by Dave Robison
on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 2:48pm.
Have you noticed a change in interior and exterior paint choices lately? Leading paint experts are saying that 2019 will be reminiscent of the 1970's in terms of paint trends. We have started seeing this change in several of the new model homes we recently toured. White cabinetry, that we have been seeing for several years, was replaced with more muted (pickled) wood tones or darker (painted) jewel tones. The bathrooms had darker vanities and patterned tile, and accent walls were duly noted. While white walls and white kitchens are still popular, we are seeing designers add caramel or cognac leather furniture, reclaimed wood accent tables, and tons of tactile fabric pillows and throws in jewel tones, allowing our eyes to "land" in the space. The Pantone Color Institute predicts that these new color trends will "tempt our taste buds" with hues of a creamy cappuccino, rich chocolate, and spicy chili and cayenne peppers that they call their "Cravings" palette! Amongst most paint manufacturers, gold was the metal of choice to pair with the 2019 colors, so if you changed out your old oil rubbed bronze or brush nickel hardware to gold, you are still getting your money out of that hefty investment. Benjamin Moore has not released their 2019 color of the year yet, but below are some of the other paint manufacturer's choices. Check them out and let us know if you agree with the bold change or if you're still dedicated to the 27 Shades of Gray palette!
Sherwin Williams - Cavern Clay (SW 7701) Best used in a kitchen, dining room, or study/office. Accent with wood grains, leather, and greenery.
Behr - Blueprint (S470-5) "Warmer than denim, softer than navy" yet it delivers authenticity, confidence, and timelessness. Suitable for both interior and exterior, very diverse, and goes well with pastels, neutrals, and deeper shades. Interior spaces: Living room, bathroom, or bedroom. Exterior: Doors and shutters. Behr paint experts predict that blues will continue to rise in popularity. We are seeing more blues being used on exteriors and cabinetry.
PPG - Night Watch (PPG1145-7) "Rich, luxurious, and classic shade of green". Residential: family room, study/office, bedroom, bathroom, dining room, cabinetry, and accent wall. Commercial: healthcare, hospitality, fine dining, and . Exterior doors, shutters, good alternative to the trending blackor deepest blue-black. Try this with gold accents for a luxurious feel.
Dulux - Spiced Honey (OOYY 26/220) Pairs well with earthy tones and muted pastels, woods, and tactile textiles. Add spiced honey to balance out bold/bright colors.