What will be 2019's colour of the year? Here are some predictions

What will be 2019's colour of the year? Here are some predictionsWhat will be 2019's colour of the year? Here are some predictions

It's going to be a colourful year ahead!

We're nearing the end of 2018 and we are already looking forward to the beautiful design trends that will rise in the coming year. And one of the most exciting announcements is when the colour of the year 2019 will be revealed.

But forecasters have named their own picks for the colour of the year 2019 and they're all pretty stunning.

What will be the colour of the year 2019?

Back in June, Pennsylvania, U.S.A's PPG named their colour of the year 2019, a warm, deep shade of teal called Night Watch.

"The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature," PPG senior marketing manager Dee Schlotter explained to People.

This ethereal shade also gives one the feeling of being surrounded by "lush greenery and the healing power of nature in their spaces."

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A few months later, Sherwin Williams, Ohio, U.S.A., named a terracotta shade called Cavern Clay as their colour of the year 2019. Their choice is in line with their other design predictions for the coming year, which they believe will be big on trends reminiscent of the 70s, but with a twist.

"Our 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay, embodies renewal, simplicity and free-spirited, bohemian flair," Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams' director of color marketing told Forbes.

Cavern Clay is an easy way to bring the warmth of the outdoors in," continues Wadden. "Envision beaches, canyons and deserts, and sun-washed late summer afternoons—all of this embodied in one color."

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As for California-based Behr Paint, their colour of the year 2019 is a mid-tone shade of blue that's "warmer than denim and softer than navy" called Blueprint, which they describe as a relaxed hue that suits any space, an "honest, approachable colour that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life."

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Benjamin Moore, a New Jersey-based paint company, named a more minimalist shade as their colour of the year 2019: an understated yet glamorous light grey shade called Metropolitan.

"Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan AF-690 exudes beauty and balance," Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore's Director of Strategic Design Intelligence explained to Elle Decor. "It’s a colour in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design."

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Simple ways to use these predicted trends around the home

Even if you're not the type to follow trends, we all need a little design inspiration every now and then. Here's how to use these predicted colours of the year to liven up your space.

Deep shade of teal

Be one with nature by using this shade in unexpected corners of the house, like the back of your stove. Or you can draw inspiration from this colour when picking out new pots and pans.


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Or you can add a pop of colour to a space without having to overhaul it, by simply adding deep teal accents, like throw pillows.

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Channel Sherwin Williams' warm, bohemian pick for colour of the year 2019 by painting a reading nook using this earthy shade. It would go well with native, indigenous fabrics that add more warmth and texture to a room.


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A nice burnt orange shade could also work to make a room more eclectic, especially when paired with some funky wall art!

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Warm blue

This relaxing hue works well for any space, but a great way to use this to liven up a room with more texture would be to use if for a paneled or accent wall. It's a small change that yields big results.


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This striking, deep hue could also work for cute home accents, like chairs. It's a simple way to make a statement.

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Gray with cool undertones

If you want to breathe a neutral, earthy feel into a space, paint a wall this colour and add some wood and plant elements.

You can also add textured chairs and carpets in a similar hue to give a room a more luxe, sophisticated feel.

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How about a cool, grey breakfast nook that's clean and elegant? Now that's something we'd love to wake up to!


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What do you think should be the colour of the year 2019? Let us know below!

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Written by

Bianchi Mendoza