Olympic Paint's 2018 Color Of The Year Is Magical

ProSource | 12/4/2017 | Expert Advice

In home decorating and design, black is an often overlooked neutral. Olympic paint’s 2018 color of the year—Black Magic OL116—is raising awareness of just how fabulous this color can look in any home.

According to Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, Olympic Paints and Stains, “In past years, consumers have gravitated toward open, airy spaces that are thought to leave room for exposure. In the current day, consumers often feel uneasy, restless, or like their privacy is being invaded, so they crave deep, comforting colors that offer a welcomed escape from the chaos of daily life. Olympic Paint’s Black Magic perfectly satisfies consumers’ desire for privacy.”

Black Magic In A Nutshell

The color gurus as Olympic created Black Magic as a color that “embodies glamour and strength.” They promise a statement piece for your walls – “a classic that neighbors and guests won’t soon forget.”

Pair this versatile hue with trending grays, blush pinks or warms whites. “The color’s substantial nature brings an airy and soft space down to Earth, and it highlights a perfect mix of masculine and feminine,” say Olympic’s designers.

Making Black Magic Paint Part Of Your Design

Sarah Gaffney, design manager and project designer for Case San Jose, is “excited to see black get its due as color of the year.” How would she use Black Magic? Perhaps in a small space to instantly create drama and elegance, or on a powder room wall, paired with bold, graphic wallpaper for a stunning statement.

The experts at Olympic paints envision Black Magic outdoors, too:

  • ·on a front door for dramatic curb appeal
  • ·on window trim for a picture-frame effect
  • ·on decks, patios, pergolas to extend indoor the living space to the outdoors

Kicking It Up A Notch

Paint isn’t the only way to stay on trend. ProSource Wholesale makes it easy to add black to any remodel, renovation, or redesign. Get your 2018 color of the year in ways that extend beyond the paintbrush.

Cabinets. Sure, you can paint your existing cabinets a mysterious Black Magic, or you can start anew with kitchen or bathroom cabinets that were black to start.

  • Decorá premium cabinets in a rich Jet
  • Homecrest mid-range options in breathtaking Onyx
  • KitchenCraft traditional and contemporary cabinet options in Licorice, Gloss Black and, simply, Black

Carpet. Anchor your rooms with durable or plush carpet from ProSource Wholesale®. Who knew there were so many black options?

Hard Surface Flooring. Choose an elegant black shade in anything from vinyl to hardwood and beyond.

  • Baroque solid maple hardwood in Charcoal
  • Harding solid bamboo hardwood in Mars Black stain
  • Harding engineered bamboo in Midnight
  • Core Elements luxury vinyl in Radio
  • Happy Floors porcelain tile in Nero

Countertops. Black countertops remain popular, and not just in granite.

Sinks. A farmhouse sink in the kitchen or a contemporary bowl sink in the bathroom will be even more impressive in shiny black. Try these options from Kohler:

Even the faucet can be black! 

Still need help introducing Black Magic (or any kind of black) into your design plan? Go online to view hundreds of inspirational rooms (created by ProSource trade pro members!) or to connect with our design services team. And stop by a showroom near you for a hands-on experience with thousands of quality products at wholesale prices.

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