A great idea if you’re opting for a hand-painted, handmade kitchen, the latest trend for paint companies to release colours of the year provides lots of inspiration for which shades are likely to be interiors favourites.
This yearly tradition to help us decide which shade will feature in fashion and home furnishings over the next 12 months or so is a great idea but with many companies now getting in on the act, which colours are likely to make it big in 2020 and which are a shade too brave for most of us..? Yes, Pantone we’re thinking of the rather too fresh Greenery in 2017.
Pantone is an American colour company best known for its colour matching system that is used in many industries including graphic, fashion and product design, printing and manufacturing. Eagerly awaited, Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020 is Classic Blue, an interesting and some might feel safe choice, particularly as it’s fairly similar to Dulux’s Denim Drift, way back in 2017. That said, blue, particularly shades similar to this timeless and enduring one are already popular right now, featuring on many modern cabinetry designs and are a favourite among interior designers. It’s a strong shade though, so does take a little courage, particularly if you’re using it to paint a whole kitchen.
Meanwhile, this year, Dulux has opted for Tranquil Dawn, a really pretty soft, almost pastel, green that would sit beautifully on a classic Shaker bespoke kitchen design. A welcome return to a shade that definitely suits cosy country style cabinetry we think it will work just as well on walls as it will on kitchen doors.
Meanwhile, Benjamin Moore’s beautiful palette of colours is headed up by a cheery rose pink that it has chosen to reflect the air of positivity on entering a new decade. Much like Dulux’s Spiced Honey in 2019, we think this could become another ‘new neutral’ and help to steer us a little further away from the grey shades we have become increasingly wedded to over the past 10 years.
Finally, leading wallpaper and paint specialist Graham & Brown has added a colour of the year to its Wallpaper of the Year. For 2020 it is Adeline a rich, emerald green that reflects the trend for our love of flora and fauna and all things Biophilic. It’s a deep jewelled shade that complements the company’s 2020 wallpaper the boldly floral Bloomsbury.