It’s the color everyone is friends with. Navy blue’s universal appeal easily adapts to any design style – that’s why we’re shining a spotlight on Naval as it steps into the coveted role of Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year in 2020.
Embracing the Next Decade
Wondering what the future holds in store? We’re seeing an empowering year of change that’s centered around wellness as we prepare ourselves for the next ten years. “People want to feel grounded and inspired to pursue their mental, physical and emotional well-being,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. Much like sailors navigated the stars, Naval’s infinite shade of blue mirrors the night sky to reflect where we’ve been and where we’re going.
Naval in 2020
Giving a subtle nod to Art Deco influences, Naval brings refined opulence into the next decade. While the Roaring ‘20s explored a time of self-indulgence, today’s ‘20s look at creating a decade of self-nurturance. A fresh mix of natural materials gives Naval a sustainable side that’s down to earth and tied to biophilia.
Pairing Naval in a room with live greenery and mineral-based materials, allows you to create a natural sanctuary for rejuvenation. It’s about slowing down to appreciate the beauty in nature and how you can invite it indoors.
When it comes to finding a place for navy in your home, look for a space that brings you tranquility. Whether that’s a home gym where you unwind with yoga or a kitchen where you enjoy early mornings, this restorative shade of blue is about creating a space that paves the way for the wellness of your mind, body and soul.
Warm golds like Midday and Tarnished Trumpet are great for grounding Naval’s boldness, while leafy shades like Kale Green are perfect for adding nature-inspired color. Naval’s neutral hue also works with a variety of other colors so you can create a variety of color palettes. “It’s truly a versatile color that will be on-trend and appealing for years to come,” adds Wadden.
Can’t get enough of Naval? Learn more about our Color of the Year to go beyond the blue and explore this luxurious color further. Take our How Does Naval Speak to You quiz to find out how this hue connects with you.