Behr Color of the Year 2020: Back to Nature

I’m wish I could say I feel super excited about Behr’s Color of the Year 2020 choice after they did such a great job on picking color palettes that will embody the coming year.

It can’t be an easy task to pick a color that will kick off the next decade. So, what did Behr choose? Behr selected Back to Nature (S340-4), a restorative, slightly yellow-based green that  imparts a fresh sense of vitality yet is subtle enough to serve as a new neutral.

Back to Nature Paint color by Behr

Back to Nature feels like a safe choice and is very similar to Guilford Green, Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year for 2015. Can you tell that Guilford Green is a tiny bit cooler in tone?

Back to Nature Paint color as tile inspiration
Pratt and Larson Tile

“This fresh and slightly yellow-based green serves as an ideal backdrop to satisfy the desire for a soft landing at home and reflects societal trends toward embracing the outdoors as a collective and personal self-care activity. Back To Nature’s universal appeal and willingness to coexist with other hues make it a great option for adding peace and tranquility to any space.”

Back to Nature Paint room inspiration
Traditional English interior by Michael Smith

If you’re looking for a way to freshen up your space and perhaps make your neighbors “green” with envy consider painting your walls with 2020’s new neutral.

Back to Nature fabric inspiration

If your tastes tend to be more sleek and modern then you’ll love this inspiration image showing how adding soft green curtains adds emphasis to the window and makes the room more comfortable.

Back to Nature house inspiration
HGTV 2013

Back to Nature adds a pleasing, coastal-inspired vibe to a home’s exterior. Upgrading your home’s tired shingles will enhance your home’s curb appeal without having to change your roof or decking.

Behr Color of the Year 2020 floor inspiration
Photo credit: Nikole Ramsay

There’s so much to love about this bath from the home of Kip & Co co-founder Hayley Pannekoecke. It hits all the top trends – colored sandstone tile, a concrete vanity, a round mirror, hex tile. And did you notice the faucet is a swan? Are you feeling inspired yet to incorporate Behr Color of the Year 2020, Back the Nature, in your home?

Back to Nature Paint room inspiration
photo credit: Carola Ripamonti

The right green can calm, energize, or even ground a room. This amazing remodel by Andrea Marcante and Adelaide Testa in Venice mixes water-inspired green walls with shrimp-inspired flooring.

Here’s one more photo that shows the diversity of green as a neutral.

Behr Color of the Year 2020 as a fun fur accent
Credit: William Waldron

Ruthie Sommers masterfully mixes prints in this Newport home. I don’t know if I’d ever be brave enough to use a green animal print with a geometric rug.

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