Sherwin-Williams curates 45 trending colors for 2020, spun into five welcoming and intuitive palettes

Sherwin-Williams announces its annual Colormix® Forecast, a collection of 45 hues that bring joy, serenity and focus to the mind, body and spirit. Sherwin-Williams states this year’s standout hues are expressed through five inspirational and balanced color collections that warmly welcome a new decade in home and commercial design: Alive, Mantra, Play, Haven and Heart.

“We expect 2020 to be an empowering year of change that will focus on bringing your best self into the new decade,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Homeowners and designers alike are seeking warmth—colors that feel human and natural. The colors in these five palettes, when invited into our spaces, pave the way for wellness and self-nurturance.”

Wadden and the Global Forecast Team of color professionals at Sherwin-Williams spent the year researching color, design and pop culture trends across the globe, all culminating in a collaborative workshop to build the collection of simple, clean and essential hues. The forecast includes a wide spectrum of blues, shades of terracotta, warm neutrals, pinks and deep greens.

2020 Colormix Forecast Collections


Optimistic and authentic, Alive centers around being present and soaking up every moment. Nurturing neutrals are artfully arranged with rich blues and a deep, ripe olive that evoke a satisfying and rejuvenating sense of community and living well. When using this palette, incorporate materials and finishes that are locally-sourced, handmade and reflective of care and craftsmanship.

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Alive collection

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Alive collection

Ripe Olive SW 6209
Naval SW 6244
Sleepy Blue SW 6225
Tassel SW 6369
Endless Sea SW 9150
Cavern Clay SW 7701
Touch of Sand SW 9085
Sandbank SW 6052
Canyon Clay SW 6054


East meets West in this serene collection of softly muted neutrals that glide from warm to cool. Nordic simplicity entwines with the order and elegance of Japanese aesthetics to create a look that’s simple, yet utterly essential. Mantra lends itself to clean lines, minimal ornamentation, warm metals and rounded forms.

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Mantra collection

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Mantra collection

Grayish SW 6001
Breathless SW 6022
Mystical Shade SW 6276
Software SW 7074
Misty SW 6232
Poised Taupe SW 6039
Glamour SW 6031
Individual White SW 6008
Spatial White SW 6259


This energetic and clever palette exudes charm through buoyant, playful color. Anchored by a fresh, pure white, it’s peppered with surprising pops of bright pink, aqua and gold and balanced through monochromatic neutrals. Its mission is to add joy and warmth to every space it touches. Lean into Play by sourcing unique lighting, fun patterns and varied textures.

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Play collection

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Play collection

Juneberry SW 6573
Pure White SW 7005
Eros Pink SW 6860
Gambol Gold SW 6690
Oceanside SW 6496
Rock Candy SW 6231
Auric SW 6692
Aquarium SW 6767
Caviar SW 6990


Like being welcomed home with open arms, this nature-inspired palette beckons to those who seek to transform their space into an oasis. Drawing upon Earth’s seasonal cycles, it features rich, yet subtle shades of sea, sand, forest and sky to organically bring the outdoors in. Extend Haven into décor through sustainably-sourced materials and biophilic features.

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Haven collection

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Haven collection

Acacia Haze SW 9132
Beige Intenso SW 9096
Pewter Green SW 6208
Perle Noir SW 9154
Eider White SW 7014
Stardew SW 9138
Kingdom Gold SW 6698
Granite Peak SW 6250
Functional Gray SW 7024


A confluence of genres and emotions, Heart is a unique fusion of iconic modern design mixed with an intergenerational boho vibe. From silky neutral tones to clove and soft coral, these hues are a meditation in comfort, connection and pleasures found in the everyday. This palette pairs well with retro-inspired accessories and warm, earthy finishes.

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Heart collection

Sherwin-Williams’ 2020 Colormix Forecast Heart collection

Angora SW 6036
Likeable Sand SW 6058
Redend Point SW 9081
Original White SW 7077
Cocoa Whip SW 9084
Dark Clove SW 9183
Coral Clay SW 9005
Diverse Beige SW 6079
Verde Marrón SW 9124

Color Exploration and Selection

Explore the 2020 Colormix Forecast with the ColorSnap Visualizer app, a tool designed to help consumers and professionals make confident and efficient paint color selections. Download the app to try out Sherwin-Williams 1,500 hues in your own space in real time with the app’s Instant Paint augmented reality tool.

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