Colour Trends to follow in 2020

colour trends 2020

Over the past few months, I’ve looked at many trends – tile trends, bathroom design trends, bathroom tile trends, and kitchen design trends. Now, it’s time to look at colour trends. After all, the colour palette is what brings a design together! And, I’m sure you’ll agree, we could also use a little colour to lift our spirits right now.

There is no point looking to trends for design inspiration if the most prominent part of your design, the colour palette, is lacking or outdated. Now, when it comes to colour trends for the interior of a home, It’s important to know that there isn’t just a set trend to follow.

While you will find seasonal and annual colour palettes, colours that may work in your kitchen may not be so suited to your bathroom, laundry or throughout your home. You need to know what colours work and which room or area to apply them to. You will need to know to base your paint and tile selection around.

So, today, I will dive into this year’s colour trends and share with you what colours to consider for your bathroom and kitchen.

Colours to Use in 2020

I’ll let you know a little secret I use when choosing tiles to stock here at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. My first port of call is to visit the Dulux website to see their colour forecast.

As the biggest name in paint, Dulux has its finger on the pulse when it comes to colour and spends considerable time and money forming its selection. They know the housing and interior design industry will turn to them for inspiration, and homeowners too. They base their colour selection on research, and you can expect to see the colours mirrored across the industry in other materials, such as tiles.

So, what are this year’s colour trends? In a nutshell, they are described best as gentle neutrals and muted brights from the natural world. In other words, think greens, blues, tan/mustards, and earthy oranges. And we already see these tones in this year’s tile trends.

‘These colour trends are influenced by what’s happening in the world around us,’ says Andrea Lucena-Orr, Dulux Colour and Communications Manager.

Bathroom Colours to use in 2020

This year’s bathroom colour trends certainly contain the year’s trending colours. However, they are not limited to this palette.

For bathrooms, in addition to Dulux’s colour forecast, expect to see a lot of black and dark colour palettes, monotone colour palettes and natural colour palettes that focus on earthy greenery and organic environments.

Kitchen Colours to use in 2020

In terms of the kitchen, these are very similar to the bathroom but offer more freedom to use more colour and be more creative.

Expect to see a lot of dark and moody colour palettes with matt black tapware featuring heavily. You can also expect to see a lot of vibrant greens and navy blue for cabinetry and bright hue (red, orange, yellow, blue, green, violet) feature tiles used in feature splashbacks.


I’m very interested to see what 2020 brings in terms of colour. From the looks of things, it will be very organic, earthy and perhaps even a little moody, which I guess is expected, given the year we’ve had so far.

If you’re looking to follow this year’s colour trends, then look to focus on one (or more) of the following colours: greens, blues, tan/mustards, and earthy oranges. Black, charcoal, and deep purples will also be popular choices.

One of the best ways to inject colour into a room is through your tile choice. You will have no trouble finding tiles to match your colour choice in the vast collection here at Ross’s Discount Home Centre. Visit our online store or come and see us in person today.

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