Navy Door on Bluffdale, Utah Townhome

Are you tired of white? Are grays making you, well, gray? Had enough of blacks, beiges, and other neutrals that have become commonplace? Well, fear not! Sherwin-Williams has a “new neutral” for you, and it’s their 2020 Color of the Year: Naval. A rich navy color, Sherwin-Williams says this color “creates a calm and grounding environment infused with quiet confidence.” So why Naval? Sherwin-Williams cites three big reasons why you’ve never seen navy done like this:

Embracing the Next Decade

Heading into a new decade, 2020 is “an empowering year of change that focuses on bringing your best self” into the next 10 years. Naval is a clean palette that can help pave the way for “wellness of the mind, body, and soul.”

Roaring Navy

Art Deco is a timeless design style and may very well be one of, if not the hottest trend of 2020. Naval fits perfectly in the bold opulence of the style. “This deep shade evokes a prominent sense of confidence that fuses timeless color with a fresh mix of natural materials and textures that bring navy blue into a new era.”

Down to Earth

Interacting with nature, being earth-aware, and feeling connected to earth and nature have become important to many. So bringing the outdoors or the feel of the outdoors into the home is also a popular design choice. The rich hues of Naval evoke the skies, water, and more, making it a natural fit for this design style.

Check out Sherwin-Williams’ video unveiling the 2020 Color of the Year:

Color Pairings

Want to use Naval in your design and aren’t sure which colors to pair with it? Sherwin-Williams suggests gold metallic accents and paint colors such as Tarnished Trumpet SW 9026 or Midday SW 6695 to bring warmth to navy’s boldness. Another option Sherwin-Williams suggests is shades of green and paint colors such as Kale Green SW 6460 for an earthy feel.

SW 9026
Tarnished Trumpet
Interior / Exterior
SW 6695
SW 6460
Kale Green
Interior / Exterior


Click here to read more about Sherwin-Williams color of the year choice, how to use their visualizer to see it in your space, and to see some color inspirations.

At Liberty Homes, we proudly use Sherwin-Williams paint in our homes. You can see the 2020 Color of the Year, Naval, on some exteriors and doors in our Porter’s Point community (looks like we may be trendsetters!). Contact us today to find your dream home to include Naval – or whatever other colors make you happy.