Millennial Pink Is Out; This Color Is In

According to designers, anyway.
green dining room with red table

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Sound the alarm: Years after millennial pink’s christening (and the inevitable think pieces heralding its demise), it may finally be time to say goodbye to the perennially popular hue. 1stdibs just released its annual Interior Designer Trends Survey, which includes the input of hundreds of design pros from around the world. The consensus? Green (specifically emerald) will be the year’s preferred color. Sorry, Barbie. 

The nature-inspired hue won over 32 percent of respondents, followed closely by blue (29 percent). While millennial pink was going strong for the past two years, it’s dipped down to just 24 percent support—and this sudden shift may have something to do with green’s more sophisticated vibe.

“It literally connects an interior with the natural world, but in the most sumptuous of ways, especially when it’s seen in rich velvet upholstery, highly saturated walls, and light-reflecting glass accessories,” says 1stdibs’s editorial director, Anthony Barzilay Freund. 

Because color is trending for 2020 (it beat out such categories as style/period and materials for “most important home feature” in the full report), we think now’s as good a time as any to get a head start on peppering these verdant accents throughout your home. Go bold with an emerald-colored wall (or ceiling). Or try a plush carpet. There’s no wrong way to decorate with the shade; it’s actually pretty easy being green. 

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See more color trends: Pantone’s 2020 Color of the Year Is Refreshingly Bold We’re About to See This Color Everywhere, According to Etsy The 2020 Color of the Year, According to Domino Readers

Elly Leavitt

Writer and Editor

Elly enjoys covering anything from travel to funky design (tubular furniture, anyone?) to the latest cultural trend. Her dream apartment would exist on the Upper West Side and include a plethora of mismatched antique chairs, ceramic vessels, and floor-to-ceiling bookcases—essential to her goal of becoming a poor man’s Nora Ephron. You can probably find her in line at Trader Joe’s. You will never find her at SoulCycle.