If you like to be fashionable, this is your opportunity to align your home with the latest color trends. But on the contrary, if you don’t care about fashion, take the colors of 2020 as inspiration to change the color at home. Regardless of your position, this year’s paint colors are here to inspire us and shine inside many homes around the world.
Who chooses fashionable colors?
It is made by the most influential companies in the field of design, color and paint globally and regionally. This is how I choose the color of the year from color references such as Pantone, but also the most recognized paint brands, such as Bher, Shrwin Williams or AkzoNobel, among others.
Teams of specialists and designers from each of the companies meet every year to determine the color of the year. But it is not just any color, but the choice is based on many aspects, such as: the industry trend or cultural changes and lifestyle that varies from year to year. In addition, each brand presents its color, as a way to remain visible in the market for potential customers, as a marketing strategy that has been working for a long time.
Although there may be some coincidences, we always have several fashionable colors for each of the brands. Some of them also select compatible palettes or a group of colors to make a suitable combination. These are some of the options this year.
For this year we come with several options of cool and calm tones, quite marked, without high contrasts. In this regard, two industry leaders chose the colors blue as the color of the year.
Pantone Classic Blue
Specialists from the Pantone Color Institute have opted for a deep and sober blue, a color not very special, but it is especially used indoors. With it you can create elegant and calm environments, but also modern ones, if you combine it correctly. For the general space to look modern, it is necessary to create contrasts, white, soft gray and probably using accent colors such as apple green, coral, mustard or turquoise.
Sherwin Williams Naval
A classic is also navy blue or navy blue, which one of the most prestigious paint companies in North America called Naval. Slightly darker than the previous one, this blue should be used more carefully, as it can darken an environment if applied over large areas. In this sense, it is special to highlight a wall or to be used as an accent color.
Unlike the intense and dark blues, there are two alternatives, two soft and feminine colors, a pale pink and a soft coral from two well-known paint brands.
The First Light by Benjamin Moore
Like the First Light of Dawn, the North American Paint Company Color 2020 is a warm and bright color. Very fun and suitable for almost any environment. First Light is part of a menu of 10 shades that the brand’s specialists have chosen for this year. These colors are perfect to combine with each other, which is why this soft pink is a good companion between mint green, olive green, steel blue and corn, among others.
Pink Oyster by CIN Valentine
It takes its color and name from the pink oyster mushrooms, a delicious edible mushroom of tropical origin. We are in the presence of a fusion between a pink and an orange, which we usually call salmon or coral, depending on the intensity of the tone. In this case, it is a warm and cheerful tone, but at the same time bright, suitable for all environments, especially in those we want a soft and renewed touch. It combines perfectly with lighter or more intense tones of the same shade, pink, gray, cinnamon and white.
Dry green color
Green tones are always welcomed by many and, without a doubt, they all offer a note of freshness in the environments. They look relaxing and their perfect companion is white, although there are always others who accompany them very well.
Back to nature by Bher
For the current year, the Bher paint company has leaned towards a dry green. This is a green or dirty shade, especially for interior and exterior. It goes perfectly with white, black, gray and other intense green, also beige and wood tones.
Soft gray color
We have often talked about gray in Casa y Color, which is the best way to use it and how to combine it. Soft gray is a safe choice, but tends to look boring if not combined properly.
Quiet dawns of Alba, Bruguer and Dulux
This paint color is a gray-gray, special to give a background color to the decor of our homes. Very versatile, it can take other neutral tones as accompaniments, but especially light colors and dark variants.
Whether you like fashion or not, whether you follow trends or not … this is a good opportunity to choose the color you like the most and to renew that space at home that needs it. Changing the color of the paint creates new sensations and a different being.