If you’re feeling blue and uninspired, you can always tap into your inner child. Reminisce about your childhood memories and try to recall how you used to see the world. For some this could be challenging for this year is filled with broken hearts and dreams.  Our hope is that the NOSTALGIA color palette will inspire you to maintain your childlike wonder, see hope in darkest moments, and dream again. Continue to believe in fairytale endings! We are halfway through the story, it’s not the end. You, the protagonist, will soon get your happily-ever-after.

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Bursting with hope and euphoria, the NOSTALGIA palette of Boysen Color Trend 2020 brings us back to the good old days. Who says good things must come to an end? We don’t have time machines but even grownups have imagination. Here, we drew carefree children to awaken your inner child. Observe how their smiles and eyes are filled with buoyant optimism. Do you recognize yourself in them?

Revisit cherished childhood memories and let the vibrant colors of the NOSTALGIA color palette take you back to times of joy. The only rule here: Don’t act your age.

Wonder: Afternoon Disco and Playtime

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Let’s travel back in time—when I couldn’t be convinced to watch anything other than cartoons. I played all day, every day. I considered meals and naps as distractions to my playtime. That’s how focused and committed I was to play. I mostly played pretend. I used to wake up early so I could open my imaginary shop. Phew, busy day in the restaurant because I was the customer, the cashier, the waiter, and the chef! I guess you could say that I wore many hats. This is a reminder that you could be anything that you want to be. If you can picture it, you can be it. Just believe!

Wander: Homecoming Queen and Razzle Dazzle

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Unlike adults, kids don’t feel the pressure to figure everything out. They’re the masters of living in the moment and enjoying whatever they are doing. Let your favorite childhood memory inspire you to simply enjoy the ride.

My happiest childhood memory must be building forts with blankets and pillows. Blowing and popping bubbles come in second. I pretended that it’s a cave on a deserted island. I was a castaway but I wasn’t lonely. I had learned how to adapt to this new terrain! Armed with my plastic sword and water gun, I had no fear even though this jungle island was home to exotic wild animals. Every time I had to come out of the fort and look for food (go to the kitchen), I must jump from chair to chair because the floor was lava!

Explore: Sunset Dream and Creative Blues

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They say that if you want to know the best career for you, you have to go back to the games you enjoyed most as a child. When you were a child, you were true to yourself. You didn’t feel the pressure to conform or act to please anyone. Here’s a reminder that the world is full of possibilities! If you’ve always wanted to try painting or play the cello, take baby steps and just go for it. It doesn’t matter what other people think or what you think. Don’t box yourself into the idea of what you think you should be. It’s time to explore the path less traveled!

Think about your own experiences of nostalgia. What things are you nostalgic for? Let us know in the comments section.

Color Outside the Lines with these Bold Painting Ideas

Play and paint, don’t just watch! Take inspiration from these painting ideas we found on Instagram. You can get these looks by using the eye-catching hues of the NOSTALGIA palette of Boysen Color Trend 2020. Go to our Mix and Match Stations and get these heart-warming colors for your home.

Homecoming Queen

 Afternoon Disco and Razzle Dazzle 

 Playtime, Afternoon Disco, and Razzle Dazzle

Sunset Dream

Creative Blues

Explore other expert-curated color palettes from Boysen Color Trend here. 


Yasmin Aguila is a copywriter at Boysen Paints Philippines. Interested in making paints fun and relatable, she produces quizzes and painting ideas for this blog. She claims that she is obsessed with yellow, but she always dresses in black from head to toe.

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