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The Most Popular Corporate Paint Colors Of 2018

May 30, 2018

According to Consumer Reports, “Color experts keep an eye out for trends, traveling around the country and abroad, and taking cues from the arts, fashion, pop culture, and the automotive industry, among other areas.”

The Report said that “major paint manufacturers have in-house color experts who identify these trends, create new palettes, name each color, and more. Often, the experts' descriptions of their paints are as aspirational as the color names themselves.”

This process of choosing the most trendy colors happens every year and leads to predictions from top paint brands. Cochran & Mann in Frederick, Maryland, compiled a list of the hottest interior paint colors for your corporate environment. Take a look below:


Sherwin-Williams Oceanside. "Oceanside is inspired by wanderlust and global interconnectedness," said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. "We are craving things that remind us of bright folklore, like mermaids and expeditions across continents."

This year, you can find this color anywhere in a corporate office, from cubicles to conferences rooms to office kitchens and bathrooms. Wadden recommends mixing it with whites, creams, or deep rich tones and warm metallics. If you’re seeking adventure and connection with the outside world while you’re responding to emails, Oceanside is for you.


Benjamin Moore Caliente. This powerful red exudes warmth, strength, confidence, and radiance -- a perfect statement color to your office. It’s the wall equivalent to the lush red carpet of Hollywood, but if you prefer to start small, use this bold hue as an accent color for artwork, chairs, or a one-wall focal point. If you’re looking to radiate determination, Caliente can help.


Behr In The Moment. This soft and tranquil blue is inspired by nature and gives you a sense of peace amongst the busyness of answering phone calls and scheduling work lunches.

Because your corporate office is a professional sanctuary, it’s only right that this relaxing color slows you down in the fast-paced business world. If you want to take a deep breath and be present at work, check out In The Moment.


Pantone Ultra Violet. This 2018 Color Of The Year is a must-have on this list of popular corporate paint colors. This blue-based purple shade is associated with independence, mystery, and creativity. It takes inspiration from “the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now.

The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own,” according to the paint company. If you’re looking for a futuristic, innovative color for your corporate environment, you won’t be disappointed with the vibes of Ultra Violet.

Safe neutrals. These are popular corporate paint colors, because neutral colors are stereotypically representative of professionalism. If you’re looking to stay safe and professional this year, check out these popular corporate paint colors:

Benjamin Moore



As experts in commercial painting and wallcovering, Cochran & Mann gives a big thumbs up to all of these color choices for offices. Whether you’re an industry leader who exudes confidence and stamina for the corporate world or your small-town manager with their first office space, these colors are sure to do your professional environment justice.

For more information on how to choose a paint color for a commercial building, download our Commercial Building Paint Color Guide by clicking on the button below:

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