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12 Stylish Color and Paint Trends in 2019

Americans are spending more time at home than ever before. Ensuring the space is comfortable, inviting, and aesthetically pleasing is paramount.

But before you go running off to Home Depot, you should brush up on your interior design trends – particularly your paint trends.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s color and paint trends.

1. Muted Pastels

Perfect for gender neutral rooms and common areas, pastels are a great backdrop to the minimalist trend rocking 2019.

To give your interior proper room to shine, opt for wall paint in pastel derivatives. The muted, chalky tones will ensure your walls don’t fade entirely into the background while prioritizing your furnishings and other decor.

2. Woodland Shades

All the best designers pull inspiration from nature, and 2019 is no different. But this year has seen a shift from oversized botanicals to the woodlands. This trend has seen a rise in mushroom grays and fern-inspired palettes, the warmer tones lending our interiors an old world, naturalist feel.

To indulge this trend, opt for warmer, woodland shades and don’t be afraid to color match to your wooden furniture.

3. Coral Tones

Yes, Pantone’s 2019 color of the year has made its way into the world of interior design, and we couldn’t be happier. The hope and optimism inherent in the color Living Coral is a great way to lend your interior an energized, uplifted mood.

If Living Coral isn’t to your taste, don’t worry – you can always opt to separate it into it’s orange and pink counterparts for a similar vibe.

4. Hunter Greens

Pantone’s Night Watch is paving the way for dark, hunter greens to re-enter the limelight for the first time since the 90s. 

From moody to muted, this dark green color trend can work to emulate the vibe of lush botanicals in your home. Tapping into nature like this is a great way to set a strong foundational hue in any room, allowing you to build an experience from a solid foundation.

Just remember to reserve dark color use for large, well-lit spaces lest you overpower smaller rooms.

5. Alternative Blues

If you’ve got a traditionalist streak then opting for alternative blues is a great way to build a modern design on the back of a primary color.

Charcoal blue, gray-blue, ice blue, and pale powder blue are all great options that will tie a room together without overwhelming the senses. They’re also great for opening up smaller rooms, as the hues serve to lengthen a space and soothe the eye.

6. Metallic Accents

Metallic paint isn’t just relegated to your cousin’s robot-inspired bedroom anymore. Metallic accents throughout a home is a great way to add interest and vibrancy to any room.

Just remember, with metallic paint, less is more: ensure you’re using complementary colors and don’t go overboard with a statement wall. Rather, opt for smaller highlights such as a patio door or trim.

7. Mustard

For an earthy alternative to gold, you can’t go past deep mustard. It’s a great way to add a pop of color to otherwise subtle spaces. It also plays really well into this year’s stylish color trends, lifting grays and smoothing darker tones.

Just remember to play it safe with this color. Too much and your room will turn sour – instead, opt for small splashes to highlight decor and artwork.

8. Deep Berry Reds

There’s no better way to make a statement than a deep berry red, and 2019 is the year these hues will really shine. Deep berry shades have cozy and comforting qualities, while also energizing a space with their rich tones.

When in doubt, pair these colors with subtler base shades. Too many saturated colors in one space can easily overwhelm so opt for “less is more” when experimenting with these colors.

9. Pale Pinks

Pale pinks are really popping this year due to their neutral properties and compatibility with other hues. Experts predict that monochromatic colorways will be the ideal application of this shade.

Want in on this trend? Try the monochrome look in a hallway or sitting room. For extra impact, pair your pale pinks with an abundance of white or lemon yellow.

10. Tech-Inspired

Smart technology is slowly but surely taking over our homes and its influence extends beyond user experience. Smart devices are essentially driving our experience of color in a different direction.

Experts predict we’ll see an uptick of higher intensity shades that mimic the edge of artificial light. We’re also going to be pairing our decor with our smart devices which will lend our homes a modern, sleek feel.

11. Optimistic Yellows

2019 is the year we do away with moody hues. Instead, we’ll opt for more colors associated with optimism.

Yellow is the obvious go-to here. Paired with cool blues, beiges, and pinks, it’s a great way to lift a room and one’s mood.

Indulge this color trend with pops of yellow on accents, fittings, and doors. If you opt for a feature wall, make sure to ground the room in some subtler shades to ensure you don’t overwhelm the eye.

12. Off-Cream

The minimalist movement is going strong in 2019 and our color trends are reflecting its dominance across the board. Whites, creams, and beiges are being incorporated into many home color palettes.

Off-cream is a great choice for those who want to indulge their minimalist streak while lending a room a warmer undertone. These shades are also prized for their versatility – one off-cream shade can ground multiple palettes depending on the lighting in a room.

Indulge This Year’s Paint Trends

Paint trends may come and go but style lasts forever. Now you know everything there is to know about this year’s color and paint trends. Just remember, no trend is worth sacrificing your personal aesthetic. When in doubt, follow a trend that suits your personal style.

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