PPG Paints Unveils 2019 Color of the Year: Night Watch

Paying homage to the restorative power of nature, this deep green shade is one to watch in the coming year. Here’s how to use it on your walls.

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If you’re enchanted by the summer greenery outside your window right now, consider bringing the color indoors — you’d be right on trend.

PPG Paints has named Night Watch, a luxurious deep green, as its 2019 Color of the Year.

The shade, which evokes lush foliage and the soothing influence of the outdoors, will be at the forefront of next year’s design trends, according to PPG’s global color experts, who chose the color during an international color summit held in February.  

“The restorative power of nature is important in society now more than ever,” says Dee Schlotter, PPG’s senior color marketing manager. “Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through color.”

The urge to reconnect with nature in today’s tumultuous society was a recurring theme at the annual PPG Global Color Workshop, which PPG began holding nine years ago after learning how heavily their customers relied on color trends forecasts, a press release from the company says.

The summit, held last year in Pittsburgh for the first time, brings together more than 20 PPG global color stylists from across the company’s automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and home paint industries.

“Night Watch’s ability to invoke a deep connection to nature is universal, which allows the hue to be versatile for a variety of spaces and design segments — from healthcare to commercial and residential design,” Schlotter says.

Schlotter says the jade shade, which has hints of teal, works wells as a focal wall in a bedroom or dining room, and it pairs nicely with gold or brass accents and décor. It also can make an impact in places without any view or tie to the outdoors, such as the end of a windowless hallway, she says.

For exteriors, Night Watch is a neat alternative to the trending black or deepest blue-black tones, and it works well on doors and shutters.

This is the second year in a row PPG has gone dark with its color choice. Last year, the color experts chose Black Flame, a deep blend of indigo and black, as the 2018 Color of the Year.  


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