The PANTONE Color Institute has announced that colors set to gain traction in 2020 will be focused on “nature, serenity and comfort.”
According to the company’s vice president Laurie Pressman, the increasingly fast pace of life has people longing to experience the calmness of nature in the comfort of their own homes.
Therefore, you can expect various shades of greens, including teal and olive green, to dominate 2020, as well as oceanic and mineral blues.
Pastels are also anticipated to take over the interior design scene, but in “surprising ways.” People will, for example, experiment with pink in “masculine environments.” Pressman adds that pastels are “easy to live with” while embodying a sense of serenity.
In addition, floral patterns could go big in the design realm in the form of plant motifs and fronds. Metallics—”satin-ized” hues and sparkly colors—are also finishes to anticipate in 2020 due to the rise of the digital era.
For home décor, look out for wood and other organic products, which can be combined with soft upholstery for a homelier look. Colored glassware and marbles are here to stay as well.
Pressman has also summarized PANTONE’s 2020 palettes as ‘Trekking’, which is full of plaids and washed denim, ‘Prints Charming’, which includes graphics and tattoo-inspired prints, ‘Beyond the Pale’ (cool pastels) and ‘Skill Set’ (rusted colors).