Utah Style and Design

All the 2020 Color of the Year Announcements, So Far

October 28, 2019

Paint experts across the nation weigh in on the hottest hues for the 2020 color of the year. 

If you could choose one color to bring your home up to trend for the upcoming seasons, what color would it be?

Before you break out the paint brushes, check in with these color experts – for 2020, it look like the design world is going all-in on chic neutrals, with hues ready to rejuvenate any high-style space.

Here are the 2020 color picks so far:

Sherwin-Williams: Naval SW 6244

Sherwin-Williams announced their pick for 2020’s color of the year: Naval SW 6244, a deep, rich hue prepared for glamour and serenity alike.

In Sherwin-Williams’ inspiration shots, you can see Naval paired with luxury materials, such as marble and mixed metallics for those with high-style, Art-Deco tastes.

But if you’re hoping for a room that’s more casual or serene, they suggest pairing with colors like bold yellows or greens, like Kale Green SW 6460. There’s something for everyone, here: the company has branded the color as “the new, approachable neutral that goes with everything.”

Whether you choose to dress it up or down, Naval SW 6244 is ready to ring in a new decade with bold opulence and down-to-earth presence.

Behr: Back to Nature S340-4 

If these hues are any indication for the year to come, Behr’s projections are for a fresh, revitalized lifestyle for all in 2020.

Their 2020 palette is headlined by “nature’s favorite color,” Back to Nature S340-4, a pale, easy-on-the-eyes green that fits with nearly any color, indoors or out.

We are loving how this shade can bring serenity to an entire space, or act as a simple accent to bring the world of the outdoors right to your living room.


From Behr: “As we enter the next decade, we strive for vibrancy in life and shape it how we choose.”

Benjamin Moore: First Light 2102-70

“A refreshing alternative to white or beige, First Light 2102-70 is a soft, airy pink that flatters any space and plays well with other colors.”

Even one glance through a fashion magazine will prove it: Pink is the new neutral, scoring right up alongside black and tan in the class department. With a brightening shade like First Light, any room will be ready to soak up those natural rays and hop on the path to minimalism.


For a space that is simple, classic and, most importantly, fresh-decor-ready, First Light 2102-70 is the go-to.

PPG: Chinese Porcelain ( PPG1160-6)

Rather than rushing ahead into new trends and a new year, PPG is taking things down a notch with Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6), an inky blue bringing calming energy to your rooms in upcoming seasons.

Styling ideas from PPG:
“Chinese Porcelain is a rich and traditional hue that provides the perfect, agreeable backdrop for vivacious colors to pop. It can also act as a feature color in a bedroom with crisp white bedding and crown molding to provide a sharp contrast. In living room space, layer the hue with additional blues in tufted and velvet furniture, or pair with trending metallic finishes like Hushed Copper (MTL141).”

We are ready to see this perfect marriage of bright cobalt and deep navy released into the design world in 2020 – how would you style this shade?

Megan Bartholomew
Megan Hulse Bartholomew is the web editor for Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in English and Journalism, and is currently trying to catch up on 5+ years of pleasure reading.

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