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2024 Color of the Year

Each fall, major paint companies release their predictions for what colors will be trending in the new year with many selecting a Color of the Year to be featured.


Paint companies pick the colors after an extensive process of analyzing design trends, surveying the public, and conferring with their own in-house color experts. The colors that are highlighted give insight into how folks are utilizing their homes and the comfort people seek in their surroundings. The featured colors extend beyond wall color trends, influencing all of home design and fashion.


It’s so fun to see the selections roll out! The color trends I’m seeing in 2024 are connected to nature, can be used in a variety of spaces, and lean heavily on blue tones and dark earthy shades. 


Inspired by a few Colors of the Year 2024, I designed the following spaces to highlight the color and the direction you could take if using it. Happy Painting!


Behr: Cracked Pepper

I add something black to every room I design. What better way to do that than an accent wall in Behr’s Cracked Pepper, an earthy black hue that will elevate any space it's used in. "We recognize the growing desire for using darker colors throughout spaces," says Jodi Allen, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Behr Paint Company. "Adding a soft black like Cracked Pepper evokes a sense of confidence and individuality that we want all of our customers to feel after completing a project."


A graphic of a bedroom with black paint on the walls.

Sherwin Williams: Upward

There is something calming about Sherwin Williams, Upward, an airy and crisp blue, that brings the outside sky indoors. Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams’s director of color marketing, believes Upward thrives in “areas where you just go to unwind a bit and disconnect.”


A graphic of a reading chair and bookshelf with a light blue paint on the walls.

Benjamin Moore: Blue Nova

Inspired by space and travel, Benjamin Moore’s Blue Nova encourages adventure and exploring new places. “It really is an eye-catching blue,” said Sharon Grech, a spokesperson from the company. “It’s a midtone hue. It’s not too dark; it’s not too light. So it really doesn’t just fall into the background, but rather it holds our attention with its personality.”


A graphic of a dining room with a dark blue paint on the walls.

 

Tralala Interiors specializes in approachable and fun interior decorating in Asheville, NC. Is there is a space in your home that needs a refresh? You don’t have to start from scratch to create a beautiful space. We will work together, using the furnishings you love, to update the flow & aesthetic of each room, making spaces that are warm, cozy, & reflective of you.


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