2019 Color Trends


New Year, New Colors! I always love explore color palettes, but especially at the start of a new year. This year lots of moody, earthy tones are trending, which I love, and but we can’t leave out Pantone’s color of the year, living coral. Let’s take a look at the colors we will be seeing lots of this year.

Emily Wells Design : 2019 Color Trends


I love a good neutral color palette. Always have, always will. It’s the minimalist in me! This year, the tones are warmer. Instead of pulling cool tones or grays, we are seeing creams, browns, and earthy blush’s.

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Emerald | Peacock

Emerald is all the rage this year. But not the 90’s floral sofa emerald you had growing up (we all had them!), or the “Home Alone” house mixed with ruby red, emerald. Think rich jewel tones used as accent colors, offset but white, cream, and gold. Terracotta is also great contrasting color to emerald, as we see here.


Coral | Color of the Year

To be honest, I was a little surprised by Pantone’s color choice for the year. Coral had it’s moment in the early 2000’s, and there’s a lot of ways it can go wrong. BUT, since we will inevitably be seeing it this year, I like to think of how we can use it in the right way. The actual pantone is just too bright for me, so I muted the tones a little bit for this color palette. I think/hope the more muted, earthy version of coral is what we will be seeing more of this year. Think a summer grapefruit, a well-garnished cocktail, or an accent wall mixed with our beloved emerald or cream colors.



The nude shades are totally having their moment this year. Think old Parisian architecture, a Kim Kardashian lip kit (did I just say that? lol) , or a silky nude top mixed with a distressed jean. Yassss queen. Have your moment, nude. I like you.


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