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  • Writer's pictureSamia Verbist

Color of the Year 2020: Do we have to change the color of our walls?

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

At this time of the year, every paint brands reveal what colors will dominate our homes in the year ahead! The question is: do we have to change everything?

Table with decor showing color of the year called 'first light' by Benjamin Moore
First Light 2102-70 by Benjamin Moore is the color of 2020, a soft rosy hue blooming!

Every year the trend of the color of our home changes, and it is always exciting to see which color will be THE this beautiful soft pink by Benjamin Moore for 2020. But what does it mean? Do we have to follow it and ask our painter to change everything in our home every year?

Of course not! It gives us an idea of the new trend, the new feeling, "l'air du temps"...but it also reflects what we need in our lives today. Colors convey profound messages and meanings and can be used to inspire and influence. Colors are compelling; they can change your mood. Do you ever hear about the psychology of colors? A simple example: Try to sleep in an intense red bedroom; I am not sure your sleep will be relaxing and peaceful! Red is a synonym for power, passion, love, and energy. It makes our hearts beat faster. Now, sleep in a completely light blue bedroom, and you will see the difference!

So let's see the colors of the year in the past five years and see how our needs change. To make it easier, we will only look at Benjamin Moore paint, but you can do some research online and look, for example, at Pantone.

The best colors for interior design from 2016 to 2020

As you can see, the colors have been totally different in the last five years. We came from powerful, enigmatic, and strong to comforting and authentic for this year and the next! It seems we are at a turning point in our lives. We need more optimism in the world! I like that idea. What about you? Do you share the same feeling? Do you need more authenticity in your life? I know I do!

So, let's go back to the color of our walls. If you want pink walls next year, I can help you, but the most important is to follow your instinct. Whatever is the new trend, your home is your nest where you share and build your memories, your instants of life with family and friends. If you love green, go for the green. Color is essential; pick the one you love and feel good with, a color that resonates with you and uses it as the foundation of your design. Creates around this color your beautiful home! But remember that design is not only about the color. It is about style, patterns, textures, materials, etc.

Here is a compilation of colors for 2020:

I hope this article helps you on understanding why colors are essential in our lives and will help you select the next color for your home for an interior design.

If you need some professional advice to choose the right color, book a Color Consultation with an Orange County interior designer!

Have fun with colors!

Your Dedicated French Interior Designer


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