Color Trend Round-Up for 2019

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Whether you pay much attention to what the “experts” predict, color surrounds us every day. Which colors we might expect to see in 2019 interior design and home décor is anyone’s guess, but here are what a few industry experts are forecasting and how you can incorporate these trends into your home.


Behr was one of the first to announce its prediction for 2019 color of the year–Blueprint–and I’m already a fan! This denimy soft blue could work with just about any decorating style – from the sleek lines of modern to the breezy coastal look. It’s a mid-tone blue that is universally appealing. It would create calm in a bathroom or bedroom as easily as upgrading the look of a bookshelf or end table.

You can achieve a similar look with General Finishes Milk Paints so you can create your own home accents. Use 1 part Coastal Blue and 1 part Persian Blue to get our version of this trendy color.

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Night Watch

PPG has also announced its selection for Color of the Year, and it goes more rich and dramatic with emerald-toned Night Watch. Though this deep color may be too bold for some settings, it can still be a beautiful accent color in your home. Use it to dress up a kitchen island, to allow a painted sideboard to stand out in a neutral dining room or to be “something different” than your traditional black shutters. An accent wall painted in this color would be stunning. Night Watch is similar to last year’s Color of the Year “Oceanside” from Sherwin-Williams, but leans more on the green side.

To achieve a shade like Night Watch with chalk-style paint, try Blue Spruce, a recipe from Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint. Using 1 part Go Green and 1 part Blue Ridge, you’ll have your own inspired version of Night Watch to be on trend in your home. 

Garden Patch

Garden Patch from Dutch Boy Paints is the latest trending color for 2019. This botanical green is a calming shade that is “not too deep and not too primary” that creates a feeling of optimism in any room. Paired with soft neutrals, Garden Patch offers the look of rejuvenation and peace at the end of the day. Use this color in a new bedding set to refresh your bedroom or with a rug and shower curtain in your bathroom. Update a dresser or TV stand with this shade to add a soft, trendy look to existing furniture pieces.

We created a similar color with Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint in our Moss mix. Using equal parts of Go Green, Galvanized and Dirt—which you can buy in convenient half pints—you’ll have a sure-fire recipe for success. Add a few touches of this pretty shade throughout your home by giving your bathroom vanity, hall table or dining buffet a fresh coat of paint. 

Cavern Clay

Sherwin-Williams has chosen Cavern Clay as their Color of the Year – a warm terracotta hue reminiscent of the Southwest. Bring a modern desert esthetic to your home with this shade while bringing the earthy warmth of the outdoors in – “envision beaches, canyons and deserts, and sun-washed late summer afternoons.” Pair Cavern Clay with denim-toned blue, peachy caramel or rich brown to create a combo that looks just right in your house.

With Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint, you can create your own Southwestern hue with Brickyard – 1 part Dirt and 1 part Baby I’m Amaized. This would be a perfect color to paint and distress an entryway bench. Double it up with a layer of Blue Spruce before Brickyard – the distressing will leave both colors showing through for a fresh take on an old piece of furniture.


Though not technically declared a Color of the Year, Weekend is one of HGTV “Fixer-Upper” host Joanna Gaines’ favorites from her Magnolia Home line of interior paints. “Like weekends, this color puts me at ease. It is the calming blue of retreat and relaxation,” she said. “To me, it just feels like home.” As shown here, Weekend looks like the perfect tone to set the stage for serenity in a bedroom or bathroom, but could also be incorporated into other rooms with a fluffy throw and some pillows or as a stand-out color for kitchen cabinets.

We really like this end table revamp below by Kristin’s Krazy Garage that reminds us a lot of Joann’s color.  Kristin custom mixed General Finishes Coastal Blue and Emerald Milk Paints then glazed her project with Pitch Black

Magnolias Weekend

Custom paint job by Kristin's Krazy Garage

Pineapple Cream Granita

Clark+Kensington’s Color of the Year was created and named by an Ace Hardware customer during a contest held to inspire creativity in colors. A panel of experts narrowed down to 25 finalists, and consumers voted for their favorite color. Pineapple Cream Granita is a whispery yellow that is soft enough to function as a neutral in most settings.

More Trends to Follow

It will be interesting to see what color trends the other paint companies and industry experts predict for 2019. Will they stick with the early forecasts in the blue/green families? Maybe pastels? Maybe more earth tones? In any event, we will be watching, so stay tuned!

When you are ready to start your next DIY project, stop by your local Woodcraft store and let us help you find the right paint, brushes, supplies and advice. Were here to help. 

Actual colors may look slightly different than they appear on screen.

We hope youll be inspired!

Linen and Lace, a mix from Black Dog Salvage Furniture Paint, is a similar hue that is created from 1 part Dog Bone and 1 part Clean Canvas. It is an ideal color for nearly any room in the house – either as part of a monochromatic scheme or as a base for showcasing more vibrant colors like Peacock, Blue Spruce or Brickyard.

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