2024’s Color of the Year picks are in, and blues are the new greens! From misty sky-like shades to bolder hues inspired by the sea and twilight, there’s a variety of blues to choose from. But don’t worry if blue isn’t your thing because companies offer plenty of other options for designers with an eye toward trending colors. Whether you’re looking for light, airy hues, earthier, or more muddy tones, 2024’s selects serve moods for any room.

 

  1. Sherwin-Williams has announced its 2024 Color of the Year, a beautiful shade of blue called Upward! This light and airy blue is perfect for creating a calming and peaceful atmosphere in any room. According to Sherwin-Williams, Upward is a “breezy, blissful blue” that evokes a sense of tranquility and relaxation. So, if you want to create a serene and soothing space, Upward might be the perfect color for you!”

 

  1. Skipping Stones, by Dunn-Edwards, is another beautiful shade of blue named one of the 2024 Colors of the Year. Unlike Sherwin-Williams’s Upward, this Color takes inspiration from the sea rather than the sky. According to Dunn-Edwards color expert Deming Carpenter, Skipping Stones is “a perfect bridge between warm and cool,” making it a versatile choice for any interior. Whether you want to use it on cabinets, all four walls, or in more subtle applications, this moody and meditative blue will create a calming and peaceful atmosphere. Plus, it pairs perfectly with other nature-inspired colors from the New Dawn collection, which is part of Dunn-Edwards’s broader 2024 Color + Design Trends selections.

 

  1. PPG has named Limitless as its 2024 Color of the Year, and it’s a light yellow that’s full of energy and optimism! According to PPG’s color expert for the Glidden brand, Ashley McCollum, this Color is a “modern honey beige” that can function as a neutral while still standing out from the cool grays of previous years. Whether you’re looking to create a sense of wellness, connect with morning sunshine, or reference historic design eras, Limitless is a versatile color that can work wonders on walls, kitchen cabinets, or anywhere else that needs a pop of colorful possibility.

 

  1. Graham & Brown has announced its 2024 Color of the Year, a beautiful shade of green called Viridis! This earthy green is perfect for creating a garden-like atmosphere in any room. According to Graham & Brown, Viridis plays well with the lush forest scene of New Eden, the brand’s Design of the year, grounding the jewel tones of its illustrated flora and fauna. But that’s not all! Viridis is also versatile enough to work with dark woods, soft decor, and adjacent shades of green. So whether you’re looking to create a calming and peaceful space or a vibrant and lively one, Viridis is the perfect color for you!

 

  1. Behr’s top pick for 2024 is a bold and moody color that goes back to black, which is pretty cool. It’s called Cracked Pepper, a soft black with brown undertones that adds instant warmth to a space. It’s perfect for modern spaces or something more classic. It’s a top seller in Behr’s Designer Collection Palette and worthy of its Color of the Year status. So, if you’re looking for a darker color that feels soft, cozy, and comfortable while still making a statement, Cracked Pepper is the way to go!

 

  1. Blue Nova is a mid-toned blue that balances the warm with the cool. According to Andrea Magno, the brand’s color marketing and development director, Blue Nova is a “captivating, otherworldly” color that captures the spirit of twilight to achieve something magical. It has a matte finish that gives it a velvety feel, which is pretty cool. It’s versatile enough to add an atmosphere of approachable excitement to kitchen islands, cabinetry, and front doors.

 

  1. Are you having trouble picking between the greens of today or the blues of tomorrow? No worries, Valspar’s got you covered with their 2024 Color of the Year, Renew Blue. This blue is about restoring equilibrium and recharging, feeling peaceful yet provocative. It’s perfect for grounding with help from neutrals like Perfect Backdrop and Dusk in the Valley or standing out on its own. There’s no doubt that Renew Blue has what it takes to help your home feel like a space for getting in touch with your true colors.

 

  1. York Wallcoverings’ choice of Bay Brown for 2024 is a reminder that greens and blues aren’t the only colors found in nature. It’s a rich and warm neutral perfect for classical design contexts, but it’s also got a depth that makes it a provocative choice for moodier, more contemporary spaces. Bay Brown is a versatile color that can be used in many ways to create a sense of quiet luxury.

 

  1. Sweet Embrace is a delicate, optimistic color that exudes warm, welcoming qualities. It’s perfect for illuminating rooms that don’t get much sun or creating an oasis of calm in a home office. Depending on its application, it’s a lavender-leaning near-neutral that can be either a foundational or transformational color. It pairs well with greens and blues, an earthy orange, or a soft gold. Sweet Embrace’s light, airy attributes fit any style or season.

 

  1. Amid 2024’s rising tide of cool tones, Pantone’s Peach Fuzz is a warming counterweight. Whether as a rug offering a textural contrast to more complex surfaces or deployed as a dining room accent wall to create a convivial atmosphere, Peach Fuzz brings comfort, compassion, and connectivity to any space where people want to feel at ease. Capable of standing out amid traditional neutrals and holding its own among today’s landscape of brighter, bolder colors, expect to see Pantone’s pick pop up anywhere that calls for chilled-out vibes or creative inspiration.

 

  1. James Hardie, the siding manufacturer, has chosen Mountain Sage as their first-ever Color of the Year. It’s a neutral-tinged take on an earthy green, perfect for exteriors. It’s a trending color showing that turning your home into a soothing sanctuary can start from outside. Mountain Sage is available in various James Hardie sidings and trim battens. It offers mood-boosting tranquility while blurring the boundaries between the built environment and the natural world.