Hottest Paint Colors of 2019
Every year, designers around the world look forward to the reveal of Pantone’s new Color of the Year. (This year it happens to be called "Living Coral") Similarly, interior designers await the rollout of new color palettes from major paint companies.
These rollouts require color stylists to carefully analyze global and societal trends from the runway, varying lifestyles, and demographics. Consumer Reports recently predicted the hottest interior paint colors of 2019, and we picked our favorites here.
We also included how and where to incorporate these colors into your home.
Benjamin Moore: Metropolitan AF-690
Why it's hot: neutral tones create a calming ambiance.
Where to use: living room, sleek kitchen, sophisticated bedroom.
Where to buy: select paint and hardware stores.
Photo credit: Benjamin Moore
Clark+Kensington: Stainless Steel 37B-4
Why it's hot: this almost-periwinkle-blue is refreshing and can revive any dull space that needs some light!
Where to use: accent wall, living room, or on furniture.
Where to buy: local Ace Hardware.
Photo credit: Ace Hardware & Pinterest
HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams: Reflecting Pool
Why it's hot: it may seem vibrant, but this teal can actually be calming when combined with neutral hues.
Where to use: any room!
Where to buy: Lowe's.
Bonus: This hue was named 2019 Color Of The Year by HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams.
Photo credit: Sherwin Williams
Valspar: Orange Slice 2002-1B
Why it's hot: great for experimenting and adding brightness.
"Adventurous orange maintains an artificial intensity that invites an experimental mindset." - Sue Kim, Valspar Color Strategist
Where to use: bonus room, office, or spare bedroom paired with neutral toned fabrics.
Where to buy: Lowe's or Ace Hardware.
Photo credit: House Beautiful & Valspar
Behr: Blueprint S470-5
Why it's hot: “Warmer than denim, but softer than navy” according to Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr.
Where to use: bathroom or bedroom for a calming effect.
Where to buy: Home Depot.
Bonus: This hue was named 2019 Color Of The Year by BEHR.
Photo credit: Behr