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2020 Home Paint Color Trends

Updated: Jan 8



We'll be seeing the blues in 2020. As in blue color shades in the upcoming year of 2020. are the paint color trend.


Sherwin Williams has named Naval SW 6244 as their color of the year 2020.

It is a deep navy blue color.

Did you know that navy blue is considered a neutral color? Black is also considered a neutral color along with white, gray and beige. Dark colors like Naval are being used to help make your space feel more comforting, cozy & embracing.


Even though gray's & greige's have really been trending the last few years, (& will continue to do so), there is a current movement toward adding darker, richer, stronger & inviting color's like navy blue for your home paint colors. They foster a safe & retreat like environment.

Sherwin-Williams 2020 Color of the Year, Naval

photo courtesy of Sherwin Williams

PPG's 2020 Color of the Year is Chinese Porcelain, another beautiful blue color.


It is a combination of cobalt & ink blue with warmer tones, a softer & medium tone color.


When you are a bit afraid of using deeper paint colors in your home, the bathroom is a safe place to try one out. I suggest that you live with it for a while & see how it makes you feel. If you end up loving it then by all means expand your richer colors to other parts of your living space. After all, color isn't just about appearance it is also about feeling. Color can make you feel safe, invited, warm & cozy.


PPG's 2020 color of the year, Chinese Porcelain

image courtesy of PPG

Pantone unveils it's 2020 color of the year: Classic Blue 19-4052. A beautiful blue that remind's one of the sky at dusk.


As we enter into a new era, we all desire stability, peace & calm. We live in a world with a lot of uncertainties. The color blue helps make us feel more secure. Classic blue delivers on all these fronts. That is one of the main reasons that Blue is the color for 2020. From blue skies to the blue oceans, they form a firm foundation for us. Blue makes us feel secure, we can depend on it. This classic blue gives us some stability in a fast paced world.


Pantone 2020 color of the year Classic Blue

photo courtesy of Pantone

2020 will also introduce a variety of Green colors. Greens are associated with nature,peace & tranquility. They are environmentally friendly. They can make you feel calm & are soothing as if you were out in nature in a beautiful grassy pasture relaxing under your favorite tree. Green is even thought to be healing & helps to reduce stress. Green is hopeful, natural & soothing. Think, blue is safe & secure, green is healing.

Color plays a very important role in our lives, just check out nature to see all the various shades & hues. I will be posting more about color and it's relationship to our daily lives. Personally, I am glad that blues are the paint color trend for 2020. As a color consultant, I find that many are drawn to the various shades of blue & simply need help pairing & placing them. Please subscribe to my newsletter where I will share additional posts about color.

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