Fri 13 Dec 2019, 11:14

Johnny

What is the colour of the year 2020?

With the year coming to an end, and 2020 right around the corner, we wanted to have a quick chat about next year’s colour of the year. Back in July, we published a piece forecasting what this colour was likely to be (you can find that post here!) giving you tips on how you can add it to your existing home without changing your whole colour scheme. Make sure to check it out when you have a moment, once again, link is here!

The tone for 2020 is a cool shade of green, reminiscent of our Calshot green from the Hampshire Heritage Collection. It’s a fresh shade that will give your home that new breath of life when 2020 starts. It plays nicely with current trends which are still going strong for the New Year such as corals and lilacs. Check out our mood board below to get inspired with colours for your home or maybe grab a colour chart online for free? That’s always the best way to start decorating in our opinion.

But, really, how important is it to stay on trend?

Colour trends come and go but your home is likely to stay the same colour for at least a couple years if not longer. According to expert advice, when using high quality paints, living rooms shouldn’t need repainting for at least 5-7 years. So, when does being on trend outweigh using colours that you like and that you will be happy with for potentially half a decade?

The solution to this is simple, go with colours you know you will like. For example, if you like this year’s colour of the year but know that in the next 12 months you might want something different, use it as an accent to your existing colour scheme rather than as a main feature. For example, try it as a feature wall or upcycle a piece of wooden furniture with it using our top quality wood paint.

On the other hand, if you’re really not a fan of the current trend for 2020, then who’s to say you have to go for it? Choose colours that make you happy and that will make you cherish the moments in your home whether that’s the brightest of yellows or a classic grey or magnolia.

Whatever you choose, make sure you’re happy with it.

Bring on 2020.

For more colour inspiration, please explore our Instagram account.