How to Use Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Color of the Year in Your Home

April 21, 2020 4 min read

How to Use Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Color of the Year in Your Home

Sherwin-Williams has announced their Color of the Year 2020 — and it’s the moment our home-makeover hearts have been waiting for. Naval SW 6244 is a navy blue paint color that will breathe bold confidence on the inside or outside of your home and paint color that you’ll want to include in every inch of your home.

Its magnetic appeal comes from the energy it gives off while remaining sophisticated and humble at the same time. It can be just the paint color you need to complete your home.

One of the greatest appeals of Naval is that this shade is completely transformative. If you’re looking to spice up the interior or exterior of your home, put Naval at the top of your options list. You want to be a trendsetter, don’t you?

Find out some of the best ways to bring the color of the year to your home and wow your guests with this stunning shade.


Naval is a versatile color with the ability to be simple and subdued, while also being able to stand alone and create excitement. Many different home decor themes can be used against this deep blue shade, whether it be modern and sleek, antique and vintage, or even a country farmstead.

“Rich blue colors like Naval by Sherwin-Williams give a multitude of design options.” says color expert Susan Newcomer of Beautiful Home, Perfect Solutions Painting® Interior Design. “Design styles like Art Deco, as well as Modern and Contemporary aesthetics, can all be used in combination with this color—because this blue hue presents a timeless and stylish appeal that can fit in almost any room of your home.”

No matter what kind of look you’re going for when redecorating or having your home painted for the first time, there’s a place for Naval.


The entryway is your first deep exhale as you arrive home from a long day at work or are back in the comfort of your own home after a trip. Make sure the paint color reflects this welcome you’re so eager for as you travel the journey home. Sweeping the rich Naval across the walls of your entryway is one way to set the tone for a relaxed, but the put-together atmosphere. Welcome your guests with this sophisticated space that says, “I keep my home clean and tidy all the time,” even if you don’t.

If you’re worried about dark paint color for a small or narrow space, keep it light and airy by adding bright white decor or even metallic accents.


Add a moody, dramatic affect to your bedroom may be missing with a makeover featuring the color of the year. Sherwin-Williams Naval can bring romance into a bedroom, creating a relaxing but intense retreat.

Imagine a bedroom with a metallic or grey-colored headboard, against a white duvet. Place frames above the bed for final touches, or sconces for a vintage look and feel.

Living Areas

Living rooms and dens can serve as the perfect spot to feature navy and give off a comfortable feeling. The color Naval will reflect the cozy vibe you’re going for, while also bringing in an air of sophistication. So whether you’re going for a more formal living room or a laid-back den, Naval is a viable option for either.

And because navy can typically complement almost any type of texture or material, decorating will be a breeze. Add earthy elements like natural wood, white wood, iron, or other metallics, and let navy serve as the backdrop for your living space.


One option for using Naval in the home is to use it as an accent color. Because the hue is so deep and powerful, it can stand alone and make a strong impression, even in just small areas of your home.

Try incorporating Naval on just one wall to bring in some moodiness and depth. Leave the rest of the walls in the room white to serve as the perfect contrast to the accent.

This shade can also be a frontrunner when it comes to a cabinet makeover and will work well with a variety of countertops. It matches beautifully against kitchen or bathroom fixtures such as pewter, gold or brass sinks, knobs, and handles. If a cabinet makeover isn’t what you’re looking for, consider bringing navy into your kitchen by adding it to your island.


Deep blue isn’t just for the interior of your house. A blue exterior has been on the rise for years, yet is still unique and can set your house apart from others on the block.

A navy exterior should be a top contender if your home exterior includes stone or brick. The contrast between the colors of the stone or brick can create some serious design drama. The texture also creates an interesting element against the deep blue color.

Complementary Colors

Because Naval can be considered a neutral, it can be matched with an endless combination of colors to complement it in almost any room.

Sherwin-Williams suggests light accent colors to bring warmth to this deep shade of navy, such as Tarnished Trumpet SW 9026 or Midday SW 6695. Or for a more earthy feel, incorporate shades of green with paint colors such as Kale Green SW 6460.

Contact Perfect Solutions Painting® Today

Stay up with the times by applying Naval, the 2020 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year to your home. And while trendy, this classic color will remain relevant for years to come and suit your design style.

Check out the Perfect Solutions Painting® website to explore the services today.

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