Navy might not be the new black, but according to Sherwin Williams, a specific shade of this versatile hue is its 2020 Color of the Year.

Navy might not be the new black, but according to Sherwin Williams, a specific shade of this versatile hue is its 2020 Color of the Year. The company describes Naval 6244 as “a rich navy that creates a calm and grounding environment infused with quiet confidence. And while you may think Navy’s been done before – it’s never been done like this!” That’s why we think it’s the ideal color to consider when you are remodeling or building an addition or a new custom home.

The company selected Naval because it spans three important trends that they see coming on strong in 2020: Wellness, a tie-in to Art Deco style, and a return to the basics of nature that is vital to our souls as technology continues to expand its reach.

Since 2020 is the beginning of a new decade, trend forecasters see it as a banner year for self-improvement (even more so than the typical turning of a new year). As the company notes: “The next 10 years pave the way for wellness of the mind, body and soul – a clean palette for self-nurturance.” Navy provides that clean, refreshing yet focused backdrop that’s ideal for self-improvement.

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In a similar vein, creating a sanctuary inspired by nature can help us escape the rigors of everyday life and the demands of technology. With its similarity to the night sky and the ocean depths, Naval brings the tranquility of nature into our homes. Pair it with live greenery and mineral-based materials like marble to complete the look. As the company notes: “It’s about slowing down to appreciate the beauty in nature and how you can bring it indoors.”

If your idea of relaxing is a little more up-tempo, Naval can still fit into your décor. One of the design trends on everyone’s radar in the new year is the opulent look of Art Deco – and the striking and bold design styles and colors that bring that look to life. Naval is the perfect complement to that classic look – bringing an updated feel to the timeless style.

No matter how you plan on pairing Naval – with bold golds to carry off a retro look, neutral shades of tans and whites for a rejuvenating feel, or a soft green and varied materials for a natural appeal – there’s a look that will match your style and help carry your home into the next decade.