Color Of The Year 2019
It’s the time of year when the top colour companies release their picks for Color Of The Year 2019! As the weather starts to cool off, and everyone starts to embrace cozy indoor vibes, a smattering of us start watching the colour leaders with eagerness. I consider the leaders to be Pantone, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Behr, and Dulux.
Over the year, there have been some great emerging trends, as well as ones we are happy to see head out the door. Read on to find out the big colour influencers for 2019 and how these colours will fit with the 2019 design trend prospects!
Looking Back at 2018
This time the looks are very different! You may recall that 2018 was filled with flashy, vibrant, and high energy colours that were reminiscent of jewel tones. Pantone went all out with their Ultra Violet, Sherwin Williams with Oceanside, and Benjamin Moore with Caliente. You can take a look at the 2018 Colors Of The Year here. I also discuss how the colours are selected in that post.
On the other hand, the 2019 colour choices embrace and comfort you. They are full of warmth and cozy vibes, similar to the increasingly popular idea of Hygge. The overall mood is calm and confident. There are nods to mid-century modern, which isn’t a huge surprise with the super trendy bohemian style happening right now.
But each colour company still has their own take on what’s going to be the most inspiring colour for 2019.
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Color Of The Year 2019
Pantone: Living Coral 16-1546
Benjamin Moore: Metropolitan AF-690
Sherwin Williams: Cavern Clay SW7701
Behr: Blueprint S470-5
Dulux: Night Watch DLX1145-7, Mojito Shimmer 036VS
Are They Functional?
I am really happy with the colours selected for this year. Not only do they work with the upcoming trends, but they are adaptable to many of the current home styles. Use your favourite colour trends in large or small quantities, depending on if they work with your style.
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The Blueprint blue is a beautiful shade that will go well with many homes when used strategically. I probably wouldn’t paint a whole room in it, but I can see it used for front doors, accent walls, and cabinetry.
Cavern Clay and Night Watch
Cavern Clay and Night Watch are both perfect for the resurgence of Mid-Century Modern design and 70’s vibe that are popping up in staged rooms everywhere. Everyone seems to be on board with a bit of bohemian influence, which the warm Cavern Clay was made for. Night Watch is like the more sophisticated cousin in that it’s also great for the Mid-Century Modern style, but dressed to the nines. You can also use it as inspiration for artwork and incorporate the colour with photography of ferns and banana leaves.
It’s surprising that Benjamin Moore played it safe with the classy Metropolitan grey. Last year they chose a bold red so having them stay neutral is a statement of its own. They describe their 2019 pick as “not arresting or aggressive”, opting for a very calm and sophisticated neutral. I foresee this colour being used a lot this year. It’s a great cool neutral that will compliment many common design styles. It’s a people pleaser for sure!
The big colour announcement though is always Pantone, and this year they’ve chosen Living Coral. I squealed in joy when it was announced! Coral such a happy and uplifting colour! But it’s more than that; it is also warm and comforting, something we are all looking for during these unsettling times. While I am a fan of Coral, I know it’s not for everyone. It’s a daring colour to go for. The orange undertones can be difficult to work with, even when downplayed into accent decor pieces. But it is perfect for the revival of the mid-century design style. Try pairing Living Coral with creams, whites, pale woods, and light greys which will complement and tone down the brightness of it.
Related Coral Moodboard
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Using A Trend
Just like the 2019 Design Trends, the 2019 Color of the Year should be adapted to your space only if you love it. Don’t switch things up just to stay trendy if you aren’t crazy about it, otherwise, your house will not feel comfortable. Which is never a good thing. Your house is an extension of yourself, and will not feel like home if you are uncomfortable within it. So don’t do that to yourself.
A lot of the selected colours work with with the revival style Mid-Century Modern, Bohemian, and Hygge Scandinavian style. You can go with either cool tones or warm and still fit into these design styles. The colours of the year for 2019 are very adaptable in that sense. But if these design styles aren’t your cup of tea, then don’t feel like you need to use these colours. Choose what works best for you and your home design style.
With that said, I think these are great colours forecasted for 2019 that will work well in many homes! For the colours that I have not yet done mood boards for, I will do so soon! Then you can see some different ways to incorporate your favourites in your own home.
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts on these picks for Color of the Year 2019! So drop me a comment, and don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list!