Friday, March 13, 2020 / by Vinny Steo
Are you ready for spring? One of the easiest ways to update your space for spring is to tweak its color palette. Painting and changing furnishings can be invigorating and help your space leap into spring.
This was Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2020. Pantone, a universal color matching system, picks its color of the year by studying trends in art, fashion, movies, lifestyles, and all areas of design. You can bet you will be seeing this color everywhere this year. Blue has a strong association with the sky and water. Blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. Blue is also restful. We are soothed and replenish when we view blue. This is why blue can be a popular bedroom, living room or playroom color.
Lightly toned whites are a perfect tough for very light or very dark environments. The palette is formed is soft and presents colors that, at first glance, do not seem to draw much attention. Think of a room that you might want to minimize the perceived size, and pale matte colors will always help accomplish this goal.
Yes, we are told black is not a color (its lack of color really), but in a design sense, black can make a powerful statement. Black brings the sophisticated touch, highlighting pastels, golds or flashy hues, but also anthracite gray. It will be used this year in the main shade or in keys. Black is thought of as strong, classic, and mystery. Blacks especially metallic blacks, when joined to other mattes, can create a game of perception.
More neutral than black, gray, meanwhile, continues it’s a strong showing in homes. Elegant, timeless, particularly easy to marry. Everything goes with gray! Whether you're accenting a room or trying to brighten it up having neutral gray in the color palette can go a long way.
In 2019, this was Pantone’s color of the year. Now it is everywhere. The vibrant hue is energizing and invigorating. Even is small spaces a little coral can go a long way.
Behr Paints had some interesting choices for their color trends of 2020. Their choices were influenced by natural elements like the sky, water, earth, and plants. Their color S340-4 is called back to nature. Of all the colors in the spectrum, green offers the widest array of choices. Green is thought of as a refreshing healing color. This is why you see so many of the blue-green color combinations. They are thought of as the ‘mother’ colors. Blue and green always elicit pleasant responses.