Our city pulses with a rich palette of unique color, and we’ve uncovered all the hottest shades from all the hottest spots—both new and old—to bring more to the design elite and the design apprentice.

What drives New York City’s bustling cosmopolitan nature? We believe it is our inspired and unabashed use of color. You reside in the city that never sleeps—a city that celebrates diversity and thrives with a liveliness unlike any other. And those resulting hues, those groupings of color are the primary contributors to New York City’s spirit—they are the constant rhythm to the city’s vibrancy and vitality. They are what lures urban dwellers like you to a magnified place that is both resplendent and personal, bold yet serene.

From the vibrancy of Times Square to the lush greenery of Central Park to the reflections off Midtown Manhattan high-rises, it is here in our city where unexpected color combinations and trends are discovered. Here, inspiration continues to be unearthed from borough to borough.

As craftsmen, artisans, and designers, you recognize that New York City offers endless adventures within uncharted color territory. You live within a global community of design innovators in search of shades both futuristic and now. And in a city so rich in spectrums of color, it’s difficult to take it all in.

With the beat of NYC as our primary compass, we present to you a unique color directory. We’ve curated the most-inspired colors into one resource, with all the hues that underscore our great city. So come discover distinctive palettes, on-trend combinations, and guiding color tools. Allow yourself to blaze a new trail of color, to borrow our expertise, and to make your own mark.

Color Palettes


We’ve gathered the finest shades to mix, match, and spur your design intuition.

Like a moving performance at the Met Opera House or the storied graffiti walls in the Bronx, each palette comes with a vision and relays a tale of color. Each shade is a nod to the next in a way that flows harmoniously. Whether you’re searching for soft whites to complement a prewar co-op in Park Slope or seeking confident, architectural colors to outfit a new cold-brew coffee shop in Tribeca, we have you covered. Simply gravitate toward a shade, and build out from there.

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In a city humming with newfound thinking and brimming with creativity, color trends are everywhere.

You spot it in a local café, view it in the textiles from an up-and-coming fashion house, or see it in a buzzed-about exhibit at the Whitney. It’s your new obsession—a striking shade that remains a reoccurring trend. It is present throughout every industry and fuels every ingenious concept or idea that comes to mind. You might search tirelessly to find it, but rest assured that we’ve already found it for you.

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Color Narrative

Color Narrative

Uncompromising. Unforgettable. Undeniably beautiful. Our passion for stunning color is what inspired us to introduce a new collection of sophisticated palettes, each deliberately fashioned to enhance and elevate your décor.

Meticulously formulated and refined, Pratt & Lambert® Paints invite an instant radiance into your favorite living spaces. Explore Pratt & Lambert® Color Narrative, featuring five capsule collections designed to convert your love of color into a passion for gorgeous paint. To view Color Narrative in-store, visit your closest independent retailer.Or, enjoy these hand-picked palettes right here at Design in Color NYC.

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