Design Forecast: 2019 Color of the Year

Posted on Nov 29 2018 - 4:11pm by Jameson Doris
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color of the yearDarker, cooler colors are still in!

Earlier this year, PPG—a global supplier of paints and coatings—selected Night Watch, a dark green hue, as its 2019 Color of the Year. And they're sticking by that verdict as the new year rapidly approaches.

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The color choice, which fetches images of a thick forest, is reflective of the increasing need to reconnect with nature. "[Night Watch] pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature," according to PPG.

The PPG Global Color Team, which chose Night Watch, took research, insights and analysis into consideration when determining what the next hot paint color would be in 2019.

"The team of 20 color stylists from around the world and from different industry segments, including automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and home paint, converge at the beginning of each year for PPG's Global Color Workshop to analyze the runway, lifestyles, demographics and societal trends to determine which color best represents current consumer mindsets," Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager at PPG, tells Housecall.

Schlotter also reveals that other colors in the running included a dramatic mustard hue named Golden Field, as well as Cinnamon Diamond—a warm, rosy beige.

"Described as a grown-up millennial pink, [Cinnamon Diamond] exudes sophistication and tradition when paired with Night Watch," says Schlotter.

And the ease with which you can pair Night Watch with other colors is one of its biggest draws. Colors from nature don't clash and are universal, which translates to homeowners being able to use Night Watch in a variety of different spaces and rooms.

And Schlotter notes that as darker colors continue to grow in popularity for the exterior of the home, such as on siding, front doors or shutters, "Night Watch offers a beautiful alternative to the trending black or deep blue-black colors."

Homeowners, what do you think of this hue? Have you thought about painting different areas in your home darker colors?

Featured images: PPG