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Color Trends 2019 | Ballard Designs
Color trends 2019 Living room with blue and gold color trend  | Ballard Designs

Winter 2019 Color Trends

Color transforms a space faster than any other decorating trick, so it should come as no surprise that for every new season we focus on inspiring colors and how they can breathe new life into our favorite pieces. This season, we paired some of our best-loved shades (like spa and navy) with unexpected partners to bring energy and drama to our rooms. See our favorite combinations below.

Navy and gold color palette for Winter 2019 from Ballard Designs | Ballard Designs

Navy and Gold

We've talked before about how complementary colors (hues across from each other on the color wheel) are foolproof pairings. As opposites, navy and gold bring out the vibrancy in each other, creating a high-contrast combination that feels dramatic.

Slipper chair upholstered in navy and gold color palette from Ballard Designs

Add Warmth

We consider navy a neutral, so we love that rich ochre warms up this tried and true favorite in an unexpected way. That warmth lends a coziness to your room and works beautifully with metallics.

Light, Bright Background

We love anchoring this color palette with a crisp, white wall color like Benjamin Moore's White Dove. A clean base creates a platform for this high-impact color palette to really be the focus of the space, plus it keeps our warm golds from feeling dingy.

White console table with blue and gold rug and accessories from Ballard Designs  | Ballard Designs
Purple color palette with neutrals from Ballard Designs

Shades of Lavender

We haven't been seeing much purples in home design for several years, which naturally makes us want to experiment with this soft pastel. We used several shades from pretty lavender to a more vibrant amethyst. Paired with grays and tans, this feminine color feels
sophisticated and surprising.

Punch It Up

Going for drama? Take a color from your favorite fabric, saturate it, and use this shade on the wall. That's exactly what we did in this bold dining room. We took the soft lavender from our Meghan Gray fabric up a few notches to get Benjamin Moore's Queen's Wreath.

Dining room with purple wall color and lavender fabric from Ballard Designs | Ballard Designs
Subtle Accents | Ballard Designs

Subtle Accents

Not ready to dive headfirst into a lavender space? Try incorporating a few simple accents like wall art and a throw pillow! Here, we accented with this sweet pastel for a ladylike home office.

Spa and spice color palette for Winter 2019 from Ballard Designs

Spa, Spice, and Everything Nice

Spa is our signature color, but that doesn't mean we're opposed to pairing it up with other favorites to create a fresh, new combination. Inspired by our Kagan Spice Teal and Shay Cream fabrics, we used a warm spice to give spa a whole new attitude.

Pattern Partners | Ballard Designs

Pattern Partners

When working with a new color combination, we love to reinforce our chosen shades with lots of different patterns in a similar palette. Here, we chose a woven stripe, a floral, and a traditional patterned rug, all in similar shades to thread our pairing throughout the room.

Warm spice wall color with spa accents in breakfast room from Ballard Designs

Balance the Bold

Every room should have both heavier and lighter accents, and in this breakfast room, we balanced a feminine floral fabric with a dark wall color. Our Shay Cream fabric has a sweet, Jacobean floral pattern in our spa and spice color palette, but to balance this feminine fabric, we chose Benjamin Moore's Spice Pumpkin.

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