We all need a little ROMANCE! The new 2020 color of the year is here.

We all need a little romance in our lives, and the new 2020 color of the year keeps us blushing!

sherwin williams color of the year

Sherwin Williams builds a new color palate in their 2020 Simple Blissful collection that features “Romance” – the color of the year. A posh blush pink, Romance captures the balance of optimism and calmness we desire at home. The colorful neutral, with a touch of apricot, creates the perfect backdrop to glam accessories and artwork for maturity and sophistication.

Pair this inspiring color with any colors in the Simply Blissful Color Collection ‐ they’re designed to go together, perfectly.

How to use Romance in your home

Although Romance is technically a neutral shade (albeit more colorful than, say, eggshell white) it’s not the easiest color to work with. Like many pastel shades, this pinky-beige can read very feminine and may seem better suited to a young child’s bedroom.  Romance can be used in a variety of ways.

It’s a great all-over wall color, and an amazing backdrop to your personal artwork and accessories. However, if an all-pink room makes you blush, try using it more sparingly, on the inside of a built-in bookshelf or on a door.

Feeling inspired yet? Let’s take an even closer look at the ways this trendy color can be used in specific rooms in your home.

Freshen up your dining room

Color palette for the dining room
Color palette for the dining room

Pink and green is a classic color combination, but choose the wrong shades, and your place could end up looking like a preppy nightmare. Instead, try blush pink on the walls and a deep jade green on your dining room chairs. The contrast with the dreamy wall color will add a level of sophistication that’ll please you—and anyone who ends up coming over for a dinner party.


Calming shades of blue and beige lend tranquility to a bedroom.
Calming shades of blue and beige lend tranquility to a bedroom.

Because of its calming properties, blue is one of the best colors for a bedroom. Romance complements any number of blue hues, from Finian Blue—a shade that Banbury says is reminiscent of the perfect blue sky—to Blue Endeavor, our new favorite version of navy blue. Try a crisp blue paint color on the walls or a cozy dark blue duvet. Then, bring in shades of blush pink with side tables, pillows, and throw blankets.

Home office/guest bedroom

Home office color palette
Home office color palette

A home office should inspire you to be creative, so why not go for a bold color on the walls? Mint feels appropriately fresh and can be paired with warmer pink tones (see the bedding and desk chair above).

Mint to Be is a beautiful shade of blue that is vibrant but also allows you to unwind and relax.  This creative color combination can be balanced out with natural accessories, like a leather ottoman, a rattan pendant light, a wooden desk, and plenty of indoor plants.


For more design information on the new 2020 color trends visit Sherwin Williams.