Monday Market Update: New Year, New Colors – 2020 Paint Trends Have (Already!) Arrived

2020 Colors of the year

The last quarter of the year is always an exciting time in the home design industry, as the Colors of the Year are revealed by leading United States paint brands. Since we know that our readers love a colorful life as much as we do, we are pleased to announce the 2020 Colors of the Year as announced from Benjamin Moore, Behr & Sherwin Williams.


Iconic household name Benjamin Moore defines their color trends 2020 as ‘a fresh palette’, ‘a revitalized spirit’ and ultimately, ‘a soft, rosy hue blooming with potential.’ The centerpiece of their ‘ten harmonious hues’ of their palette for 2020 is a color called First Light – a soft and airy pink that is meant to serve a bright and refreshing alternative to white or beige. See First Light and its serene family of fresh hues HERE.


The Behr 2020 Color of the Year is part of a collection completely inspired by natural elements (sky, earth, water and plant life). The mainstay of the collection is Back To Nature, a ‘calm, gracious and balanced’ light green with a very earthy complexion. Behr touts this color as ‘fresh and invigorating’, as well as ‘restorative and revitalizing’. We encourage you to view the shade for yourself HERE and see what you think!


Wow. The Sherwin Williams Color of 2020 is a surprising deviation from the softer colors selected by the competitors above; Naval SW 6244 is a deep, rich blue ‘that creates a calm and grounding environment infused with quiet confidence’ according to the Sherwin Williams design team. This not your old, often-thought-of as school uniform navy – this is a striking, royal hue with depth that is notably inspired by Art Deco influences. See it for yourself HERE.

Which of these colors of the year will define your 2020? If a fresh coat of paint can provide a fresh start to your New Year, we say go for it! There are much harder ways to start anew after all!

All my best,
Bobbi Decker, SRES®, CIPS®
Broker Associate, Today Sotheby’s International Realty
Bobbi Decker & Associates
DRE 00607999
p. 650.346.5352
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