14 Best Summer Color Trends for 2020

summer paint colors

Kerry Kirk

As summer is fast approaching, it’s time to think about freshening up your home. Sure, you might have delicious recipes and warm weather outfits in mind, but it’s worth taking the time to give your home an easy makeover. See this list of over 10 cheerful paint colors that are perfect for the summer season. From inspiring shades for home offices to soothing shades for living rooms, these designer-approved summer colors are worth a try if you’re ready to get in the mood for the coming season.

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Vibrant green

“Nothing denotes the dynamism of summer like a fresh and vibrant shade of green. The deep saturation of this lush emerald green recalls the outdoors in any environment: lush fields, tropical trees, flowering forests. The key to to evoke the energy and vitality of summer is to be courageous and to choose a daring shade. “- Emilie Munroe, Studio Munroe


Peach pink

“We love Benjamin Moore’s First Light – a little pink, a little peachy – for its youthful and happy feeling. Use it in a teenage bedroom, a bathroom or really anywhere you want to create a space amusing.” – Kristen Peña, K Interiors


Bright red

“Bright red is one of my favorite colors to use this summer. A touch of bright red, even in its smallest form, can make a big statement. It is an energetic, fun and elegant color that will add a lot of impact to any space. “ – Alexander Doherty, Alexander Doherty Design


Soft blue

“Nothing makes a space more relaxing than a soft blue. It creates a feeling of calm and gives the room a serene feeling that works very well with the incoming summer sunlight. We especially like to use this color in the bedrooms because of the way it changes with the light. We especially like this tone, New Hope Gray by Benjamin Moore in a matte finish. ” – Shelly Lynch-Sparks, Hyphen & Co.


Saturated blue

“I LOVE a bright saturated blue in summer, it has such a wonderfully fresh ambiance. To make the blue in this entrance hall even more vibrant, I chose a semi-gloss finish that really allows the light to play . blue reminds me of the umbrellas in Cannes. ” – Amy Sklar, Amy Sklar Design



“Benjamin Moore’s Sag Harbor Gray has become a new addition to our summer color library. We recently used it for all of the trim, doors and cabinets in my Connecticut home. I love the fact that ‘It is a historic color but it becomes modern when combined with white walls and dark floors. The color also changes with different lighting. It can appear khaki, gray and even green under the right light. “- Kevin Dumais, Dumais



“I love this color of cantaloupe, Persian Melon from Benjamin Moore, because it reminds me of a melon that everyone loves so much in summer – it always looks fresh!” – Jan Showers, Jan Showers & Associates



“One of my favorite paint colors is Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore. It looks great in almost any space and has the perfect amount of heat in it, which keeps it from being too hard. looks particularly good in rooms with rich blue and green hues, which I associate with summer because they evoke the outdoors. “- Paloma Contreras, Paloma Contreras Interior Design



“Blue-green hues like Views remind me of the clear, calm Caribbean Sea and would look absolutely gorgeous in any space – from a spa-like bathroom to a serene bedroom to a colorful living room or even an entrance. If you want to go outside the box, try painting your ceiling in a light blue like Headspace to bring that feeling of open and airy sky into your home. “ – Nicole Gibbons, Clare



“Benjamin Moore’s Timid White is perfect right next to enough white to be refreshing but warm. I love to brush it on all surfaces of the room (walls, ceiling, moldings and housings) to wrap everything space.” – Melissa Warner Rothblum, Massucco Warner


Sun colors

“The combination of the warmth of orange hues with shades of pink and yellow brings the color of the sun inside and is ideal for long summer days.” – Marika Meyer, Marika Meyer Interiors


To blush

“Sign me up for any shade of blush. It’s so soft and soft but always adds warmth to any space. I used an ultra pale blush for the ceiling of the my daughter’s bedroom and I found incorporating it in unexpected places is such a simple way to add a discreet glow. Try blushing on the ceiling, or painting an entire powder room (walls and ceiling) for a maximum effect. It’s also the summer atmosphere I want in the middle of our chaotic world. “- Liz Caan, Liz Caan & Co.


Classic Blue

“The warmer temperatures and the summer sun inspire bolder colors! Sherwin Williams navy blue is the perfect shade for summer because it is a classic blue that leaps. I love using it as a color in the butler’s pantry or the base of the island. ” – Marie Flanigan, Marie Flanigan Interiors



“One of my favorite paint colors for summer is Benjamin Moore nickel. Nickel is an elegant and versatile light gray with blue tints that can work on many different applications such as wall color, a cabinet color or even an accent color. The lightness of the color produces a soothing and calm aesthetic while the blue hues stimulate the mind, increase productivity and help you stay focused. This color would be perfect for a home office space, right? “ – Nina Magon, Contour Interior Design

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