2020 Colors of the Year
February 20, 2020
Each year, a variety of paint companies choose their colors of the year. While some may seem to vary greatly, the reality is that you can find a lot of inspiration for your homes in Steilacoom WA by choosing multiple colors. Whether you want bold or subtle, there’s something for everyone, and many of the colors compliment each other, making them perfect for color accents and pairings.
Deep shades of blue are the standout colors this year, with Pantone, Sherwin-Williams, and PPG all choosing some variation with Classic Blue, Naval, and Chinese Porcelain, respectively. What all have in common is a focus on calm and relaxation that this compliment but soothing color offers. It can be bold and luxurious, but it can also be stable and classic. Go big with a whole room painted in one of the shades, such as a bedroom, where the color helps lessen anxiety and encourages slumber. It also works as an accent wall color and is a great pop of color on front doors or even doors within the home.
Various shades of green are also proving popular this year, ranging from Etsy’s Chartreuse to the earthier Back to Nature from Behr. The bright and vivid chartreuse serves as a fantastic accent color in rugs, side chairs or even a sideboard in a bright white room, but you could also have fun with the color, using it as an accent wall color in a bedroom or make your home stand out with a bright chartreuse front door. Use it on trim or mirror frames and let it liven up some of those darker blue tones.
If you like green, but want something more neutral and soothing, muted greens inspired by meadows and earthier tones work in a variety of rooms. Behr’s Back to Nature is subtle but still makes a statement that is elegant but down to earth. It works particularly well with dark grays, brown, beige, brass, copper, and the classic dark blue. Use it on living room walls, paired with a charcoal sofa, thick beige rug, and a bold work of art in dark blue tones.
Of course, there are still plenty of neutrals from which to choose, although many companies are looking at colors outside the usual concept of neutral. Various shades of pink are increasingly becoming some of the new neutrals, ranging from a pure white-toned pink like First Light from Benjamin Moore to duskier tones like the blush pastel pink of Romance by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams. The new neutrals aren’t all pink, though. Valspar has chosen 12 colors of the year, rather than just one, focusing on nature-inspired hues meant to “invite serenity into your home,” as they explain. Pinks, greens, and neutrals make up this soft, livable color collection. Among some of the colors are Winter Calm, Mint Whisper, Canyon Earth, Grey Brook, Tempered Sage, Desert Fortress, Secluded Garden, Bombay Pink, Pale Powder, and Utterly Blue.
With a range of colors that run the gamut from bright and bold to subdued and soft, this year’s colors give you plenty of options. Best of all, many of the colors are ultimately classic and can be incorporated into your homes in Steilacoom WA in a variety of ways. Go trendy with big statement color choices, or aim for a more neutral approach with bold accents that are easy to change from year to year. This year’s color palette seems custom-made for homes in the PNW, so have fun creating your color oasis.Tags: homebuilder in steilacoom wa, homes for sale in steilacoom wa, new home sin steilacoom wa
This post was written by Garrette Custom Homes