What’s Hot in 2020?

Now that the holidays are behind us and winter is over (almost!), we thought we would talk about some of the colour trends for this coming year and how you might be able to incorporate them in an upcoming project, big or small!

Both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams have released their respective reports on what they see coming in 2020.

Benjamin Moore chose First Light 2102-70 as their Colour of the Year this year. First Light is a soft rose colour that would be perfect for a powder room or a baby’s room. Its warmth and ability to integrate well with other colours make it a fun option for the coming year. The entire palette that BM has chosen this year suggests a move towards more subdued pastel colours, as opposed to the whites from last year.


You can check out the 2020 palette from BM here:


Sherwin Williams has been trying for years to become more relevant when it comes to popular colours (especially within the interior design community). This year they have named Naval SW6244 their Colour of the Year. This colour is eerily similar to Benjamin Moore’s ultra-popular Hale Navy. Nonetheless, Navy’s have been popular for a number of years, and we think Naval is a great choice. We’ve seen colours like this used on everything from accent walls to kitchen islands. It’s rich, versatile, and pairs well with metallics like gold and silver.

COTY 2020 Kitchen

You can check out SW’s collection here:


What do the Interior Designers think about the trends for 2020?

We spoke with our friend Keely Coles, owner and Lead Designer at A Room In Mind to see what she sees coming for 2020.

We asked Keely:

What is the most common factor that people overlook when they are choosing a new colour in their space?

“The connection between the paint colour and the other “hard and soft” finishes in the space and throughout their home is often overlooked. Really making sure that they are not just considering what colour they like, but what colour will really tie into the overall vision. And something other than grey ;)”

We also wanted to know what colour trends Keely is seeing out in the field this year:

“Whites are still playing a big role, but I am seeing the desire for warmth, and less cool grey colours.”

A final question we had for Keely was:

What is an easy/inexpensive painting project that you would suggest to someone looking to update their home in 2020?

“An accent wall! You can really make an impact with the right accent wall colour and sheen”

As applicators we rely heavily on people like Keely Coles to make the right design decisions. Huge thanks to Keely for lending her expertise to this blog. Check out her website at: www.aroominmind.com and her Instagram @aroominmind_keelycoles

Thanks for reading!

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