PPG's Color of the Year Will Surprise You

You're about to see this energetic hue everywhere.

ppg color of the year 2020
PPG Paints, Designed by Fülhaus for Maisons & Co.

Just in time for your summer decor refresh, PPG Paints has just announced as its 2020 Color of the Year. The energetic hue—a clever blend of cobalt and moody ink blue—is perfect for creating a stylish space, whether's it's an accent wall in a bedroom or a front door for instant curb appeal.

"PPG Chinese Porcelain is a deep, shaded, orchid blue that instills calmness, reduces anxiety and encourages sleep," says Dee Schlotter, PPG's senior color marketing manager. "This soothing blue imparts slowness, encouraging consumers to practice mindfulness and be more present in their lives while also offering the spirit of hopefulness–a precious commodity in a restless world."

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A living room featuring Chinese Porcelain.
PPG Paints

Considering our technology-driven world and the anxiety that tends to come along with a fast-paced lifestyle, PPG wanted to choose a color that would encourage consumers to find more balance in their lives. "The need for simplicity and escapism from technology is, in part, the reason that consumers are craving blues like Chinese Porcelain that bring us closer to natural elements, such as the sea and sky, creating serenity in any space," Schlotter says. "Consumers are seeking a greater balance through living more fully in the present, practicing gratitude, and spending time with family and friends."

ppg paints color of the year 2020
PPG’s Chinese Porcelain
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And according to Schlotter, this statement paint hue is pretty versatile and is the perfect choice for those who tend to shy away from color. "Blue is safe, loyal, trusting, and is the best possible entry point from the world of neutrals, making it the perfect color for homeowners that are afraid of introducing color into their home," she says.

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