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?
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Pantone Autumn 2020 Classics | Neutral Tones For Kitchen + Bath Design
Almond Oil (Pantone 12-0713)
Blue Depths (Pantone 19-3940)
Sleet (Pantone 16-3916)
Military Olive (Pantone 19-0622)
Jet Stream (Pantone 11-0605)
Sheepskin (Pantone 14-1122)
Dress Blues (Pantone 19-4024)