There’s a cohesive nature that securely ties the paint colours together for 2020. Each year, we wait for the major paint companies to reveal their picks. So many things influence these choices, but ultimately we seek to make our environments a place for calm reflection.
A blend of cobalt and moody ink blue suggests escapism with PPG’s Chinese Porcelain. “The faster technology moves and the more convenience it offers, the more we seek activities, experiences and lifestyles that impart slowness and realness into our lives,” says Dee Schlotter, senior colour manager, PPG paint brand . “The need for simplicity and escapism from technology is, in part, the reason that consumers are craving blues like Chinese Porcelain that bring us closer to natural elements such as the sea and sky – the horizon spot, creating serenity in any space.”
She recommends pairing Chinese Porcelain with decor in warm saffron and turmeric tones, such as lush drapes or velvet pillows. The hue also pairs well with leather accents and dusty sand tones for an attention-grabbing look.
Honey I’m Home
Sold through Home Hardware, Beauti-Tone deferred to style guru Simon Chang, and their team, to come up with their colour of the year. Wrapping you up in a snuggly blanket, Honey I’m Home is like a great, big warm hug, according to Bev Bell, creative director, Beauti-Tone Paint and Home Products Division, Home Hardware Stores Limited.
“Like liquid amber for your walls, this warm, golden hue reflects the resurgence of camel in fashion and home,” says Chang. “It’s bold and pure, without being raw. It pairs beautifully with a wide range of colours, yet is buzz-worthy for its sweet simplicity.”
With a new decade on the horizon, Benjamin Moore came up with a fresh approach to mark this milestone. First Light is a soft, rosy hue that blooms with potential. “We selected First Light as our colour of the year 2020 to represent a new dawn of idealism, design and living,” says Andrea Magno, director of colour marketing and development, Benjamin Moore. “It reflects a shift in mindset – from the material, to satisfying the core needs in life – community, comfort, security, self-expression, authenticity and, ultimately, optimism.”