It’s that time of year again, when the experts name the color of the year.
In the design industry we follow the three biggest companies who
set the trends for the “it” color each year…
Pantone, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams.
The 2019 colors of the year are…
Pantone – Living Coral 16-1546
Benjamin Moore – Metropolitan AF-690
Sherwin Williams – Cavern Clay SW 7701
If you are unfamiliar with what exactly the color of the year means, here is a bit of background information for you, from Pantone, the company that founded the “color of the year” program…
“For 20 years, Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product, packaging, and graphic design.”
“The Color of the Year selection process requires thoughtful consideration and trend analysis. To arrive at the selection each year, Pantone’s color experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films in production, traveling art collections and new artists, fashion, all areas of design, popular travel destinations, as well as new lifestyles, playstyles, and socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from new technologies, materials, textures, and effects that impact color, relevant social media platforms and even upcoming sporting events that capture worldwide attention.” – Written by Pantone
There are so many ways to utilize these colors in your space,
from paint, to fabrics and furniture, to decorative accessories.
Let’s explore some ways to bring some of these trending colors into your home or office. While we focus on these color trends in interior design, don’t forget that these colors also translate into the fashion industry! So when you are out shopping, grab a new clutch, pair of heels or scarf to be “in”!
PANTONE – Living Coral 16-1546
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Pantone describes their choice perfectly…..Vibrant, yet mellow, PANTONE 16-1546 LIVING CORAL embraces us with warmth and nourishment. This color provides comfort since it appears in our natural surroundings, however it also embodies a lively presence in our continually shifting environment.
If your space needs a bit of wow factor, consider painting an accent wall in LIVING CORAL.
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Another way to stay on trend with LIVING CORAL is by adding accessories or an accent piece of furniture. See below, for some great ideas.
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BENJAMIN MOORE – Metropolitan AF-690
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Benjamin Moore’s Metropolitan AF-690, is
“calm, composed and effortlessly sophisticated”, while it also, “exudes glamour, beauty and balance”.
“Metropolitan AF-690 emanates nuance, harmony and extravagant ease. Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty.”
—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.
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The beauty of Metropolitan, is that it can be used anywhere! It is the perfect combination of ease and elegance. Metropolitan is a soft neutral that works great with our favorite coastal style and all of the natural and organic materials we love to use. This makes perfect sense why BM would chose a color that compliments the trends going on in the design world today.
Metropolitan looks stunning on kitchen cabinetry when paired with a timeless
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Sherwin Williams – Cavern Clay SW 7701
Cavern Clay is a fantastic color that can be both formal and casual. The earth tones in this versatile color can bring warmth to your space, while the depth can add some contrast to your decor as well.
Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams states, “Our 2019 Color of the Year, Cavern Clay, embodies renewal, simplicity, and a free-spirited, bohemian flair.”
The combination of wood, metal and Cavern Clay works perfectly together to truly showcase the beauty this color has to offer.
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And remember, with the brighter and more prominent colors,
sometimes adding a piece of artwork incorporating the color of the year,
is just what you need, to stay on trend.
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Thanks for reading along and we hope you see the beauty that all of these fabulous colors have to offer.