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By now, pretty much everyone is familiar with the rosy, pastel shade of pink deemed “millennial.” It’s everywhere, from Instagram feeds to Pinterest pins. We get it — it’s simultaneously eye-catching and endearing.

But by definition, trends are fleeting, and it’s time to welcome two new shades of popular colors into our design wheelhouses: Lilac and Gen-Z Yellow. Erika Woelfel, color expert for Behr Paint, predicts that these two new colors are poised to steal the spotlight in 2018. Here’s why…

Trending Hue: Lilac

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Woelfel says in a press release:

Woelfel also suggests that the best part of this pastel is its versatility. She suggests combining a lilac shade with cream, mint, or other pastels. (See Behr hues like Highland Thistle S110-4 or Graylac T18-03.) “I think we’ll be seeing variations of these dusted plum, amethyst-esque shades in entryways and living rooms. Lilac feels more grown-up than pink, and creates a welcoming and calm aura,” adds Woelfel.

Trending Hue: Gen-Z Yellow

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Woelfel explains:

According to Woelfel, data shows that Behr customers have been leaning toward playful, optimistic yellows as of late. “These shades can add a strong sense of energy and positivity to your spaces,” she continues. (Try Behr shades Life Is Good T18-05 or Upbeat P300-5.) Wondering where to incorporate this color in your home? “A great place to try out yellow in your own home is in a typically not-so-lively space, like the laundry room,” Woelfel says.

BRB, gotta go repaint our millennial pink accent wall an inspiring shade of yellow. 🌞