2018’s color trend was all about making a statement with vibrant violet walls and bold geometric inspired tiles. 2019 is taking a softer and more earthy approach. You're going to see that as top paint companies announce their Color of the Year and color palettes. We must admit, the list is incredibly stunning and perfectly reflects the energy and vibe of 2019. Read below to see how you can apply 2019’s Color of the Year in your home.
1. Pantone- Living Coral #16-1546
More than 10 million designers and producers rely on Pantone’s products and services. So when Pantone announced Living Coral as 2019’s Color of the Year, many color conscious industries quickly jumped onboard. Uplifting and energizing, Living Coral is the perfect hue to incorporate with modern design. Opt for a coral upholstered bench or printed coral armchair to create a cheerful look in any space. Amp up the look even further, while providing stylish comfort, by adding several accent pillows with cool coral undertones like peach and blush pink. A coral botanical printed wallpaper is also a great way to refresh your home, making it fun and inviting. Place the wallpaper behind bookshelves for an added pop of color that's vibrant yet mellow.
2. Benjamin Moore- Metropolitan AF-690
Comforting and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 is the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year. Unlike 2018’s Caliente (a red hot hue), the company settled on a softer gray, creating a soothing yet glamorous look that is perfect for bedrooms. Benjamin Moore did not stop with Metropolitan, the company also released several 2019 color palettes, all of which complement Metropolitan AF-690. Ranging from neutrals to rich navy and hunter greens, these color palettes beautifully interact with one another. So go bold with navy cabinets and rustic hardware, keeping the soft grey on the walls for a charming and unique kitchen. Move this hue to the bedroom with soft grey bed sheets for a sophisticated nod to the 21st-century design.
3. Sherwin Williams- Cavern Clay SW7701
Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year is popular among fans of the bohemian style. Its warm and earthy hue embodies simplicity and adds free-spirited flair to any space. Cavern Clay SW7701 works beautifully in mid-century kitchens when paired with natural wood and rusty greys. For an American southwest twist, incorporate soft shades of greens and dusty reds into your home decor. This will make your space seem even more comfortable and natural than it already feels. Cavern Clay can be used for both residential and commercial spaces. It can make a bold statement for small kitchens or add shine to commercial dining. What’s great about Sherwin Williams’ Color of the Year is that it can work in almost any setting even when keeping the aesthetics clean and minimal.
4. PPG- Night Watch PPG1145-7
Night Watch is PPG’s pick for 2019 Color of the Year. Its rich, classic, and luxurious shades of greens can be used in a variety of rooms. From retail space to residential homes, this jewel tone is bold yet calming. Similar to Sherwin Williams Cavern Clay, the color connects with nature, bringing the healing power of the outdoors into your home. To use Night Watch in your space, incorporate the hue as a focal accent wall like a fireplace or dining room. For the best placement, showcase this beautiful color in a large well-lit room, preferably rooms with natural lighting for a calming and serene space. Tie the color together with cream furnishing or gold hardware for a glamorous look.
5. Behr- Blueprint S470-5
Blueprint S470-5 by Behr is a great choice for bedrooms and other spaces where you need to relax. The chalky blue can easily make a room feel either light and airy or stylish and elegant. To achieve the industrial chic look, opt for vintage furnishing along with bold decorative prints. Play around by layering earth tones blues, browns and greys to add dimensions to any space. Soften the room and raise the stylish glam by pairing Blueprint with pastel pink and tinted lilac.
When applying one of the 2019’s Colors of the Year to your home, think of the outdoors and how you can bring nature into your space. Use the hues as accent colors, balance the look with natural materials, and add in a few planters to bring the colors together. Whichever you decide to go with, incorporate the paint color with nature in mind.