Time flies, doesn’t it? It became abundantly clear to me earlier this week when my inbox informed me that Sherwin-Williams was announcing the 2019 Color of the Year. 2019? Wasn’t is just 1987 last week? And didn’t I just write about the color of the year a month or two ago? No, it was actually February, when I talked about Ultra Violet (Now, THAT’S a color).
Anyway, this year it’s not a flashy one, it’s a blendy one, Cavern Clay. Rather than try to describe it, you can enjoy it on YouTube. I hope they appreciate their free ad:
That’s probably the color I should have painted the walls in the great room at the ranch, rather than the incredibly Caucasian Skin Tone shade I did use. It’s not brown; it’s not orange; it’s desert rock color. They are right that it can be used in a lot of settings and with a lot of styles. I like the idea of using it with natural leather and an unbleached linen kind of color. So, everyone run out and paint your rooms so you’ll be au courant!
What Else Is Out There?
Sherwin-Williams is not the only company out there promoting a color for 2019. PPG also has one, and it’s more “exciting” (or in other words, mainly an accent color). Night Watch is a very dark green, and PPG says it’s the Power of Nature. It’s sort of spooky, but on the other hand, I’m fond of green, so I would not mind it one big lining the backs of shelves, or in a cozy library or office area.
It’s a bluish green, so perhaps that makes it more trendy than an avocado shade that’s more yellowish. It sure looks pretty against white.
Ace Hardware’s Clark + Kensington line had a contest to where customers designed colors, and the winner came out to be a fairly perky creamy light tan called Pineapple Cream Granita. Nothing wrong with this color at all. At least it’s not so pale you can’t tell it’s a color, but still it’s pretty neutral.
Not to be forgotten is Behr. I read an article last week calling their Blueprint color a true blue. It seems to me to be a little muted for that, but it’s not an awful cloying blue like so many are (to me, not the biggest fan of blue). It will make a nice accent that’s not screaming at you, like the doors in the picture at right.
Inspired? I am. I pretty much want to pair that Pineapple Cream Granita color with everything!
The best thing about all these colors is that they don’t look like they’ll age quickly. For example, I think I’d still enjoy a room in the clay color in a decade, since it’s drawn so closely from nature.
Tell me, what’s your favorite?