Three color collections were selected from the HGTV Home line, which is available exclusively at Lowe’s.
“The 2019 Color Collections of the Year encourage consumers to travel down a path of self-discovery through coordinated palettes that easily help them bring their color vision to life,” said Ashley Banbury, senior color designer at HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams.
“It really helps the customer have that designer style in their home,” she told Coatings World. “They can take a paint color and be inspired. Anything can be mixed and matched together.”
Reflecting Pool was chosen as the color of the year.
“Reflecting Pool is incredibly versatile and can be combined with any of the trending Color Collections,” Banbury said. “It can be soft and calming when mixed with natural hues, but energizing and fun when combined with the vivid and bold shades.”
Banbury told Coatings World that Reflecting Pool can “take on many personalities.”
“I can combine it with the softness of Everyday Balance with natural hues and it really had its own personality,” she said. “When I combined it with Mystic Light – the fun, bold and the shadows – it had this great contrast.
SEE: HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Unveils Color Collections, Color of the Year (Video)
Rather than limit inspiration to just one color, the Valspar brand chooses to curate 12.
“The Valspar Colors of the Year are bolder takes on basic colors to provide color-curious consumers the opportunity to create change within their homes in an easy, fun and attainable way. We believe changing your outlook can be as easy as changing the paint on your walls,” said Sue Kim, Valspar senior color designer at Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group. “Orange Slice, for instance, evokes a sense of playfulness, while Twilight Mist brings an aura of mystery.”
Kim told Coatings World that there has been “great collaboration” in choosing the colors since Sherwin-Williams acquired Valspar.
“We have a lot stronger color team when we look at our global and national perspectives,” she said.
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Here are the three trending 2019 Color Collections of the Year, 2019 Color of the Year, and a look at the paint colors that articulate each trend:
SOPHISTICATED WHIMSY: For those who move through life with an optimistic attitude. The Sophisticated Whimsy Color Collection encourages adventure sought through openness and positivity.
o This palette includes Passive (SW7064), Dress Blues (SW9176), Afternoon (SW6675), Tricorn Black (SW6258), Reflecting Pool (SW6486), Salute (SW7582), Cardboard (SW6124) and Dover White (SW6385).
MYSTIC LIGHT: For the dreamers who see the magic of the familiar. The Mystic Light Color Collection explores the blurred lines between physical and digital and is inspired by looking at familiar materials in a new light.
o This palette includes Nomadic Desert (SW6107), Magical (SW6829), Naval (SW6244), Dishy Coral (SW6598), Refresh (SW6751), Bunglehouse Blue (SW0048), Emberglow (SW6627) and Alexandrite (SW0060).
EVERYDAY BALANCE: For those who look internally to retreat from the chaotic nature of everyday life to find a sense of calm and balance. The Everyday Balance Color Collection is inspired by soft natural elements.
o This palette includes Grizzle Gray (SW7068), Pure White (SW7005), Quaint Peche (SW6330), Interesting Aqua (SW6220), Borscht (SW7578), Filmy Green (SW6190), Dark Night (SW6237) and Believable Buff (SW6120).
- REFLECTING POOL: A color of many personalities that speaks to our desire to have a life of balance but with a bit of flair. Reflecting Pool’s versatility speaks to all three Color Collections of the Year trend stories and can be mixed and matched within any of the palettes to coordinate in the home.
All 12 colors are available at Lowe's, Ace Hardware and independent retailers nationwide. Color names and shades vary slightly at each retailer.
Metropolis Lilac: The immersive purple invites us to step away from ‘what is’ and open up to exciting and unexpected new realities.
o Lowe’s: 4001-6C Metropolis Lilac
o Ace: VR059A Dried Lilacs
o Independent retailers: V075-6 Dried Lilacs;
Angelic Blue: This breezy blue has healing qualities but doesn’t take itself too seriously. Its weightless quality seems to push past the walls and welcome us into the controlled sanctuary we call home.
o Lowe’s: 5003-9B Angelic Blue
o Ace: VR054D Soothing Blue
o Independent retailers: V068-2 Soothing Blue
Green Water: This harmonious green-blue is perfectly balanced, neutral enough to inspire our growth in any direction.
o Lowe’s: 5003-4A Green Water
o Ace: VR077B Zinc Blue
o Independent retailers: V099-5 Zinc Blue
Twilight Mist: Anticipating uncharted territory ahead, this light, clean violet reflects the edge of artificial space, where light is both comforting and strangely familiar.
o Lowe’s: 4004-9B Twilight Mist
o Ace: VR058D Carousel Purple
o Independent retailers: V074-2 Carousel Purple
Spring Squash: This light-hearted yellow has a touch of active orange to help us rebalance our responsibilities and count on our new smart-device helpers.
o Lowe’s: 2008-1B Spring Squash
o Ace: VR010B Pure Joy
o Independent retailers: V014-2 Just Ducky
Martinique Dawn: This optimistic green has a heart of linen to remind us that we become stronger when we are woven together.
o Lowe’s: 6003-3B Martinique Dawn
o Ace: VR073E Asian Silk
o Independent retailers: V095-1 Asian Silk
Wishing Well: This true blue reflects honesty and clarity, without shading or apology. Wherever you use it, it’s a bold statement of your own truth.
o Lowe’s: 5002-10C Wishing Well
o Ace: VR025A Amazing Sky
o Independent retailers: V031-3 Blue to the Bone
Blushing Bride: This rosy neutral injects an element of spirituality into everyday life, giving us a rosier view of reality.
o Lowe’s: 2001-10B Blushing Bride
o Ace: VR092D Cathedral Morning
o Independent retailers: V128-3 Cathedral Morning
Seattle Haze: This quiet, thoughtful blue has a touch of purple to free our thinking and a hint of gray to ground us in our own, glorious — but imperfect — human nature.
o Lowe’s: 4003-4B Seattle Haze
o Ace: VR087B Twinkle, Twinkle
o Independent retailers: V111-5 Twinkle, Twinkle
Lime Mousse: Flip the fearless switch to on and use this citrusy green to create surprise in a corner of your home with a dash of healthy luxury.
o Lowe’s: 6008-9B Lime Mousse
o Ace: VR015D Bright Cactus
o Independent retailers: V057-2 Celery Heart
Homey Cream: This raw wood shade is the light, unencumbered backdrop for a minimalistic lifestyle that is full of life. The lightness has just a touch of comforting yellow.
o Lowe’s: 3007-6B Homey Cream
o Ace: VR040E Glow Home
o Independent retailers: V051-1 Glow Home
Orange Slice: Orange is always an adventure, but the artificial intensity of this orange invites an open, experimental mindset that keeps us guessing.
o Lowe’s: 2002-1B Orange Slice
o Ace: VR007B Fiery Sky
o Independent retailers: V009-3 Heirloom Tomato