We have seen dark wine reds to frankly purplish shades in fashion collections and will be seeing more of them in interior design. Look for them on walls, velvet seats, daybeds and couches.
Already popular in 2018, green is a color people still want to see more of, especially with the growing trend of green living. Fir green, the protagonist at last year’s Maison et Objet, has given way to Brunswick green, a grayer shade that leans toward khaki.
Warm coral and rust shades, often matched with green for contrast, revolve around Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year: Living Coral, a blend of orange and pink. Other shades of pink — blush, salmon and dusty rose — and burnt orange also were widely represented at this year’s event.
This warm color palette will be a good match to shades of yellow, such as antique gold, mustard, saffron, honey and turmeric to liven up the year.
This year, neutral colors and lighter, more natural tones will run the gamut from cream and beige to shades of honey, and from sienna to mouse gray.
Blue has been a strong presence in decor in recent years and has by no means left the limelight. Indeed, it tends to be the first color people dare to use when they take the plunge away from white. This year, teal, which we have seen over and over recently, has given way to the darker peacock blue. Take note: Subtle variations in shade make all the difference.
Finally, black, charcoal and storm gray are sure to appear on the living room walls of the most daring decorators, making a clean break from the restrained white bases we have seen in recent years. We can see a trend for black kitchens in this movement too. The 2019 home is going to rock ’n’ roll.