By Natasha Wolff

Published on October 16, 2017

Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT
What goes into the selection of paint shades and color palettes isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Pratt & Lambert’s color expert Ashley Banbury tells Domino what inspired each of the brand’s new collections.

“Throughout the year, we are diligently doing our homework: attending trade shows, reading trend reports, and keeping up with the latest fashion and pop culture trends from around the world,” says Banbury of the process of choosing these colors. “From this, you start to see themes, and stories evolve and write themselves. Each story has a tone represented through color.” Those seeking cozy living spaces should look to warm colors in 2018, while anyone looking to inject vibrancy into their spaces will need bold brights.

Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT
Heron
Pratt & Lambert
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT

Diverge

“With Diverge we look to the past while embracing the future,” says Banbury of this warm color palette. “We are exploring new worlds in more ways than one, from space exploration to virtual realities.”

The palette features earthy greens, inky blues, and sandy neutrals. Rich violet (28-4 Twilight Chimes) is great for a bold living or dining space. “Neutrals like soft white (32-32 Silver Lining) and smoke (32-23 Ruidoux) play well in this otherworldly palette (24-30 Aloe, 22-15 Night Tide),” suggests Banbury.

 
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT
Twilight Chimes
Pratt & Lambert
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT

Boundless

“These hues scream freedom of expression with limitless possibilities that transcends into bold, boundless color,” explains Banbury of the versatile palette. “With Boundless, we are looking for authenticity and celebrating what’s real.”  Energetic shades of lime (18-11 Herbal Garden), crimson (3-16 Red Statement), cranberry (2-13 Cranberry), and pumpkin (8-16 Orange Spice) stand out against neutrals (11-15 Ventana and 9-25 Chamois).  

 
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT
Herbal Garden
Pratt & Lambert
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT

Synthesize

“We are examining our senses, performance, and experiences down to a microscopic level in Synthesize,” says Banbury. “Green (20-19 Woodland) and gold (11-13 Burnished Gold) inspired by the colors of earth’s crops pair well with violet (32-12 Old Amethyst) and teal (22-11 Reverie).” Try a brilliant red (4-13 Our Classic) in juxtaposition with gunmetal (25-18 Deep Charcoal) or steel blue (26-16 Blueberry) for a vibrant statement.

 
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT
Old Amethyst
Pratt & Lambert
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT
Dark Charcoal
Pratt & Lambert
333
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT

Intention

“Intention inspires us to live with a mindset that is thoughtful and restful,” says Banbury of this muted color scheme. “We are overloaded by technology, traffic, and the chaos of everyday and need to give our bodies and minds a sense of calm and place.”

Interiors can be weightless and light with rosy hues (3-2 Sunset Snow), whites (33-1 Designer White, 29-32 Arrowroot) and grays (32-26 Gossamer and 32-22 Woodwitch), while navy (27-18 Heron) and tan (8-25 Hayseed) still capture that sense of tranquility and stillness.

 
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT
Arrowroot
Pratt & Lambert
333
Pin It
Photography by PRATT & LAMBERT
Designer White
Pratt & Lambert
333