Trending colors and ideas for using them in your home
Color experts at major paint manufacturers create paint colour palettes that help make it easier for you to choose the perfect paint colours for your home. Did you know that paint experts look at different industries such as automotive, consumer electronics, and fashion, and note trends from around the world to create these colour trends.
“Our team of 20 color stylists analyzes the runway, lifestyles, demographics, and societal trends to determine which color best represents all these variables,” says Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager for PPG.
We’ve collected some of our favourite predictions from the following paint brands on the interior colours that will be hot in 2019:
“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance,
harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers
with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s composed. It just is. This is colour,
—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.
Andrea Magno, a color and design expert
at Benjamin Moore describes Metropolitan as “A stylish gray with cool
Why it’s hot: “This neutral creates a soothing and contemplative state of mind.”, Andrea explains.
Metropolitan is calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated. It exudes glamour, beauty and balance.
An honest, approachable color that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life. Behr’s 2019 Colour of the Year is Blueprint. Blueprint creates a space where you can build your own reimagined life—where awareness of what we want to build for ourselves can transform into action.
Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr describes Blueprint as “Warmer than denim, but softer than navy.”
Why it’s hot: “People naturally gravitate toward blue, and this shade is midrange and commands attention but isn’t overwhelming.”, explains Erika.
Cavern Clay SW 7701 is 2019 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year. Ancient, yet fully alive. Bohemian, yet totally refined. Forged by sun. Fired by desert.
Cavern Clay is described as “A warm terra-cotta that brings the outdoors in—think canyons and deserts.”
Why it’s hot: “It represents the growing popularity of the desert-modern style, which is where mid-century modern meets the American Southwest,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams.
Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.
“PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral emits the desired, familiar, and energizing aspects of color found in nature. In its glorious, this vivifying and effervescent color mesmerizes the eye and mind. Lying at the center of our naturally vivid and chromatic ecosystem, PANTONE Living Coral is evocative of how coral reefs provide shelter to a diverse kaleidoscope of color.”
Why it’s hot: An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.