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Benjamin Moore Announces Color of the Year 2020

Color of the Year 2020: First Light

As 2019 comes to a close, Benjamin Moore has named First Light, a soft, not-too-sweet pink, its 2020 Color of the Year. This refreshing alternative to white or beige plays well with other colors and can flatter any space you desire, whether it be your dining room or lounge area. As the name indicates, it depicts a color found in the early morning sky and the beginning of a brand new day. It is the company’s first time choosing a pink hue as the Color of the Year and symbolizes an upbeat and hopeful kickoff to the next ten years ahead. 

2102-70 First Light

The company’s 2020 color palette features 10 coordinated paint colors with hues like Cushing Green HC-125, Golden Straw 2152-50, Blue Danube 2062-30 and Windmill Wings 2067-60, each of which sparkle when paired and layered with the very amiable First Light’s rosy glow. According to the paint maker, the 2020 Trend palette involves a yearlong observation of design, art, fashion, environment and cultural influences from around the globe. With a new decade on the horizon, it may be the perfect time to make a change. The trend toward expressive, saturated colors signifies a departure from the more subdued Color of the Year 2019, Metropolitan. There are so many creative ways to incorporate First Light into your home. Here are some ideas on how you can use this shade in the coming year: 

Create an Accent Wall

An accent wall is a budget-friendly way to make a bold statement in any room of your home. With First Light, whichever wall you choose will undoubtedly become the focal point of the space. It can really change the vibe of the room, in the best way possible, when paired with the right tones. Create the illusion of a drastic change with only a little bit of paint.

Add Color to Your Front Door

Not only can First Light revitalize the interior of your home – it can help to boost your curb appeal. This uplifting wash of pink can make a great first impression on passers-by and provide a warm welcome for guests. Make this bright-spirited shade the center of attention before even setting foot inside. 

Paint a Piece of Furniture

As we bring in the year 2020, give new life to your old furniture with a colorful DIY makeover. Do you have a china cabinet or coffee table that you love, but are wondering if it still fits your style? The key to a stunning paint job is to add an unexpected pop of color. The airy-toned First Light provides you with the optimal opportunity to enliven any piece you choose. 

Enhance the Architecture

Color can be used to manipulate the way your architecture looks and feels. Colorful paint is a powerful design element for enhancing architectural features that deserve to be showcased. It can even create the illusion of dimension where it does not exist. First Light is a flattering and fun hue that has great potential to be the highlighting component of a space.

Shop the 2020 Color Palette with Ricciardi Brothers

The ten harmonious hues of the Color Trends 2020 palette, including First Light, deliver modern paint color pairings that combine optimism with understatement, a timeless way to lighten up any room. At Ricciardi Brothers, you can shop this palette and many others, by ordering online or picking up in-store. Experience premium performance in Aura paint, which boasts incredible hide, and fade and color rub-off resistance. If you would like more information, please visit one of our locations in your neighborhood or contact us today.

Ricciardi Brothers

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