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Home Staging Color Forecast for 2019

Each year, paint manufacturers name a color of the year that they feel will best represent the upcoming year. From a bright coral and warm terracotta to a calming gray and Blueprint blue, the top color trend predictions for 2019 are carefully reflecting the world around us. Color is also far more than a decoration; it influences how we feel and often how we act. In the home staging industry, we take note of these popular upcoming colors but that doesn’t mean we re-paint every wall! When staging a home, the goal is to attract as many buyers as possible and help them see the true potential of the home. Below are the 2019 colors of the year and how we plan to incorporate them into our home staging.


One of the most well-known predictors for anticipating top color trends for fashion and design is Pantone. The color experts at Pantone went under the sea to make their pick, as they have chosen Living Coral as 2019’s Color of the Year. The pink and orange nature-inspired hue is described as “an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone.”

Living Coral is a bright, happy color, so it’s a natural choice for a room that gets lots of light. To build an entire room around this fun color, choose a large focal point like an area rug and pull pillows and textiles that complement or contrast. Make sure to add plenty of neutral or white accents to balance the bold color! For a subtler look, there are several ways to play with coral colors and patterns on curtains and pillows. If you’re looking to use it in true paint form, add an accent feature such as trim on kitchen windows or as an accent wall.


The rich, luxurious and classic shade of green known as Night Watch is PPG’s 2019 Color of the Year. This beautiful, versatile shade allows spaces to emulate the feeling of lush greenery and the healing power of nature. By recreating a natural environment, this color can bring mental clarity and stress relief to your home, and it can be used in a variety of rooms and design schemes. A focal accent wall in the bedroom, living room or dining room would be eye-catching! It can be especially impactful in places without any view to the outdoors, like a hallway or enclosed powder bath. For exteriors, Night Watch is a gorgeous alternative to the trending black or deepest navy, and it works well as an accent on doors and shutters.


Sherwin-Williams forecasts warmer walls ahead for 2019, naming Cavern Clay (SW 7701) as their Color of the Year. The warm, earthy terracotta color is a refreshing take on the midcentury modern rust shades and is definitely opposite from last year’s pick, Oceanside. When paired with the right colors, Cavern Clay works as a timeless backdrop for a variety of styles in all rooms. This new color looks great with wood furniture, leather upholstery, natural furnishings, worldly textiles, and even exposed floors. You can bring in wood furnishings, coordinate with bright greenery, add a southwestern-inspired rug, and embrace furnishings with patina aspects to it. You can also pair Cavern Clay with other popular earth-toned Sherwin-Williams colors such as Origami White, browns like Moth Wing and Dark Clove, or complimentary colors including Distance, a dusty blue, and Haven, a fresh avocado shade.


An honest, approachable color that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life, Behr selected Blueprint as the 2019 Color of the Year. Blueprint (S470-5) creates a space where you can build your own re-imagined life, where awareness of what we want to build for ourselves can transform into action. Blueprint is a mid-tone blue that’s warmer than denim and softer than navy; a deeper blue than last year’s In the Moment. This color is striking, but what makes it truly unique is that it can easily be the starting point for a design process, whether it be in a bedroom, office space or even bathroom. Blueprint pairs perfectly with Behr’s earthy tones of Elephant Skin, Mars Red and Kindling.

Colors are Essential to Home Staging

Having the right colors in your home can position it above the competition in any market. Once you know the home’s story and the target audience, creating a color palette can be simple. Design2Sell’s founder, Barbara Heil-Sonneck, is an avid world traveler and is constantly staying on trend with decorative elements, colors and art from around the world, and each home staging we complete in Atlanta reflects those current worldly trends. Learn more about our process and how home staging befits home sellers at

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