BEHR’S COLOR OF THE YEAR 2020
BACK TO NATURE S340-4
Or are we going back to the Seventies? AVocado, anyone?
Note: Image above has a filter over it, so the green tone is most likely showing darker than actual color. Refer to palette or image below.
I preference this post with the statement that, I intended on writing more and providing more research, but I didn’t get to it in time. I started this back in August, over a month ago, but I’m cleaning out the draft folder again, and this one should probably at least get to be seen as-is. So keep that in mind if you read past this…
Muted, pastel, dusty, safe, neutral, clinical are some words that come to mind when I see this palette. But it’s pleasant, nothing is hurting my eyes.
The palette Behr has garnered its staple 2020 colors has not just emerged from thin air, nor is it unique to Behr’s product line. I’m having a bit of déjà-vu as I’ve already seen these tones reflected in a lot of other interior design trends.
Notably, Blu Dot seems to have nearly adapted the same palette. Even their quirky tone of voice reflects the nod to a disco-era capsulate of color.
CLEAN CUT CHAIR by BLU DOT
BLU DOT’s Clean Cut Chair and the available finishes definitely are ahead of the curve. Or is that just a bad pun? Either by presentation or maybe just the sleek and sexy curvy form of the chair, I find this palette a lot more alluring compared to the Behr palette. Perhaps the color names are tipping the scale for me here, but I do think these tones are a deeper saturation or just pack a little more punch for me.
MAHDAVI COLLEZIONE for BISAZZA
Bisazza puts a contemporary spin on the traditional cement tiles with its new CEMENTILES collection.
The handcrafted features of the original production process are maintained intact, while the design was entrusted to some of the most innovative international designers: Paola Navone, Jaime Hayon, India Mahdavi, Tom Dixon, David Rockwell, Carlo Dal Bianco, Fernando, and Humberto Campana.
The cement tiles are made by layering two mixtures that are hand-poured into special molds and then pressed. The first mixture, made up of highly durable white cement, marble dust and colored oxides, determines the design and color of the tile; the second, made of cement and sand, forms the bottom layer of the tile.
Once they have dried, an impregnating water-repellent sealant is applied by hand to the tiles.
Very similar tones represented in the tiles from Bisazza; also a wider array of options that allow for more playful color interaction. Also, there are brown tones here, Behr did not have any listed in their collection (Cider Spice was the closest).
PHOTOS FROM 1976’s
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF INTERIOR DESIGN AND DECORATION
BY NORMA SKURKA
Citations + Related Articles
Skurka, Norma. “The New York Times Book of Interior Design and Decoration.” 1976. New York : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co.