If Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams Had a Love Child, Her Room Would Look Like THIS

Benjamin Moore announces its 2020 Color of the Year, and it’s a blush pink. You may call it “millennial pink”, which is what it has been called since Pantone chose it as their 2016 Color of the Year (or at least as part of its duo, explained here).

And since Sherwin-Williams recently announced its own 2020 Color of the Year (Naval), I thought I’d show you how you can use these two colors together.

If Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams had a love child in 2020 (which is highly unlikely, by the way), her room might look like this:

navy walls and blush pink color schemeAdore Magazine

As you can see, a heavy dose of navy blue keeps blush pink from feeling too sweet and baby-girl pink. If that’s too much for you, use just a little bit of dark blue and blush pink in a neutral space to bring it a little interest, like this:

pink and navy decorLulu & Georgia

This pink and navy Caitlin Wilson rug has been on my radar for a while now. Isn’t it gorgeous???

pink and navy rug by caitlin wilsonCaitlin Wilson

Want to avoid pink and navy paint or furniture? Just bring in a bit of blush pink and navy in art or pillows.

navy and pink artEtsy

benjamin moore 2020 color of the yearThe Room Alive

There’s nothing new about these paint colors or this color combination. We’ve been seeing both trending for several years.

we-are-huntly-moby-cafe-armadale-designboom-04Cafe Armadale, Australia

Both Benjamin Moore’s and Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 paint color picks appear to be choices reflective of what is already playing out in the design world. It will be interesting to see what color giant, Pantone, chooses as its 2020 Color of the Year. I guarantee it won’t be pink or dark blue. All the color companies want to feature a “unique” color that no one else has claimed for that year, so time will tell . . .

Overwhelmed with color trends? Want to know how to choose the BEST neutrals, colors, and color combinations? Wish there was a no-fail system that creates cohesive and beautiful color schemes for any home with any finishes?

Now there is! I’ve been doing this for years, and now I’ll teach you how (including all the specific colors in BOTH Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams paints). You can find out more HERE.

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  1. Molly

    You read my mind, Kristie! As soon as I saw the color Benjamin Moore chose for 2020 I thought it would look great with Sherwin-Williams’ pick.

    • Kristie Barnett

      Yay, Molly! Glad I’m not the only one – the feminine + masculine is very complementary.

    • Kristie Barnett

      Thank you, Jenny! Have a great week, dear 🙂

  2. Linda Lanci

    I am not a pink person but when the pink and blue were colors of the year in 2018 I saw, for the very first time, both of those colors together in the sky! God’s created colors–how can I not love them:-)…thanks, Kristie, for the pairing ideas! Sorry I missed you at IAHSP Conference–Chicago loves you!

    • Kristie Barnett

      Hi Linda – I hung out with all your Chicago friends, wished I could have seen you, too!

  3. m...

    oh man. I wish I had seen this earlier. I tried to have them match a color and it didn’t turn out. So my husband let my daughter pick and we ended up with behr high maintenance. d’oh. daughers are happy but I’m not. I have noticed though, with a previous room, that pairing the right colors with a wall you don’t like can reduce the effect of a too bright color by A LOT, and counterintuitively, large amounts of whites tend to make it worse. SO we have a purple bunk bed and curtains. My main problem is it is right off the living room and due to limited space we will be leaving an open doorway.. not sure how I’m going to ignore it. So bright. How do you achieve any amount of flow throughout the house when you are mixing styles and colors?

    Loving all the pink and navy in this post- especially the rug. What is the rug? I was already planning that as a color scheme on my porch.


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