Paint colours next year are trending toward the happy side
By Tammy Adamson-McMullen
While the world around you might feel as though it’s going to heck in a handbag, home interiors next year will feel anything but. The paint forecast for home interiors in 2019 features restful, natural and deeply peaceful colours, like hazelnut and teal, along with a few happier colors like lemon and rose. The result is a palette that feels happy and is extremely pleasing to the eye.
The love affair with browns and beiges continues and combines next year with this light nutty colour. Hazelnut is a perfect backdrop for stronger colours but also works well in more monochromatic schemes. The colour is not only soothing but sophisticated, too. (Think of how delicious hazelnuts look in a cake or tart!)
Equally delicious and soft in hue, French vanilla is a creamy white with a tinge of yellow. As a paint colour, French vanilla works best in warm colour schemes. And like hazelnut, it serves as a nice backdrop for a more colourful palette. The tinge of yellow gives this neutral a sunny disposition.
In hues ranging from light sorbet to rich custard, lemon yellows made a big splash this year and are expected to return for an encore performance. Lemon Sorbet, in fact, was a top colour pick for Benjamin Moore this year. Lemon yellows are not only sunny in disposition but downright blissful, which is certainly one of the reasons for their staying power.
Dark blue-greens, like teal, are expected to continue their ascent in home décor. Blues and greens are both calming colours; combined together in saturated hues, they bring “calm” to a whole new level. To make this paint colour look rich, accessorize it with metallic golds.
Another blue-green blend, Nightwatch leans toward the green side with a bold intensity. PPG has chosen Nightwatch as the top paint colour next year and describes it as a rich hunter green. Whether you see it as teal or hunter, Nightwatch likely will be used on accent walls rather than in entire spaces. But even in small doses, it conjures up a feeling of contentment—like a walk through a forest might do.
Greyed Lilac and Iced Blue
These two widely forecasted colours are similar in that both are “barely there” hues tinged by a frosting of grey. They have something else in common, too. Both are being mixed together to create a third colour—a misty, ethereal shade—that evokes contemplation. As paint colours, greyed lilac and iced blue are versatile and work with many other cool shades, such as deeper purples and blues.
Pinks and Roses
There’s no denying it: Pinks and roses are happy colours! Next year, you can expect to see them in hues ranging from whispery soft (perfect for all-over wall cover) to deep and velvety (ideal for accent walls). You also can expect to see variations of these colours. As an example, one of the more popular colours next year will be a deep rose tinged by orange. Can there be any colour happier than that?