It’s that fun time of the year where us paint color geeks look forward to the paint manufacturers announcing their annual “Colors of the Year”. Most of the manufacturers have announced their colors in the last couple of weeks and today I’m excited to share the 2019 Colors of the Year with you from Sherwin Williams, BEHR, Ace’s Clark + Kensington, PPG and Dutch Boy. Check out the 2018 Colors of the Year if you missed that last year.
BEHR’s 2019 Color of the Year is a gorgeous color called “Blueprint”!
Blueprint is that dark rich complex color that ironically, is a hue that I have seen starting to pop up in design and the perfect color pick for 2019. While I don’t think we’ll be seeing whole rooms painted in this color because it is so rich and dark but I bet we’ll see lots of accent walls, cabinetry and front doors graced with Blueprint!
Here are some gorgeous ways to incorporated a deep rich color like BEHR Blueprint:
I love BEHR Blueprint on cabinetry or a kitchen island surrounded by lighter hues.
Deep colors like Blueprint really wow when surrounded by lighter colors or white.
If you guys remember last year, BEHR also nailed their 2018 Color of the Year pick called “In the Moment“! This blue, green gray hue is one of the most popular colors right with consumers.
I cannot tell you guys just how obsessed I am with In the Moment! I have been recommending it quite a bit to clients this last year and everyone has LOVED it in their home! Just look at this dreamy color!
You know a “Color of the Year” pick is a great one when everyone is still talking about it a year later!
PPG’s 2019 Color of the Year is another beautiful dark rich complex color called “Night Watch”
Again, these dark rich deep colors are what the paint manufacturers not only forecasted for 2019 but colors that we are really starting to see glimpses of in design. I have no doubt that these statement colors will continue to grow in popularity in 2019 an accent walls, cabinetry, small bathrooms and door colors.
via PPG Paints
PPG Night Watch is also a color we are really seeing in home decor accents and in fashion. I pulled together a design board to show you all the ways to incorporate pops of this deep rich green (affiliate source links directly below image):
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Dutch Boy Paints
Dutch Boy Paints picked a beautiful rich green called “Garden Patch” for their 2019 Color of the Year.
Dutch Boy Paints via Menards
I think this is another great color pick! I love this happy shade of green. It’s so pretty for a front door or as shown above for a colorful kitchen!
via Dutch Boy
Last year’s Dutch Boy color of the year was Sandstone Tint and I’m still loving this beautiful neutral hue and I have been seeing it used quite a bit lately with home bloggers and designers.
Ace Hardware Clark + Kensington
Ace Hardware did something very cool for their 2019 Color of the Year pick! They held a contest and let consumers mix colors and submit to a panel of 25 judges and “Pineapple Granita” was the winner!
I love this happy creamy shade of yellow! Mixed with white in this kitchen, this color is really stunning!
via Ace Hardware
Yesterday, Sherwin Williams announced their 2019 Color of the Year pick and it’s a color called “Cavern Clay”.
Let me just say that I did NOT see this color coming at all… I just KNEW Sherwin Williams was going to pick a dark rich complex color because I have been so blown away how much I am starting to see these colors lately, especially on cabinetry and accent walls that I shared here. I was convinced that was the direction SW was going to go with their pick.
I’m not sure how I feel about this pick. What do you guys think? Here are some examples Sherwin Williams shared incorporating their 2019 color pick.
via Sherwin Williams
via Sherwin Williams
This is such an interesting color choice and I have to be honest, I am not a fan of any shade of orange at all. However, I do warm up to the color a tad the way they mixed and balanced it in the spaces above with white. I am SO curious to hear your thoughts on this choice! Would you use this color in your own home?
Benjamin Moore just announced their 2019 Color of the Year and it’s a beautiful warm gray called Metropolitan!
I’m really excited about this choice because the warmth in the gray shows how we are moving into warmth more and also, it reminds us that gray is the new black and not going anywhere. Gray has become a staple color because it’s so calm and balancing.
Although Benjamin Moore veered from the rest of the paint manufacturers with their color pick this year, I did want to share a stunning dark moody Benjamin Moore color that I am loving right now and seeing quite a bit; Benjamin Moore Trout Gray.
I am loving Benjamin Moore Trout Gray so much right now. If you want to see more examples of this deep rich stunning color, check out my Color Spotlight on Trout Gray Here.
Ok friends, I am so curious to hear your thoughts on these 2019 Color of the Year picks! I think I know what most of you will say and which color is your favorite but please tell me your thoughts and favorite in the comment section below. Of course, my favorite pick is BEHR Blueprint! I think this color is a more realistic color that we would use in our home and I also think it best embodies where consumers are heading in color in 2019.
If you missed my 2019 color forecast and trend recap from the paint manufacturers, there is a lot more color inspiration and details about where we are heading in color that I shared in that post here.
Thanks for stopping by today friends!
The Sherwin Williams color not me .
I think that some of the colors are for using in small doses ..
I see them as accent colors .
Love the Trout gray . On furniture it’s beautiful
Look at the change we went from Simply white and Alabaster to very intense color and really doesn’t seem that long ago .
We were pretty much all in to
a lot of white to soft gray trend .
I think it was basically void of a lot of color .’
Now it’s like we r craving color .
I like keeping my hard surfaces more neutral then
Bringing in those bright colors in less expensive materials .
Thank you always enjoy your blogs and all your great inspiration .
Thanks Nancy! Yes, you and I always seem to be on the same page when it comes to colors! Funny how the color pendulum swings. Next year we will be back to very slightly cooler neutrals. We knew this warm-up was coming in a big way (we’ve been leading up to it the last 3 years) but you know me and how I love those balanced transitional colors with perfectly balanced 50/50 (warm/cool) undertones. That’s where I personally think the magic happens. 🙂
Cindy – yes ! Transitional colors .
I never knew anything about transitional colors till I came across your Blog !
That has been the best design tip I’ve ever came across ….
Definitely opens up your design options ..
Making it easier .. thanks!!!
That makes my day Nancy! Thank you so much for all your support and kind words! xo
Hi there I’m looking for the right color to paint my ceiling I painted the walls metropolitan?
I was not a fan of Cavern Clay until I saw how Karianne at ThistleWoodFarms used it to paint some outdoor furniture, and it was FABULOUS in that setting. I’m not sure I’d use it in my house, but, it seems that the tides are changing.
Oh I’ll have to check it out! I can’t wait to see what she did! Thanks for the heads up! Maybe it will help me warm up to the color a little more. 😉
Absolutely love cavern clay. Just the color I was looking for. Hope it comes in exterior paint; want it to replace. ace drab dark green shutters on a light brick house. Have always wanted an accent wall that color in my kitchen. Love the light yellow pineapple so.
I saw on IG a comparison of Cavern Clay to a raw hot dog and now I cannot unsee it..z
So funny! I don’t care for the color, although I’d have to see it in person to make a firm judgement. The hot dog comparison likely sealed the deal on me never using it. 🙂
Terri S says
I do believe that people dint follow their hearts and are slaves to color trends. All these are beautiful colors and am glad to see the companies have broken out of a boring trend. I singed the living room in my 921 farmhouse Cavern clay and everyone that sees it loves it!!! It’s warm and inviting in all seasons. I will try the green in another room I need to re-do. Thanks for compiling these for us.
Sharon Savoy Granter says
Cyndy, I used almost all of the colors shown in each of my four houses: four in which I live now. The Cavern Clay is very similar to the color I used in my open kitchen walls with very dark brown wood cabinets and a medium grey tile floor. It was a little darker, like clay pots, and I loved it. I used black and copper accents along with brushed silver appliances. I have recently sold this home. As you will see in this letter, I love copper and have much of it as I was a caterer for a long time and owned 9 restaurants throughout my lifetime. (I’m quite old now, lol)
The “In The Moment” from Behr is another wall color I’ve used in two homes: one very large kitchen/dining cupola with many windows surrounding it. White cupboards and dark brown glass topped table/chairs with wheels in the cupola. Again, copper accents and brass hardware with a light maple wood flooring. Gorgeous.
I used the same color in a Condo with light oak contemporary cupboards/multi colored tile with the green/blue backsplash with (again) silver and copper accents. Brushed silver appliances, concrete countertops and a taupe colored wood flooring.
My new and fourth home is being renovated now with the same “In The Moment” color on the upper walls, a chevron designed backsplash in stone colors and taupe will be covered with floating shelves, contemporary washed cabinets with an espresso wood flooring throughout. This Behr color is my favorite of all colors and I’ve used it for years.
I forgot to include my Florida home. It has deep teal walls with many shiny white cupboards and large, white tile floors. It overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway and is a bright addition to the walls. Also, the kitchen is huge and can take this color well. Many people walk into this great kitchen and fall in love with this color. I had it painted 3 times before we got the look I wanted and finally using high gloss Porter Paints, we achieved what looks like flat paint. Believe it or not. But it is beautiful.
Thank you for letting me ramble on. I’m very excited to be included in your blog and can’t wait to see what else you come up with.
Oh my, I don’t care for the SW color at all. Reminds me of dull clay, muddied coral…yuck! But I’m sure lots of others will love it! 😉
Preston Harner says
I strongly Dislike cavern clay. I dont Think I would Put that color anywhere. I may Paint my book shelves Trout Gray and my front door Blueprint! I love This post!! Thank you so much
Jeannie Moseley says
I have been searching for the color of the siding that is pictured with Blueprint. I have sampled Camping Tent (too llight beige) and Gray Squirrel (looks too green), and my next samples will be Crownsville and Cobblestone. I live in the mountains so mostly my house is in shadows all day. Any helpful hints? I love that the color looks gray with hints of green.
Sally Tolka says
Aside from the Trout gray and Night Watch all of these colors feel like the 80’s born again. The Behr Blueprint is nothing more than country blue, needless to say I’m not a fan. They all feel bland to me except for Night Watch which I love. As for Cavern Clay, I can’t believe they picked this color, not because it’s bad but because it’s a color I used 10 years ago so I feel like I’m really ahead of this trend (brag post, haha) I’m not normally into such warm colors but it was the perfect pick for my little boys’ room who was really into cowboys at the time. What I learned about it after I painted the room was that it made a beautiful backdrop for a lot of modern colors. I had a painting of a buffalo that had grays, yellow and light blues in the sky and it looked amazing against cavern clay. I could also see it in a quaint living room, white trim, camel leather couch, geometric modern patterns. And clearly it’s a color that’s not trendy which is something that I love. I’m not sure I love it in the pictures on this blog but I don’t hate it and it might be a color that is better in person than in pictures.
I love cavern clay. I took a pottery class and it reminds me of the soft red clay we used sometimes. I grew up in southern Utah and the dirt is this color. Some of the roads are even red! It’s a gorgeous color when paired with the soft, grayed green colors of sagebrush and the dark green of pine trees. I love it. I wouldn’t necessarily use it on a wall but for an island or on a door I love it! Really really love Behr blueprint as well. The rest are just meh for me.
Li love blueprint! I used it as an accent wall in my front room. Has anyone used Metropolitan? I am interested in sampling that as a whole house neutral.
Is pineapple cream granita a purchasable color (has a chip.) or must it it be self mixed?
I usually love everything Sherwin Williams puts out, but this year’s pick is not something I would ever use in my home. Ever. I also am not fan of orange, and this one is no exception. I am so surprised that SW went from those gorgeous blues, greens, grays, and greiges, to…this.
I just painted my entire living room in Cavern Clay!
Thank you very much for your blog and suggestions on exterior paint color. I have been so undecided for the past couple of years whether I should paint the house in the classical white and black (shutters/door) or go with something a bit more creative. Your suggestions helped me pick a rich warmer gray for the house and Blueprint for the front door and shutters.
If I can, I will post a picture when the projects is completed.
Love Cavern Clay! I am painting my walls divine white and using this color on my fireplace mantel and surround. I have brown tile around fireplace and this color pops. I have a semi open floor plan and I am searching for a teal or green for one accent wall in dinning room, maybe In The Moment, I need to check that color out.
I used SW Intense Teal for an accent wall in my living room and LOVE IT. I will be using Cavern Clay in the dining room. We are paint twinsies! Had to post.
Tina Batori says
That Cavern Clay is gorgeous! I’m seeing a lot more orange-ish colors in the automotive industry last year and this, so I’m not surprised to see it in a home paint color, too. This version is so grounded, I can see it working in a lot of applications. I can also see it paired with some of the deeper blues and greens shown here. As always, your post is informative and fun.
Carole pronti says
I love Blueprint. How would it look on my front door with Benjamin Moore horizon gray exterior walls and black shutters? I presently have a black front door and am in need of a face lift. Help.
I love the Blueprint, Sandstone tint, Trout grey and Metropolitan! I love to decorate in a whimsical style and I like colors that go along with that. So my question is, would it be horrible to paint the trim on my house in Blueprint? You mentioned people will be painting their doors with it. Why not all the trim? I just bought my house and it has a dark greenish brown trim with a hint of grey (I think it all wants to be a taupe) that I think is just blah. I do not like browns and am so very tired of all the greens and certainly don’t want greens for my house. The previous owner had terra cotta color shingles with the blah dark taupe-ish trim and the brick is an odd mix of light brownish tan yellows that is not pretty and hard to match to. Similar to the color brick of the picture of you standing in the front door below but no where near as pretty, it is hard to describe. To add to it all is some very large ornate metalwork encased in the brick in the fence around the front of the house that is painted, you guessed it, a horrible dooky brown. It is all way too matchy matchy and you loose the beauty of the house in the blah colors. I have replaced the roof with a rich dark grey and think I will paint the metalwork in some sort of bronze with an aged bronze patina and have been trying to find a good outstanding trim color to make you go, “wow, look at that.” Oh, and the front door is already a deep turquoise color with a black wash. I have considered painting the trim the same turquoise as the front door but the previous owner did the door and I am not sure what colors she used, also I think the door should be a different color than the trim. I have also thought of a yellow that might go really well with the brick but my husband is dead set against it. Lighter greys would work well, but since I am starting out with a very dark trim it would be much more cost effective to go with a color that won’t need a primer to keep the color from bleeding through. So the Trout grey would work as well, but again you mention door colors. Thanks for listening to my long story. Finding a trim color is proving frustrating. Would it be a bad idea to do either the Trout Grey or the Blueprint for trim?