Color Trends 2019

Designer Paige Schnell of Tracey Interiors was ahead of the Living Coral trend when she designed this bedroom for Birmingham contractor Mary Wyatt. Photo by Jean Allsopp

As 2018 came to a close, trendsetters in the design world announced their picks for their 2019 Color of the Year. Some chose vibrant hues that add liveliness to any space, while others opted for softer tones that create a sense of tranquility. How will you use them?

Pantone | Living Coral | 16-1546
Full of energy, Living Coral is Pantone’s pick for Color of the Year. Inspired by the beautiful hues found beneath the sea, this vivid shade often appears in the digital world as well, making it the perfect fusion for connecting a variety of platforms. “Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities, and this is particularly true for Living Coral,” says Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Behr | Blueprint | S470-5
Behr has selected Blueprint, an approachable color reminiscent of the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life. This hue offers the ideal, middle-of-the-road, denim color that feels slightly worn yet brings in enough color to be easily dressed up if desired.

Sherwin-Williams | Cavern Clay | SW 7701
Sherwin-Williams gives a nod to Southwest style with its choice of Cavern Clay. The earthy hue offers a balance between casual and refined and mixes well with leathers, simple woodgrains, and sculptural greenery.

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Dutch Boy Paints | Garden Patch | 326-5DB
For a warm and calming effect, look to Dutch Boy’s pick called Garden Patch. When paired with soft neutrals, this botanical hue creates an oasis of welcoming peace and comfort at the end of the day.

Benjamin Moore | Metropolitan | AF-690
The paint pros at Benjamin Moore have chosen Metropolitan, a classic, neutral gray that exudes beauty and balance. Calm and composed, this color adds a sense of effortless sophistication to any space

PPG Paints | Night Watch | PPG1145-7
PPG has announced Night Watch, a rich, luxurious shade of green, as its pick. “This color brings the healing power of the outdoors into your home,” says Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “Its versatility allows it to be used in a variety of settings, from healthcare to commercial and residential design.”

Ace Hardware | Pineapple Cream Granita
Ace Hardware took a unique approach to its 2019 Color of the Year by holding a contest that allowed consumers to mix colors and submit their results. A panel of 25 judges declared Pineapple Cream Granita, a light and airy yellow, as the winner. The soft hue pairs well with light grays and spa blues.

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