It’s officially 2019 and everyone is in the swing of New Years resolutions. It’s a time of change and bettering yourself, your home, and your life. I always get the itch for a project this time of year. Adding color is a great way to revive your home, whether it be in the form of painting your walls, incorporating new furnishings, or updating your window treatments.
The 2019 colors of the year have been announced and it’s all about rich hues that make a statement. Check out the list below for the full details!
Behr – Blueprint
Inspired from architectural blueprints this color is great to use both indoors and out. I am loving this color on the front door and since our siding is a light shade of taupe, this may just be what our front door is painted this year.
You could also use this on cabinets in your kitchen or bathroom for a beautiful pop of color without being too bold. And if you’re not sure about painting all the cabinets in your kitchen, try using it on your island (check out my blog post on How to Paint Your Island) or just the lower cabinets.
Behr also provided a great resource of complimentary colors depending on your style. Blueprint goes well with a variety of colors and room themes. Which is your favorite palette?
Pantone – Living Coral
Living Coral is meant to invoke joy and optimism. I don’t know about you, but just looking at this color fills me with a sense of happiness and serenity.
“Color is an equalizing lens through which we experience our natural and digital realities and this is particularly true for Living Coral. With consumers craving human interaction and social connection, the humanizing and heartening qualities displayed by the convivial PANTONE Living Coral hit a responsive chord.” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.
For a beautiful statement, try using this as an accent wall in your living room or bedroom. Another great way to incorporate this optimistic color is to use it in the form of different textures, such as pillows and throws. Not only adding warmth in color but in texture as well.
Benjamin Moore – Metropolitan
Benjamin Moore is the only one that has kept things fairly neutral with their pick of a cool, modern gray. This color offers a range of versatility in styling and is a beautiful shade that can be used throughout your home.
If you are looking at getting new furniture, consider a gray such as this moody shade. We recently upgraded our living room furniture and now have a gray chair and chaise lounge flanking our off-white couch. These colors create a cozy, soothing environment that makes decorating a breeze!
“Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance. 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.” – Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Intelligence.
Sherwin Williams – Cavern Clay
Cavern Clay lends itself towards a more modern mid-century style, with a Southwestern twist. Reminiscent of late afternoon sunsets, desserts and beaches, it’s a great way to bring the beauty and warmth of the outdoors inside.
Try using it in the kitchen or dining room with bright colored tile back drops and tons of natural greenery. If you plan to use this in a main living area, pair it with leather, wood grains and succulents.
Do you have a favorite?