs and living space designs that has dominated 2017 and 2018 home design. We love the idea of pairing it with “woody” browns like Emperador, or bold jewel tones like Arcadia. The best part of designing with Coconut Milk is that it can serve as a ‘blank canvas’ for bolder colors, or the fresh white focus of your design.

Pair Coconut Milk With:






Almost Mauve: A Blushing Neutral

Almost Mauve is such a sneaky and fun neutral to play with if you like warm tones and pastels. A closer look at its shade reveals a slight blush – but is it rosy? Is it lavender? Whatever the case may be, this beautiful gem of a neutral works well with so many warm and pastel tones… and the Pantone Spring 2018 collection is full of them!

Pair Almost Mauve With:






Warm Sand: An “Anything But Boring” Beige Neutral

An anchor tone of the Pantone 2018 Classic Colors sub-set of the Spring 2018 collection, Warm Sand is an inviting beige that can bring any number of complementary colors to your design ‘dance floor’. We’re in love with the idea of pairing Warm Sand with shades like Meadowlark and Little Boy Blue – but the best part of Warm Sand is its versatility. Try it with warmer shades like Chili Oil, or why not pair it with another neutral (Coconut Milk is a great choice)?

Pair Warm Sand With:

Exploring Pantone Spring 2018 Colors: The Classic Color Palette

Exploring Pantone Spring 2018 Colors: The Classic Color Palette

The story of the Pantone Spring 2018 Color Palette is two-fold. Not only did Pantone expand its primary field of season colors from 10 to 12 for Spring 2018, they also added a separate set of 4 Classic Colors to the collection.

Why add this separate set of Classic Colors to the Pantone Spring 2018 color palette? They don’t necessarily “go with” the other 12 colors in the Spring 2018 seasonal set; conversely, they’re a bit more muted and neutrally-based than some of the vivid, floral colors like Cherry Tomato, Lime Punch and Spring Crocus in the collection.

As Pantone explains on their official website:

For many consumers, classic color is the mainstay of the wardrobe and the foundational core upon which they start building their own personal style. The core classic shades play a critical role in any [design], and we wanted to highlight the nuance of these classic colors for the spring 2018 season.

The Spring 2018 Classic Color Palette screams “yacht party” with its 4 nautical colors. Sailor Blue, Harbor Mist, Warm Sand, and Coconut Milk are a traditional color design lover’s dream come true.

As a site with a strong focus on custom kitchen design, bath design, and home design, Design Your Lifestyle finds the Classic Color palette in Pantone’s Spring 2018 collection to be vitally important. 2017 may well be remembered as the year that neutral tones began to dominate the home design landscape, moving from accent and complementary colors to the primary focus of many kitchen and bath designs and color schemes.

Pantone made sure to reflect that trend in this “mini-collection” of Classic Colors for Spring 2018. Take a closer look at the four colors selected!

Spring 2018 Pantone Classic Colors Palette

Warm Sand (PANTONE 15-1214)

Much like its “real life” namesake, Warm Sand is soothing, welcome and inviting. It’s also one of the most reliable, malleable taupe/tan tones Pantone has selected in years.

Warm Sand Pantone Spring 2018 classic colors

Harbor Mist (PANTONE 14-4202)

When we look back on the Spring 2018 Classic Color palette, Harbor Mist may end up being our favorite. This smoky, beautiful blend of blue and gray allows you to use a gray-tone neutral in your design without sacrificing a little ‘pop’ of color.

Harbor Mist Pantone Spring 2018 classic colors

Coconut Milk (PANTONE 11-0608)

Coconut Milk is ever-so-slightly off-white, with just enough of a touch of gray to blend in nicely with this set of 4 classic colors.

Coconut Milk Pantone Spring 2018 classic colors

Sailor Blue (PANTONE 19-4034)

If you want a vintage nautical navy shade of blue, you’re not going to get much better than Sailor Blue. A strong accent color and complementary shade, Sailor Blue is probably a tad too dark to work in home design as a primary shade, but if used effectively it provides a lush, oceanic feel.

Sailor Blue Pantone Spring 2018 classic colors