b'STONE TRENDSThe outlook for stone in 2020By Donato Pompo, President, Ceramic Tile and Stone ConsultantsLuxurious residence with sandstone walls and limestone fl oors.In 2020, natural stone might not match up well with the Color of the Year announcements of Sherwin-Williams: Naval (SW 6244), Behr: Back Natural stone hasTo Nature/Light Green S340-4, Pantone: Classic Blue 19-4052 or Benjamin Moore: First Light 2102-70. Although there are blue, green and pink mar-bles and granites, I would expect that the tried-and-true whites, beiges been with us forand grey natural stones will conti nue to be preferred for fl oors, walls, and countertops this year.millions of years, andQuartzites have become much more readily available in a much broader range of colors and ranges. The leather fi nish, which has a slight undu-it is still going strong. lati ngsurfacewithasoft sheen,seemstobepopular.Quartziteisan extremely hard material and oft en is harder than granite. It is tough on diamond cutting blades as they wear much faster. Taj Mahal is a popular choice as it is beige with a white background and a lot of vein movement. 642020|TRENDS'