From accent walls to furniture to accessories, 2019 is all about being bold. While neutral colors will always be in style, this year bright and vibrant colors paired with hot metallic accents take center stage.
Here is a look at the three biggest color trends for 2019.
Move over Millennial Pink. That pale, just-shy-of-saccharine hue reigned supreme for years, but now it's time to meet its usurper: Gen Z Yellow.
"Gen Z Yellow is inspired by the age of Emojis and Snapchat. Trend reports tell us that this color will not only be used as an accent, but also as a new neutral — yes, bright yellow as a neutral," said Kristen Foster, Senior Merchandiser at American Leather.
A less tech-centric take on unabashed brightness is Pantone's 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral. The global color authority describes it as "an animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge." It's warm but serene, making it a popular choice in both fashion and interiors.
When more is more, jewel tones are the way to go. Deeply saturated hues like Emerald, Amethyst, Sapphire, and Citrine bring an audacious vibrancy you don't have to be a gemologist to appreciate. For a quick refresh, you can bring in accent pillows and throws. But don't be afraid to go all out with this one. This trend has staying power, and a beautifully upholstered sofa or settee will look luxe for years to come.
Heavy metal isn't for everyone, but metallic accents are a different story. While Rose Gold — Millennial Pink's shiny cousin — played prominently over the last few years, you can expect to see a reemergence of copper and bronze tones, which offer warm, earthy vibes. Hardware such as door knobs, switch plates, and drawer pulls are subtle updates, but the trend works beautifully in larger doses.
"We're really seeing designers gravitate toward bold, metallic accents. Think end tables, home décor, and even metallic flecks in your upholstery," Foster said. "It's a fun way to add intrigue and texture. I love pairing metallic accents with neutrals, it's perfect for adding a little flare to a room."