Design Trends January 6, 2020

Trending Paint Colors for 2020

Each year, various paint companies release their official “color of the year,” following the trend started by Pantone 20 years ago. Here are a few of the notable paint colors for 2020, plus ways to incorporate them into your home.

Sherwin-Williams: Naval
For the start of a new decade, Sherwin-Williams selected a deep, calming navy blue as its flagship color. According to Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, Naval (SW 6244) is a grounding color that inspires relaxation and self-care.

“Naval is reminiscent of the night sky, which people have looked to for centuries for guidance, as a muse and as a reminder to live more mindfully,” she says.

A versatile hue, Naval can work as a neutral for multiple design styles. Pair it with warm leather tones, natural fibers, brass accents, and fresh greenery.

Benjamin Moore: First Light
A soft, rosy shade is front-and-center for Benjamin Moore’s 2020 color palette. “We selected First Light (2102-70) as our Color of the Year 2020 to represent a new dawn of idealism, design and living,” says Andrea Magno, director of color marketing and development for Benjamin Moore.

Try using First Light as a neutral base, then incorporate shades of deep brown, cream and taupe. Bamboo furniture and black metals provide striking accents when paired with this delicate color.

Behr: Back To Nature
A peaceful, meadow-inspired shade of green is Behr’s color choice for the new year. Back To Nature (S340-4) aims to bring the tranquil feeling of the outdoors to indoor spaces – providing a “soft landing at home.”

“As we look ahead to a new decade, Back To Nature encourages us to reengage with the natural world, which we know can have a real, positive impact on our well-being,” says Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr.

Incorporate this yellow-green shade into your space along with other earthy hues, wood accents, black hardware, and natural fibers.

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