By Rachel Moriarty
It’s that time of the year when Designers all over the country look forward to hearing what the paint companies have selected as their Color of The Year. This year, leading the charge, is Sherwin-Williams who recently announced that Naval is their 2020 Color of The Year. It would seem that Naval, or navy blue, is the new grey! I’m not surprised since navy is such an iconic, timeless color. I’m especially happy to hear this announcement. As a color devotee, there are very few projects that I can think of that I haven’t added a touch of navy to! I tend to use it in my projects as a neutral. When I come across a client that is a little nervous about adding color to their space, I can always sell them on my tried and true navy blue.
Here are some other ways that you can incorporate the Sherwin Williams Color Of The Year, Naval, into your home.
NAVY BLUE TEXTILES
Every designer knows the power of pillows! The quickest and easiest way to freshen up your space with navy blue in your home is to replace your decorative pillows. There’s always something for everyone when it comes to pillows. Even if you’re not a maximalist, you’ll have fun mixing and matching solids, textures, stripes and patterns. I recommend adding new navy blue throw blankets as well and since we’re in the Fall season, it’s a great opportunity to layer a navy blue throw blanket to the arm of a sofa, the foot of a chaise or store in a nearby basket.
NAVY BLUE WINDOW COVERINGS
A room just doesn’t feel finished without the window treatments. Purchase a pair of navy blue velvet, linen or even shibori curtain panels to add drama to your space! Don’t forget to hang them all the way up to the ceiling for even more drama.
NAVY BLUE BEDDING
A well-dressed bed is simply irresistible. Create a hotel vibe in your bedroom with crisp white bedding topped with a navy blue lumbar pillow. Or update your existing bedding by adding navy blue Euro Shams to the mix.
NAVY BLUE PAINT
This is a no brainer. Sherwin Williams has already done the heavy lifting for you! Purchase a can of Naval paint and go to town in your own home. Whether your taste is bold and dramatic or classic and traditional, you can achieve both with navy blue on your walls. Paint an accent wall, above a chair rail or go for it in a small space, you’ll love the transformation!
NAVY BLUE AREA RUG
If you’re looking to achieve a bold transformation without an all-in commitment, you could update your room with a large navy area rug. Not only are they great underfoot, but they come in every style you can think of from bohemian shag to playful patterns to elegant hotel bordered.
NAVY BLUE DECORATIVE ACCENTS
Let your lush greenery overflow! Navy blue planters are a chic way to showcase your green thumb with indoor plants. Combine them with a book stack on a coffee table, add to bookcase, powder room or kitchen for a quick and easy update.
Final thought from Sherwin Williams… “Navy is coming out of its comfort zone with you. 2020 is an empowering year of change that focuses on bringing your best self into the new decade.”
Rachel Moriarty is an award-winning designer, best-selling author, and industry leader in the use of color. Rachel embodies her personal belief that color adds interest and excitement to the world. Rachel’s iconic designs and unique personal philosophy have been featured in many publications including Vision Magazine, San Diego Home and Garden Lifestyle, and has been featured on HGTV and The Design Network. A true design pro, Rachel brings life and energy to every project!