Colour of the 2020 revealed – will you be going green in your home?

Graham & Brown announce this rich green as the preferential shade for next year's decorating

Each year, the UK’s leading wallpaper and paint specialist Graham & Brown announces its 'Wallpaper of the Year', and now there's a Colour of the Year.

For 2020 'Adeline' green is that chosen shade.

The rich, leafy green is predicted by the experts to be big when it comes to decorating our homes next year.

See the wallpaper: Graham & Brown Wallpaper of the Year 2020 revealed – it's floral and fabulous

Colour of the year 2020

room with green wall and pink chair

(Image credit: Graham & Brown's)

To aid the decorating journey Graham & Brown identified a need for co-ordinating paint colours for their wallpapers. To highlight this a carefully selected Colour of the Year exists in conjunction with wallpaper of the year.

The chosen hero colour is carefully selected from the same palette, making decorating choices a whole lot easier. This year that colour is a rejuvenating shade of dark green.

Green is such a purposeful colour when used in our homes. Thanks to it's association with nature it's the perfect shade to welcome the outside in.

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room with green wall and plant

(Image credit: Graham & Brown's)

Described by as ‘a directional shade of rich bottle-green’ Adeline channels the healing properties of nature. It's a balancing, serene shade echoing a wider interiors trend which looks to inspire healthier, happier homes.

Reminiscent of foliage this shade is an oxygenating, fresh tone. Decorating with it can breath life into any room.

living area with green wall

(Image credit: Future PLC/Simon Whitmore)

We're bigs fans of green for interiors, this stunning living room decor being a prime example of how well it enhances other rich shades – such ochre yellow. Green has been a growingly popular colour choice over the past seasons. Thanks to this accolade it's set to remain as popular.

See all our Green living room ideas – redecorate with the colour of the season

Will your home be awash with green in the coming months?


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.