December 19, 2019

Color Trends: Holiday House NYC

I just started attending the Holiday House NYC Show House as part of my annual design must see. While each room was beautifully done, there did not seem to be a common design trend except in color usage. As part of this year’s show house, Benjamin Moore colors were required to be listed, used and promoted as part of each designer’s space.

Interestingly, this useful information on how to set up a also for both consumers and designers was kept on the QT. There were almost no Instagram posts and Benjamin Moore did not even promote its affiliation with this great cause.

As a painter decorator, I found it very interesting to see what top designers are using and the commonality of color in today’s market. Not hard to imagine but black dominated as a top choice and especially color 2132-10.  I also noticed an emergence of deep chocolate brown reminiscent of the late 80’s, early 90’s love affair with brown and blue. But this time it was paired with Parisian yellow and creams. I did not see rusts, greens or earthy tones on the scene despite this emerging palette. Calm seems to be the new white and my personal favorite take-away – I finally know what color is considered Tiffany Blue in the BM deck. (Scuba Green 2046-50).

Amy Coulter Designs:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Nicola Rosendorff:
4th Floor Hallway

Hillary Matt:
Undefined Lines Bedroom

Bjorn Bjornsson:
A French Affair

Elsa Soyars:
Parisian Salon

MHM Interiors:
Think Pink Garden Level Powder Room

Vanessa Deleon:
The Right Wing Lounge

Jasmine Lam:
First Floor Reception Room

Baltimore Design Group:
Curated Collaboration, Garden Level Kitchen

The Lewis Design Group:
Café Society Garden Level Bar

Lauren Berry Interiors:
City/Life, City Lights 1st Floor Foyer

Bennet Leifer Interiors:
Neues Drawing Room, 2nd Floor Living Room


Proceeds from the Holiday House NYC support BCRF, Breast Cancer Research Foundation and thus far has raised over 1.3 MM . This year, Holiday House NYC included 17 leading designers in a 12,000 SF town house.

Now that we’re coming to a close of 2019, be sure to freshen up on the Interior Design Trend Predictions of 2019.

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