Valspar Announced Not One, But a Dozen Colors of the Year for 2020

updated Oct 4, 2019
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While most paint brands are expected to announce a single color of the year (or none, as one would have it), Valspar won’t settle for less than a dozen. That’s right, the company just debuted twelve hues for the coming year, in case you’d like one for each month of 2020.

We can’t say it’s a total shock; Valspar also announced a dozen colors for 2019. What is new is that each of 2020’s top shades was inspired by nature and photographed in real homes, showing that they can work in a variety of rooms, styles, and tastes.

Let’s meet the colors:

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Tempered Sage

A “fresh take on lime green,” Tempered Sage “pairs with natural wood tones, creating an earthy wholesome space.”

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Secret Moss

Valspar describes this as “naturally therapeutic, this dusky moss green creates a calming escape in any room.” They suggest that “soft neutrals and minimalist decor allow this charming green to make a statement.”

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Winter Calm

This “calming greige” brings “a comforting sophistication to a space.”

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Utterly Blue

Utterly Blue brings the sea vibes, especially when paired with “crisp whites and pristine chrome…to create a spa-like retreat.”

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Grey Brook

Evoking “a cozy warm blanket,” Grey Brook is a “charming bluish gray works in perfect harmony with classic wood tones, creating a timeless space.”

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Pale Powder

A warm neutral, “woven baskets and wooden decor keep this nostalgic dusty apricot true to its retro roots.”

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Canyon Earth

“Reminiscent of the desert,” Valspar recommends this hue on a door for “an infinitely more welcoming entrance.”

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Bombay Pink

Described as “mature” and “confidently cheerful,” Bombay Pink is elevated with gold accents.

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Desert Fortress

“Comforting” and a “blank canvas,” layer with plush blankets and pillows to create a relaxing space.”

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Mint Whisper

Valspar suggests pairing mint and white keeps “small spaces feeling light and airy” while “bringing a sense of peace.”

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Secluded Garden

This “vibrant jewel tone creates a nostalgic sanctuary,” and “gets a touch of glamour” when paired with brass.

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Crushed Out

When paired with bolder hues, the “hushed blush…recedes into a beautiful neutral backdrop.”