Dunn-Edwards Paints Unveils 2019 Color and Design Trends
Dunn-Edwards has released its 2019 Color and Design Trends with the theme of “Spirited Journeys.” They’s taken a new approach to unveiling their color stories by releasing 5 animated videos highlighting the textures, materials and cultural references inspiring each trend.
“Spirited Journeys” Explores Five Trend Color Palettes in Video Series
Extreme Odyssey is the first trend story that draws inspiration from man’s exploration of the sea and sky. It’s a blend that mixes natural and organic with both digital and dreamlike themes.
“Bling is on a downtrend, evolving to influences of deep sea exploration, with colors of cold neutrals and pastels, along with pink and mauve,” says Sarah McLean, Color Marketing Manager at Dunn-Edwards. “We’ll welcome aquatic tones, contrasted with pearled white, camouflage, grayed purple and terracotta.” Look for weathered and oxidized textiles, metals, wood and ceramics. Arctic ice transparent, frosty minerals and shell colors will make an appearance. See the video here.
City Stroll, the second story in the series speaks to our playful side with bright colors, modern and artsy-friendly designs with a touch of humor. This joyful expression allows us to make daily life fun and light-hearted. To view the animated video series, click here.
Saturated fruity hues blend natural energy with modern techno influences. City Stroll tantalizes with vivid overtones, lively and charged with energy. Intense patterns play with notes of vibrant tropical spirit, dulcet tones, ebullient and halcyon hues, along with a pastiche blend of ornamentation. Dazzling, hyper-saturated brights are paired with bright white, hologram metallics are softened with pastels, sporty graphic colors bring power and radiant monochromes shine. A medley of floral tones are toned down by dark chocolate, deepest violet and synthetic blue.
Poetic Passage, our next color story, speaks to the soft and subtle side of life that incorporates nature in a chic, minimalist atmosphere. These colors are soft, tender, poetic and elegant. To view the animated video series, click here.
“We’ll see delicate, bleached, fresh neutrals and warm naturals lit by cool icy tones,” McLean explains. “Casual blues and tender pinks will be paired with graphic colors, sophisticated nude palettes and desaturated colors.” Light velvet, twill, monochromatic jacquard, velvet corduroy, cocoon-style, pillow-top, satin sheen will be popular, along with British-inspired wardrobe of tweeds, tartans, among other classic fabrics.
Sojourn, the fourth story, design trends mirror the richness and diversity of Mediterranean culture, spiked with a dose of soul from our heritage. To view the new animated video series, click here.
We’ll be seeing a dense, spicy and exotic range of colors that invoke nostalgic journeys. Simple primary colors paired with outdoorsy olive, brown and ochre. “We can expect folkloric and craft textures, such as cotton basket weave, handmade rugs, furs and skins,” she said. “These are comforting colors and materials that remind us of our history.”
Country Caper, the fifth and last trend, reflects the inspiration of the bountiful garden with flowers and foliage with a Bohemian mood in search of the idyllic country life. To view the animated video series, click here.
“We paint ourselves a perfect escape, with idyllic expressions reminiscent of the French and English countryside,” said McLean. For colors, think of fresh, moisture-drenched hues of greens, from soft and grayed to dark and vibrant. “They pair well with brown, pastels, juicy red and chalky neutrals.” Extra-large or multi-colored elegant geometric patterns will emerge, along with houndstooth, checkerboard, jacquards and polka dots.