2020 Colors of the Year

Ring in the New Year with 2020 Colors of the Year

With the new year in full swing, designers and paint companies have begun launching their 2020 trends and colors of the year, making this the perfect time to update your space. Across the board you can expect to see a lot of mellow, sophisticated, colors trending this year. The theme of 2020 seems to be light, timeless, colors, with details being in the decor and lighting fixtures.

One thing to be sure to consider when changing your space, is the use of accent walls. This seemingly old trend has resurfaced this year with multiple bloggers and designers maximizing small spaces with printed wallpaper and use of different colors to act as a focal point in a room.

Below is a summary of NAHB's 2020 Colors of the Year article posted January 10,2020. For more information about this article please reference the bottom of the page.

Brand Colors of the Year



Benjamin Moore

Dunn Edwards

Sherwin Williams


Pantone 2020 Color of the Year : Classic Blue

This year Pantone chose an elegant blue hue that is classic and timeless. This blue is described by Pantone as " Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. "

Behr 2020 Color of the Year : Back to Nature

It seems like a lot of paint companies are trying to get back to color's natural roots this year with Behr choosing a mellow green color called Back to Nature. This light green resembles meadow fields and acts as a center point that Behr seems to have built their 2020 color collection around.

Benjamin Moore's 2020 Color Pallet of the Year

Continuing with the nature theme in 2020, Benjamin Moore released their 2020 color pallet featuring colors found in nature. One color in particular they highlight is their new petal pink color called First Light 2102-70. This soft shade is warm and inviting while remaining simple and neutral.

Dunn Edwards 2020 Color of the Year : Minty Fresh

Dunn Edwards choose to fresh'n up their pallet with bold new colors this year. Dunn Edwards's color of the year is Minty Fresh, a light mint green that is elegant and subtle that embodies their color goal of the year to "Capture the enthusiasm of the new decade."

Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year : Naval Blue

Sherwin Williams has jumped on the nature trend too, with blue color called Naval that aims to channel the power of nature to help inspire people and connect them to the outdoors.

In addition to Naval Blue, Sherwin Williams has a full list of their top 50 colors ranging from hues of blue and gray to the brightest whites! Download the brochure Here

Valspar's 2020 Color Pallet of the Year

Valspar made the decision to launch an entire 2020 color pallet of the year instead of choosing just one color. This pallet is made up of 12 colors that embody nature and class. With colors like Winter Calm, Canyon Earth, Desert Fortress, and Secret Moss-- the trend of Earth tones and Nature inspired colors continues with Valspar's color pallet.

For more information on NAHB's 2020 Colors of the Year article please reference: https://nahbnow.com/2020/01/2020-colors-of-the-year/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=0113&utm_campaign=MMB2020

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For more information on specific brand's 2020 colors please see one of the following links below:

Pantone- https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2020

Behr- https://www.behr.com/consumer/inspiration/2020-color-trends/

Benjamin Moore- https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/color-overview/color-palettes/color-of-the-year-trends-2020

HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams- https://www.hgtv.com/shopping/news-and-trends/sherwin-williams-announces-hgtv-home-color-of-the-year

Dunn Edwards- https://www.dunnedwards.com/colors/specs/posts/dunn-edwards-r-2020-color-of-the-year-minty-fresh-de5687

Sherwin-Williams- https://www.sherwin-williams.com/architects-specifiers-designers/inspiration/color-forecast/2020-color-forecast/2020-color-of-the-year-naval

Valspar- https://lowes.askval.com/ColorsOfTheYearLanding

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