The color of the year 2019 from HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams balances hints of blue and green, and it’ll bring every room in your home to life (in the most soothing way possible).

By Lauren Phillips
Updated September 27, 2018
Color of the Year 2019 HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Reflecting Pool
Credit: Courtesy of HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams

Another color of the year 2019 announcement is here, this time from HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams. Dubbed Reflecting Pool (SW6486), the shade is reminiscent of aquamarine, though it leans more blue than green, a feature that means the new paint color is both playful and soothing.

HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams—a partnership between hyper-popular entertainment company HGTV and Sherwin-Williams’s tried-and-true colors—also released three 2019 Color Collections, but it’s this stand-alone color that has us ready to pull out some paintbrushes and tarps. (And painter’s tape, of course.)

Reflecting Pool is similar to Behr’s color of the year 2019, Blueprint, in color family, but that’s about it: Where Blueprint leans rich and deep, Reflecting Pool stays light and playful, with a greenish tint that keeps it from going full-blue.

“[Reflecting Pool] can be soft and calming when mixed with natural hues, but energizing and fun with combined with the vivid and bold shades,” says Ashley Banbury, senior color designer at HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams, in a press release. A color that can be both peaceful and playful, depending on what it’s surrounded by, is lasting—a great choice for homeowners who like changing up their look relatively often, but don’t like pulling out painting gear every season.

The new shade combines a need for balance with a desire for excitement and is versatile enough to mesh with a huge variety of colors, including those of the 2019 Color Collections—Sophisticated Whimsy, Mystic Light, and Everyday Balance. In fact, the collections are intended to help homeowners and determined renters create the right palettes in their homes by taking the guesswork out of picking paint pairings.

Planning a new paint job? The color collections and color of the year 2019 from HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams are available exclusively at Lowe’s.