Interior color has a new look and feel for 2019. It’s that time of year where I get excited to use some new, fresh, healing colors for the home. There is one element in this color palette that I’m super excited about!!! It’s going to be a new trend for sure! Come take a look. This palette is available for purchase in Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore or Valspar. Email DecoratingbyDonna@mac.com for details.
If you Google “Color Trends for 2019” you are going to see a HUGE variation in color palettes. How is my color palette different from the dozens that you see in cyber space? This color palette is specifically designed for the interior of a home particularly homes that have open floor plans.
There is one element in this color palette that sets it aside from all the other color palettes you see and I’ll chat about that in a minute. First, as I like to do, let me take you room by room to explain why I chose the colors I did.
FOYER: The first place I like to start is the foyer because it’s usually the first part of the home as you enter the front door. Here is your first chance to make an impression that will hold throughout the home. What? Do I have a blue for the foyer color? Yes I do! Why? Because it’s different AND pretty! Why do you need more reasons than that? Look, I don’t know about you but I am SO tired of seeing gray in the home, room after room after room and in the staged homes. I wouldn’t buy a home today just because it was all painted gray. Blue, and it needs to be an uplifting blue not a gray blue, will be felt the moment you walk into your home. Just do it.
DINING ROOM: Not everyone has a formal dining room anymore and I’m ok with that. It seems silly to designate and entire room of the home that just gets used a few times a year. Well for now, let’s assume that you have a formal dining room. Here, I chose a taupe or a soft brown, whichever way you want to look at it, it’s in the brown family. I chose brown because if you know a little about the Chakra system, you’ll know that brown is the color of the Knee Chakras which symbolize connection. Now if you go with the blue I have for the foyer, you already know that blue and brown look awesome together.
KITCHEN: Any color in the yellow or gold family is a difficult sell. Not sure why because gold is a TREMENDOUS healing frequency that I feel, should be in every home, somewhere. Here I have it in the kitchen because it’s a great, warm color to start the day, will go with most countertops but above all, IT FEELS GOOD! Stop being a judgy pants about gold and just feel it. I highly recommend starting small and painting it in just one room of your home and see how you like it. Now it can’t be just any gold. I will say that there are VERY few golds that are the perfect choice for the home. Some are too yellow, too green or just too gold. More then likely your dining room will be seen from your kitchen. Gold and brown look beautiful together.
LIVING ROOM: No surprises here. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you’ll already know why I think green is the best choice for a living room color. Here again, the colors are starting to come together like puzzle pieces as one color relates and coordinates to the one next to it. This is a vital design element if you have an open floor plan, no quilt colors here! Like gold, there are very few greens that I like. Some are too much like pea soup or too minty. Keep in mind that this color palette can translate to just about any color deck out there. Sometimes, I combine two decks to get the perfect fit for these palettes. Greens will more than likely be from Valspar – just LOVE their greens!
BEDROOM: Much like the color representation of the Heart Charka for the Living Room green is also a great choice for the bedroom. It’s not feminine it’s not masculine, it’s a color that both sexes will find very comforting. The other great thing about green is that it will go with most decors such as bedding, drapery and accessories, especially the sagey greens.
… now here comes the fun part …
CEILING: Lavender? Yes!!!!!! Who says a ceiling has to be white? Who made up that rule? Yes each room will have a different color and white will go with everything BUT if your color palette coordinates with each other like mine do, the ceiling color you choose will also match. Let’s start a new trend for 2019 and start changing out the white ceiling and choosing color. How awesome would it be to look up at the ceiling at night and see a soft lavender, pink or blue? Light colors, like barely there color but still should have a tint of some color. What do you think? I’m totally in on this!
So here you have it. My color and trend forecast for 2019 and beyond. Yes it will take a while for the white ceiling to be a thing of the past but watch this trend start rolling in.
Keep in mind this is YOUR home and you can choose to follow everyone else’s colors or you can make your home unique. Think outside of the box when it comes to color. Think healing, holistic hues for the home whatever they may be!