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Peace-Seeking Palettes for 2019

Can color change the world?

Dutch Boy Paints thinks so. Recently announcing its 2019 Color of the Year, Garden Patch 326-5DB, the brand reports that the soothing shade of green reflects a growing optimism in the U.S., and that its three new eight-color design palettes—Homestead, Studio and Sanctuary—embody a “happier, more empathetic country that seeks greater peace and celebrates diversity.”

According to Rachel Skafidas, color and design manager at Dutch Boy Paints, "All of our colors for 2019 have a happier tone and reflect an upswing in how people are feeling. Even colors that are traditionally on the cooler side of the palette have a level of warmth and happiness that we haven’t seen in the recent past. Even though people may see challenges in their lives, they're thinking positively and expressing more empathy."

Garden Patch, a green that’s not too deep and not too primary, is a botanical hue that stands out for its warm and calming effect. It can be paired well with soft naturals and pops of warm color, making it a good choice for all areas of the home, including as an exterior accent color.

Green takes a starring role throughout Dutch Boy’s new palettes:

Natural warmth is central to the Homestead palette, which captures the feeling of simple living and is grounded in soft neutrals and fuchsias, reds and an inspired green. Colors include: Antiqued Fuchsia 246-7DB, Preppy Pink 204-5DB, Fruity Pink 105-2DB, Garden Patch 326-5DB, North Haven 334-4DB, Silenced Blue 339-2DB, Warmed Silver 440-1DB and Antiqued Lace 017W.

Studio is inspired by a culture of inclusiveness and the celebration of our differences. Colors include: Summer Treat 108-6DB, Honeybee Yellow 116-6DB, Mineralized Jade 230-5DB, Wave Runner 135-7DB, Santa Rosa Red 204-7DB, Glitterberry 147-6DB, Baltic Gray 437-1DB and Cooled Graphite 436-6DB.

Sanctuary reflects a new focus on spirituality and the idea of home as both a shelter and a place that nourishes us. The colors for this palette are built in two halves: one with muted, calming pastels and the second with deep, saturated hues that add energy: Plume Purple 341-7DB, Dashing Blue 339-6DB, Crystal Beach 135-2DB, Hidden Garden 330-5DB, Fairy Wing 332-1DB, Lime Flower 124-3DB, Antiqued Parasol 109-2DB and Blue Wood Aster 243-1DB.