Happy New Year! As we leave 2017 in our rear-view, moving ahead means looking forward to new opportunities that come along, and being open minded to different concepts and ideas. In terms of colour and design, it appears as bold and dark statements will be the way to go..black is the new black!

‘One of the first paint companies to release their prediction is PPG Paints, who named Black Flame (PPG1043-7) their new “it” shade. They describe it as an “unprecedented, statement-making black with deep tones of indigo.” So … Black Flame is the new black? They also claim it reflects the rebirth of classic black and evokes feelings of privacy, hope and classic modernism.

Meanwhile, Glidden Paint calls out Deep Onyx (00NN 07/000), which they describe as a no-fuss shade of black that encourages a “less is more” approach to decor. It almost has a chalkboard-like look to it, which is why it doesn’t feel too harsh when seen on walls and the floor. Just make sure you pair this color with light furnishings.

As for Olympic Paints & Stains, they say to watch out for Black Magic (OL116), which “brings an airy and soft space down to Earth.” They also claim it’s the perfect mix of masculine and feminine.’ (Lauren Smith, housebeautiful.com)

No matter what colours you decide to move forward with into 2018, let us at Flying Colours provide our professional touch to help make your space really come alive!