Clark+Kensington Color of the Year 2019

Here’s a first, Ace Hardware invited neighbors across America to mix their very own paint color and enter for a chance to be the 2019 Color of the Year.

During Ace’s Neighborhood Paint Party in March, consumers were encouraged to hand mix, create and name their own paint color for a chance to be entered into Ace’s Color of the Year Contest. Submissions were judged by a panel of Ace color experts who selected 25 finalists, with consumers leading the ultimate decision process as over 35,000 fans voted for their favorite color on Ace’s social media channels. The winning Clark+Kensington color, Pineapple Cream Granita, was created by Francine C., of New Jersey at her local Ace, Costello’s Ace Hardware of Lincoln Park, NJ.

Ace COTY 2019 |  Pineapple Cream Granita

This marks  the first color to ever be mixed, created and named solely by a consumer for a Color of the Year contest. In addition to Pineapple Cream Granita being deemed Ace’s 2019 Color of the Year, Francine C. won a $1,000 Ace Gift Card. Way to Go, Francine!

“When I created this color, I was daydreaming about enjoying a delicious dessert while on a relaxing vacation in Sicily with my daughter.” — winner Francine C.

Ace COTY 2019 |  Pineapple Cream Granita
via Better Homes & Gardens

Looking to the colors in a western sky, this room evokes the vivid hues of a waning sunset. The pale yellow walls recall the last hour of light from a setting sun.

Ace COTY 2019 |  Pineapple Cream Granita
by Sarah Richardson Design

Have an old tub to refinish? Consider a color instead of the basic white or black. Bathers will feel like they’re at a Bed and Breakfast getaway.

Ace COTY 2019 |  Pineapple Cream Granita
by Project Nursery

By far the happiest color in the spectrum, yellow is always apt to add cheer to a room. In this nursery, Pineapple Cream Granita pairs beautifully with calming colors like soft gray and spa blue.

Ace COTY 2019 |  Pineapple Cream Granita
by Hello Kitchen

Popularized in the mid-century, colors on appliances gave extra status to the latest and greatest models.

Ace COTY 2019 |  Pineapple Cream Granita
by Madison Spencer Architect

Evoking nostalgia, this kitchen recalls simpler times with its pale yellow-colored cabinets and blue-and-white china.

Ace COTY 2019 |  Pineapple Cream Granita
by Lawrence Boeder

Two common misconceptions about decorating in a monochromatic palette are that it means only beige, or that it means using only one hue throughout a room without variation. Try Pineapple Cream Granita  with smooth and textured elements in your home.

For more inspiration, visit my Color Trends Pinterest Board.

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