We’ve been reading up on recent design trends, namely interior paint, and thought you might want to know what’s in store for 2019!
Color Choice - It’s a Big Deal
It’s not an easy task to select a color of the year for many major interior paint manufacturers. Teams of designers and color stylists mull over the decision, and hours of research regarding consumer trends, lifestyles, and recurring themes in history are considered. Even the title given to color of the year can have serious marketing implications.
The ladies understand this 'color conundrum' when deciding between two shades of red at the nail salon...and making the final decision based solely on the name. (Personally, we love “I’m Not Really a Waitress!”)
Color is a psychological powerhouse in the fields of advertising, marketing, and design. It creates a mood, emphasizes a connection, and manifests intimacy in our living spaces.
According to the color experts, here’s what’s hot right now:
Pantone Color of the Year 2019 — Living Coral
PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral — Read the Color Intelligence
Described as “An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”
Pantone, a company that proclaims itself “the global authority on color,” has been around since 1963 and employs a 20-person team called the Pantone Color Institute to help with the Color of the Year selection. The process of selecting a color takes 9 months!
Sherwin Williams Color of the Year 2019 — Cavern Clay
SHERWIN WILLIAMS Cavern Clay SW 7701 — Read the Color Intelligence
Sherwin Williams describes Cavern Clay as a "warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots," and explains that it's a "nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest, which together create the desert modern aesthetic."
Behr’s Color of the Year 2019 — Blueprint
Blueprint S470-5— Read the Color Intelligence
Blueprint, available exclusively at The Home Depot, is a mid-tone blue that Behr's in-house color expert, Erika Woelfel, believes is universally appealing, as it's "warmer than denim and softer than navy."
Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2019 — Metropolitan
“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance,” said Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence. “It’s a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design. Not arresting nor aggressive, this understated yet glamorous gray creates a soothing, impactful common ground.
What do you think?
So, there you have it! We’d love to know your thoughts. Please comment below and let us know what influences your choice for interior paint color!