Putting a little more flavor on a classic tone, Sherwin Williams has declared the mood for 2020.

We’re here for it.

Navy is a calming color and enriches a room without adding angst, like a deep red might do. Naval is more stylish, less boring like a school uniform. It draws on more serene powers, like the sea or the moon.

According to Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams’ director of color marketing, “The shade is simultaneously luxurious and versatile, and would enhance a formal dining room as much as a zen yoga studio.” Wadden labels the blue as a “new neutral,” suggesting that tones outside of the typical white, gray, or beige can be used to a similarly calming effect.

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Though we don’t love the idea of naval kitchen cabinetry, our Deluxe White Shaker style will look magnificent against a naval painted wall. Or imagine Vinyl Laminate flooring paired with a texturized naval rug. The options go on.

As Wadden reminds us, “Because navy has strong ties to nature and well-being, it made sense to select Naval. It is reminiscent of the night sky, which people have looked to for centuries for guidance, as a muse and as a reminder to live more mindfully.”

Thank God, because Green is great outside or in plants, but keep it out of your interior design color scheme! This is the 10th year that Sherwin-Williams  has chosen a color of the year, and we’re excited to experiment with all the different ways of applying it. Because it can be the star of the show, or a great supporting color, and there are so many different palettes to create with it.

Mood board time, anyone?