Calm Optimism Inspired by Nature: Paint Companies Forecast 2020 Color Trends for a New Decade in Your New Home or Whole Home Remodel

Paint companies have just revealed their picks for 2020 Colors of the Year and overall predicted color trends. This year’s hues emphasize tranquility, from subtle greens and blues to deep navy. The paint companies were also inspired by the first year of a new decade, bringing fresh interpretations to color classics like pink and mint. When you’re interested in experimenting with color in your whole home remodel or new home, trends can serve as a fun starting point. The experience of a professional designer helps to integrate color with your home’s design in a smart, appealing way.


Behr 2020 Color of the Year: “Back to Nature”

Behr calls this serene shade with the feeling of spring “nature’s favorite color.” Back to Nature is a restorative and revitalizing green hue.




Benjamin Moore 2020 Color of the Year: “First Light”

One of a few pink shades selected as trends for 2020, First Light is both understated and upbeat. Benjamin Moore says this “soft, rosy hue blooms with potential and is the backdrop for a bright new decade.”




Dunn Edwards 2020 Color of the Year: “Minty Fresh”

Minty Fresh is an enthusiastic expression of positivity for a new decade. Dunn Edwards describes their 2020 selection as “Clean and crisp … a subtle and relaxing pastel that conveys the partnership between technology and nature.”




Sherwin Williams 2020 Color of the Year: “Naval”

Balancing inspiration from Art Deco with the awe-inspiring power of an infinite night sky or deep blue sea, Naval is both confident and calming. Sherwin Williams says their 2020 pick “brings navy out of its comfort zone to usher in an empowering new year and fresh decade of change.” 



HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2020: Romance

An apricot-tinted rose that joins trending pinks for 2020, Romance is a colorful neutral that promotes happiness and peaceful relaxation. HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams describes their 2020 choice as “the perfect backdrop to glam accessories and artwork for maturity and sophistication.”


Valspar 2020 Colors of the Year: 12 Inspired by Nature

Rather than choosing just one Color of the Year for 2020, Valspar chose 12 shades, all inspired by nature. These soothing shades are all about comfort and warmth at home. Valspar says, “Earth’s prescription for the chaotic, busy lives we all live is to bring the tranquility of nature and the outdoor world into the home.”





Color is one of the most powerful elements in the design of a new home or whole home remodel because of the way it affects our perceptions and mood. Working with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, you’ll explore the colors that help you make a statement and express your personal style.