ROCKVILLE, MD (January 8, 2018) – Mid-Atlantic Paint Producer, McCormick Paints, announces Plume Grass (MCC 0414), as the 2018 Color of the Year. Plume Grass has an air of quiet sophistication to enhance your mood and environment. A subtly green tinted shade capturing the swaying of wild grasses in a summer breeze. This hue is the epitome of a modern neutral, delicately balanced making it perfect as a fashion statement with a timeless feel.

A modern approach to neutrals is a key feature with our 2018 Color of the Year ‘Plume Grass’. This delicately tinted hint at the softest green of wild summer grasses to blend effortlessly inside and outside of your home. Nature’s gifts will forever inspire our décor, and with this gentle outdoor hue we bring the delicate interplay of color and light inside.

Plume Grass walls allow a room to feel relaxing to the eyes and refreshing for your mind. It can turn a bland room into a welcoming paradise. Decorating with green colors is a positive mood enhancer and cleanses negative emotions. Green color shades are soothing, and green room colors feel peaceful. The calming effect of Plume Grass creates a visual balance and adds harmony to modern home interiors.

Pale green color schemes feel fresh, spacious and energetic. Plume Grass is associated with free movement and spaciousness. A versatile color that works well with soft and vivid tones such as McCormick’s Slate Stone 0441, Sophistication 0115, Ranch House 0142, Flickering Flame 1005 and Fireplace Mantel 0569.

McCormick Paints Color of the Year Election:
As a member of Color Guild, McCormick Paints has access to state-of-the-art color products, color tools, and an international network of color knowledge. Color Guild’s member colorists offer a number of forecast colors annually to keep our palette fresh.  When it comes to predictions and color of the year, Color Guild colorists are accredited members of global professional organizations that specialize in color forecasting and design. Most, if not all, subscribe to a variety of trend publications and many attend global trade shows and cover the earth in search of the next big color.

About McCormick Paints
McCormick Paints has been manufacturing and retailing paint to professionals and homeowners alike for over 55 years. With its headquarters and manufacturing facilities located in Maryland, McCormick Paints formulates its products specifically for this region.  McCormick Paints operates 28 company owned stores throughout Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Delaware, with another location in Raleigh, North Carolina. All McCormick Paints stores are staffed by full-time paint professionals offering a full line of paints, accessories and spray equipment as well as a color system of 1320 colors and custom color matching services. For more information, visit the McCormick Paints website at