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2019 Colours of the Year

Posted on the 2019-01-03 by Karndean Designflooring

It’s an annual occurrence that has those of us in the interiors industry on the edge of our seat…the announcements of the upcoming “colours of the year!” Start your year off on-trend and with a refreshed colour palette by incorporating these 2019 selections from paint and colour experts into your home. Plus, we’ve included the Karndean Designfloors that complement each selection to take some of the guesswork out of your project! We've included selections across gluedown, loose lay and rigid core formats for each colour.

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Living Coral, Pantone

This colour, which Pantone describes as “vibrant, yet mellow…vivifying and effervescent,” will certainly make a splash in 2019 and in your home. The colour is meant to be comforting and nurturing, empowering us to pursue all the things in life that are joyful and happy.

Vibrant colours like Living Coral are best used with thoughtful planning. For example, we don’t recommend painting an entire room in this colour. Rather use it as an accent wall or in complementary décor elements like pillows or an accent rug. We've selected several floors with some pink undertones to best complement this shade, including Pearl Oak, Mid Limed Oak, and Burnet.

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Cavern Clay, Sherwin Williams

We’ve been seeing the trend towards the incorporation of natural, organic materials in commercial settings for the past couple of years, so we weren’t overly surprised by the selection of Cavern Clay, a warm terracotta shade. Inspired by elements modern style and the American Southwest, Sherwin Williams recommends pairing this colour with greenery, bright tiles, leather or simple wood grains.

In keeping with Sherwin Williams' recommendations of a simple woodgrain, our Honey Oak or Texas White Ash would strike a nice balance of a complementary tone with a simple grain. For a richer look in a wood floor, we like how this colour looks with Hartford, and Washburn for an elegant stone pairing.

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Blueprint, Behr

If warm colour tones aren’t your style, not to worry, the soft muted blues of Behr’s Blueprint may better suit you. The spirit behind this colour is in the name – Blueprint – used by architects and builders as a tool to bring design vision to life. It’s a colour of transformation and possibility.

This colour is pretty versatile, as it could be paired with both warm and cool tones and is the type of colour you could paint an entire room with or use as simply an accent colour. Because of this, there are numerous Karndean pairing possibilities, but some of our favorites are Country Oak, Limed Jute Oak, Reclaimed French Oak and Alderney.

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Metropolitan, Benjamin Moore

Looking for a neutral paint colour around which you can design your space? Look to Metropolitan by Benjamin Moore, a subtle light gray. Whether your style is traditional, minimalistic or Scandinavian-inspired, this may be the colour for you!

This is another colour for which there are many Karndean pairing possibilities. For a rustic look, pair it with Reclaimed Redwood, Raven Oak for contemporary sophistication or Ferra for an industrial look with some metallic sheen.

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Night Watch, PPG Paints

If you want a sophisticated rich colour to match your contemporary style, Night Watch may be the shade you seek. This black infused green has almost an inky look to it, allowing it to be used either as a neutral or an accent colour. According to PPG, “Night Watch can make you feel healthy, grounded and calm, allowing other coordinating décor colours or interior plants to be showcased against its luxe backdrop.”

To match the luxe look of Night Watch, pair it with rich browns like Natural Walnut, or if you prefer to lighten up the look Taupe Oak, Neutral Oak, or Honed Oyster Slate will complement it.

Whether you choose to use it as a paint colour or an accent colour, you certainly can't go wrong with incorporating any of these colours into your 2019 decor! If you do, share your Karndean product pairings with us on Facebook and Instagram using #Karndean!