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Time to ShineIt happens every year. As if silently agreed upon, a few different colors emerge as the hottest colors for the time being. It’s as though the zeitgeist picks up colors that haven’t been favored for years and decides to make them desirable. Here we are in a new year, a new decade even, and we did some digging to find out the color trends for 2020.
Blue Ribbon In an HGTV Trend Forecast: 2020 Color of the Year article, one specific color was pinpointed as the top of the heap with an explanation of its popularity: “‘We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by Pantone 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on,’ says Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.”
Color CrushAn Elle Decor article gathers groupings of colors that interior designers are crushing on this year. Carrying on with the blue theme, Nicole Gibbons of Clare highlighted a well-received family of colors: “We’re definitely seeing a trend toward rich, moody hues. Current Mood is the number-two most visited color on our website and gets a ton of love on Instagram. It’s also a top five best-selling color and outside of this rich green shade, we’re seeing more of an interest in deeper, moodier colors."
Pops of Pink and YellowA Benjamin Moore article reiterates the blues and greens from other sources, but also adds in pops of yellow and pink. It calls out a specific shade of yellow: “A cross between honey and cream, Golden Straw 2152-50 illuminates.” In describing the pink hue, it explains, “A refreshing wash of pink, First Light 2102-70 uplifts.”
Anchoring and HighlightingIt seems as though there are two sets of colors for 2020–the colors that anchor and the colors that highlight. This juxtaposition creates a look that’s both calming and invigorating. Which shades and hues will you use in the new year?