By Matilda Davies
One of the quickest, easiest and most cost-efficient ways to update the life and style of your home is with a fresh coat of paint. Here are five new ways to update your home paint colors in 2019, from gentle neutrals to deep, red-based blacks.
- Earth-inspired colors
Earthy neutrals will be a big interior design trend in 2019. Paint colors reminiscent of red clay, brown earth, or sandy beaches will all be in style this year.
These colors can actually be treated as neutrals—just steer away from neon and electric colors when matching other elements in the room. Colors like these set off beautiful jewel tones like sapphire and ruby, or go with a Williamsburg feel and pair with subtle wood tones.
- Classic colors in dusty new shades
We’ll see a lot Victorian style in interior design in 2019. Dusty blues, greens, mustard yellows, and purples along with creamy whites will rise in popularity this year, and their versatility is plentiful.
These classic American shades work perfectly for accent walls, doors, and cabinet finishes, and can even be used as base colors in monochromatic color schemes to set off deeper jewel colors like navy and emerald.
- Rich reds and magentas
Indulgent colors like red and magenta will be very much in style in 2019. Try deep crimson reds, oxblood, or red-based blacks.
In sunlight, these colors reflect vibrant purples and reds, and pair beautifully with both dark hardwoods and slick white subway tile. Use these colors in mid-century modern rooms to add a taste of luxury and high class.
- Spicy browns
Spicy browns will red undertones are the perfect way to elevate a minimalist space. The all-white color schemes of recent years will begin to take a backseat to warmer, more inviting colors like spicy brown, camel, and blonde.
Use this color family for large rooms that get plenty of light—it’s warm, soothing, and can be used as a centerpiece or an accent to highlight creamy whites, jet blacks, and brilliant golds.
- Jewel colors
Expect to see plenty of jewel tones in 2019. Colors like ruby, emerald, and sapphire will abound in the upcoming year as decorators look for ways to infuse luxury and early 20th-century style into homes.
Colors like these are best accented with their muted counterparts to create a bold monochromatic statement.
Matilda lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she writes about great homes, health, and wellness. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, hiking, and walking her dogs.