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10 Color Trends You’re Going to See This Year

From traditional grays with a twist to bold citrus hues, paint color trends in 2019 are all about the unexpected. Whether you're painting a room, your home's exterior or just want to give a piece of furniture a new look, here are 10 color trends to consider for this year's projects.

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Bold Yellows

While mustard yellow has been trendy for the last few years, designers are making room for bolder yellows. Bright yellows are rich, cheery and inviting. If you’re not ready for a bright yellow room, try using the color to paint a chair, table or even your front door. These 30 tips for painting almost anything provide inspiration for your next DIY project.

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Tech-Inspired Colors

Senior Color Designer, Sue Kim of Valspar, believes 2019 will be all about high-intensity shades that mimic artificial light. “Smart technology in the home is driving the color experience differently,” Kim said. Twilight Mist from Valspar is a blue-lilac hue that pairs well with ultra white.

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Southwest Inspired Colors

Cavern Clay is Sherwin-Williams’ 2019 color of the year. The Southwest inspired tone offers a contemporary twist. “Cavern Clay embodies renewal, simplicity and free-spirited bohemian flair,” said Sherwin-Williams director of color marketing, Sue Wadden.

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Forest Greens

When it comes to 2019 color trends, nature-inspired colors will be everywhere. PPG Paint’s color of the year is Night Watch. “Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color. The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG Paint’s senior color marketing manager. These are the house painting mistakes almost everyone makes, and how to avoid them.

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Not white but not quite beige, creams are finding their way into home decor due to their simplicity. Creams go well with the minimalism vibe, they’re versatile and they’re timeless. Follow these tips for choosing the best paint primers.

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Bold and unexpected, citrus colors will be popular in 2019. Whether lime green or citrus orange, add something unexpected to your home’s decor this year. Citrus make a statement and are especially effective on an exterior door. “If you’re looking to make a change, look at the shades of colors that your neighbors have selected and avoid making the same choice,” said Bruce Schmidt, chief brand officer of CertaPro Painters.

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Mid-Tone Blues

Mid-toned blue is timeless, calming and modern. Behr’s color of 2019 is Blueprint. Blueprint is “that perfect middle of the road blue denim color—not too dark, not too light, slightly worn to keep it comfortable, but with enough color to be easily dressed up,” according to Behr’s website.

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Rich Purple

Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, isn’t going anywhere just yet. The color has a rich energy that works everywhere from the bedroom to the study and even in powder rooms and for front doors. Here are 10 ideas for using Ultra Violet in your house.

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Living Coral

Living Coral, Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, is vibrant yet mellow and works well as a statement on a wall or as an accent on furniture. “As a shade that affirms life through a dual role of energizing and nourishing, Living Coral reinforces how colors can embody our collective experience and reflect what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time,” said Pantone Color Institute Vice President, Laurie Pressman.

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Jeweled Tones

Jeweled tones will find their way into nearly every room of the house in 2019. Jeweled tones are all about finding balance, so try using them sparingly, such as with aquamarine on kitchen cabinets or sapphire pillows. Follow these tips for painting kitchen cabinets.

Rachel Brougham
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