Color of the Year 2020

Happy New Year!

Now that we're finished singing about a blue Christmas, how do you feel about a blue new year? Sounds a bit silly but if it actually fits well. Blue seems to be the theme this year, so let's get started by checking out the biggest name in colors!

"Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era.

Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. " At least, that's what Pantone's website says.

This color is pretty close to basic blue and very attractive. It is also dark and can easily overwhelm a room. It's probably best to use this color as an accent instead of the main color, so it won't make you feel like you are living in an aquarium. It looks great when paired with pale grays or whites.

According to Sherwin-Williams, "Navy is coming out of its comfort zone with you. 2020 is an empowering year of change that focuses on bringing your best self into the new decade. The next 10 years pave the way for wellness of the mind, body and soul – a clean palette for self-nurturance."

Naval is a fantastic color and works well with the metallics that have been so popular lately. Sherwin-Williams plays that up by showcasing Art Deco influences, which I am a huge fan of. I personally love that style.

"This deep shade evokes a prominent sense of confidence that fuses timeless color with a fresh mix of natural materials and textures that bring navy blue into a new era."

Again, this is a dark color, meaning it is a little limiting. Many find it to be a good cocoon for a library. You curl up in your favorite chair and rest. It pairs well with white and pale neutrals as well as greens. Unlike Pantone's Classic Blue, Naval can work with warmer tones, as it often functions like a neutral itself.