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PPG Announces 2018 Color of the Year - Black Flame

Posted on 23 June 2017

PPG Paints 2018 Color of the Year Black Flame


Blink Art is excited to partner with PPG Paints™ and reveal their 2018 Color of the Year: Black Flame!

This statement-making black, infused with an undertone of the deepest indigo, evokes privacy, hope and classic modernism that many consumers crave today. Dress it up or strip it down, this Color of the Year will be coveted, unapologetic and timeless in your interior home decor. 


Why Blink Art Loves Black Flame

Hailed as the new neutral, Black Flame is the perfect backdrop for artwork and decor elements to take center stage and reinvent your room. Whether you're looking at buying art for the home, or art for the office Blink Art offers affordable art online.

"It's a fantastic blend of black and indigo, two classic hues. The blend of these two colors makes Black Flame incredibly versatile - use it on a statement wall, with a matte finish on a ceiling, with a high gloss on a naturally-lit staircase, on cabinets, interior, and exterior doors." - Dee Schlotter, PPG Paints™ Senior Color Marketing Manager

Our Chief Curator selected a collection of artwork that pairs perfectly with Black Flame. From adventurous abstracts to stunning sculpture, you'll be sure to find a piece that matches your style. 


Energize Your Room: Pair Black Flame with Vibrant, Bold Artwork

As a natural place for entertaining, the living room needs to be inviting and energizing. Pairing a vibrant artwork with Black Flame can do just that.  If you don’t want to commit the entire room to the dark color, paint one wall with Black Flame to create a dramatic statement wall.  Artwork and other décor items will pop against the color.

Interior Design Tip: Metallic décor elements also make a great match with Black Flame.

2018 color of the year black flame with artwork and decorating tips

Karen Hale’s art invigorates this living room.  Her piercing pinks and purples pair perfectly with Black Flame’s indigo undertones. Oranges and yellows will also be great complimentary color pairs with Black Flame.

More art for the living room we love with this look:


Sandi Nieman Lovitz

Don Wunderlee


Create a Sophisticated Space: Pair Black Flame with a Monochromatic Artwork

With the demands of daily pressures, we need to retreat from the constant chaos and overstimulation. Black Flame provides shelter and relief with an air of elegance.  

For another home décor idea select a monochromatic artwork to pair with Black Flame. While a vibrant artwork with PPG Paints™ Color of the Year will shine and energize a room, a monochromatic work brings a smoldering sophistication to any space.

2018 color of the year black flame interior design tips with artwork and decor elements

 Brian Huber’s abstract artwork paired with Black Flame is just like the little black dress that is always stylish and elegant. 

Interior Design Tip: The classic color Black Flame is associated with confidence, independence, mystery and sophisticated.

More monochromatic art we love with this look:


Gayle Lorraine 

Rosemarie Bloch 


How Does PPG Paints™ Select the Color of the Year?

Their color authority comes from more than 20 color stylists, who specialize in industries such as consumer electronics, architectural, automotive and aerospace. These experts study consumer insights, building material trends, decor trends and more to select a color forecast that resonates and is reflective of current consumer attitudes.


Blink Art for Interior Designers and Trade Buyers 

Blink Art offers interior designers and trade buyers special discounts. Not only do you source quality artwork from exclusive collections from Blink Art, but with a free industry membership, you also receive 15% off online art purchases and VIP tickets to art shows like Artexpo New York, Spectrum Miami and more! 

Just sign up, free of cost, for an industry membership here:


Tell us your favorite color pairings with Blake Flame below!



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