Behr and Valspar have announced their respective 2024 Color of the Year selections. Behr is going bold and classic, while Valspar is going for simple and calm. Learn more about these colors and how to incorporate them into your home.
Behr 2024 Color of the Year: Cracked Pepper
Behr’s 2023 Color of the Year was a warm white, prompting hope and the thought of endless possibilities – aptly titled Blank Slate. Behr’s 2024 selection also provides a modern take on a traditional hue with even more range. Behr is asserting bolder is better in 2024 with Cracked Pepper (PPU18-01), a color that can bring dynamic drama or sophisticated subtlety to your space. This “versatile soft black” also reaffirms that black is a neutral that complements cool or warm accents.
Consider utilizing this color indoors as an accent color for freestanding columns, kitchen cabinets, a painted statement ceiling, or even interior doors. You can also bring this classic, moody hue outdoors to add depth to exterior accents such as gutters, shutters, doors, or trim.
“From heightening the aromas of a dining room to feeling the softness of a living area, Cracked Pepper enhances the natural expression in any space,” stated Erika Woelfel. Woelfel is the Vice President of Color and Creative Services at Behr Paint Company.
Are you looking for a dramatic yet timeless shade that is soothing and confident? Consider incorporating Cracked Pepper into your home this year.
Valspar 2024 Color of the Year: Renew Blue
For 2023, Valspar selected 12 Colors of the Year that exude beauty, comfort, and joy. For 2024, however, Valspar opted for simplicity and zeroed in on colorful calm found in a single shade – Renew Blue (8003-37D). This “nourishing, green-influenced blue” can bring a peaceful balance to any room when well-being and self-care matter more than ever. Renew Blue is the go-to color to help make your home a relaxing retreat to escape the busyness of everyday life.
“Renew Blue is an incredibly versatile and all-season shade that anyone can envision in their space,” said Sue Kim, Valspar Director of Color Marketing.
Where can you integrate this nature-inspired, cool-toned hue? Renew Blue is a perfect pairing with bold accents or warm neutrals in entryways, cabinetry, outdoor trim, door frames, and accent walls. You can also consider incorporating Renew Blue into your bathroom. Imagine the calming effect of this tranquil blue on the walls or as an accent with tiles to complement natural finishes. Is it time to revamp your kitchen? Opt for this lighter blue to harmonize with brass fixtures, wooden floors, and homey green house plants.
Which Color Will You Choose?
Which color resonates with you more – the darker, moodier Cracked Pepper or the tranquil and restful Renew Blue? If you’re still not sure, stay tuned as Pantone will be announcing their Color of the Year at the end of this year.