So-called “color of the year” predictions have included shades of blue, green, pink, red, and yellow in the last decade alone.
With Pantone, best known for its proprietary color matching system, selecting ‘Ultra Violet’ for its color of the year in 2018, following ‘Greenery,’ ‘Rose Quartz,’ ‘Marsala,’ ‘Radiant Orchid,’ and ‘Emerald’ in the five years prior, 2019’s color of the year is anyone’s guess according to Jordan Gendelman, a professional interior designer from Colorado.
Guessing, however, may not be necessary, as even with several months still to go until 2019, predictions have already been made by a number of color psychology experts and trend forecasters.
If PPG Industries—the American Fortune 500 company and global supplier of paints, coatings, and specialty materials—is to be believed, a rich teal shade takes the top spot for next year’s big color.
“PPG has selected a color which it calls ‘Night Watch’ – an arresting teal, luxe shade, which has been selected by its board of international color experts,” interior designer Gendelman explains.
The brand suggests that the color will allow homeowners to “emulate the feeling of lush greenery and the healing power of nature” in their homes and other interiors—or exterior—spaces.
“The dark green hue pulls memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria which we feel when in nature,” suggests PPG senior marketing manager Dee Schlotter.
With Pantone and Behr, who also publish a popular annual color of the year, still to show their cards, anything could happen says Gendelman, who currently runs a successful interiors business with brother Jordan Gendelman. “I suspect we’ll see similar colors from all of them, however,” Jordan adds. “Rich blues and greens have been making waves on-and-off for a couple of years now, so it’s perhaps time that they got some proper recognition!”
Explaining more of its ‘Night Watch’ color, PPG’s senior marketing manager continues, “The color can be incorporated into interiors as a focal accent, perhaps in a bedroom or dining room, and it pairs nicely with gold or brass accessories and decor.”
She goes on, “For exteriors, it’s a gorgeous alternative to the trending black or deepest blue, and it works well as an accent on doors and shutters.”
Bruce agrees, adding in conclusion, “Color is like therapy for me, and I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings, but I’m certainly excited for an explosion of rich blues and greens if early predictions are anything to go by.”