Color Trends for 2019 Are Singing the Blues
If you’ve got a painting project on deck and want to be on point in the color trend department, consider Behr Paint’s 2019 Color of the Year: Blueprint S470-5. Created to reflect its namesake, the calming but rich, mid-tone blue is warmer than denim but softer than navy.
“Much like the sketches builders rely on to bring an architectural design to life, Blueprint S470-5 lays a foundation for consumers to make their unique vision a reality,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of Color and Creative Services at Behr. “This universally appealing hue provides a steady stream of positivity and is poised to be an instant classic for years to come.”
While on its own, the color makes a subdued statement, it can take on a variety of roles when paired with other colors, from adding depth and variety or acting as a neutral to anchor bolder palettes. For example, Behr suggests using Blueprint as the starting point with the following four 2019 colorways:
Embrace a full range of blue, teal and gray by layering light and dark blues on walls, cabinets, furniture and décor for bold results.
Use Blueprint with earthy-jewel hues such as mauve, dark green and warm gold to engage the senses.
Down to Earth
Gray continues on as a key neutral, while warmer tones in taupe and terracotta will rise. Use Blueprint as earthy blue and brown combinations become more popular.
Blueprint serves as a great backdrop against new neutrals like powder blue, blush peach and tinted lilac. Matte finishes will emphasize softness, while metal accents add glamour.
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