As we enter the last few months of 2019, the experts are starting to predict upcoming trends for 2020. It’s the beginning of a new decade, and everyone wants to start it off on the right foot!
To that end, Sherwin-Williams is predicting that a calm, grounding color will be all the rage next year—according to the brand, the 2020 Color of the Year will be Naval (“Naval SW 6244,” to be exact), a rich navy blue, an approachable neutral that goes with everything.
“The use of color in interior design is changing. It’s not just about what a space looks like anymore, but how it makes you feel,” according to Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “People want to feel grounded and inspired to pursue their mental, physical and emotional well-being. Naval is reminiscent of the night sky, which people have looked to for centuries for guidance, as a muse and as a reminder to live more mindfully.”
The hue will pave the way for a decade of wellness and self-nurturing, and you can start incorporating the gentle, relaxing color into your kitchen and home with these must-have products.
KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer in Blue Willow, $300 on Walmart
A KitchenAid stand mixer is a staple in many kitchens, and if you’re in the market for one of these appliances, you can stay on-trend with the Blue Willow color. The Artisan Series 5-Quart Stand Mixers have a 10-speed slide control and include three attachments—a flat beater, dough hook, and wire whip. This model even comes with a pouring shield to help you keep your kitchen tidy as you bake.Buy Now
Blue Classic Kitchen Apron, $25 from Sur La Table
Sur La Table
Bring those serene navy blue vibes into the kitchen with this classic apron. It’s made from 100 percent cotton and features two spacious front pockets to store your phone, utensils, or a hand towel. There’s also an adjustable neck strap to help you achieve the perfect fit.Buy Now
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Velma Velvet Arm Chair, $449 from Urban Outfitters
You can add a touch of Naval to your living space with this elegant velvet arm chair. The rounded silhouette and tapered legs give it a mid-century vibe, and the navy blue velvet finish is incredibly soft and welcoming. This chair would add a fun pop of color to your living room, seating area, or den.Buy Now
Hearth & Hand Oversized Oblong Pillow, $30 from Target
Add a pop of Naval to your living room or bedroom with this ornate, oversized throw pillow. The beautiful design from Hearth & Hand, created by Joanna Gaines, features a pretty diamond and striped pattern on the cotton fabric, and the pillow has tassels on each corner for added flair. Plus, it’s filled with ample stuffing to provide plenty of support whenever you lounge on it.Buy Now
Visto Navy Stoneware Dinner Plate, $10 from Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel
Impress your guests when you serve them a delicious meal on these navy blue dinner plates. The beautiful pieces of dinnerware sport a matte glaze and a slightly raised rim for a minimalistic aesthetic. You can also get matching mugs, bowls, platters, and more essential tableware if you want a complete set. Buy Now
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Le Creuset Signature Dutch Oven in Indigo Blue, $250 at Amazon
A Dutch oven will serve you well in the kitchen—it’s the perfect vessel for soups, braised meats, and so much more. Le Creuset is known for its high-end enameled cast iron Dutch ovens, and the brand offers a wide range of colors, including one in a handsome dark indigo finish. You can choose from a wide array of sizes, ranging anywhere from 1 to 9 quarts, and each pot comes with a lid that locks in moisture for tender, succulent dishes. Bon appetit! Buy Now
Rizzy Home Cable Knit Sweater Throw in Navy Blue, $50 at Target
You’ll be unbelievably cozy this winter when you curl up under this navy blue cable knit throw blanket. The soft cotton fabric is delightfully warm, and the blanket would look perfect draped over the edge of a couch, chair, or bed. Buy Now