Welcome A New Era With These 2020 Colors Of The Year

ProSource | 12/10/2019 | Expert Advice

Calm. Optimistic. Balanced. Grounded. Confident. While color has always been associated with emotions and moods, there is considerably more attention being given this aspect of color selection for 2020.

According to Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, when announcing their 2020 color of the year, “The use of color in interior design is changing. It’s not just about what a space looks like anymore, but how it makes you feel.”

Amid the frantic pace and nagging uncertainties of modern life, colors for 2020 are focused on promoting a sense of well-being and hopefulness as we cross into a new decade. Inspired by nature as part of an increasingly popular trend, the 2020 colors of the year include a green, a pink and three blues.

Whether you’re a trade pro or a homeowner, take a closer look at each one and see how ProSource Wholesale® can help their potential be realized in your next project.

Back To Nature by Behr
Presented as “an organic shade of green meant to purify and promote balance at home,” Back To Nature S340-4 is a meadow-inspired green intended to help engage with nature by bringing the outdoors inside, which Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr says, “… can have a real, positive impact on our well-being.” She points out that, “Whether you’re biking on a forest path, canoeing on a lake or walking on the beach, green is prevalent in nearly every outdoor landscape — it is easily nature’s favorite color.”

A fresh green with a strong yellow base, Back To Nature was selected as Behr’s 2020 color of the year for its ability to capture the feel of the wilderness, landscape and indoor gardens while also functioning as a new neutral. No matter how it’s used, Back To Nature plays well with a broad range of colors to create a variety of stylish and inviting looks for every room.

Back To Nature is the 2020 color of the year from Behr

Get fresh inspiration with 2020 color of the year Back To Nature and complementary products from ProSource.

• Create a bright, natural kitchen look with Decorá Airedale Natural cabinets, Caesarstone Pure White countertop, and Happy Floors Venezia Ivory tile.

• Craft a more dramatic, sophisticated kitchen style with Decorá Maxwell 5-Piece Peppercorn cabinets, Silestone Nebula Code Series Pulsar countertop, and Resista Plus H2O Bruin II Gray Oak vinyl plank flooring.

• Enhance the welcoming effect of this stylish, yet comfortable hue in other living spaces, with a number of different flooring options, including Masland STAINMASTER® Panache Dove carpet, DuraWeave Elite Highwood Impressionist Blue carpet, and Karndean Korlok Warm Ash luxury vinyl plank.

First Light by Benjamin Moore
Touted as “a soft, rosy hue blooming with potential,” First Light 2102-70, Benjamin Moore’s 2020 color of the year, plays off the freshness and energy of pink. Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore’s director of color marketing and development, describes First Light as reflecting “a new definition of the home – a shift in mindset from the material to satisfying the core needs in life.”

And, the ultimate core need is optimism, especially as we face a new decade where things are exceptionally fluid… how we work… how we play… and how we live.

Marking the first time the paint company has chosen a shade of pink as its color of the year, First Light for 2020 is a bright, uplifting hue that portends an encouraging outlook for the new decade. Versatile as a neutral or accent color, it’s also very cheerful in its ability to coordinate well with most other hues so that there are virtually endless opportunities for brightening every space.

Re-imagine new life in any space with 2020 color of the year First Light and complementary products from ProSource.

• Find balance in the kitchen with the nature-inspired tones of Decorá Sloan Shadow cabinets, Silestone Rivers Series Tigris Sand countertop, and Happy Floors Arona Polished Beige tile.

• Up the style factor with light and dark contrasts using Omega Heritage Maple Square Pure White cabinets, SenSa Blue Pearl countertop and Emser Metro Blue Linear tile.

• Keep it bright and interesting in the bathroom with Happy Floors Blast Statuario tile.

• In other living spaces, create the perfect combination of mood and style with flooring options like Armstrong American Scrape Engineered Walnut Garden hardwood, Harding Thomas Bay Chesapeake hardwood, Stainmaster PetProtect 20 MIL Plantation LVP, and Innovia Touch Daylia Meadow carpet.

Classic Blue by Pantone
Citing it as “instilling calm, confidence and connection,” Pantone has selected Classic Blue 19-4052 for its 2020 color of the year. Focusing on the need for something we can depend on to give a stable emotional foundation heading into the uncertainty of the next decade, Pantone refers to Classic Blue as “a timeless and enduring blue hue … elegant in its simplicity.”

Blue fosters a comforting sense of clam serenity, peacefulness and faith while at the same time signifying truth, wisdom, loyalty and confidence. In many ways, it is the “emotional rock” of hues.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone® Color Institute provided some deeper insights into their color of the year choice. “As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection. Non-aggressive and easily relatable, the trusted Pantone Classic Blue lends itself to relaxed interaction. Associated with the return of another day, this universal favorite is comfortably embraced."

Classic Blue is the 2020 color of the year from Pantone

Find blue heaven in any space with 2020 color of the year Classic Blue and complementary products from ProSource Wholesale.

• Make an inviting haven in the kitchen with this subtly engaging combination of Kitchen Craft Cambridge Seashell cabinets, Dekton Wild Collection Valterra countertop and Happy Floors Bardiglio Polished Creama tile.

• Cook up some warm, natural zen in the kitchen with Decora Artisan Wheatfield cabinets, Silestone Zen Series Haiku countertop and American Olean Infusion White Fabric tile.

• Give the bathroom an inviting, elemental brightness with Happy Floors Citrus Polished Blossom tile.

• Bring a touch of graceful strength and tranquility underfoot to a variety of living spaces with flooring suggestions like Armstrong Prime Harvest Engineered Natural hardwood, Resista Plus H2O Eggleton Way Acorn hardwood, Karndean Van Gogh French Oak LVP, and Innovia Touch Printz Best Brushed Gold carpet.

Chinese Porcelain by PPG
A blend of cobalt and moody ink blue, the PPG 2020 color of the year is positioned as offering “escapism in today’s data-driven society.” Chinese Porcelain 1160-6 draws on the inherent calmness people connect with the color blue and its association with the natural elements of sea and sky. This creates what PPG Paints Senior Color Manager Dee Schlotter calls, “serenity in any space.”

In an unrelentingly fast-paced world of technology that we’re plugged into 24/7, the need to find restful sleep and some hopefulness about tomorrow makes a strong case for bringing more blues into the home. Blue also represents truthfulness, strength and dependability that people can hang onto in a rapidly changing environment.

With the introduction of Chinese Porcelain, PPG provides an engaging blue that can serve as a feature color to define a space or a perfect background to make brighter hues pop.

Envision a sanctuary in any space with 2020 color of the year Chinese Porcelain and complementary products from ProSource.

• Add a soft, touch of white and earth tones to the kitchen for a welcoming, comfortable vibe with Diamond Liberty Pearl cabinets, SenSa Star Beach countertop and Harding Reserve H2O Ranburn Smokey Blonde LVP.

• Bring natural warmth to the kitchen with the inviting hues of Decorá Avignon Natural cabinets, Silestone Basiq Series Blanco City countertop and Emser Crema Marfil Plus Honed tile.

• From the elegance of hardwood to soft, plush feel of carpet, give the rest of the living spaces the ideal finishing touch of serenity with flooring options such as Bruce Westchester Solid Seashell hardwood, Armstrong Alterna Reserve Grain Directions Antiqued Ivory LVT, and Resista Plus H2O Busy Bee Vanilla carpet.

Naval by Sherwin-Williams
As indicated by its name, Sherwin-Williams chose a rich navy hue for its 2020 color of the year with Naval SW 6244. Described as “striking a balance between calm and confident, it pairs the contemporary desire to treat ourselves with the practice of self-care.”

Sue Wadden, the company’s director of color marketing, offers a further explanation of the impact of the color in helping people feel grounded and inspired. “Naval is reminiscent of the night sky, which people have looked to for centuries for guidance, as a muse and as a reminder to live more mindfully.”

Presented as a fusion of art deco opulence and the power of nature, Naval takes navy blue into a new era of possibilities. It’s a very versatile neutral that works beautifully in a wide range of design schemes, from coastal cottage to urban contemporary. Dress Naval up or down using a mix of casual or luxe materials and finishes in a range of other hues like warm brown, crisp white, burnished gold, and fresh green.

Naval is the 2020 color of the year from Sherwin-Williams

Greet the new decade in style with 2020 color of the year Naval and complementary products from ProSource Wholesale.

• Rethink navy and white for the kitchen in fresh, unexpected style with Happy Floors Pietra D'assisi Bianco tile, Kitchen Craft Calvi Gloss White cabinets and Silestone Stone Series Capri Limestone countertop.

• Try this recipe for a mellow kitchen mood with Decorá Daladier Natural cabinets, Silestone Eco Series Luna countertops and Avienda Maylene Beau tile.

• Make the bathroom feel larger and stylishly comfortable with Daltile Florentine Carrara tile.

• Make other living spaces look and feel both balanced and beautiful with flooring choices that include Baroque Boulder Smooth Natural Maple hardwood, Monument Hinchcliffe Concrete Ashen vinyl plank flooring, Monument Bledsoe Oak Hanes vinyl plank flooring and Masland STAINMASTER® Panache Aloe carpet.

Go To The Source For Fresh Design Inspiration
Whether you’re a trade professional or a homeowner, welcome the new era in colors by talking to your local ProSource Wholesale team today. Let us help you with fresh design ideas and products for incorporating these colors into your next project.

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