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Color Trends – 2019 Renews Our Wanderlust

Color trends forecasted for 2019 are inspired by our natural surroundings. Nature is timeless and there’s no better way to enhance the quality of our lives then by incorporating the warm color tones found in nature.  Whether renewing our homes or creating a warm atmosphere in our offices, the goal is to provide an aesthetically pleasing environment improving our quality of life.

While technology and the digital era offer many advantages they also have drawbacks. We tend to lose sight of our environments when we are hyper connected to the world. A Local San Diego News Station reports, “A national study reveals that pedestrians and drivers do not obey laws and signals consistently and many often use cell phones, text and listen to music while walking or driving. Only 60 percent of pedestrians said they expected drivers to stop when they were in crosswalks, even though they have the right-of-way.” Color trend forecasters are bringing our subconscious desires to light. 2019 renews our wanderlust by inspiring organic color and design in architecture, interiors, graphic design, fashion and pop culture.


Photo above: (color blocks left to right) Metropolitan AF-690, Blue Print S470-5, Night Watch PPG1145-7, 16-1546 Living Coral, Cavern Clay SW7701

Major color influencers Benjamin Moore, Behr, PPG, Pantone, and Sherwin-Williams, all cite nature as the inspiration for each of their 2019 color of the year selections. Simply put, because there is a need to bring our natural surroundings to the forefront and improve the quality of our lives.

Benjamin Moore’s Metropolitan AF-690 is a posh gray with cool undertones that lends itself to pair well with most neutral, warm and cool colors. The versatility of Metropolitan makes it a lasting choice well beyond 2019.

Behr’s Blue Print S470-5 is a softened tone of the most beloved hue, blue. It reflects a sense of calm and appeals to wide audiences, making it a rather safe choice for long-term interior and exterior applications.

PPG’s Night Watch PPG1145-7 is a deep majestic green that compliments many naturally occurring color palettes in woods, leathers, soils, and skylines. Night Watch really does instill a sense of nature and is most suited for interiors.

Panton’s 16-1546 Living Coral is a lively coral hue with warm undertones. Living Coral is the bold one of the bunch, playing on the naturally occurring vibrancy in nature. It successfully uplifts your mood and is a great choice in digital and printed collateral.

Sherwin William’s Cavern Clay SW7701 is our personal preference as it speaks to the new Alucobond® naturAL Terra Cotta, one of the six new textured finishes within the naturAL Series inspired by iridescent stone to amplify the inherent beauty & character found in nature. Cavern Clay is sophisticated and warm, complimented well by natural light, it is a great choice for both interiors and exteriors.

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