PPG unveils 2019 Color of the Year: Night Watch


The most impactful colour trends for the upcoming year will be closely tied to nature, according to the colour experts at PPG.

The PPG paint brand’s 2019 Color of the Year, Night Watch (PPG1145-7) has been hand-selected by PPG’s global colour experts.

This rich, luxurious, and classic shade of green will be at the forefront of design trends in 2019, allowing homeowners to emulate the feeling of lush greenery and the healing power of nature in their spaces.

“The restorative power of nature is important in society now more than ever,” explained Dee Schlotter, PPG Senior Color Marketing Manager.

“Night Watch is about bringing the healing power from the outdoors into your home through colour.

“The dark green hue pulls our memories of natural environments to the surface to recreate the calming, invigorating euphoria we feel when in nature.”

The urge to reconnect with nature in today’s tumultuous society was a reoccurring theme during the PPG Global Color Workshop, held in early February.

This annual workshop, which PPG began nine years ago after learning how heavily their customers relied on colour trend forecasts, brings together over 20 PPG global colour stylists from the automotive, consumer electronics, aerospace and home paint industries.

The stylists converge over the course of several days to analyse the runway, lifestyles, demographics, geographies and global and cross-cultural societal inspirations to determine what colours will resonate and represent the PPG global colour forecast, including the PPG Color of the Year.

“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,” added Schlotter.

“The colour can be incorporated into interiors as a focal accent wall in a bedroom or dining room, and it pairs nicely with gold or brass accents and décor.

“It can be especially impactful in places without any view or tie to the outdoors, like the end of a windowless hallway of a hospital.

“For exteriors, Night Watch is a gorgeous alternative to the trending black or deepest blue-black, and it works well as an accent on doors and shutters.”

While Night Watch is recognised as the PPG 2019 Color of the Year, it is only one of 200 colours in the PPG 2019 Global Color Trends Forecast.

This forecast provides direction and inspiration to architects, designers and homeowners across the hotel, retail and residential markets.

It is also referenced by PPG’s customers in all business sectors, who rely on the forecast for new products and colour specifications in the architectural, aerospace, automotive and consumer electronic industries.

In the architectural paint market, PPG’s global forecast not only resonates with the current consumer mindsets, but it also coordinates with trending materials, such as textiles, wood, tile, cabinets, window frames and more. 


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