Top 7 Classic Neutral Colors For Autumn 2020 Design

Top 7 Classic Neutral Colors For Autumn 2020 Design

While 2020 has been a year for bold, vibrant colors, its backbone has always been classic, familiar shades. Look no further than Classic Blue – the 2020 Pantone Color of the year – for proof that in order for design to be audacious, it needs to dig its roots into dependable soil.

The best designers in the world understand the need for familiarity, even in their boldest creations.  This holds especially true in the world of high-end kitchen and bath design, where award-winning designers like Peter Salerno Inc. use intelligent, comfortable colors to balance vivid pops of color.

Pantone’s Autumn/Winter 2020-2021 Fashion Color Trend Report is full of colors whose names evoke fun and daring design adventures. Samba. Exuberance. Amberglow. Burnt Henna. Green Sheen. But tucked in neatly behind those intrepid shades are the sturdy classics that pull everything into focus. Dark blues, off-whites, tans and grays are the backbone of the Pantone Autumn 2020 color palette.

The 7 shades featured in the “Classics” section New York and London Autumn 2020 Fashion Color Trend Reports are smart, reliable and functional. The one crossover color in both collections, Sleet, may be the trendiest and most useful of the bunch in contemporary kitchen and bath design. An unrelenting gray that finds utility in everything from subway tile to gray flooring, wall paint to appliances, Sleet is a go-to shade for transitional kitchen and bath designers.

Blue Depths and Dress Blues are cut from the same cloth, two dark blue hues to complement Classic Blue as the 2020 Color of the Year. Almond Oil and Sheepskin provide light and rich tan options, respectively. Jet Stream is a beautiful off-white that, according to Pantone, mirrors an “affinity for raw and recycled”. And Military Olive clocks in with the ‘alternative’ neutral option; it’s an olive green tone that provides stability to an earth-toned, natural color palette.

What is your opinion of the “Classics” offering in the Pantone Autumn 2020 Fashion Color Trend Report?

Which shades catch your eye as colors you’d like to incorporate in your kitchen design or bath design update?

And do you have a world-class custom kitchen and bath designer in mind for that project? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Pantone Autumn 2020 Classics | Neutral Tones For Kitchen + Bath Design

Almond Oil (Pantone 12-0713)

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Almond Oil

Blue Depths (Pantone 19-3940)

Pantone Blue Depths 2020

Sleet (Pantone 16-3916)

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sleet

Military Olive (Pantone 19-0622)

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Military Olive

Jet Stream (Pantone 11-0605)

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Jet Stream

Sheepskin (Pantone 14-1122)

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Sheepskin

Dress Blues (Pantone 19-4024)

Pantone 2020 color kitchen design Dress Blues

Pantone During A Pandemic | Beautiful Blue Tones

Pantone During A Pandemic | Beautiful Blue Tones

It’s hard to feel that ‘creative spark’ during “shelter in place” sometimes. For artists and designers, social distancing often means feeling a disconnect from the collaborators and teammates with whom we love to work. It’s important that we find new ways to ignite our inspiration, and new approaches to the creative process.

Color has always been a motivating factor and constant source of energy in our creative process. Thanks to Pantone, color now has ‘a language’ – a worldwide color matching system that allows you to seamlessly transition between graphic, textile, online and home design. Need that exact shade of blue to translate from your screen to your kitchen design? Pantone has you covered.

We love turning to Pantone (especially during this pandemic) to keep us connected to creative energy, trending colors and artistic design inspiration.

In the “Pantone During A Pandemic” series, we will highlight some of Pantone’s color trend report selections and group them into categories. From optimistic to calming, bold to reliable, we hope these Pantone color collections will help you reconnect with your muse and “flex that creative muscle”!

Pantone Color Trends | Blue Colors for 2020

Sometimes, the way to “beat the blues” is by using blue to your advantage! One of the most popular kitchen design colors of the last year, blue has transcended its classic use as a “steady” shade and become a versatile, dazzling tone in modern design. Here are some of the blue tones that Pantone features as trendy for 2020.

Classic Blue

Pantone 19-4052

Collection: Pantone New York Spring 2020, New York Autumn 2020, London Spring 2020

Pantone Classic Blue 2020

The Pantone 2020 Color of the Year is omnipresent, listed in 3 out of 4 of Pantone’s 2020 color trend reports. Sturdy, friendly and reliable, Classic Blue can serve you beautifully in the foreground or background of a design.

Strong Blue

Pantone 18-4051

Collection: Pantone London Autumn 2020

Pantone Strong Blue 2020

Pantone’s Laurie Pressman describes Strong Blue as a “confident blue shade” with an injection of “vibrancy”. Sometimes, the experts just say it better than you ever could. Strong Blue is astonishingly warm for a blue tone, and definitely doesn’t shy away from view.

Heritage Blue

Pantone 16-4127

Collection: Pantone London Spring 2020

Pantone Heritage Blue 2020

The aptly named Heritage Blue speaks to tradition, balance and familiarity. One of the more versatile trending Pantone colors of 2020, experiment confidently with Heritage Blue – it’s a beautiful option!

Mosaic Blue

Pantone 18-4528

Collection: Pantone New York Spring 2020

Pantone Mosaic Blue 2020

Mosaic Blue is an intriguing shade of teal that verges slightly on green, making it a bit more selective in terms of colors with which it pairs than your ‘average blue’. This makes Mosaic Blue an interesting option for different color palettes than a more conventional blue.

Blue Depths

Pantone 19-3940

Collection: Pantone New York Autumn 2020

Pantone Blue Depths 2020

One of our favorite dark blue tones of 2020, Blue Depths is the “anchor blue” of the New York Autumn 2020 collection. Blue Depths manages to be a dark blue shade without becoming navy, and retains some of the richness of a lighter blue shade.