Move Over, Pantone—Apparently This Calming Hue Is the Color of 2018

Updated 08/09/17

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography; ORIGINAL DESIGN: Stephanie DeAngelis

Consider Behr Paint's official color of 2018: In the Moment T18-15. They describe the color as a "restorative blue-green hue" that honors nature and "creates a soothing atmosphere." This sentiment isn't too different from Pantone's Greenery, which we loved for 2017.

Those who've signed up with West Elm Registry can also enter the The Ultimate Happily Ever After Sweeps. Considering this package includes two Away x West Elm suitcases, $2700 from JetBlue Vacations, a $1000 gift card to Banana Republic, and more, we felt like it was our civic duty to spread the word.

Then you'll be super excited about the new Liberty for Anthropologie Collection for Fall 2017. Anthro's signature furniture, bedding, and décor that you know and love will be adorned with Liberty's iconic prints, giving you the perfect statement pieces for the coming season.

Then Dripkit needs to be on your radar. The fully-funded Kickstarter project is essentially a pocket-size coffee maker, and it allows you to make the perfect cup of coffee anywhere. Each single-use kit comes with a filter, a dripper, and the perfect amount of coffee; all you need is a cup and hot water.

Consider Scandis, the e-commerce site of Nordic-inspired furniture and home decor company Scandinavian Designs and Dania Furniture that's "giving IKEA a run for its money," writes Brit + Co. It's essentially IKEA for young professionals—it comes with the same minimalistic aesthetic for slightly higher prices.

National Prosecco Day is coming up this Sunday! Whip up a Cucumber Lime and Basil Prosecco Spritzer for the occasion. 

Ingredients:

1 lime juiced
4 basil leaves
4 cucumber slices
Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore

1 lime juiced
4 basil leaves
4 cucumber slices
Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore

Directions:

Muddle lime juice, basil, and cucumber in a shaker glass.

Add ice, and shake mixture.

Strain the juice only (about 1/2 oz.) into a prosecco glass.

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