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Paint brand Glidden did not announce a 2020 Color of the Year, instead electing to pen a "breakup letter" with Color of the Year selections. While other brands are naming their top paint colors of the year to highlight trends, Glidden wants to help customers get rolling on projects by de-emphasizing trends and instead simplifying the color selection process, according to a news release. The manufacturer unveiled a new color, Whirlwind, a cool gray with a touch of blue, saying it is a color "people will actually use in 2019."

“Grays have been trending for more than a decade,” said Kim Perry, Glidden paint’s color guru. “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it! Whirlwind was one of our top tinted colors this year, so DIYers can rest easy knowing they can enjoy it for years to come. Instead of staring blankly at a paint color card questioning all your life choices, you can spend time doing what you really want to do. Like drinking wine or binge watching TV in your freshly painted living room.”

Try using Whirlwind on the walls of a cute galley kitchen, pairing it with navy blue cabinets and quartz countertops, or in a living room layered with various shades of gray and canary yellow accent pillows—the combination represents sunshine and happiness, if that’s your thing.

“Think of Whirlwind as your easy-to-get-along-with color that’s an alternative to basic white or beige,” said Perry. “Gray colors whisper, while other colors scream on your wall. Not literally—but who wants a screaming anything in their house?”

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