Winner Selected by Influential Group of ASID Designers Across the U.S.

SAN CARLOS, CA– (October 2, 2018) – Kelly-Moore Paints announced the results of its Color of the Year (COTY) 2019 designer survey, sent to a nationwide group of 15,000 ASID-certified interior designers and members of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).  As members of forecasting organizations Color Marketing Group (CMG) and Color Association of the United States (CAUS), we selected the most influential colors that reflect home décor trends for 2019, and then presented those colors to this esteemed group of designers.

And we’re excited to announce the 2019 COTY winner the respondents picked: Peacock Blue KMA29.

Could Peacock Blue be the new Black in 2019?  This classic blue with green undertones  is a hands down winner in the survey, capturing 35% of the votes.  No surprise as saturated blues remain a mainstay in home fashion for 2019. It is becoming a favorite color for modern kitchen cabinetry, replacing white as the go-to on-trend color.  Peacock Blue and saturated blues are a must for textiles and home goods, but also can be an interesting option for walls, adding depth and a dramatic touch.

“From a psychological perspective, Peacock Blue is a color that can optimize concentration, encourage deep meditation and even improve sleep.” said Mary Lawlor, Manager of Color Marketing.  “The design community’s overwhelming choice of Peacock Blue as COTY 2019 is no surprise, as it’s always a safe bet as a strong neutral that can enhance any room with these powerful qualities.”

The 2019 COTY runners-up were:  Inviting Veranda KM4844, Chili Sauce KM5435 and Ambient Glow KMW1.

To view the COTY 2019 and color forecast, visit our blog at  Color samples can be ordered by emailing

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About Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc.

Headquartered in San Carlos, California, Kelly-Moore is one of the largest employee-owned paint companies in the United States, where each employee-owner is committed to offering the exceptional customer service for which the company is renowned.  When you call or visit a Kelly-Moore store you are speaking with an owner.  A leader and innovator of waterborne-coating technology, Kelly-Moore was the first major paint company to offer recycled-reclaimed paints, 0-VOC waterborne colorants, and the industry’s largest selection of stock colors.  Introduced in 2013, its ColorStudio Collection offers over 1700 custom hues inspired by the diverse landscapes and architecture of the western U.S.  Trusted and preferred by professionals since 1946 as the “Painter’s Paint Store” for its high quality, performance and consistency, Kelly-Moore’s paints are safe and easy to use for everyone.