Since 2015, Boysen has introduced annually four color palettes that speak of the trends identified by the Boysen Color Team. For Boysen Color Trend 2020, one of the four palettes is META, a mix of mainly cool colors with one warm hue as a complementary color.

The Colors of the META Palette

META consists of greys, blues and green, and a subdued sienna as the only warm color. This palette can give a sophisticated ambience to a space.

The colors are neither overtly feminine nor masculine and transcend any kind of labelling. This is also very fitting for the times. Humanity needs to organize itself to save the planet. Moving forward has more chances of success if we unite and not divide.

Photo Inspirations for META

For the readers who want some photos inspirations, here they are.

Home Office

This is a work-from-home inspiration for the home office that is much needed in the New Normal. Make it easier on yourself by carving out a space in your home where you can do uninterrupted, and hopefully inspired, work. Paint it with the green of Boundless to get that fresh color of nature in your interiors.

Voice Command could be added as an accent color. If you want a brighter look, then use Morning Podcast.


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Self-Care Space

Here is a reading nook for those quiet moments you would need to be able to balance yourself. You can read a book, listen to music, or just do your breathing exercises. Self-care is a necessity during this quarantine period.

The blue of Night Mode may be a dark color to have on your wall, but this can be balanced with Limitless, Tokyo by Night, or Morning Podcast.


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Create a focal point in your kitchen by painting your cabinets with different colors. You can use Tokyo by Night and Boundless. Instead of the pink you find on the right side, use Morning Podcast.

Keep the colors in a family space such as a kitchen light and cheerful. Despite the difficulties we are experiencing because of this pandemic and this quarantine, try as much as possible to bring in some cheerful moments into your day especially during meal times when the family is together.


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Accent Wall

If dark color scares you, try Morning Podcast. It’s warm and inviting and easy to pair with other colors like blue, grey, and green.  This color in the photo is lighter than the warm sienna found in the META palette. You can either use Morning Podcast or get one that is a match for this lighter tint in the photo at any of the Mix and Match Stations near you. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can make your own color by mixing Morning Podcast with white paint. Watch this DIY video tutorial.


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The Spirit of META

When the Boysen Color Team met in 2019 to create the four palettes for 2020, the group identified the rising trend of global efforts for greater sustainability.

The META color palette comes from the increasing awareness of people to mitigate our impact on the environment through efforts to decrease carbon footprint, to increase awareness of the use of energy and water, to change buying habits, and to continue efforts to reduce, reuse, recycle.

On a more global scale, we saw the United Nations in 2015 come up with 17 Sustainable Development Goals “designed to bring the world to several life-changing ‘zeros’, including zero poverty, hunger, AIDS and discrimination against women and girls” by 2030.

The World Economic Forum has provided platforms for different stakeholders (“political, business, cultural and other leaders of society’) to drive positive change in the world.

Then Covid-19 entered our lives.  The need to create a New Normal has become an urgent matter.

While human beings are scrambling to secure our survival, Nature has flourished where we’ve left it alone. The many activities the World Economic Forum has initiated are now more relevant than ever, including the efforts of 17 Technology Pioneers, who are “involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.” The efforts which range from activities in healthcare, to AI, to carbon management, have far-reaching implications for the world’s pressing problems.

Learn about the many endeavors that are being done today, and find out what things you can do to effect positive change in your own sphere.

The Other Color Palettes of Boysen Color Trend 2020

Get to know the other three color palettes of Boysen Color Trend 2020 by clicking on the links below:

Enliven Your Home with the ORIGINS Palette
Come Home to the Lyrical Palette of NOSTALGIA
The Message of the KINSHIP Palette in Today’s World



Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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