Where in the world do you want to go in 2019? From the high rises of the inner city to the desert’s solitude, the upcoming Colors of the Year were artfully chosen to transport you there. Color experts from a half dozen international paint companies have scoured the globe (figuratively, at least) to bring you hues that help you connect with nature, relate to each other, and Live the Life You Choose.
Whether you want to evoke relaxation or the excitement of travel, there’s a color here for you. Here are the 2019 Colors of the Year, as named by the major paint companies.
BEHR: Blueprint S470-5
Embrace reimagination to build the home of your dreams. More than just a flashy shade picked for its trending value, Behr’s Color of the Year is a blueprint for the future of color. Blueprint is described as an honest, approachable color that conjures up the plans that bring architectural designs to life. The color creates a space where awareness of what we want to build for ourselves transforms into action.
On walls, ceilings, trim, or as an accent, Blueprint works seamlessly with Behr’s four unique palettes of 2019. View the palettes on behr.com.
Photo by BEHR.
Benjamin Moore: Metropolitan AF-690
Much like the sensibility the color embodies, Metropolitan AF-690, exudes glamour, beauty, and effortless balance and sophistication. According to Benjamin Moore & Co., in matters of decorating and design, it always finds common ground. From bold backdrops to reflective metallic accents, this easygoing neutral pairs well to help a modern home find its soft side.
“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony, and extravagant ease,” said Ellen O’Neill, creative director at Benjamin Moore & Co. “Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s understated. It just is. This is color, off duty.”
Metropolitan AF-690 is supported by Color Trends 2019, a coordinating palette of 15 harmonious hues. See the palette at benjaminmoore.com.
Dunn-Edwards®: Spice of Life (DET439)
In these always-connected times, we start to crave real, genuine connections with the Earth and with each other. As a solution, Dunn-Edwards presents Spice of Life, a strong, enticing, spice-market blend adds a complex, flavorful seasoning to any home. Its earth-inspired hue is warm, inviting, adventurous, and life-affirming.
Spice of Life makes a bold statement and reflects exotic tastes in design and life, with a melding of diverse and global cultural influences. It was chosen as a representation of naturalist motifs, bohemian moods, the great American West, and an anticipation of exploring the red planet, Mars.
See this color in action at dunnedwards.com.
Graham & Brown: Tiru & Tori
Not to be outdone, Graham & Brown, based in the UK, has chosen to pair their Color of the Year with a Wallpaper of the Year. Inspired by classical Japanese theater, Tiru is a serene metallic teal paint taken from the Tori teal wallpaper. A hand-painted Chinoiserie bird trail on silk paper evokes Japanese style, while the rich, moody blue paint “celebrates tranquility, good luck, and longevity.”
“We have identified Kabuki [theater] as a key design influence for 2019 and the Wallpaper and Color of the Year 2019,” said Paula Taylor, Graham & Brown’s color and trend specialist, in a press release. “With a rich ancient history, entwining spiritual meanings and diverse mix of inspired imagery, Kabuki inspired this glamorous paper and color that transform traditional art into a modern style statement.”
See this color and wallpaper in action together at grahambrown.com.
Photo by Graham & Brown.
PPG: Night Watch (PPG1145-7)
PPG, whose paint brands includes Glidden, Olympic, and more, believes the most impactful color trends for the upcoming year will be closely tied to nature. “The restorative power of nature is important in society now more than ever,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color. The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature.”
The black-infused green is designed to be used as a neutral or statement accent. Night Watch can make you feel healthy, grounded, and calm, allowing other coordinating décor colors or interior plants to be showcased against its luxe backdrop.
See this color in action at ppgvoiceofcolor.com.
Photo by PPG.
Sherwin-Williams: Cavern Clay SW 7701
Surround yourself with layers of warm simplicity. Envision beaches, canyons, deserts, and sun-washed late summer afternoons. Cavern Clay is a nod to mid century modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest. The result is a warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots that brings the warmth of the outdoors in.
Cavern Clay’s warm, earthy hue is both casual and refined. It can be the backdrop of a playful, welcoming dining room or kitchen when paired with bright tiles, warm stone, and sculptural greenery. Wood furniture, leather upholstery, and worldly textiles work in concert with this hue to bring new life to any space.
See the 2019 Key Color Combinations featuring Cavern Clay at sherwin-williams.com.
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