Color trends to try in 2020 (part 1)

2020 is just around the corner, meaning that the world of design is going to see a host of new trends in the design space.

When it comes to design, there is no single element that is more impactful than color. The colors that you incorporate into your design can change the look, feel, and perception of your work completely. That is the reason why you need to wisely choose your colors.

There are some famous design experts’ predictions on what is going to be big in the world of color in the upcoming year.

Calming, nature-inspired palettes

We are now living in a tech-focused culture. We are constantly bombarded by distractions, information, and a seemingly endless array of new technology demanding our attention.

But when we move into 2020, all that tech is making many people feel overwhelmed and stressed out – the reason why it makes sense that one of the biggest color trends of next year is all about finding calm within the chaos.

Three world’s largest paint companies (including PPG, Behr, and Sherwin Williams) released their 2020 color palettes recently, and there is a clear theme across the board – colors that are inspired by the great outdoors (mostly greens and blues) acting as an antithesis to our tech-focused culture and evoke a sense of calm, peace, and tranquility.

Additional, while these famous paint companies are predicting color trends in interior design’s world, the nature-inspired color trend is also making waves in other design arenas, becoming a trend that is projected to widely extend into the upcoming year.

Bold, contrasting colors

As mentioned, neutral colors are set to be a big color trend of next year thanks to their ability to offer a subdued alternative to the present’s sometimes stressful, in-your-face culture. However, according to Blaskievich, in-your-face colors are also going to be just as on-trend. There will be also an emergence of pairing colors which are traditionally considered clashing: red paired with light pink, or neon pink with periwinkle. These pairings create a bold aesthetic and also whimsical and playful.