Emily Morrow Finkell, CEO of Emily Morrow Home, is ringing in 2020 with her Color of the Year: Gesso. 

Finkell encountered Gesso throughout her travels to Normandy, Paris, and historic sites across the U.S. Impressed by its prevalence in architecture and design, she found herself drawn to the intricate, yet soothing, mix of creamy taupe and marble that gives Gesso its rich, layered appearance. 

“Gesso represents the unobstructed beauty found in natural elements that brings a sense of calm and, therefore, luxury to the forefront of today's interiors,” Finkell said.

This influential color is now featured in several Emily Morrow Home and Louis A. Dabbieri hardwoods in addition to being the color of the company’s new display header. 

Gesso can be found in Emily Morrow Home’s Santa Rosa style and in Atocha, which is part of the Louis A. Dabbiere by Emily Morrow Home Collection. Both styles have become two of the company’s best-selling luxury hardwoods among the design trade. Today’s designers are leading the trend in interiors with this visual by contrasting the Gesso color with equally light walls or counterbalancing it against near-black, Iron Ore color for drama.

Emily Morrow Home is also featuring Gesso in the company’s new display header, which is designed to provide a lighter, cleaner backdrop for the luxurious collection of hardwoods. Also promoted on the display is the OMG Proof splash, spill and scuff protection that makes Emily Morrow Home hardwoods even more pet and kid-friendly than they were before.

For more information, visit emilymorrowhome.com.