With only two and a half months left in this decade, companies are looking to the future, and Sherwin Williams has just announced their Color of the Year for 2020… Naval. This deep, dark blue resembles the night sky or the darkest depths of the ocean. Here’s how you can incorporate this stylish color into your home.
Because Naval is so dark, it works perfectly as an accent wall color. Pair it with a creamy white on three of the four walls in a large room, like your living room (on the TV or fireplace wall) or master bedroom (behind the headboard). Got built-ins? Use Naval on the wall behind the shelves to create a splash of color that provides a stunning backdrop to your accessories.
Naval is the perfect color for the kitchen and bathrooms because it works perfectly with any type of metal. Gorgeous gold and bronze features really pop when put up against Naval. Tall faucets and ornate light fixtures stand out and give you that eye-pleasing contrast. The bonus is that Naval works with chrome, silver, brushed nickel, rose gold, copper and any other metal you can find!
Use Naval on a gallery wall with mix-and-match frames in white, bronze, gold and silver. Natural wood colors for hanging shelves or picture frames work here, too, and give a more down-to-earth feel.
Thinking a nautical theme? Think Naval! As its name implies, the deep color is taken right from our armed services Navy uniforms, so any type of ocean-theme will tie-in.
Use Naval on kitchen cabinets and the kitchen island. Add brass knobs and handles to cabinet doors and drawers, and set up brass barstools at the breakfast bar. Marble countertops and an oak wood floor complete the look.
Whether inspired by the night sky or the ocean depths, Naval is an earth tone so it naturally coordinates with earthy greens like Sherwin Williams’s Kale Green. If you don’t want to paint with green, place large houseplants adjacent to your Naval walls and achieve serenity in your home.