5 Color Trends of 2019
Last year was all about bringing an edgier palette into the home–with vibrant reds, modern metallics, and variations of the statement black accent wall. Unlike 2018's color trends, 2019 is taking a more mindful, lifestyle-based approach to the development of new shades. Most paint brands have released their colors of the year, including Benjamin Moore, PPG Paints, Sherwin Williams, and Pantone. From powerful aquas to soft terracottas, companies are connecting the dots between consumers' home lives, mental demands, and digital engagement, which inspired many of the color picks this year.
If you're looking to kick-start your home refresh by indulging in new hues, check out 2019's top color trends, along with how to use them in your own home now.
1) Woodland Shades
“While nature is a common inspiration for home décor, in 2019 we will see a shift from oversized botanicals to the woodlands, with mushroom grays and fern-inspired colors. Mushrooms will also continue to be a key shape in the home. Their earthy color–gray blended with warm brown–gives off an old world, naturalist feel.
2) Misty Blues
In 2019, we're going to see blues with a softened mistiness and haze. This moody blue has a calming grey undertone that promotes a more serene energy in the home. Seattle Haze, by Valspare is one of their colors of the year for a good reason. Consider painting the pantry the same color as the cabinetry for a cohesive look in your home.
3) Hunter Greens
Hunter greens are a great choice for 2019. Hunter green holds a sultry and worldly value to it, it's intrinsic in nature and all of life. It's timeless in every respect, and works beautifully with natural elements and neutral tones. What i also love about this color is how seamlessly it transitions between millwork, walls, furniture and accessories. As an added bonus, because of its neutrality there's no definition of a home feeling more masculine or feminine; it's the perfect balance of each.
4) Pale Pink
Pale pinks are prevailing in 2019 due to their neutral properties and compatibility with other shades. Monochromatic colorways–like this pink desert sand shade–will be popular in 2019. It can be mixed with an abundance of white or a lemon yellow for the ideal look. Pale pink is this year's grey. This trend has staying power and where it has grabbed my attention most, is at the front door. Pleasant Pink by Benjamin Moore is a comfortably sophisticated hue that blends rose with peach and a touch of gray undertone that keeps it from looking too bubble-gummy or baby’s room. Antique brass metal hardware will give the color an aged quality that keeps it from looking too trendy.
5) Almost Whites
There’s nothing more classic than an all white palette. And while pure white is a go-to for many homemakers, 2019 will be the year of “almost-whites.” These shades offer subtle nuances that adapt to different lighting, furniture, and surrounding colors. For those who crave a minimalist palette that still feels dynamic, an almost-white shade is the fool-proof choice.