CHICAGO, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Valspar, the nation's most widely distributed paint brand from the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, announces its 2019 Colors of the Year. This marks the 10th anniversary that the color experts have selected trending shades for the upcoming year, inspired by the landscape of lifestyle trends. Rather than limit inspiration to just one color, Valspar brand chooses to celebrate its offering of endless color by curating 12.
The Colors of the Year are mood-inspiring hues that encourage DIYers to embrace change and create a personalized home environment. From shades that evoke stability and strength to those that spark introspection and growth, each color represents an opportunity for people to feel empowered in the spaces where they live.
"The Valspar Colors of the Year are bolder takes on basic colors to provide color-curious consumers the opportunity to create change within their homes in an easy, fun and attainable way. We believe changing your outlook can be as easy as changing the paint on your walls," says Sue Kim, Valspar Senior Color Designer at Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group. "Orange Slice, for instance, evokes a sense of playfulness, while Twilight Mist brings an aura of mystery."
The 2019 Valspar Colors of the Year
All 12 colors are available at Lowe's, Ace Hardware and independent retailers nationwide. Please note, color names and shades vary slightly at each retailer. See below for the full list of colors and how they come to life in different rooms with a variety of techniques.
Metropolis Lilac: The immersive purple invites us to step away from 'what is' and open up to exciting and unexpected new realities.
Lowe's: 4001-6C Metropolis Lilac
Ace: VR059A Dried Lilacs
Independent retailers: V075-6 Dried Lilacs
Angelic Blue: This breezy blue has healing qualities but doesn't take itself too seriously. Its weightless quality seems to push past the walls and welcome us into the controlled sanctuary we call home.
Lowe's: 5003-9BAngelic Blue
Ace: VR054D Soothing Blue
Independent retailers: V068-2 Soothing Blue
Green Water: This harmonious green-blue is perfectly balanced, neutral enough to inspire our growth in any direction.
Lowe's: 5003-4A Green Water
Ace: VR077B Zinc Blue
Independent retailers: V099-5 Zinc Blue
Twilight Mist: Anticipating uncharted territory ahead, this light, clean violet reflects the edge of artificial space, where light is both comforting and strangely familiar.
Lowe's: 4004-9B Twilight Mist
Ace: VR058D Carousel Purple
Independent retailers: V074-2 Carousel Purple
Spring Squash: This light-hearted yellow has a touch of active orange to help us rebalance our responsibilities and count on our new smart-device helpers.
Lowe's: 2008-1B Spring Squash
Ace: VR010B Pure Joy
Independent retailers: V014-2 Just Ducky
Martinique Dawn: This optimistic green has a heart of linen to remind us that we become stronger when we are woven together.
Lowe's: 6003-3B Martinique Dawn
Ace: VR073E Asian Silk
Independent retailers: V095-1 Asian Silk
Wishing Well: This true blue reflects honesty and clarity, without shading or apology. Wherever you use it, it's a bold statement of your own truth.
Lowe's: 5002-10C Wishing Well
Ace: VR025A Amazing Sky
Independent retailers: V031-3 Blue to the Bone
Blushing Bride: This rosy neutral injects an element of spirituality into everyday life, giving us a rosier view of reality.
Lowe's: 2001-10B Blushing Bride
Ace: VR092D Cathedral Morning
Independent retailers: V128-3 Cathedral Morning
Seattle Haze: This quiet, thoughtful blue has a touch of purple to free our thinking and a hint of gray to ground us in our own, glorious — but imperfect — human nature.
Lowe's: 4003-4B Seattle Haze
Ace: VR087B Twinkle, Twinkle
Independent retailers: V111-5 Twinkle, Twinkle
Lime Mousse: Flip the fearless switch to on and use this citrusy green to create surprise in a corner of your home with a dash of healthy luxury.
Lowe's: 6008-9B Lime Mousse
Ace: VR015D Bright Cactus
Independent retailers: V057-2 Celery Heart
Homey Cream: This raw wood shade is the light, unencumbered backdrop for a minimalistic lifestyle that is full of life. The lightness has just a touch of comforting yellow.
Lowe's: 3007-6B Homey Cream
Ace: VR040E Glow Home
Independent retailers: V051-1 Glow Home
Orange Slice: Orange is always an adventure, but the artificial intensity of this orange invites an open, experimental mindset that keeps us guessing.
Lowe's: 2002-1B Orange Slice
Ace: VR007B Fiery Sky
Independent retailers: V009-3 Heirloom Tomato
Free color tools available from Valspar
For those looking to make noticeable change in their homes, Valspar offers a number of Color Discovery Tools to help consumers feel confident in their decisions. These tools, such as the Virtual Painter and Project Quiz, allow consumers to upload photographs of rooms and test paint colors on them. DIYers can also save a trip to the store by having paint chips sent straight to their home for free.
Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group offers innovative products to meet customers' paint and coating needs. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Purdy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson's® Water Seal®, Cabot® and many more. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers. For more information, visit www.sherwin.com.