2020 is all about creating intentional spaces that are thoughtful and relaxing. There has been a collective movement towards becoming more self-aware of our physical space and our mind, body, and soul connection to our surroundings. It’s about creating mindful spaces with intention to live a better life filled with joy and abundance. We all seek peace and tranquility not only in our physical space but also our emotional space and 2020 is all about the inspiration and motivation to do just that. Here are 6 calming paint color trends for 2020 I’ve selected from top Paint Brands to help you create a soothing and relaxing space so you can live your life with positive intention to become your best you.
1. Benjamin Moore First Light 2102-70
Benjamin Moore’s 2020 color of the year, First Light, is a soft, rosy hue intended to uplift the spirit and shift your mindset to authenticity, positivity, self-expression, and security. It reminds me of millennial pink, but leaning towards the cooler side. First Light has a slightly blue undertone, which makes it more flexible to work with. Benjamin Moore considers it “a new kind of neutral that is the perfect backdrop to anything.” First Light pairs well with most colors from soft grays to warm yellows and bold blues. Use it in a small space such as your powder room or as accents in patterned rugs, curtains, artwork, pillows, and bedding.
2. Sherwin Williams Misty SW6232
Misty is part of Sherwin William’s 2020 color palette. It’s a Light blue that has a green undertone and almost looks like gray depending on the amount of light and angle of view in a space. Misty Light is a relaxing and soothing color that is perfect in any home or office space. It goes well with any color and complements any finish from copper to brass, chrome, rose gold, and black matte. This color works beautifully as a primary color whereas First Light by Benjamin Moore is better suited as a secondary color as accents in my opinion. Use this relaxing color in any interior or exterior. You can’t go wrong with this color.
3. Dunn-Edwards Minty Fresh DE5687
Minty Fresh is an “invigorating, sweet, cool green hue” described by Dunn-Edwards. It’s a color that is intended to connect with nature with it’s mint-infused pastel hue creating tranquility and balance between the interior and the exterior. This is a fun, yet soothing color to incorporate into your home or office space. The color feels refreshing, lifting up your spirit as you start your day. Splash this color on your bedroom walls, front door, or on textiles from pillows to bedding to drapery. This color works nicely with beautiful wood floors and wood furnishings to feel like you are really connected with nature. Create a nice contrast with black and white pieces such as a bookcase or artwork.
4. Valspar Canyon Earth 1007-9C
Canyon Earth from Valspar is described as a peachy-hue that is inspired by the beauty of the desert and healing qualities of mother earth. This color brings a rustic elegance to any space. Like Dunn-Edwards Minty Green, Canyon Earth also works well with warm wood tones from beautiful walnut floors to an oak coffee table. Contrasting shades of green and blue give a modern twist to this earthy shade. Use this color for an earthy splash on your entrance door or interior doors, as planters for your greenery, on picture frames, or on your ceiling.
5. Behr Dusty Lilac N110-1
Dusty Lilac is a soft relaxing purple that gives off a romantic and vintage look and feel. It is meant to be rejuvenating, giving you the “feeling” of waking up to see the mist rising off the water at sun rise. This lovely color complements well with bold and darker hues from black to navy, olive, charcoal, rich browns and soft white trims. It’s a great color to use on your walls or ceilings from your bedroom to your living or dining space. Dusty Lilac has a subtle hint of lilac mixed with gray undertones that gives it a soft and welcoming feel to any space.
6. Farrow & Ball Ash Grey No.W9
Farrow & Ball is a favorite British paint brand among interior designers. Considered a ” high-end designer paint”, it is more expensive because they contain more pigments which makes their paint vibrant and rich with color compared to other paint brands. Most common paints use synthetic pigments as they are easier and cheaper to produce. Farrow & Ball uses real pigments and have beautiful colors in their color palette that are calming to the eye. Ash Grey, considered a green-grey has a relaxed and soothing feel that works in any space. It combines perfectly with a soft white on woodwork or creates a nice contrast against black accents. There is an underlying green tone in this shade which means that it will have more color in natural daylight and will look more grey in areas of less light. This is a beautiful peaceful color to incorporate in your interior or exterior.