Benjamin Moore 2020 Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore announced their 2020 Color of the Year as First Light.

“We selected this hue as the color for 2020 since it represents a new dawn of idealism, design and living,” says Andrea Magno, director of color marketing and development at Benjamin Moore. “First Light 2102-70 reflects a new definition of the home—a shift in mindset from the material thinking to satisfying the core needs in life, such as community, comfort, security, self-expression, authenticity and ultimately, optimism.”

“We’re always looking at years past and evolving,” she says. “Last year’s Metropolitan was neutral and we did that on purpose. We said, let’s a step back, relax, and find the comfort in our own homes. Once we’ve done that, we’re really ready for the next step.”

“Now, let’s use color to express ourselves, be a little more upbeat, and happy,” she concludes. “We all need that optimism in our lives.”

Watch now: See Where Benjamin Moore Tests Over 20,000 Paint Shades

It’s not too late to submit your space to Reimagined Spaces! To see how we would transform your room using First Light, email us at

Why 9 Millionaires Say Real Estate Is Still The Best Investment

According to this article by CNBC, real estate is still the best investment you can make today. 9 Advisors in the The Oracles have made millions by investing in real estate, and they say it is still the best investment out there.

“Owning made me rich.” Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group, podcast host of “Business Unusual,” judge on “Shark Tank”

“Residential properties can generate income year-round.” Bethenny Frankel, entrepreneur, philanthropist, founder of Skinnygirl and BStrong. Follow her on Instagram

“The right investment will continue to appreciate.” Grant Cardone, sales expert, New York Times best-selling author. Follow him on FacebookInstagram and YouTube

“Buying is smarter than renting.” Peter Hernandez, president of the Western Region at Douglas Elliman, founder and president of Teles Properties

“You get six-figure tax breaks.” —Holly Parker, founder and CEO of The Holly Parker Team at Douglas Elliman, award-winning broker who made over $8 billion in sales. Follow her on LinkedIn and Instagram

“It doesn’t tie up a lot of cash.” Dottie Herman, CEO of Douglas Elliman, a real estate brokerage empire with more than $27 billion in annual sales. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram

“Real estate offers unlimited options.” —Daniel Lesniak, founder of Orange Line Living, broker at the Keri Shull Team, co-founder of real estate coaching business HyperFast Agent, author of “The HyperLocal, HyperFast Real Estate Agent”

“People will always need a place to live.” —Robert Martinez, founder and CEO of Rockstar Capital, a real estate investment firm with over $330 million in assets under management, host of “The Apartment Rockstar” podcast. Follow him on YouTube and Instagram

“You can invest in land that produces income.” —Marcello Arrambide, founder of Day Trading Academy, co-founder of SpeedUpTrader, a funding company for aspiring day traders. Follow him on LinkedIn

If you want to know how investing in real estate can positively affect your life, let’s chat! I’d love to help.

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Reimagined Spaces Revealing Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

Each year after extensive research and travel, Benjamin Moore selects their Color of the Year. They consider 5 elements when making their choice:

  • Design- furniture, lighting, fabrics and home accessories are well thought out while considering the relationship that paint and color has to each of them
  • Art- seeing how artists use color helps the team to see color and color pairings in a fresh new light
  • Fashion- deeply influenced by color and constantly changing, fashion is an expression of style and personality that is strongly considered
  • Environment- whether home or traveling, the team takes in all the elements surrounding landscapes, color palettes, and architectural traditions
  • Culture- entertainment, economics, consumer sentiment and contemporary culture all give voice to the annual BM color palette selection

What does this have to do with us?? We want to use the newest Benjamin Moore Color of the Year in our next Reimagined Spaces home! After the Color of the Year is announced on October 11th, we will get to work creating a home design vision board that incorporates that paint color into our design work and possibly as an accent with wallpaper, accessories, furniture or rug. Michaela will find a way to give your space new life with the 2020 Benjamin Moore Color of the Year!

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity, we invite you to email us a picture of your space along with a short narrative of your dreams for that space.   If your space is chosen we will send you a short questionnaire that will allow Michaela to understand your vision, likes, dislikes and the design aesthetic that most appeals to you.  Michaela will create a design board and provide it along with links to the materials selected that compliment your space.  All reimagined spaces will be featured through this blog.

Please email us a picture of your space at  We look forward to transforming your space into one you love. 

Let’s get started and have some fun with design!