When one year ends and another begins, it’s the perfect time to look back on the previous 12 months and make predictions about where we’re going. As you plan your home improvement and interior design projects for 2024, it’s important to consider what’s likely to be popular in the near future. That’s why we’ve taken a look at the Color of the Year announcements from various companies, along with predictions from experts online, and compiled a list of paint trends to help you get inspired.
Earthy shades of green have been one of the biggest paint trends in the past couple of years, and they aren’t going anywhere in 2024. The rise of muted greens coincides with the increasing popularity of sustainability in interior design, with natural materials, upcycling, and thrifting becoming more mainstream than ever.
These hues, inspired by the beauty of nature, create a calming, comforting feeling. Paint company Dutch Boy named a dark, moody shade of green, Ironside, as their color of the year, perfect for cozy spaces or a bold accent.
Rather than the stark whites made popular by minimalism, warmer neutral shades are set to become one of the biggest paint trends this year. This is part of a shift from cooler gray tones to the warmer palettes of the natural world, creating a seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors.
Glidden’s color of the year, Limitless, is a buttery, yellowish shade that can complement almost any color scheme. Neutral hues like Limitless that are both warm and light can make your home feel brighter, larger, and more open.
Warm neutrals are an especially good choice for spaces that use LED lighting, as it tends to make colors appear cooler. To counterbalance the cool-toned LED lights, try adding a bit of warmth through your paint colors.
Shades of Pink
Thanks to Barbie, shades of pink will likely continue to trend in 2024. From vivacious bubblegum pink to dusty rose, these nostalgic hues are used everywhere, including wall paint. However, it’s not strictly a girly color anymore — instead of traditionally feminine applications, you can also expect pink to be used in more sophisticated ways, with soft mauve shades and tones with hints of brown.
To balance out the light and bright paint trends you’ll be seeing in the coming year, dark tones such as black, navy blue, and forest green will likely rise in popularity, along with York Wallcoverings’s color of the year, Bay Brown. These rich, deep colors create contrast, bringing enhanced visual interest to your interiors.
Black, especially, is becoming a favorite among designers and homeowners who want to bring moodiness to a space. Instead of being used as an accent, you’ll be seeing shades of black used as the main color in a room. Behr’s Color of the Year, Cracked Pepper, is perfect for these more liberal uses, as it’s a softer hue.
Although there seems to be a collective shift toward warm colors, cool blues are also gaining popularity. Benjamin Moore, Dunn-Edwards, Krylon, Minwax, Sherwin-Williams, and Valspar all named shades of blue in their Color of the Year predictions.
Due to its connection to the natural world and innate serenity, blue is unlikely to ever fall out of favor when it comes to wall paint. From bright and refreshing to airy and tranquil, there’s a shade of blue to fit any mood.
While you may think of monochromatic palettes as boring or dull, when they are done right, they can look effortlessly chic. Interior spaces that utilize different shades within one color family are coming into the limelight. If you’re looking to elevate your home, try tone-on-tone layering by utilizing a variety of paint shades, patterns, textures, and materials that belong to the same color family.
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