The 2019 Colors of Year

Every paint company announces their color of the year along with Pantone, the global color trend forecaster. Based on trends and color psychology, here are a few color trends for 2019.

Pantone: Living Coral 16-1546


Sociable and spirited, the engaging nature of PANTONE Living Coral welcomes and encourages lighthearted activity. Symbolizing our innate need for optimism and joyful pursuits, Living Coral embodies our desire for playful expression. Spring fashion will be filled with coral colors.


Benjamin Moore: Metropolitan AF-690

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Metropolitan is a stylish gray with cool undertones. “Comforting, composed and effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan exudes beauty and balance”, says Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore Director of Strategic Design Intelligence. “It’s a color in the neutral spectrum that references a contemplative state of mind and design.”

The right shade of gray captures the feeling of restorative quiet in any setting. Those in the know realize that gray is at the end of its ten-year cycle. Gray cabinets will look as dated as the 80’s pickled pink trend. Stick to gray walls not cabinetry.


Sherwin Williams: Cavern Clay SW 7701


A warm terracotta color with ancient, elemental roots, Cavern Clay, is a nod to midcentury modern style, the American Southwest, which together creates a desert modern aesthetic.

This warm, earthy hue is both casual and refined. It is an easy way to bring the warmth of the outdoors in. Envision beaches, canyons and deserts.



Behr: Blueprint S470-5

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Blueprint is my favorite color of the year, which evolved into the accent color of a design project I am currently involved in with attorneys William O’Keeffe and Michael McCann of O’Keeffe and McCann, Goshen. Here is the story:

“It started with some logo play. We wanted our font and color to suggest the tone of the work environment we are crafting: a paradox of cutting edge modern amenities, but with an elegant vintage feel. We instantly fell in love with this blue when our designer, Claudia Jacobs, interpreted the color as Behr’s 2019 Color of the Year, “Blueprint”! Behr’s description of this dynamic color is perfect. “An honest, approachable color that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life, Blueprint creates a space where you can build your own reimagined life—where awareness of what we want to build for ourselves can transform into action.”  We couldn’t think of a better color for this special co-working environment we are curating at co|LAB Goshen.” – William O’Keeffe

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co|LAB Goshen is a dynamic, open coworking environment tucked into the middle of the Village of Goshen with a launch date of February 1st. Members can choose a private office, dedicated executive desk suite, or a hot desk membership which allows members to work at any one of the many open workstations whether it’s a private writing desk, a work counter, collaborative conference table, casual lounges or private office pods. Amenities include use of the complimentary gourmet coffee lounge, mini gym, and outdoor patio and koi pond gardens. We are carefully curating an environment that provides the highest available technology, but also with the nostalgic feel of vintage phone booths, 1930’s typewriters and the rustic. It is designed to offer a supportive, positive and productive work environment with numerous networking opportunities at our member and community events.