2019 Home Color Trends – What Colors are Next?

Whether you’re in the fashion or décor world, there is always a lot of excitement when Colors of the Year palettes are released. Design companies spend months studying the current culture, environment, political climate to decide what role color needs to play in our lifestyle. According to Pantone, 2019 Home Color Trends will reflect a desire to encourage ourselves as we face the future. The Pantone Color Institute, the authority for 2019 Home Color Trends, has selected 72 colors in eight color palettes that they predict will be seen in homes in 2019.

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It is interesting that the two color palettes created;  “Cravings” and “Classico,” come from conflicting sides of the color spectrum.


The shades in “Cravings” are intended to entice the eye and the taste buds.

Spicy reds, sweet flamingo orange, and rich purples create an allusion to ‘fetish foods,” such as peppers and chocolate, are moderated by the warmth of a neutral Cappuccino shade or a grassy green hue. According to Pantone, these hues will “draw upon memorable sensory experiences to inspire new ones that will be just as pleasing.” Deep shades like the “Cravings” color palette work well as statement colors, such as an accent wall or upholstery on a sofa.

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The tones of “Classico” are more elegant and a mix of soft and strong colors.

Imagine a  graceful swan white with a camel background, with accents of deep teals, gray flannels, burgundy reds, and caviar blacks.

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Pantone Classico Palette – Pantone Color Institute

Consequently, neutral paint colors will continue to rule in 2019 Home Color Trends…..

but the tones are warmer than past years, and you will see bolder colors in fabric, art, and accessories.

Benjamin Moore Color of the Year: Metropolitan AF-690  2019 Benjamin Moore, another contender in the Color Trend forecasting world, also is moving to a neutral color. The last year’s pick was Caliente, a fiery red.  Benjamin Moore has selected a more subdued hue for its 2019 Color of the Year: Metropolitan AF-690, a stylish gray with cool undertones.


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Metropolitan AF-690

“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.”

Benjamin Moore has also released a palette of hues, ranging from neutrals to rich blues and greens, that all complement their 2019 Color of the Year, Metropolitan.


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Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Home Color Palette

Furthermore, Sherwin Williams who is also an expert in Home Design Color Trends launched their Colormix Color Forecast 2019.

It consists of 42 trend colors arranged into six distinctive color personalitiesShapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist, and Raconteur. Each character is based on individual hopeful qualities, such as “visionary and creative,” and “bespoke and rare.” Look for colors such as:

  • Endless Sea
  • Dark Night
  • Ancestral Gold
  • Dark Clove
  • Charcoal Blue
  • Positive Red
  • Eros Pink
  • Poised Taupe
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Sherwin Williams Colormix® Color Forecast 2019

According to Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, 2019 Home Color Trends will show a shift from the popular minimalism trend of late an will push the boundaries of color.

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A warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots, Cavern Clay SW 7701, is our 2019 Color of the Year.

Cavern Clay is a nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest, which together creates a desert modern aesthetic. “Earth tones are emerging as a top trend in kitchen designs this year,” Wadden shares. “The Naturalist journal from Sherwin-Williams 2019 Colormix Color Forecast includes mushroom tones and leafy greens, which create a relaxing scene for kitchens. If it’s the dining room that needs updating, the Aficionado’s rich blues and tailored neutrals pair well with light wood accents, and copper or gold fixtures, evoking a sense of timeless tradition.”

Here is an inspiring article showing the Ten Best Paint Colors for 2019

Hence, if you have been inspired to introduce some of these color trends into your home, but wondering which paint colors will work best in which rooms, we can help.



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