• Michelle Blemel

Making a Bold Splash with Summer Paint Color Trends

Updated: Feb 26

We at Amberleaf are always inspired by bold color. Recently we've been seeing a trend in everything from mosaics to bedding to paint. This summer has been filled with color and creativity everywhere, and it has been wonderful. While reviewing the Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast 2019 and browsing Pinterest, we decided to compile a palette made up of some of our favorite Sherwin Williams colors for summer 2019.

The Color Journals, as Sherwin Williams refers to them, go over the thought process and inspiration for each collection, organized by “color personalities”: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, Enthusiast, Naturalist, and Raconteur.

We are particularly inspired by these four: Shapeshifter, Wanderer, Aficionado, and Naturalist.

Summer 2019 Color Trends
Photo credit Sherwin Williams

Shapeshifter is almost futuristic. The colors are inspired by Artificial Intelligence and Spiritualism, as well as the cosmos. The deep blues and mustard particularly stood out to us in this summer’s trends.









Photo credit Sherwin Williams



Wanderer includes more earthy tones of the deserts and canyons, inspired by Bohemian and Southwestern styles. The clay and taupe colors in this collection are definitely the neutral tones of the summer


Photo credit Sherwin Williams


Aficionado is a bit more traditional, with deeper and more elegant tones. These colors add sophistication to the summer palette and combine well with metal tones such as copper and gold, which as you may have noticed are huge this season. They are inspired by British accents and ‘60s nostalgia.



Photo credit Sherwin Williams

Naturalist brightens up a space and invites light with a subtle pop of color that ties everything together. Inspired by gardens and butterflies, these fun colors will put a smile on anyone’s face when they walk into the room, and they photograph beautifully.





We would love to hear your thoughts on our color trends of the summer, so feel free to let us know what you think in the comment section. Wishing everyone a great rest of their summer filled with fun colors and much more!


Some examples of these summer colors in our recent projects:

Photos by Amberleaf Inc.

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