In the year 2000, the Pantone Color Institute declared Cerulean as its first Pantone Color of the Year. Since then, every designer looks forward to the end of every year to see what color is going to rule next. Other paint companies have followed in Pantone’s footsteps by releasing their own Color of the Year picks. As interior designers, we love seeing the new colors manifesting in new fabric lines, furnishings, rugs, and accessories. Read on to see the 2019 Colors of the Year.
Pantone: Living Coral 16-1546
This year’s Pantone Color of the Year was Ultra Violet, and next year’s color is just as vibrant and lively: Living Coral!
In their release, Pantone said, “Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 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.”
Sherwin-Williams: Cavern Clay SW 7701
Sherwin-Williams’ pick for 2019’s Color of the Year is Cavern Clay, “to bring the warmth of the outdoors in,” according to their website. As earth tones also seem to be trending, they broadcasted a color that was “both casual and refined.” We saw many shades of brown in Sherwin-Williams’ forecasted trend colors for 2019, so Cavern Clay as the frontrunner seems very fitting.
Benjamin Moore: Metropolitan AF-690
When it comes to neutrals, gray is trending, and the 2019 Color of the Year for Benjamin Moore is Metropolitan, a “glamorous gray” that is “comforting, composed, and effortlessly sophisticated,” and “creates a soothing, impactful common ground.”
Behr: Blueprint S470-5
When you look at Behr’s four 2019 Trends Palettes, you will find their Color of the Year, Blueprint, a shade of blue that is “warmer than denim, softer than navy.” The fact that they’ve created four palettes surrounding Blueprint really shows the versatility of this color. It’s a shade that matches with bright and bold colors, yet it isn’t too overpowering when used next to neutrals and pastels.
Which of these colors of the year have you seen trending already, and which ones are you most in love with? Tell us your thoughts!