What's the color forecast

Wondering what fresh, new shade to paint the kitchen, living room or guest bedroom? Get inspired with these 2019 “color of the year” picks from a few of the top paint brands.

Glidden’s 'Night Watch'

Add the calming exhilaration of an evening landscape with Glidden’s Night Watch (30GG 09/106). This luxurious, classic shade of green allows homeowners to emulate the feeling of lush greenery and the healing power of nature in their spaces. “Night Watch is a gorgeous alternative to the trending black or deepest blue-black, and it works well as an accent on doors and shutters,” says Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager. “The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature.” For an extra air of elegance, use Night Watch as an accent wall, paired with gilded or brass accents and décor.

benjamin moore's 'metropolitan'

Take the edge off a modern home with easy neutrals and layers of soft gray with Benjamin Moore’s Metropolitan (AF-690). “Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It's neutral. It's understated. It just is. This is color, off-duty,” says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore’s creative director. Consider pairing this harmonious hue with bold metallic accents or softer tones of pinks or teals for a sophisticated, soothing bedroom or living room. The color’s easy-going quality makes it an ideal backdrop for endless pairing possibilities.

behr's 'blueprint'

Need to splash up those weary walls or give that front door a shot of curb appeal? Re-imagine those spaces with Behr’s Blueprint (S470-5), a comforting mid-tone blue that’s warmer than denim and softer than navy. “This universally appealing hue provides a steady stream of positivity and is poised to be an instant classic for years to come,” says Erika Woelfel, Behr’s vice president of color and creative services. A versatile hue, Blueprint works well with many other colors. Try using it as an accent color in a neutral color scheme, or pairing it with lighter and darker shades of blue. Surrounded by lighter colors and whites, it really wows.

dutch boy's 'garden patch'

Bring the outdoors inside with Dutch Boy’s Garden Patch (325-5DB), a beautiful shade of grassy-green. Not too deep and not too primary, use this happy hue to enliven and cheer up any space, such as a drab home office or kitchen. "Even colors that are traditionally on the cooler side of the palette have a level of warmth and happiness than what we’ve seen in the recent past,” says Rachel Skafidas, Dutch Boy’s color and design manager. For more of a calming effect, team up Garden Patch with soft naturals and pops of warm colors to bring a peaceful, rejuvenating end of the day in any room of the home.

Sherwin williams' 'cavern clay'

Ready to warm up with color? Say hello to this earthy, sun-soaked hue: Sherwin Williams’ Cavern Clay (SW 7701) calls to mind terracotta tiles, natural landscapes and the sandy tones of the American Southwest. Use this shade to help transport any space to a cozy, sun-washed destination, or to add a refined rustic feel to the home. Cavern Clay pairs well with sculptural plants, like cacti or succulents, woodgrains and leather furniture. For interest, add pops of brighter colors, such as tiles in blues, greens and whites.