Deep, Rich & Dusty: Best Interior Paint Colors for 2019

By House Method Editors

The House Method editors have made their picks for the best interior paint colors of 2019. Get inspired by the very best colors and styles of the upcoming year—red-based blacks, dusty blues, rich reds, and neutrals versatile enough to serve as the centerpiece or an accent.

Photos via Dunn-Edwards

Spice of Life by Dunn-Edwards

Best red paint color: Spice of Life by Dunn-Edwards

Dunn-Edwards’ 2019 color of the year is a a rich, oxblood red. Spice of Life is perfect for the rising popularity of Victorian-era influence, which comes with luxe textures, grand patterns, and skilled execution of monochromatic maximalism. Spice of Life is strong enough to ground a room, gentle enough to stay relevant for years.

Photos via PPG

Night Watch by PPG

Best jewel paint color: Night Watch by PPG

PPG’s Night Watch is an energetic and inspiring shade of dark green. Use Night Watch as a rich backdrop for Art Deco–inspired spaces or as a landscape for bright pops of yellow, teal, gold, and blue.

Photo via Behr

Blueprint S470-5 by Behr

Best blue paint color: Blueprint by Behr

Behr’s 2019 color of the year is a soft, dusty medium blue. A little bit coastal, a little bit classic family home, this classic American color works perfectly for accent walls, doors, and cabinet finishes.

Blueprint works beautifully as a base color in a monochromatic palette. Pair with deep ocean blues and navies to really let it shine.

Photo via Farrow & Ball

Drop Cloth No. 283 by Farrow & Ball

Best neutral paint color: Drop Cloth No 283 by Farrow & Ball

Our favorite neutral for 2019 is Farrow & Ball’s Drop Cloth. A darker version of their Shadow White and Shaded White, this soft, creamy beige is compatible with just about any design style. We love it as an update to the minimalist all-white walls or as a calming base for Georgian-influenced simplicity. Pair with Behr’s Blueprint for such an effect.

Best black paint color: Paean Black by Farrow & Ball

Paean Black by Farrow & Ball is a red-based black, inspired by the classic patina of Georgian-era leather books. In sunlight, the paint reflect purples and reds, and pairs beautifully with both dark hardwoods and slick white subway tile. Use this color in a mid-century room to infuse luxury and mystery.

Photo via Dulux

Spiced Honey by Dulux

Best brown paint color: Spiced Honey by Dulux

Dulux’s Spiced Honey is all modern luxury. This gentle brown is the perfect color for the modern minimalist home. Use this paint color to highlight creamy whites, jet blacks, and brilliant golds.

Spiced Honey is perfect for large rooms that get plenty of light. It’s warm, soothing, and can be used as a centerpiece or an accent.

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