Top Paint Colors of 2020

These are The Top Paint Colors of 2020

At the end of each year, almost every major paint brand releases its “Color of the Year” – a hue that each company deems the best representation of trends in interior design, culture, and lifestyle.

So what are the top paint colors of 2020? Here, we’re running down a list of some of the colors the big paint brands have chosen as the color of the year. Interestingly, they’re almost unanimously shades of pink or blue!

Sherwin-Williams Names Naval

While the majority of blue hues will be light and airy, Sherwin-Williams strikes a balance between calm and confidence with the announcement of Naval as its top paint color choice for 2020.

“It’s not just about what a space looks like anymore, but how it makes you feel,” said Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams.  “People want to feel grounded and inspired to pursue their mental, physical and emotional well-being.”


PPG Recognizes Chinese Porcelain

PPG reiterates the importance of atmosphere, as they strive “to help you find peace in a restless world,” by naming Chinese Porcelain, also a blue shade, as their top paint color of 2020.

“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,” states Dee Schlotter, Senior Color Manager at PPG.

Benjamin-Moore Declares First-Light

Benjamin-Moore declares First-Light as the ‘backdrop for a bright new decade’.  A rosy pink, First-Light blooms with potential, revitalizing a tired spirit.

Blue Danube, Buxton Blue, and Windmill Wings also renew your spirit, as they make it onto Benjamin-Moore’s Color Trends 2020 Palette.  The ten harmonious hues of blues, greens, and neutrals lighten your mood and invigorate your home.

The full 2020 Palette includes:


White Heron


Windmill Wings

Buxton Blue

Golden Straw


Cushing Green

Oxford Gray

Blue Danube

Valspar Does Not Settle 

Just like Benjamin-Moore, Valspar released its 2020 paint color palette but unlike Benjamin-Moore, Valspar did not name just one color as its front-runner, they announced an entire collection inspired by nature to bring serenity into your home.

The “prescription for the chaotic, busy lives we all live is to bring the tranquility of nature and the outdoor world into the home,” stated Sue Kim, Valspar’s Color Marketing Manager, in a press release.

The Valspar 2020 Paint Colors of the Year:

Winter Calm

Mint Whisper

Canyon Earth

Grey Brook

Tempered Sage

Desert Fortress

Secluded Garden

Bombay Pink

Pale Powder

Utterly Blue

Crushed Out

Secret Moss

Behr Takes Us Back to Nature

Behr strives to bring the restorative aspect of nature back into our lives as well, by naming Back to Nature, a revitalizing green, their top color.  “Visiting nature is the time-honored method to balance and rejuvenate the spirit,” states Erika Woelfel on Behr’s blog.  It’s “all about awakenings”.

The focus of a new decade is selfcare and living a vibrant life.  The top paint colors of 2020 reflect this perfectly.