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The decision to add color to your space is an easy one. The process of actually picking out those colors is not. If you struggle with creating the perfect palette from a stack of paint chips, you’re not alone. So we’re very happy to report that Sherwin-Williams is taking the guesswork out of the equation. The company just announced its Colormix Forecast, which features 45 trending colors for the upcoming year, prearranged into five no-fail combinations. Consider your next makeover project sorted.

The collections run the gamut from calming to energizing, so your home’s 2020 color story can really be whatever you want it to be. Sherwin-Williams’s forecast is inspirational, not prescriptive—rather than focusing on one specific trending hue, the brand offers a range of options that both help narrow your search and grant you the flexibility to choose what works best for your space.

Each of the five palettes—Alive, Mantra, Play, Haven, and Heart—draws on a different aesthetic. Here are our three favorites, along with the color pairings we’re particularly excited about.


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This palette just might be the antidote to SAD. Made up of buoyant colors like turquoise and magenta, Play is also the ultimate assortment for the bold maximalist.


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Conversely, opt for Haven if you’re aiming for a zen atmosphere. Its subdued, almost moody tones—think: dusky blues and greens—are inspired by colors found in the most calming place of all—nature.


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The desert trend is alive and well in Heart, which is chock-full of earthy neutrals and dusty pinks. The sandy hues are ideal for a high-traffic room, like a living room or kitchen, where you’d typically go with a neutral. Pair the paint with tons of natural textures to amp up the cozy factor.

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