With 2017 drawing to a close, we have a sneak peek at the color trends that will be leading the way in 2018.

One trend — according to the Color Guild Authority — is “eco-chic.” Letting colors that are found in nature take the forefront, these colors allow the best parts of the outdoors (the calming aura and the cheery mood) into your home while keeping the less desirable parts out (like the bugs and the lack of central heating/air conditioning). Muted browns, greens, and grays are at play in the eco-chic palette

In fact, the official Motor City Paint 2018 Color of the Year is one that perfectly exemplifies the eco-chic theme. Plume Grass is aptly named for its subtle green tint. It brings freshness into a home without being overwhelming and perfectly complements natural elements like potted plants and flowers. You can view the entire color palette HERE.


Green rooms promote tranquility and health. Plume Grass walls — or even just an accent wall — will bring that tranquility and health to your home. Starting 2018 with Plume Grass walls may even help you keep those New Year’s resolutions to be your happier, healthier self!

If you decide to bring this color trend into your Michigan home, you’re going to need a paint that’s durable and suited to your climate. That’s why we recommend Motor City Paint, which is made by and for Michiganders. Durable and able to withstand all sorts of temperature changes, using Motor City Paint at the beginning of the year can help make sure that your paint job stays strong for years to come.

If you are ready to update your home with the latest color trends, we can help. Visit one of Shelby Paint’s three locations at Grosse Pointe, Shelby Township or Rochester Hills. We’re open 7 days a week to help you find the perfect paint for your next project.