Using the 2024 Colors of the Year in your home

Dated: February 2 2024

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Using the 2024 Colors of the Year in your home


Key Insights

  • Many major paint and decor companies announced hues of blue as their Color of the Year.
  • Consider whether you’re trying to appeal to a potential buyer — or just decorating for yourself — when deciding how best to incorporate them.
  • Bold colors can sometimes play a supporting role if you don’t want them to overtake a room.

Each year, the annual Color of the Year announcements attract the attention of designers, builders and homeowners everywhere! Many look to incorporate them and other trends into home designs to create fresh and exciting spaces that catch the imagination of potential buyers and attract the attention of online followers. This year, many major paint companies selected a similar hue, while the “Global Color Authority,” Pantone, selected something altogether different. Read on to see the picks, and consider how you might incorporate them into your home–and beyond.

The 2024 Colors of the Year

While shades of orange and pink were the pick in 2023, this year’s colors incorporate more blues. Collectively, the colors appear to be moving away from the cooler grays of years past, opting instead for more color, warmth, contentedness and softness. If blues aren’t your thing, take a look at the colors of the year declared by Pantone, Glidden and Behr for more options!

Now, let’s dive into each color and its meaning.

Pantone: Peach Fuzz

Warm and soft, Peach Fuzz is the cozy color dubbed Pantone’s 2024 Color of the Year. A calm and peaceful hue between pink and orange, Peach Fuzz is said by Pantone to bring a feeling of “kindness and tenderness, communicating a message of caring and sharing, community and collaboration.” This soft color has vintage vibes with a contemporary appeal.

Sherwin Williams: Upward

Said to be a “breezy, blissful blue,” Upward is a relaxed tone with hints of silver mixed with a calming blue. According to Sherwin Williams, it is meant to encourage relaxation while “brimming with positive energy, creative thinking and total contentment.”

Benjamin Moore: Blue Nova

Benjamin Moore declared Blue Nova — a blend of violet and blue — as its 2024 Color of the Year. When used in a well-lit room, Blue Nova lends itself to gray hues, with a richer blue-purple coming to life in more ambient lighting. According to Benjamin Moore, “violet and blue come together in this elevated, sumptuous hue.”

Glidden: Limitless

A warm, yellow tone, Limitless is Glidden’s 2024 Color of the Year. According to Glidden, “Limitless contains both the power of a primary color and the essence of a neutral to support both cool and warm tones.” Limitless offers a warm, honey-beige alternative to the cooler gray neutrals of late.

Behr: Cracked Pepper

The Behr 2024 Color of the Year, Cracked Pepper, is a soft black that hints at charcoal. Cracked Pepper is said to offer sophistication that is adaptable and organic. According to Behr, “Cracked Pepper evokes a sense of confidence and individuality.”

Every 2024 Color of the Year

Better Homes and Gardens did a complete round-up of the most popular colors of the year—including those we mentioned above and additional colors declared by C2, Dunn-Edwards, Krylon, Minwax, Valspar and Dutch Boy. The overall theme? Blues!

Decorating and staging your home with the 2024 Colors of the Year

When staging your home for sale, it’s best to provide a neutral canvas to help buyers visualize themselves in the space. That doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate the bold colors of the year into your space. However, rather than painting your entire room Blue Nova, consider bringing it in through accent pillows, textiles or furniture.

If you’re not making a move anytime soon, decorate your home with what brings you the most joy! That might mean you finally put up the incredible wallpaper you’ve had your eye on. Did someone say Cracked Pepper?

Adding color to your homeownership journey

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for any home, especially if you’re prepping your house to sell this year. And if you’re buying, you may start to see the 2024 Colors of the Year as you tour homes or consider new construction! Need help? Reach out!

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Jeremy and Amye Miller

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