Color of the Year

Top Paint Brands Announce Color of the Year 2020 Picks

We’ve got your complete rundown of paint brands’ Color of the Year 2020 selections and top trending shade predictions.

Each year, influential color authorities excitedly announce their standout shades set to make an impact in the year ahead. It can be hard to keep up with all of the different color reveals, but it’s important to know each paint color by name! Below, we’re rounding up the distinguished color selections announced by each brand so far – all of which are set to be influential in the year 2020 ahead.

PPG Paints – Chinese Porcelain (Blue)

Chinese Porcelain. Photography via PPG Paints

PPG Paints is all about Chinese Porcelain this year, a striking blue that also signals strength and calmness. The brand has explained that blue is the most familiar and well-loved shade, so homeowners naturally seek it out.

Behr – Back to Nature (Green)

Back to Nature. Photography via Behr

Are we all turning back to nature in 2020? Behr Paints is calling out our environment with the zesty yellow-based meadow green shade Back To Nature this season.

Dulux – Tranquil Dawn (Green)

Tranquil Dawn. Photo courtesy of Dulux

Don’t we all need a little bit of rest and relaxation? UK-based paint brand Dulux‘s official Color of the Year 2020 selection is Tranquil Dawn, a cool-toned green inspired by the morning sky.

Sherwin-Williams – Naval (Blue)

Naval. Photography via Sherwin-Williams

There’s nothing quite like a classic navy, and Sherwin-Williams’ top pick for 2020 is a deep, bold blue color called Naval. The color was featured in the 45-shade Sherwin-Williams Colormix Trend Forecast for 2020, specifically in the “Alive” collection.

Glidden – Whirlwind Gray (Neutral)

Whirlwind. Photography via Glidden

Glidden Paint was a bit cheeky this season: instead of announcing a traditional Color of the Year choice, the brand revealed its anti-trend pick. The reliable blue-toned gray shade Whirlwind was brought forward as a classic pick that homeowners can use comfortably in practically any project.

Graham & Brown – Adeline (Green)

Adeline. Photo via Graham & Brown

UK-based wallpaper and paint specialist Graham & Brown has selected the vibrant emerald green color Adeline as their influential paint color of the year. It is set to correspond with the label’s archival wall covering prints of the year as well.

HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams – Romance (Pink)

Romance by HGVT Home by Sherwin-Williams

The HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams designer team-up shade for the year ahead is a pretty blush-toned pink shade named Romance. Along with the hue, the label announced 9 other complementary shades in a soothing home decorating color palette.

Dunn-Edwards – Minty Fresh (Green)

Minty Fresh. Photography via Dunn-Edwards

Dunn-Edwards knows we all need a mental vacation – and serious recharge – in 2020. That’s why the paint manufacturer’s top choice for the trending shade of the year is Minty Fresh, a revitalizing pale green that’s crisp and optimistic.

Benjamin Moore – First Light (Pink)

First Light. Photo via Benjamin Moore

For the year ahead, Benjamin Moore is predicting that the refreshing pale pink shade First Light will make a major impact. It was chosen to reflect the optimism, authenticity, and comfort the company sees emerging in the new decade.

Kelly-Moore – Sun God (Yellow)

Sun God. Photography via Kelly-Moore

Kelly-Moore Paints has chosen an “optimistic and adventurous” shade of yellow for their daring Color of the Year 2020 pick. Sun God is a vibrant and cheerful yellow that can be used as a playful home accent.

Diamond Vogel – Silence Is Golden (Gold)

Silence is Golden. Photography via Diamond Vogel

A warm neutral that works indoors and outdoors? Sign us up! Diamond Vogel’s top pick for 2020 is a glowing gold shade called Silence Is Golden, which is intended to be an empowering shade representative of strength and compassion.

Beauti-Tone – Honey I’m Home (Gold)

Honey I’m Home. Photo via Beauti-Tone

Canadian paint brand Beauti-Tone has selected the warm golden tone, Honey I’m Home, as its standout hue of the year. The company has seen camel tones rising across high-fashion runways and interior design: the perfect luxury mix.

Sico Paints by PPG – Mystic Cobalt (Blue)

Mystic Cobalt. Photography via Sico Paints

Want a shade that’s calm AND bold? That’s Mystic Cobalt, the latest shade trending with Canadian paint brand Sico. The rich and vibrant hue looks classic when paired with crisp white, and particularly striking with other bold paints like ochre and mustard.

We will update this story as more paint companies unveil their own Color of the Year 2020 selections, so make sure to check back throughout the season. In the mean time, follow the internal links within each color description to learn more about the shades’ applications and road to selection.

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