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Valspar Releases 2020 Colors of the Year

Monday, October 14, 2019

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Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Valspar paint brand announced its 2020 Colors of the Year—12 hues that the company says are nature-inspired and invite serenity.

Valspar says that, for this year’s trends, it looked at do-it-yourselfers, who are “craving colors found in nature that are subdued and living—improvements on paint colors they already have in their homes.”

So much so, that the images for the palette were photographed in people’s homes, according to the company.


Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Valspar paint brand announced its 2020 Colors of the Year—12 hues that the company says are nature-inspired and invite serenity. Pictured above is the hue Winter Calm.

“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,” said Sue Kim, Valspar Color Marketing Manager at Sherwin-Williams.

“That’s exactly what we set out to accomplish when forecasting the 2020 Colors of the Year. Take Mint Whisper, for instance. The crisp shade brings a sense of peace—and nature’s positivity—indoors."

Valspar says that each of the 12 trending hues cultivate a safe, serene space, bringing joy and comfort to the home.

The 2020 Colors of the Year are:

  • Winter Calm – Described as soothing and warm, this “greige” brings a comforting sophistication to a space. The company recommends pairing with earthy elements and natural textiles.
  • Mint Whisper –This crisp mint hue brings a sense of nature indoors. Pair with white to keep small spaces feeling light and airy.
  • Canyon Earth – A hue reminiscent of the desert, recommended for a statement front door.
  • Grey Brook - This pale blue is welcoming and works in harmony with classic wood tones.
  • Tempered Sage – A fresh take on lime green that pairs well with wood tones.
  • Desert Fortress – A light brown that can be layered with comfy furnishings and plush blankets and pillows.
  • Secluded Garden – A vibrant teal jewel tone that can be accented with brass.
  • Bombay Pink – A cheerful, sunset pink that pairs well with gold accents
  • Pale Powder – Another warm neutral, this hue also goes well with wood.
  • Utterly Blue – Reminiscent of a sea breeze, this light blue also pairs well with white.
  • Crushed Out – A hushed blush with a slight tint of pink can bring a fresh look when contrasting with greens, blues and reds.
  • Secret Moss – This dusky moss green creates a calming escape to any room and goes well with neutrals and minimalist décor.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Color; Color + Design; Color + Design; Color forecasts; Color trends; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; North America; Sherwin-Williams; Valspar; Z-Continents

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