How to Integrate 2020’s Paint Colors into Your Home

The start of a new decade is the perfect opportunity to refresh your home’s paint palette. But with nearly limitless color options available, this can be no easy task. Well we’re here to help!

Keep reading to learn about the paint colors of 2020 — the picks major paint retailers predict will be prevalent throughout home design choices — and how you can incorporate these hues in your living spaces. With these colors in your home, prepare to feel relaxed, grounded, and restored at home as you kick-off the new decade.


Promote a sense of calm and bridge the indoors and outdoors by selecting a shade of organic green for your home’s entryway. Back to Nature, Behr’s 2020 Color of the Year, is a “restorative, meadow-inspired shade of green.”

This hue helps promote a purified, balanced space — a metaphorical breath of fresh air at your home’s threshold.

Photo from BEHR


Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year is Classic Blue, a timeless and elegant hue. Kitchens are the heart of the home, and a space that is typically centered around tradition and connection. Incorporating Classic Blue as a kitchen island color, cabinet shade, or wall selection will help anchor your home’s gathering place. Pantone selected Classic Blue to “instill calm, confidence and connection.”

According to Pantone, Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility, offers refuge, and lends itself to relaxed interaction — all qualities every kitchen should have.

Photo from @blackbanddesign

Living spaces

Using a dark color in your home’s family room or living room can create a grounded and calm space — a place to retreat after a long day. Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Color of the Year, Naval, is a rich navy hue that is a versatile neutral. It introduces restfulness and tranquility into the home, according to the company.


There’s something about bedrooms and pale hues that becomes instantly calming. Switch up typically gray or blue-painted bedroom walls with a soft rose color. Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year is First Light, “a soft rosy hue blooming with potential.”

According to the company, First Light “is the backdrop for a bright new decade, and reflects a new definition of the home – a shift in mindset from the material to satisfying the core needs in life: community, comfort, security, self-expression, authenticity and ultimately, optimism.” Begin your day with this soft, yet bright shade that will inspire you every morning to begin your day with optimism.

Photo from Benjamin Moore

Written by Deanna Kane
Deanna Kane is an interiors, home decor, and real estate writer. She enjoys taking on her own home renovation and design projects, and staying current on the local real estate market.