Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year

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Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year is First Light, a soft, rosy hue blooming with potential. If you’re thinking of a paint refresh, this color is guaranteed to lighten up any room. I even enjoy the way it looks on kitchen cabinets (pictured above), though I don’t anticipate the masses jumping aboard that trend. Here are some realistic ways to incorporate the 2020 Color of the Year into your current decor.

Accent Wall

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While I wouldn’t recommend painting an entire room this color unless you’re under the age of 12, it works well as an accent to brighten up a room and add an element of interest.

Throws and Pillows

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Adding blush throws or pillows in a shade similar to Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is a great way to dip your toe into the trend.


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Setting an elegant table using this unexpected shade will show dinner guests you’re on trend.


This shade as bedding can be really pretty, just make sure to incorporate natural elements and shades of gray or green to keep it elegant vs. bubble gum.

Accent Furniture

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Consider painting a coffee table or accent table in using Benjamin Moore’s First Light or if DIY isn’t your thing pick up a piece in a similar shade for a quick update.


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Lastly, adding artwork that incorporates the shade is an easy swap that can make a big impact. Check out my post on the power of art for tips on selecting pieces, how to hang and more.

Learn more about the Color of the Year and Palette of the Year on Benjamin Moore’s site.

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