Looking to paint your home in 2020? Oh, good. This is the post for you. Here are my favorite paint colors for 2020 along with suggestions for picking paint colors and the best sheens for each surface in your home.
This weekend in between hosting a caroling party and wrapping gifts and organizing my children’s lives and driving across the state line to Oklahoma…
…I worked on a paint color consultation for a client.
I couldn’t help myself.
There’s nothing that I love more than a really good conversation about paint.
Especially in between Christmas parties.
I went to her beautiful historic home in McKinney and walked through the rooms in her house and layered in an amazing set of paint color choices for her home remodel.
We walked the halls of every room and discussed moldings and paint sheens and ceiling paint and windows and doors and everything and anything about paint.
I know you are in the middle of Christmas right now.
But guess what comes after Christmas?
A new decade.
The perfect time to refresh our homes.
So here is everything and anything you wanted to know about paint and colors and sheens and how to pick a paint color and what I am painting on walls across America.
Here are my favorite paint colors for 2020.
Before we get started, I wanted to mention a couple of VERY IMPORTANT pieces of information when it comes to paint.
If you are trying to choose a paint color for your house, you will want to start here.
This is a post I wrote FIVE years ago that has been pinned 50 zillion times and it never gets old.
Before you pick a paint color. Before you start the process. Before you even spell P A I N T.
If you are trying to pick paint colors for an entire house?
This is the post for you.
If you wonder which paint finish to paint where?
This is the post for you.
Here are some amazing paint colors to get you started on your painting journey in 2020.
My favorite paint colors for 2020
I fell in love with this color when it was Sherwin-Williams color of the year back in 2016.
It always represents.
It’s the prettiest neutral with just a hint of gray.
I’ve used it in dozens of rooms and it can change slightly depending on the amount of light in the space.
Make sure to paint it on a piece of posterboard before you pick the paint color.
This is a new friend to the group of favorite paint colors.
It’s a little warmer than SW Alabaster but rings in as a true neutral.
It pairs perfectly with gray or khaki and it is a lot lighter on the walls than this picture.
This is my go-to khaki.
The room I’m typing this post in is painted SW Sandbar.
It’s so much lighter and airy on the walls than in this picture.
Another relatively new friend.
I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing this looks next to white trim.
It’s a little more khaki than gray.
When the trim is white it can run slightly darker than in this picture.
If you have been reading this blog for more than a hot minute, you know that I’m all about this color.
It was my first gray and I’ve never changed in my adoration for it.
It’s the perfect bridge between khaki and gray—with a little more gray than khaki.
Looking for a contrasting darker gray that still is neutral?
It’s perfect for a dining room or a study or a room that’s set apart from other rooms in the house.
It can run a little green in certain lights, so make sure to test the color on a poster board before you paint.
And for all your trim?
This is my go-to.
It never fails. It’s the perfect true white and works so well with moldings and ceilings.
Looking for a few more white paint options?
Here’s a post I wrote about my favorite white paint colors.
You can see it here.
Here are also a few more of my favorite neutral paint colors.
SW Gris is so pretty and looks a lot bluer on the walls.
That was a LOT of talk about favorite paint colors in the middle of Christmas decorating. And now? In 2020? You can use these paint colors for tons of creative paint ideas around your home.
Pin this for later and I’ll be back tomorrow with a story.
PS You know that paint consultation I went on? The one where I was all fancy and picked out the paint like a BOSS.
About halfway through I realized I had my sweater on backward.
There was the tag sticking out of the front.
Always, always, ALWAYS #soclose. 🙂