2020 Paint Color Trends

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Behr Paint revealed its top pick for 2020 Color of The Year as color forecasters expect the hue, called “Back to Nature,” to surface in more home interiors over the next year to bring a sense of the outdoors to the indoors.

“As we look ahead to a new decade, Back To Nature (S340-4) 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. “Everyone has a different way of engaging with nature. Whether you’re biking on a forest path, canoeing on a lake, or walking on the beach, green is prevalent in nearly every outdoor landscape. It is easily nature’s favorite color.”

The yellow-based green brings “tranquility” to a space, whether on the wall of a living room or throw pillows in a bedroom, Behr says. Earlier this year, Behr released its 2020 Color Trends palette, which is based on global color trend research for residential and commercial settings. The palette consists of 15 colors, including Back to Nature.

I’m personally excited about the palette after growing tired of the modern, if not stark, grey trends of recent years. I’m planning a kitchen renovation and instead of new cabinets I’m having them painted and thinking of going with Dragonfly (PPU12-03).

Another look I love is a bold front door, pumpkin orange and steel blue are two of my favorites. Paint color can also set different moods depending on time of day. I recently had my bedroom painted a butter yellow which reflects both natural and candlelight beautifully. It’s fun to get creative with something as inexpensive and impermanent as paint, especially when the colors are new and bold.