Color Trends for 2019 Are Singing the Blues

David Deem

If you’ve got a painting project on deck and want to be on point in the color trend department, consider Behr Paint’s 2019 Color of the Year: Blueprint S470-5. Created to reflect its namesake, the calming but rich, mid-tone blue is warmer than denim but softer than navy.

"Much like the sketches builders rely on to bring an architectural design to life, Blueprint S470-5 lays a foundation for consumers to make their unique vision a reality," said Erika Woelfel, vice president of Color and Creative Services at Behr. "This universally appealing hue provides a steady stream of positivity and is poised to be an instant classic for years to come."

While on its own, the color makes a subdued statement, it can take on a variety of roles when paired with other colors, from adding depth and variety or acting as a neutral to anchor bolder palettes. For example, Behr suggests using Blueprint as the starting point with the following four 2019 colorways:

Color Binge
Embrace a full range of blue, teal and gray by layering light and dark blues on walls, cabinets, furniture and décor for bold results.

Inspired Curation
Use Blueprint with earthy jewel hues such as mauve, dark green and warm gold to engage the senses.

Down to Earth
Gray continues on as a key neutral, while warmer tones in taupe and terracotta will rise. Use Blueprint as earthy blue and brown combinations become more popular.

Soft Focus
Blueprint serves as a great backdrop against new neutrals like powder blue, blush peach and tinted lilac. Matte finishes will emphasize softness, while metal accents add glamour.


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