2020 Colors of the Year
2020 Colors of the Year: What They Are and How To Use Them
With a new year comes new, unique colors. The hottest hues of 2020 run the gamut from soft, warm tones to cool, dark shades. Whether you’re looking for inspiration to reinvent your design, or you just like to be up-to-date on the newest trends, this is the guide you need to be in-the-know.
The Etsy Color of the Year: Chartreuse
Etsy made the bold choice of chartreuse for its color of the year. This vibrant yellow-green has a particular vintage quality to it. Far from a fad, though, chartreuse can infuse your space with the contemporary freshness you’ve been wanting.
For an effortless way to incorporate chartreuse, consider a chic accent piece. A geometric patterned rug with touches of this yellowish hue adds a pop of color to a neutral palette, while a few chartreuse toss pillows on an ivory couch look bright and cheery. These small additions can have a big impact with little commitment.
If you want a high-impact palette, consider including chartreuse among a spectrum of vivid colors. Etsy’s stylish choice creates a whimsical, bohemian motif alongside other bright hues like red, violet or orange. Pair a chartreuse accent table with a fluffy pouf ottoman for a little eclectic charm in your studio apartment.
Lighting is everything when it comes to color. Warm, natural light brings out the yellow undertones of chartreuse, while cool indoor lighting emphasizes the green tint. Play with the mood in your room by incorporating lamps that complement both elements of the shade.
The Benjamin Moore Color of the Year: First Light (2102-70)
Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is a subtle blush pink. Named First Light, this mellow hue is perfect for those seeking a sweet alternative to beige. With the adaptability of a neutral and a touch of warmth, there are all kinds of creative ways to use it.
Color Me Modern
Another nod to chic, vintage design, this blush hue is anything but dated. This shade is a fresh take on the more saturated millennial pink that’s taken over the wardrobes of young people. Benjamin Moore’s pick is contemporary and trendy, yet it has the timeless beauty associated with its rosy tint.
Gorgeous Instead of Girly
You may want to dismiss this color as too feminine for your space, but it fits in a range of palettes of both light and dark hues. Add a bit of glamour and drama to the dining area when you pair blush dining chairs with an indigo rug. Similarly, you can cultivate a cozy, intimate vibe with rose bedding in a charcoal bedroom.
There are lots of innovative ways to bring a little pink into your home. A Tiffany-style light fixture can give the whole room a faint pinkish glow. On the other hand, hanging artwork adds a hint of the eye-catching shade. Incorporate First Light in unconventional places like the kitchen or bathroom for a little modern flair.