We're hardly into 2019, and designers' predictions for the hottest new color trends have been spot on. After asking the pros to share their picks for the hottest colors of 2019—from softest pastels to moody, dark hues—toward the end of last year, we decided to follow up this spring and see if anything changed. And add in a few emerging trends that none of us could've seen coming. Prepare to be obsessed with these shades.
We've been into all shades of green lately, but in 2019, go dark or go home. "This darker tone is a reboot of the hunter green that was huge in the 90’s," says interior designer (and Creative Director at Emily Henderson Designs) . "It’s got some hits of grey in it that make it less jarring and more sophisticated."
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Pewter Green by Sherwin-Williams
Whether pink, purple, or blue, think a bit more subtle when it comes to pastels. "Softer, more muted versions are making their way back in a much more quiet way," Tolbert says. We loved you millennial pink, but...
Early Crocus by Behr
Gray is a staple neutral, but this year, you'll see it tinted with deeper undertones, like purples, blues, and greens. "This gives it an even inkier and sophisticated hue," Tolbert says.
Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore
Get ready to bring in all the earthy, natural vibes. "This dusty color may not be a fit for your walls, but it’s been popping up in accessories, throws, textiles, and accents this year in a really exciting way," Tolbert says.
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New Haven Clay by Valspar
I know what you're thinking, but hear us out—it's beige, with less brown and more gray. "It's a softer and more refined tone of the camel and beige colors, and it brings a lot of warmth into a room without making it feel dated or drab," Tolbert says.
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Flatiron by Clare
Named after Nimes, the city in France where denim was first produced, this mid-blue paint was photographer Gray Malin's pick for his twins' playroom. The classic bluejeans hue was one of nine new colors introduced by Farrow & Ball last year. "With the world in turmoil it’s not surprising to see a move toward the comfort of nostalgia," said the brand's color curator Joa Studholme, who helped develop the shade.
De Nimes by Farrow & Ball
Purple can be a divisive color, but when done right, it feels totally fresh. In this Florida family room, Lindsey Coral Harper mixed a range of tones—from dusty lavender upholstery on the sofa to a pale lilac on the coffered ceiling—with a pop of chartreuse for contrast.
Revival by Portola Paints
We've all heard about ; now, meet its sophisticated older cousin. This buttery hue is a surefire way to make any space cozy without going deep. (Not to mention that it looks amazing with darker wood tones!) "It's a happy, sunny yellow, but it still has a little bit of a bite to it," says Katie Brown, who used the shade in her family's Connecticut home.
Cherish by Pratt & Lambert