The Paint Colors You'll See Everywhere in 2020

desk with yellow chair and yellow and white wall
credit: Behr

From beige spaces to deep green rooms, we always enjoy keeping an eye on what shades might make a comeback or have newfound popularity. So when the experts release their predictions for colors we should expect to see in more spaces, we can't help but feel curious.

Behr recently released its 2020 color trends, with a focus on "how color engages the senses."

Here are the hues that you might be seeing more of in 2020:

Relaxing Blues and Greens

bathroom with black sink and blue cabinet
credit: Behr

Shades of blue might seem obvious for spaces like the bathroom, but Behr predicts that muted blues in softer tones will show up in more spaces soon. Especially when used with shades of green, blue can infuse a space with a sense of ease.

entryway with green wall
credit: Behr

"Blues and greens create a soothing sanctuary," Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr, said in a press release.

Warm and Playful Pops of Color

If you want something more eye-catching, Behr sees a trend in warm hues with a slightly rustic feel. These colors come together to inspire "an inviting environment," whether you use them for your office, dining room, or kitchen nook.

desk with yellow chair and yellow and white wall
credit: Behr

Consider using these tones to accent certain features in your space, like a pop of orange to highlight just the doors in a dining space.

dining space with orange doors
credit: Behr

Or maybe contemplate taking just a small dip into a new hue, complementing a statement artwork with a half-painted artsy wall in a cool pastel.

dining area with artwork and half-painted wall
credit: Behr

Not So Basic Neutrals

Shades of gray or brown might not sound like the most exciting choices, but Behr predicts we'll be seeing more off-white and beige-adjacent tones in the near future. Take for instance a light shade of gray that could help make a room seem more modern and sleek.

living room space
credit: Behr

A charcoal shade that looks rich but not too overwhelmingly dark could easily fit into a variety of decor styles. Woelfel recommends these shades especially for "multifamily housing or other commercial spaces" because of their flexibility to adapt to a range of rooms.

bedroom space with charcoal gray wall
credit: Behr

Eva Recinos

Eva Recinos

Eva Recinos is an associate editor at Hunker. You can reach her at eva@hunker.com.