New Year, New Hues: 2019 Color Trend Report

Color is paramount to interior design. The right shades enhance a home’s tone and ambiance, accentuate architectural elements, and add vibrance and playfulness to a space; while the wrong shades can make an entire room feel off or unsettling.

Our design team stays tuned in to trend forecasts from industry-leading color creators so that we can accurately source the shades that provide comfort and personality our clients’ homes. With a new year right around the corner, we’re focusing on the 2019 Colors of the Year from Pantone and top paint suppliers. From deep slate blue to soothing gray to punchy peach, each color pick is drastically different, but could work beautifully with the right application.

Which colors would you choose for your home?

Behr: Blueprint S470-5

“Warmer than denim and softer than navy,” this mid-tone takes its inspiration from ocean waves and foggy cityscapes. Its timeless nature allows it to be paired with a variety of palettes—from earth and jewel tones to pastels. We think it would be a good fit for an accent wall in a bedroom or for cabinetry in an otherwise all-white kitchen.

Pantone: Living Coral

Pantone is known internationally as the world-renowned authority on color, so their Color of the Year is always highly anticipated. 2019’s chosen color is a coral hue with a golden undertone that’s engaging, spirited and optimistic. Too overpowering to cover an entire wall, we see it as the perfect fit for accessories, throw pillows and within textile patterns balanced by a more grounded shade.

Sherwin Williams: Cavern Clay SW7701

This earthy terracotta shade nods to 1970s style and the American Southwest. Its bohemian flair most obviously pairs well with Navajo-inspired prints, leather, rattan and desert plants, but it could also be used to warm up the sleek white-and-gray palettes that have been popular in recent years.

Benjamin Moore: Metropolitan AF-690

The most neutral hue of the bunch, Metropolitan is a sophisticated gray meant to evoke a sense of calm. It’s a great alternative to the all-white-everything trend, as it works well as an all-over paint color but does so with warmth and understated elegance. We love this as a relaxing bedroom shade, paired with navy blues, emerald greens or blush pinks.

Looking to add more color to your home? Contact us to help perfect your palette.