Every year, experts and designers try to make sense of the upcoming paint color ideas and trends. This year’s new paint color ideas appear to revolve around moody, earthy tones with bright, fresh pops of color.
While neutrals never go out of style, this year’s paint color trends appear to be more adventurous and vibrant. Even the standard neutrals are getting a refresh. Instead of the boring gray and white of the past, many neutral tones now have rich and complex undertones, making them ideal as a backdrop for the exciting colors of 2024.
New Paint Color Trends and Ideas
In the ever changing space of interior design, paint color ideas and trends play a vital role in shaping the ambience of a room. You are sure to find a paint color trend or idea for 2024 that best suits your tastes and personality among the many eye-catching options available.
Dark and Moody
Deep and sumptuous colors are still popular paint color choices for 2024. This color change represents a broader shift away from the desire for everything to be light and bright. You can also use these moody hues to provide just the contrast you need to elevate your space, or they also work well in color saturated spaces. These dark colors represent the desire we all have to be comfortable and grounded in our homes.
Shades ranging from deep mahogany to dark olive create a sophisticated yet effortless look that is appropriate for dining rooms, living rooms, and bedrooms. While these rich tones may appear overwhelming in a color-filled room, they actually create a visually interesting but relaxing environment perfect for the home.
Back to Blue
One of the most often selected favorite colors over the years has always been blue. Many experts believe that it is because blue is present in so much of the natural world. Blue inspires us while also making us feel safe. Many paint companies are clearly going back to basics with their choice of blue as their color of the year, but they have done it with a twist.
Two of the largest paint companies in the United States selected a shade of blue as the color of the year. Sherwin Williams chose Upward (SW 6239), a serene, pale blue with a hint of silver. Blue Nova, the Benjamin Moore color of the year, is a light, dusky blue with just a hint of purple. Other interesting blues to consider are Thermal, the color of the year from C2, Gale Force (SW 7605), Polar Sky (BM CC-790), and Slate Tile (SW 9624).
Color drenching is a popular trend in design magazines, and you can expect to see more of it in homes in the coming year. Color drenching is the practice of painting most or all of the architectural elements in a room the same color. This would typically include the walls, trim, and, in many cases, the ceiling.
Color drenching provides a harmonious and seamless look. This is an excellent technique for making a room more cohesive. This strategy works equally well with dark colors like Cracked Pepper, Behr’s color of the year, and light shades like Glidden’s color of the year, Limitless.
A Move Toward Warmth: Reds, Purples, and Browns
Some people shy away from using red, purple, and brown paint shades in their interior design because they seem overwhelming and difficult to pair with other colors. Bright shades of red and purple definitely can evoke powerful emotions and make a powerful statement in a room, but there is such an amazing variety of shades of these colors that you can find one to suit many different styles and tastes. Look for rich browns with hints of red and purple. These browns are sophisticated, rich, and powerful for 2024.
If you cannot find a red or purple that appeals to you, consider adjacent colors such as mauve, pink, or peach. These softer, warm-hued paint colors are also on-trend in 2024. Sherwin Williams’ color of the year for 2023 was Redend Point (SW 9081), and this color is still part of their Colormix for 2024. Redend Point is a soft, dusky red with enough gray to tone down the vibrancy and give it a soothing quality. There are several purples in the 2023 color mixes for both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams that show that this complex shade will be around for several years to come.
Neutrals will always look timeless and chic. This year, many people still want to embrace minimalism in their home decor and paint colors. While warmer neutrals such as soft beiges, ecru, caramel, and taupe are on the rise, warm grays and cool neutral accents also remain popular.
Delicately tinted colors are gorgeous when used with other neutrals or to create contrast using darker colored paints. Some of the most popular neutrals on the paint color palettes for 2024 are colors like White Dove (OC-17) from Benjamin Moore, Snowbound (SW 7004) from Benjamin Moore, and Limitless from Glidden.
Go for Green
Green paint colors in interior spaces have become increasingly popular in recent years, and they are unlikely to fade anytime soon. Green paint’s organic quality, combined with its fresh and varied appearance, makes it an excellent choice for bedrooms, living rooms, foyers, and dining rooms. Green stands firmly as a dominant color choice, but it also works well with other colors, including shades of blue, yellow, warm neutrals, and gray.
There are a wide range of green color options on paint palettes for 2024. Ironside (422-7DB) Dutch Boy’s color of this year, taps into the dark and moody side of paint colors for 2024. This is a rich, complex olive green. It has just enough gray to make you double-check that it is indeed green. Other interesting green color options for this year are Billiard Green (SW 0016) and Benjamin Moore’s Antique Pewter (1560).
Embrace the Colors You Love
This year’s paint color palettes embrace color and warmth, signaling an overall return to optimism and joy. Many homeowners are taking advantage of this newfound freedom by making bolder and more personal color choices. Gone are the days of all-gray homes. Instead, select colors that serve as the foundation for the home atmosphere you want to create. So, whether you want to create a palette with rich and vibrant hues, one with contrast, or one that is light and serene, there are popular trending colors to help you get there.
There has been a clear trend towards organic, textured surfaces. This might include covering your walls with seagrass wallpaper, adding plaster, or maybe building out the walls or ceiling with wood paneling. These are good options that you can combine with paint to add depth and interest to your walls.
Wood paneling paired with a dark, rich color like Regent Green (2136-20) from Benjamin Moore gives your home stately character and timeless style. Pair seagrass wallpaper with a soothing color like Sherwin Williams’ Snowbound (SW7004) or something unexpected like Wild Current (SW 7583), a rich, berry red.
Contrasting Color Palettes
One popular paint trend for 2024 is to increase the contrast in our interior spaces. The goal here is to avoid a dull and uninspiring interior by incorporating color and texture to add excitement. Embracing this trend might mean painting the trim a bolder and contrasting shade to the walls. It could also mean adding more contrast in the rooms with bold accessories and decor. If you like the monochromatic look but still want to create contrast, use the same color in a variety of hues to add depth and interest to the design.