Colors of the Year 2019!

Welcome back!

At the beginning (or end) of every year, I try and give you a heads up about the colors of the year. And there is more than one. Most paint companies release a color of the year, and it is interesting to see what trends will come from them.

So, let's jump right in with the most famous!

Pantone – Living Coral

It is bold, beautiful, and perfect for a variety of uses. Probably not what most people want on a wall, but if used correctly, it can add the color you need to take your room to the next level. Coral will probably be showing up more in clothing and makeup than design, but don't discount it completely. As the picture above shows, it works well with a variety of neutrals, blues and greens as well as black and white. You will probably see it mostly in small accents and mid-century modern designs.

Sherwin-Williams – Cavern Clay

And now we move on from a pink that looks good with neutrals to a neutral with pink tones. Again, Cavern Clay looks wonderful with blues, greens, whites as well as brown tones. When combined with white or cream, it gives the room a fresh but relaxed look. It also gives the impression that you are bringing the natural world indoors. Once again, mid-century modern works well with this color.

Dunn-Edwards – Spice of Life