Johnstone’s Voice of Color program is a design system based on the premise that every color has an emotional association and that individuals are drawn to different colors for reasons inherently tied to their unique personalities
Each year PPG’s Global Colour Team meet to discuss and develop future colour and design trends.
Our colour stylists from around the world each specialise in different markets and collaborate to determine styles and colour trends.
Take inspiration from the colour trend palettes in the following two trend collections and choose a scheme that works for you. Discover the 2018/19 collection and find out what will be trending in 2019/20.
2018/19 Colour Trends
Colour of the Year
The Dream Weaver
The 2018 colour of the year is Black Flame. Blending two classic hues, black and indigo, the statement-making colour adds a modern vibe to spaces with a lot of whites, blush pinks and soft pastels. The blend of two colours makes it incredibly versatile – use it on a statement wall, with a matt finish on a ceiling, with high gloss on a naturally-lit staircase, on cabinets, interior and exterior doors, and in many more places.
For The Brave interiors take on a look of dark glamour. Rich browns, greys and blacks mix with accent tones for a warm sophisticated look.
The colours featured are; Black Elegance, Black Lily and Swansong. Discover all the colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
Our core colours for The Commoner are a mix of almost-primary reds and blues, basic white, earthy browns and greens, and a balancing neutral. Together they create a feel that’s functional and minimalist.
The colours featured are; Steeple Gray, Pacific Pearl and Black Flame. Discover all the colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
Ideal for those who love bold colours and a daring fun ambiance. The core colours reflect a care-free spirit that is about living loud and revelling in all that life has to offer. Works well with plush textiles and rich colours.
The colours featured are; Brittany's Bow, Porridge Oat and Sunday Morning. Discover all the colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The core colours of The Retreater theme are a mix of calming neutrals and warmer hues, ranging from peachy neutrals and pale yellows to earthy browns and stone greys. Together they create a relaxed and neutral feeling palette that puts the mind at ease.
The 2019 colour of the year is Night Watch. A darkened green that has the ability to almost act like a neutral and yet enough intensity to stand as a feature colour. It is versatile enough to work in traditional as well as contemporary applications and can be considered as an alternative to a solid black.
The elegance darks of the With Class palette take the primary focus on the interior of a home, with bedrooms, sitting areas and kitchens the core rooms for these hues. Rooms look far more sophisticated and grown-up when such colours are applied to cabinetry and paired with bronze or brass accents.
The colours featured are; Wave of Mystery, Night Watch and Magnolia Blossom. Find all the colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
With It is a bright theme, full of energy, optimism and artisty. With expressiveness in mind, the more social areas of the home can feature punches of various colours - found on the walls as well as furniture and decorative items. This provides and very lively and conversational aspect to spaces. For more private areas, a single vibrant hue provides a sense of energy and optimism, while the remainder of the space is more neutral.
The colours featured are; Rose Heart, Pacific Pearl and Pine Thicket. Find all the colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The Without colour trend is both quiet and powerful, depending on the hues in focus. The wealth of soft whiles, gentles pastels and even mixed black each signify a calming mood. In contrast, strong reds, blues and greens are vibrant, impactful and powerful.
The colours featured are; Cocoa Delight, Candle Smoke and Black Lepoard. Find all the colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
With Spirit is linked to the spiritual word. Featuring a healthy dose of purple, sunny golden yellows and scorched red/orange hues. Soft whites and tinted blacks add purity and mystery to the colour trend.
The colours featured are; Perfectly Purple, Sandy Pail and Oswego Tea. Find all the colours in this trend in Johnstone's Trade ColourBox
The Johnstone’s ColourBox room painter tool puts you in control of the colours for your project. You can digitally paint your room with our paint colour palettes, latest colour trends, and commercial colour schemes.
Find confidence in the perfect paint colours for your room, order colour samples, download your room image, and share with friends and colleagues.
Choose up to 8 deposited paint colour samples for your project and we’ll post them out to you within 48 hours. For further colour support, please email our Colour Advisory team at email@example.com
We are able to offer unprecedented levels of coverage, opacity,colour retention and vibrancy.
View the range of colours you can tint within the Johnstone’s range.
Voice of Colour
The British Standard 4800 specifies 122 colours of paint for building and construction works and is an essential reference for anyone who needs a particular paint colour to use in the refurbishment of buildings, particularly at local authority level or for major works, such as office blocks, airports, schools and hospitals. This standard includes 22 additional colours that are mostly brighter to reflect the latest trends for finishes on public buildings. These paint colours are widely recognised throughout the UK and are often used to meet safety, legal or contractual requirements.
Johnstone’s Trade provides high performance paint in any colour. Whether it’s a lampshade or cushion, a sample of your favourite wallpaper or that favourite plant - show us the colour and we can scan and match it. Best of all, colours are available in the Johnstone’s Trade range, ensuring professional colour accuracy in high performance coatings.
Johnstone’s has worked closely with Natural Colour System (NCS) for many years to bring you an extensive collection of colours.
We appreciate that using NCS colour enables project managers to collaborate using a common and recognised colour language.
The NCS is a logical colour order system based on a person’s perception of colour and is described using a specific colour code.
The RAL colour system is the most popular Central European Colour Standard in use today and you will see the colours used in architecture, construction, industry, recreation and road safety.
The basic collection consists of more than 200 colours and is available in both matt and gloss. Both collections contain colour samples that are used by institutions to cover a wide range of disciplines and are constantly adapted to the requirements of the industry.
Voice of Colour
Each year PPG’s Global Colour Team meet to discuss and develop future colour and design trends. Our colour stylists from around the world each specialise in different markets and collaborate to determine styles and colour trends.
PPG’s unique position as a colour leader in multiple markets allows us to observe and translate emerging global colour trends for our customers’ projects - from consumer goods to automotive colour, from residential to commercial buildings to industrial design.
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