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2020 Color Predictions to Guide Your Home’s Paint Color Selection

It’s that exciting time of the year when paint industry pros unveil their new paint colors. 2020 is already a landmark event, marking the start of a brand-new decade. Will it be known by bold, upbeat shades or demure neutrals? 

Whether you’re planning to change your exterior house color or hoping to perk up areas of your home, reference 2020’s colors of the year to help you pick the right paint. Look to these paint colors to explore on-trend shades that are both relevant yet suited to your personal style and home’s architecture. 

Choosing the colors of the year is certainly a challenging task. The designers at Better Homes and Gardens report that several factors go into consideration when picking colors, including pop culture as well as architectural and technology trends.

Let’s see what the experts predict we’ll be seeing more of in 2020:

Behr: Inspired by colors of nature indoors, Behr announced its muted green Back To Nature. The company recommends pairing with other hues found in nature, like browns, beiges and blues. 

Benjamin Moore: A soft, rosy pink called First Light is being described as a sophisticated, soft blush color that isn’t overly sweet. The company reports the new paint color is a neutral that floats between warm and cool personalities.

Dunn-Edwards: A water-soft shade of pastel green called Minty Fresh is described as crisp and optimistic. 

HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams: Another shade of pink that’s both calming and playful, Romance is part of the company’s Simply Blissful Color Collection. The company says the blush pastel pink can be used as an updated neutral with white or wood accents.

PPG: Created to instill calmness, PPG is introducing Chinese Porcelain, a deep, shaded orchid blue with violet undertones. The company says the soothing color works well as an accent as well as with golds. 

Sherwin-Williams: One of the only companies to introduce a rich, bold color, Naval is a timeless, deep shade of navy blue. The company suggests painting walls or your home’s exterior and complement with crisp white trim.

So how can we incorporate these colors into our home’s exterior? Whether you’re planning a big exterior color change or simply want to perk up small accents, the architectural style of your home can serve as a guide on how to incorporate 2020 colors of the year.

For example, smaller ranches, bungalows and even Victorian-styles can go for bold, vibrant color palettes. Higher-end homes usually look best in elegant colors. Designers often use a variety of textures and profiles in addition to color. For example, LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding is available in both smooth and textured finishes as well as in a variety of lap siding widths, allowing homeowners to tailor the overall aesthetic.    

To ensure your exterior house color lasts beautifully for years to come, consider LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish Trim & Siding, a prefinished siding option available in an array of colors. In addition to the incredible 5-year 100% labor and material replacement with a 50-year prorated limited warranty on the substrate, the finish is warrantied for 15 years. 

If you want to incorporate the 2020 colors of the year on a smaller scale, use as an accent instead. Painting your front door can instantly improve your home’s appearance and is a great way to experiment with a daring, untraditional color. Compliment with chair cushions and accented décor in the same color.

visualizer tool can help you play around with home siding color options, textures and mixed materials to see what direction you might want to explore. 

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