It’s only the eighth month of 2018, but color industry giants are already buzzing about next year’s hottest palettes and featured colors. Pantone and PPG Paints are especially huge in the interior design industry, of course; portions of the $10 billion spent annually on interior design most assuredly go towards updating new and old spaces with the most on-trend hues showcased on their websites. Good news for modern restaurant furniture and design? The first color picks for 2019 are looking moody, lush, and inspired by indulgent food colors.
Although Pantone’s iconic Color of the Year announcement isn’t until December, PPG has already announced their 2019 Color of the Year. It’s a dark, moody, kale-esque aqua called Night Watch. PPG rep Dee Schlotter says that the vibe of Night Watch recreates “the calming, invigorating euphoria” of nature. She recommends using the deep color as an alternative to the stark black and deep navy colors that have been trending this year. How to use Night Watch most effectively? As an accent wall color, quirky wood table finish, or lush upholstery fabric, and pair it with brass or gold accents.
So what’s Pantone up to before December? They released their PANTONEVIEW home + interiors 2019 collection, which consists of 72 colors curated into eight palettes that the Pantone color experts predict will be the trendiest of 2019. One of those palettes is “Cravings”. It features sultry, warm hues and pops of cool almost-pastels that, according to Pantone’s official release, were partially inspired by “fetish foods.” The bright palette is grounded by warm base colors Cappuccino and Butterum. Overall, the playful and eye-catching colors are a dream for designers of chic café sets and modern restaurant furniture.
Even after the bold choice of Ultraviolet for Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, it’s looking like the popping palettes of 2019 are leading up to more daring design trends. Interior designers will surely have a lot of fun with the color mood of 2019 if PPG and Pantone have anything to say about it.