Painting in 2024? Here Are the Paint Colours You’ll Fall In Love With

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It’s that time of year again. The paint manufacturers have all started announcing their 2024 Colour of the Year. There’s always a lot of excitement in the design industry around these announcements. Not because we’ll use those exact colours but it tends to be a predictor of what’s up and coming in design. Some years we see a lot of synchronicity in the selections but not this year. We’re seeing light, medium and deep colours that span the spectrum of colour. 

I’d say that 2024 still includes a lot of colour although not all of it is as deep and saturated as 2023. If you want to review 2022 or 2023 you can read this post and this post.

 

PAINT COLOURS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2024

 

1/ Benjamin Moore Blue Nova CC-860

SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

This is Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year for 2024 so expect to see this a lot. We don’t always use the colour of the year on our walls but you’ll find it pop up in accessories and artwork for the next little while.

As you can see from the image above, this colour works well with both neutrals and bold colours so it’s a good choice if you love a deep blue in your home.

 

2/ Sherwin Williams Upward SW-6239

SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

We can’t share Benjamin Moore’s colour for 2024 without also sharing Sherwin Williams’ selection. They both selected a shade of blue although this one is much lighter. They’ve described this as a “breezy blissful blue”. This colour makes me think of beach homes in the Hamptons. It definitely does have a peaceful yet playful feel to it.

I know the more saturated colours have been a bit much for those who were really embracing the neutral colours of the last several years. If that sounds like you then I think this might be a nice way to add colour without the heaviness of something bolder.

 

3/ Behr Cracked Pepper PPU18-1

SOURCE: Behr

 

Earlier this year I wrote a post about creating drama in your bathroom through paint (read the post here). I did include a couple of charcoal/black options and I think this is a beautiful black and could be used anywhere. If you’ve ever thought the idea of a room painted black sounded depressing I think this image will change your perspective.

I love how chic and sophisticated this room looks. The fact that the desk and cabinetry is also painted black adds an extra cohesiveness to the colour. Take note that this room has a fairly large window letting in a lot of natural light. That’s exactly what a black room needs to help offset the saturation level. 

 

4/ HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams Persimmon HGSW-6339

SOURCE: HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams

HGTV Home has highlighted this colour by saying “persimmon pulls from grounded, earthy origins, to deliver a shade that feels both uplifting and refreshing”. It’s not unlike the Sherwin Williams 2023 Colour of the Year (Redend Point). To be honest, that colour didn’t make much of a splash last year as far as I could see so let’s see whether Persimmon makes a bigger impact in our designs this year. 

I do like the idea of incorporating some colours from the orange/red/yellow side of the colour wheel. We tend to focus on blue and green a lot in design and this is a nice option for anyone who’s feeling a bit over those colours. Obviously that’s not me since I’m a blue lover for life but I do think this colour could work nicely anywhere in your home.

 

5/ Sherwin Williams Snowbound SW-7004

 

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Now that we’ve introduced the deeper colours it only makes sense that we would want to balance all of that out with a beautiful neutral. Snowbound isn’t new and in fact, it’s one of the best selling paint colours from Sherwin Williams. 

Maybe you love those deeply saturated colours above and want a nice neutral for the hallways. Or maybe you prefer to add this kind of neutral to an entire room and just use the deeper colours as accents for decor. Either way, Snowbound is a good choice. 

While it’s technically described as a white with a gray undertone I see it as a greige which is easiest to see when you compare it to a stark white. You’ll instantly see the colour in this one appear.

 

6/ Sherwin Williams Carnelian SW-7580

SOURCE: Sherwin Williams

I’ve been seeing a lot of deep purple and red lately but I’m not sure that either of those colours are going to be making a big impact in interior design. They both tend to be so bold and loud and I think we could tire of them quickly.

On the other hand, this colour is the best of both of those. It’s a deep violet with red undertones and together they somehome combine to create this wonderful dark and moody colour that just works. It kind of reminds me of the burgundy that we all embraced so deeply in the ‘90’s. I can see this colour making a comeback because it was actually really an easy colour to live with in spite of its depth.

 

7/ Benjamin Moore Carolina Gull 2138-40

SOURCE: Mod and Mood

I know there’s no way that we won’t continue our love affair with green in 2024. Since both of the big paint manufacturers selected a blue colour this year I’m making my own prediction about the green we fall in love with. Carolina Gull is a mid-toned colour that’s a bit of a chameleon. 

While it definitely looks bright and cheery next to all this white I’ve seen it looking much darker and moodier than this as well. That’s part of the reason that I love it. It can be whatever you want it to be and the light will decide how it’s perceived.

 

8/ BENJAMIN MOORE STONE BROWN 2112-30

 

SOURCE: Benjamin Moore

Have you been shopping for clothes lately? If you have, you probably have seen this chocolate brown show up everywhere. From active wear to evening wear, this colour is trending hard when it comes to fashion. And I’ve mentioned before that interior design trends always follow fashion trends. So expect to see a lot of chocolate interiors coming up in 2024.

This is a great colour but it works best when there’s light surrounding it. It can be either natural or artificial but it won’t do its best work in a dark and dreary environment.

I love to pair dark colours like this with a lighter neutral (like beige) or with white. You can also see from the image above how nicely this pairs with a mid-toned colour like orange. Brown is actually a very versatile colour so there’s a lot that will work together and look great.

 

So what do you think? Do you think you’ll be painting with any of these colours in 2024? If so, reach out and let’s talk about how a colour consultation can make the difference and speed up the process.

 

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