More than ever, in this lockdown period, we expect the home to provide security, comfort, community, self-expression, and optimism. It’s time, friends! Time for the color trends forecasts for the coming year from Benjamin Moore. This years colors are gorgeous and feature blues, greens, rose, & neutrals. Today I’m sharing them with you and would love to know which one is your favorite!
FirstLight is Benjamin Moore & Co.’s Color of the Year 2020. Photography courtesy of Benjamin Moore & Co.
For a few months every year at Benjamin Moore, a team of color specialists gets a little more philosophical than usual. This year, the winning paint chip is First Light, a soft, not-too-sweet pink that is flattering and fun.
FirstLight by Benjamin Moore & Co. Photography courtesy of Benjamin Moore & Co.
It’s the company’s first time choosing a pink hue for Color of the Year and symbolizes an upbeat and hopeful start to the next ten years.
The color helps to find comfort in our own homes
As the Benjamin Moore team looked forward to a new decade, they searched for a color that could capture their budding sense of optimism about the next 10 years. In 2020, Let’s be upbeat; let’s be happy.
Be a little more upbeat, and happy
Pink feels fitting. Once reserved for baby showers, lipstick, and little girls’ rooms, these days pink is just as likely to color the chic offices.
More than ever, in this lockdown period, we expect the home to provide security, comfort, community, self-expression, and optimism.
You might venture to say it’s the new white, beige, or gray (Benjamin Moore’s 2019 Color of the Year was Metropolitan, a silvery gray)—in the way that the tone can layer with almost anything. The difference? It delivers a dose of color in the process.
This series trend symbolizes an upbeat and hopeful start to the next ten years.
Benjamin Moore has also created a larger grouping of nine hues that go well with First Light. The color of the year palette ranges from deep, dramatic shades like Cushing Green and Blue Danube to sweet, Gustavian tones like Golden Straw and Windmill Wings. But its possibilities extend beyond Benjamin Moore’s prescribed palette.
The trend toward expressive, saturated colors signifies a departure from the more subdued Color of the Year 2019
When pressed to come up with a color that wouldn’t go well with First Light, Magno was stumped. If orange is an accent, it could work. This color is surprisingly flexible. It is an age-old decorator trick for the selfie generation. Everyone looks good in a pink room.