And our editors share their favorite picks from the ten shades in Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color Palette

First Light 2102-70
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Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year is here: First Light 2102-70.

The soft pink shade was chosen to “represent a new dawn of idealism, design and living,” said Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore Director of Color Marketing and Development. “First Light 2102-70 reflects a new definition of the home – a shift in mindset from the material to satisfying the core needs in life: community, comfort, security, self-expression, authenticity and ultimately, optimism.”

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While First Light is the Color of the Year, it’s also one of ten shades in Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends 2020 Palette. The other colors chose are White Heron OC-57, Crystalline AF-485, Windmill Wings 2067-60, Buxton Blue HC-149, Golden Straw 2152-50, Thunder AF-685, Cushing Green HC-125, Oxford Gray 2128-40, and Blue Danube 2062-30. 

The colors were chosen as a representation of modern dwelling, according to a press release, with a new focus on fluid design to represent the multifunctional, and often multigenerational, uses of the home. “From the saturated to bright and airy, all are easy to live with and easy to love—whether they stand alone, in a strong pair, or all cohabitate,” said Magno.

Out of the ten, meet our three favorite shades for 2020. 

Golden Straw


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The shade Golden Straw 2152-50 is a cross between honey and cream, and taps into the trends our editors spotted earlier this fall.

Cushing Green

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 The earthy Cushing Green HC-125 shade makes for a deep, yet muted, statement color.

White Heron

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 The clean White Heron OC-57 is an upgrade to your basic white.