2019 Paint Trends – The Top 5 From UK’s Dulux

Our homes are our own personal space. We want to feel safe, comfortable and happy. Color can have an immense affect on our emotions, happiness and well-being, getting the color right are key for creating a happy home.

Want to create that happy space while matching the latest paint trends? Here are the top 5 paint trends for interior design for 2019.

1. Brown tones of Spiced Honey

Dulux’s Color of the Year 2019, this deliciously caramel shade is set to spice things up this winter. Alongside fashion, where brown is the new black, it would appear that a touch of 1970s chic is back in style. Brown has not been in the mainstream for a while, but for those in the know it’s been bubbling away for a few seasons.

A spoonful of spiced honey makes all the difference! Especially when you want to create a decorating scheme that’s soothing and welcoming’ says Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director for Dulux. ‘Spiced Honey is one of those colors that you don’t need a lot of to make a difference. Use it to balance out rich vibrant shades that you love.

As Dulux embraces a palette of natural earthy browns, honey and biscuit beige, it’s time to invite these warming shades into our homes with a splash of paint.

2. Serene greens

Is green the grey? It’s everywhere in interiors right now. It’s synonymous with nature and calming qualities, which could explain it’s popularity for creating a contented home. Green is quite simply luscious in the truest sense of the word. From velvety dark greens to the light and uplifting tones, greens can be used all over the home and have a powerful, restorative quality. Used in home offices, green shades aid contemplation and deep thought.

As a general rule, use darker greens in shady rooms to emphasize their depth. Use cooler, paler greens in darker rooms for their light reflective qualities. Use grey-greens on woodwork for the ultimate in creating a heritage look.

3. The new true blue

Elegant blue feels wonderfully down to earth. It can be used on anything from a kitchen island to an airy drawing room. The exact shade is rooted in a regency palette but is inspired by the cloth of everyday work wear made in the French city, Nimes. Like denim, its blue hue is ultimately fashionable and yet always feels timeless.

4. Washed muted tones
The look takes inspiration from rich textures and soft tones layered and blending together. To create an ombré effect the first thing is to decide roughly where you want your color divide to be. Paint the top portion of your wall down beyond the color divide point. It’s important to start at the top first, to avoid dripping on to the finished lower portion.

Use small portions of masking tape to mark a horizontal line, to ensure that you keep your color divide. Where the two colors meet, use a slightly damp roller to apply a thin, feathered dividing line to create the merging of the two colors.

An ombré paint effect works best in rooms where you want to relax – living room, bathroom and bedroom. Due to the paint’s light and feathered look, it leaves a room feeling calm and soothing.

5. Avant-garde teal

There’s a lot of teal in the interiors world this season. Graham & Brown have embraced this glorious shade by naming ‘Tiru’ as ‘Colour Of the Year 2019’. Tiru, the Color of the Year 2019 is a bold teal tone. In the home it creates a luxe yet inviting atmosphere, inspiring a harmonious balance of flamboyant elements.

Want to explore the Color Trends for 2019? Contact Designs of the Interior in Westlake Village, CA. We’d be glad to help.