The 2020 Pantone Color of the Year is none other than Classic Blue, which will be popping up in homes everywhere in the new year. "Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking [Classic Blue] highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era," the brand said.
One of the biggest paint color trends of 2020 is white on white on white — but this concept is anything but boring. “While this might have been a sterile envelope before, it's only getting more subtle and layered,” says interior designer Breeze Giannasio. “We'll see moody white set against clean, modern whites, lending age and depth to this versatile color.”
Ever since the term "millennial pink" was coined around 2016, the color has become an interior design phenomenon. "Blush will continue to be big in 2020 due to its ability to feel modern when mixed with warmer jewel tones and its ability to bring a chic feel to any room or piece of furniture," says interior designer Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25.
Burnt orange and rust shades add an invigorating pop of color to any space — just make to sure use them in moderation. "Think your front door or a guest bathroom," says Giannasio. "Someplace where you're not confronted with the color every day."
Moody paint colors, such as peacock blue, charcoal, and off-black, are ready to take center stage in the new year. "We've been celebrating jewel tones for a while now, and 2020 will continue to tease out handsome enveloping hues that have both a calming and invigorating effect," says Giannasio.
In a similar vein as navy blue, other classic masculine colors, such as saddle brown and hunter green, are expected to have a moment. "They're timeless, chic, and handsome," says Giannasio.
In 2019, Sherwin-Williams named its Cavern Clay terracotta paint its color of the year, and you can expect to continue to see warm putty paint colors inspired by aged plaster, earthenware, and clay in the new year. "One of the emerging design trends is an appreciation of patina and age and this is one avenue to invoke it through color," says Giannasio.