Color(s) of the Year 2019

December 23, 2018

Colors are all over the map again for 2019! This forecast is covering three major color predictors for the next year: Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and Pantone.  We’ll also include a few “lesser known” brands’ indicators. We’ll endeavor to wind through the myriad of predictions, and how colors we see (particularly in fashion) will influence our choices in decor hues throughout 2019 and beyond.

Each institution predicts color selections in their own way:

  • Benjamin Moore with a Color of the Year for 2019 and a palette that complements this hue.
  • Sherwin-Williams with a Color of the Year for 2019 and three palettes with related themes for this time.
  • Dunn-Edwards Color of the Year 2019
  • Pantone with Color of the Year for 2019 and through individual colors and palettes (which include 4 different hues within a grouping.)
  • PPA Color of the Year 2019
  • Behr Color of the Year 2019
  • Farrow and Ball Color of the Year 2019

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore paints has announced that it’s Color of the Year is Metropolitan, a fairly cool (temperature-wise) grey, a rather conservative color after last year’s red selection “Caliente.”

“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It's neutral. It's understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty."

—Ellen O'Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.









Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Year is Cavern Clay, a warm terra-cotta color with “ancient, elemental roots.” While giving a nod to midcentury modern style yet with the soul of the American Southwest, it creates a desert modern aesthetic.

“This warm, earthy hue is both casual and refined. It can be the backdrop of a playful, welcoming dining room or kitchen when paired with bright tiles, warm stone and sculptural greenery. Complementary materials include leather, simple woodgrains and indigenous cacti in contemporary, sleek gardening planters.”









Dunn-Edwards selected a similar hue for Color of the Year: Spice of Life.


Probably making the biggest splash on the scene is Pantone, who recently announced its Color of the Year, Living Coral. “Vibrant, yet mellow Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”

“Representing the fusion of modern life, PANTONE Living Coral is a nurturing color that appears in our natural surroundings and at the same time, displays a lively presence within social media.”















“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.”









Farrow and Ball

Farrow and Ball, a paint company that hails from Great Britain, has announced that Blancha, “a protective olive green” is their Color of the Year.











“An honest, approachable color that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life. Blueprint creates a space where you can build your own reimagined life.”


In conclusion

If you're wondering why you should care what the new hues are in 2019, then consider that these are the hues that will be available in fabrics, accessories and more for purchase in the coming year.  If you need assistance with determining colors for your home, contact us through this website and we'll make an appointment to help... either a little or a lot, depending upon your needs.

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