Unless you’re willing to shell out almost $300 for color god, PANTONE’s, 8-palette, 72-color, 2019 guide for home + interiors, you can’t be 100 percent sure you’re choosing the right paint color for your living room.
But we hope our compiled list from some of the most trusted paint experts helps you make an educated decision. Or at the very least, inspires you to try something new in 2019. Because hey, it’s 2019.
Here are some of the biggest interior paint trends you can expect to see (and maybe use) in 2019.
Of the forecasts they do allow the public, PANTONE announced it’s Color of The Year 2019 is Living Coral.
As they describe it: “Vibrant, yet mellow PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral embraces us with warmth and nourishment to provide comfort and buoyancy in our continually shifting environment.”
It may be a bit of a stretch for the traditional homeowner, but coral can be done tastefully. For such a bright color, it can be relaxing and tranquil when paired with colors like grey, blue, and white.
It’s earthy, yet interesting. It’s not quite brown and not quite gray. Sherwin Williams’ take on the mushroom trend is called Shiitake. Though it’s not a new addition to their huge family of hues, it’s predicted to sprout again in 2019.
— Sherwin-Williams (@SherwinWilliams) April 19, 2016
We guess those with little imagination would call this beige, but it’s important to have a little fun. Combined with natural woods, hunter greens, and golds, mushroom grays are relaxing and elegant all at once.
Nature is getting huge ups in 2019. Maybe it’s society screaming for less screen time and more sun time? In any case, nature’s cues inspired PPG’s hue, Night Watch. The velvety green looks like the bottom of the forest floor. Their 2019 Color of The Year is comforting yet mysterious.
Think of the lightest blue you can imagine. Yeah, that one. But a lot of it. It’s a little icy but still soft. It’s a slight wash rather than an in-your-face statement. It breathes a nice airiness into a room and boasts a simple elegance.
Maybe it’s due to its rich history or easy-going vibes but Southwestern influence is showing up in design, fashion, jewelry, and, of course, paint. In a connected world that often times feels lonely, people are searching for a grounding force. Or just the actual ground.
Described by Sherwin Williams as “both casual and refined,” their Color of The Year, Cavern Clay, really does make you feel warm inside. And it’s kind of the grown-up version of millennial pink.