Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020

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Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

    As you might expect....and has traditionally been the case...The Pantone company and major paint manufacturers have all chosen veryFirst Lightdifferent colors as "The Color of the Year" from the people at Benjamin Moore is a very very pale/pastel touch of pink they are calling "First Light"....Light is the operative word here...very light. They are suggesting it as a substitute for white or beige ....and can be a companion color to either one.  

   One of the things that Benjamin Moore does....just like trying on a pair of shoes first ...is to sell a sheet of color. Try it on the wall...it is easily removable ...and if you don't like it...you haven't got a lot invested in materials, time or labor costs.  Each swatch is painted and true to the color you ordered. Or use it as an accent to a wall....combining coordinating or contrasting sheets. They are available in three sizes:

  • 2 X 9.25  
  • 4 X 9.25   
  • 8 X 9.25      This is quite a  contrast when we compare it to the Color of the Year chosen by Pantone....see our post here called Classic Blue Pantone Classic Bluewith a nod to a more jeweled tone.The perfect navy blue paint color for a front door to stay in the blue hue family this year as well with "Naval" as it's color choice we showed in our post you can find here
  •    We will be looking at the color chosen by Behr to complete our "Color of the Year" series...not close to either one of these in "color family."  There is something for everyone this year with the variety offered in hues.        This has been a decorative post brought to you Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty, LLC. honored to be of service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.
 
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Rainmaker
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
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Good afternoon Sally K. & David L. Hanson ,

I read a post on the Pantone color of the year called "Classic blue"..now I'm seeing Benjamin Moore has chosen "First light," a very pale pastel/touch of pink. Will be interesting to see what Behr comes up with and if they can be used in conjunction with each other?

Dec 16, 2019 12:25 PM #1
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George Souto
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Sally and David I like this color, it is a little boring but so am I

Dec 16, 2019 12:33 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Sally and David,

As wall colors it is OK, we are not impressed, but each one of us has their own innate sense of taste, so I am sure many will embrace it.  A

Dec 16, 2019 12:45 PM #3
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good evening Sally K. & David L. Hanson - that is a great accent color and a door is perfect for that color.

Dec 16, 2019 02:05 PM #4
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

And all of these different companies pick different colors.  Um, so what does that mean for me? 

Dec 16, 2019 02:17 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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It means choose a rainbow Jay Markanich  and you will be hip 'n trendy !

Dec 16, 2019 02:32 PM #6
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Kathy Streib
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Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sally and David- I like the color but I'd have to see it in person with the right decor before I said yay or nay. I have used the Ben Moore paint sheets and love them. So much better than those little things you pick up for samples or painting large splotches of paint on your wall to see how it looks in different lights (been there, done that.)

Dec 16, 2019 08:26 PM #7
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Sally.

Now that is one color I can get into.  I'm sure my wife would turn it down, but I like it

Dec 17, 2019 01:21 AM #8
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Sally and David - definitely a rainbow coalition when it comes to color choices.  Once again in 2020 and in any year so it seems as you have shared the various opinions/offerings found in the world of color/design.  

Dec 17, 2019 05:19 AM #9
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

It will be interesting to see which "color of the year" selections will be used for interior paint.

Dec 17, 2019 06:50 AM #10
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