Now that the doldrums of winter are nearing their end, more and more homeowners in the Carolinas and around the United States are thinking about projects they can do to spruce up their homes for the rest of the year ahead. One of the most affordable, yet visually impactful, things you can do is paint a room (or your whole house!)
Every year, various well-known paint brands pick their own “Color of the Year.” Some use Pantone’s annual color choice as a guide, while others have their own selection process. Here, you will discover a list of 2020’s top shades and how to use them in your North Carolina or South Carolina abode.
Behr’s “Back to Nature” – In a bid to encourage people to disengage from technology and enjoy the natural world, Behr’s “Color of the Year” is a meadow-green color that simply feels like springtime. Even during the coldest days of the year, this hue is sure to brighten your spirits and remind you of idyllic time spent outdoors. “Back to Nature” can be used in nearly any room of the house, from creating a welcoming, cheerful living room to a bedroom that fills you with happy thoughts from the moment you wake up.
Benjamin Moore’s “First Light” – A pale pink hue that pays homage to the first light of dawn, this paint color has subtle blue undertones that prevent it from looking too feminine. It is the perfect choice for a powder room or an accent wall in a space that has a lot of natural light during the morning hours. “First Light” was selected as Benjamin Moore’s “Color of the Year” to encourage a new dawning of idealism and happiness.
PPG Paints’ “Chinese Porcelain” – Blue hues are known for their calming quality and “Chinese Porcelain” is no exception. A cobalt-inspired shade, PPG selected this as its “Color of the Year” to remind people to savor simplicity and escapism in their daily lives. “Chinese Porcelain” is bold, yet calming, paint option that can be used in myriad ways. It is an especially good choice for a den or a bedroom, where relaxation is the ultimate goal.
Sherwin-Williams’ “Naval” – “Naval,” as one might expect, is a rich navy color that is meant to mimic the color of the night sky or the deep sea. It has a decidedly Art Deco aesthetic, perfect for the new “20s.” “Naval” is a beautiful, but dark, shade, so if you are going for an airy overall aesthetic in your Carolina home, you may want to consider it for an accent wall or a piece of furniture, such as a kitchen island. One thing is for certain, this “Color of the Year” will make an impact no matter where you choose to use it.
These colors are intended to get your creative side going and spark ideas for 2020 redecorating projects throughout your home. The start of a new decade is the ideal time to tackle some spaces you’ve been unhappy with awhile. A fresh start can be as simple as a new coat of paint!