Each year, we await paint brands to announce their chosen paint color of the year to dictate the next big trends to watch. While some play it safe with light neutrals, others go all out with bold terra-cotta hues or bright blues. Over the years, we've seen it all—orange hues, blush pinks, even emerald greens. And while we don't always agree with all of the color choices, we typically can see why these trending colors have been chosen.
If you're looking for inspiration for your next paint project, consider one of these paint color trends to inspire your room's mood. From calm light grays to deep terracottas and dark greens, there's a little something for every taste—whether you're color-averse or daring. While some colors may lend themselves better to large bright rooms, others would be perfect for kitchen cabinets or smaller dark libraries. Which one will you choose? Scroll through the top five paint color trends for 2019 and find out.
Benjamin Moore's color of the year for 2019 is Metropolitan—a calm, composed, and effortlessly sophisticated gray tone that exudes glamour, beauty, and balance. “Metropolitan emanates nuance, harmony, and extravagant ease," says Ellen O'Neill, creative director. "Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It's neutral. It's understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty."
Behr's color of the year for 2019 is Blueprint, an honest, approachable color that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life. Reimagine your space with this soft mid-tone blue that looks just as good with a matte finish as it does in a high gloss.
While many paint brands went toward cool hues for their 2019 color of the year, Sherwin-Williams went in the opposite direction with Cavern Clay, a warm terra-cotta color with ancient, elemental roots. With nods to midcentury modern style but with the soul of the American Southwest, this hue embodies the desert modern aesthetic.
For its 2019 color of the year, PPG Paints picked Night Watch, a deeply rich, luxurious, and classic shade of dark green. The color's versatility allows the paint color to be used in a variety of rooms, from kitchen cabinets to moody libraries. “The restorative power of nature is important in society now more than ever,” explains Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color. The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature.”
Dutch Paints also picked a green hue for its color of the year 2019 but went in a lighter direction with Garden Patch. Not too deep and not too primary, this nostalgic, botanical hue stands out for its warm and calming effect. Paired with soft neutral colors, it offers rejuvenation and peace.
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