The Color Trends for 2024: Comforting Neutrals & Positive Accents

A new year means new trending colors, and in this article, you will read all about the color trends for 2024. Color can be used in many ways in our homes and is a great way to show personality and style while also giving your home a fresh new look.  

Every year, the color experts from the world’s leading paint brands share their Color of the Year and a Color Forecast. The Color of the Year is accompanied by a trending color palette with color hues that complement the chosen trending color.  

From the fashion world to graphic design, these color trends are visible in every art form, so you can expect to see these color trends appear in fashion and interior stores alike. Will we see neutral colors or add bold tones to our interiors? Keep on reading to find out.


In this post, you will find a complete list of all the paint color of the year 2024. Each 2024 color will also get its own blog post with a more in-depth look at how you can use these trending interior colors in your home.  

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What is the Color of the Year 2024?

There is not one Color of the Year, as every leading paint brand chooses its own trending color. But there is often a common theme in the chosen colors from large paint brands like Sherwin-Williams, Behr, Benjamin Moore, or PPG and Color Institute Pantone. In 2024, the paint companies have chosen timeless and comforting colors that are versatile, warm, and create a calm atmosphere in your home.

In this article, you will find every color of the year 2024 and their complementing color palettes. The colors shown above give you a sneak peek into the 2024 paint color trends.

Sherwin-Williams: Upward

Paint company Sherwin-Williams has chosen a positive blue shade as their Color of the Year 2024. “Upward” is a breezy and blissful blue that evokes a sense of peace that you also find when slowing down and taking a breath.

With this color, Sherwin Williams invites their consumers to take a pause and infuse a new sense of ease and possibility into their spaces. One that doesn’t overwhelm but establishes meditation and tranquility.


Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Forecast 2024

Sherwin-Williams 2024 color Upward is one of 48 hand-selected hues from the Colormix Forecast 2024. The color forecast is divided over four color palettes organized by color family: blues and greens, reds and purples, deeps and darks, and delicate tints.

Palette No. 1: the convergence of blues and greens

This palette revolves around the color connection between blues and greens, shared across a range of organic, calming-yet-invigorating hues.

blues and greens The Color Trends for 2024: Comforting Neutrals & Positive Accents

Palette No. 2: the poetry of reds and purples

Get creative with this palette of reds and purples made for maximalism – a group of warm, saturated hues paired with understated neutrals.

reds and purples The Color Trends for 2024: Comforting Neutrals & Positive Accents

Palette No. 3: a gathering of deeps and darks

Escape into a restful retreat with this palette of deep, dark colors. A range of dramatic hues that introduce powerful contrast and a little mystery.

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Palette No. 4: a study in delicate tints

In a palette that’s both hushed and harmonious, airy tints intermingle with soft whites to deliver elevated, minimalist style.


Read more about the Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2024 and Color Forecast

Behr: Cracked Pepper

Behr Paint Company has chosen “Cracked Pepper” as their Color of the Year 2024. Cracked Pepper is a neutral, timeless, and modern shade that awakens the senses and exudes confidence.


“As we look into 2024, creating a sense of comfort and belonging will continue to drive design decisions—but now, as life returns to its more familiar rhythms, it’s time to allow our senses to come alive, 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,” says Erika Woelfel, Vice President of Color and Creative Services at Behr Paint Company.  


The versatile dark gray hue works in any interior style and on any surface. From the walls to furniture and accessories, Cracked Pepper adds a stylish tone to your interior, and it can easily be combined with other colors.

Behr Color Trends Palette 2024

The color of the year is one of fifteen colors in the Behr Color Trends Palette for 2024. The palette ranges from light neutrals to bold colorful shades.

Top Row: Whipped Cream – Weathered White – Even Better Beige – Malted – Tranquil Gray
Middle Row: Chic Taupe – Amber Brew – Riviera Beach – Orange Flambe – Offshore Mist
Bottom Row: Provence Blue – Rumors – Laguna Blue – Mountain Olive – Cracked Pepper

Read More: Behr Color of the Year 2024: Cracked Pepper

PPG & Glidden: Limitless

PPG and Glidden Paint have chosen a combined color of the year. Limitless is PPG’s and Glidden’s Color of the Year 2024. Limitless is a honey beige color that offers infinite design possibilities.

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The calm and sophisticated color is a shift toward a desire for warmer interior spaces and less saturated colors.

PPG and Glidden Color Palettes

Together with the color of the year, PPG and Glidden have created three color palettes with forty complementary hues that will help you decorate with Limitless. Combined with these colors, Limitless feels warm, soothing, curated, and elegant.


Volume I

Calming, soothing, and softening tints and tones are offset by warmed earthen and cooling twilight shades. Volume I is about checking out of the world at large and tuning elsewhere.


Volume II

A generous range of earthy and natural greens pair with a bouquet of warm and floral hues – further energized by vivacious blues and kept in balance by dark neutrals. Volume II is all about transforming the world at large into a place of wonder and awe.


Volume III

Referencing popular hues from the Baroque, Renaissance, Art Deco, and Pop Art periods, this palette combines the best of the best. Volume III is all about defying and reinventing the world at large.


Read More: Glidden and PPG Color of the Year 2024: Limitless

Valspar: Renew Blue

Valspar has taken a simplified approach to their Color inspiration. Usually, the paint company chooses twelve trending colors, but for 2024, they selected only one Color of the Year.

Renew Blue is the Valspar Color of the Year 2024. Renew Blue is balanced blue with a touch of grayed sea green that focuses on wellness and comfort. The color sets a restful and meditative mood in any room of the house.


The 2024 color is carefully selected by the Valspar color experts as they concluded that consumers seek consistency in their homes and work to find balance where it matters the most. With a renewed focus on self-care and personal well-being, homeowners are looking for ways to make their houses an uplifting place to relax, recharge, and entertain.


See more: Valspar Color of the Year 2024: Renew Blue

Dulux: Sweet Embrace

Dulux has chosen a soft pastel pink shade called Sweet Embrace as their color of the Year 2024. Soft feathers and evening clouds inspired the Dulux color Sweet Embrace. It is the perfect shade for creating a calm and welcoming space that so many of us crave.


The refined and optimistic color is a warm and practical stand-alone shade, but it is also a great base color to combine with many other hues. The subtle color warms north-facing spaces and softens sunlit rooms.

Dulux Color Palettes

Three color palettes (warm, uplifting, and calm) have been designed around Sweet Embrace to help you choose trendy and harmonious wall colors that reflect your unique personality.


The warm palette reminds you of home, a place that feels comfortable and safe. The warm palette combines shades of stone, earth, and clay.


The calm color palette evokes thoughts of nature and the essence of life by bringing together the soft greens and blues of the forest and the sea.


The uplifting color palette puts a smile on your face with dreamy lilac tones and modern yellow shades.  


Read more about the Dulux Sweet Embrace Color of the Year and find many more inspirational images from this 2024 color and the color palettes.

Dulux Color Forecast

Paint company Dulux (Flexa in some countries) has released its color forecast for 2024. Their color trends reflect an inner desire for positivity and nurturing home spaces. The Dulux color trends 2024 feature warm colors with hints of yellow, clay tones touched by pink, deep reddish-brown, olive green, and subtle accents of light blue and vibrant yellow.

The Dulux color forecast is divided into three color palettes: Solstice, Journey, and Muse. Each color palette has its own story and inspirations, which are showcased in beautiful interiors.



The Solstice palette draws inspiration from the minimalist Scandinavian design. But it also incorporates elements from Mediterranean and desert aesthetics. This color palette melds warm shades with cooler highlights, enriched with details like braiding and primitive sculptural designs.



The Journey palette delves into the narrative of interior spaces, merging global inspirations from our travels and honoring the legacy of our ancestors through cherished heirlooms and artifacts. Embodying a maximalist essence, this color trend showcases a diverse and eclectic palette.



The Muse palette seamlessly blends nostalgia with modernity, creating timeless and distinctly contemporary spaces. Drawing significant inspiration from the ’70s yet infused with contemporary nuances, Muse honors the iconic designs of the past.


Read more about the Dulux Color Forecast 2024 including more inspiring colorful interiors

HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams: Persimmon

HGTV by Sherwin Williams has created a 2024 Color Collection called Renewed Comfort. The ten colors in this collection feature the HGTV by Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2024: Persimmon.


Drawing from its grounded and earthy origins, Persimmon presents a hue that feels uplifting and refreshing. With hints of tangerine infused into an earthy terracotta base, such naturally derived shades, exemplified by the exquisite Persimmon, are being used to soften interior spaces and add a personal touch to a home.


HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Color Trends

The Color of the Year is paired with five color trend palettes that each create their own unique colorful interior.  


Return to the Cocoon

Relaxing neutral and layers of texture persuade us to slow down and unwind. Plush, upholstered bedframe, headboard, and gently curved bench beckon us to a favorite restorative space -our own Utaupeia, if you will.

The colors in this palette: Utaupeia, Pearly White, and Cyberspace

Create Space for Gathering

If you build it, they will come. And if you carve out that space in a deep charcoal and envelope it in a rich burgundy, they will gather. Social nooks are places to find inspiration in friends and family.

The colors in this palette: Dark Auburn and Cyberspace

Embrace Curves for Softness and Comfort

Sharp angles give way to curves in the Renewed Comfort color palette designs. Traditional gold tones complement tan and white neutrals in quietly colorful contours.

The colors in this palette: Persimmon, Softer Tan, and Pearly White

Play with Personality

Finding your sense of self in design brings an important level of comfort. Complementary hues of blue are interrupted with playful moments of personality on the floor and ceiling.

The colors in this palette: Waterloo, Cyberspace, and Stardew

Infuse Joy into Rooms for Work

Utility spaces work harder than most. Select colors that infuse a sense of happiness and well-being, like a soft yellow combined with white tones.

The colors in this palette: Friendly Yellow and Pearly White

Dunn-Edwards 2024 Color + Design Trends

Dunn-Edwards has released a 2024 Color + Design Trends collection of 48 hues across four inspired color palettes: New Dawn, Time of Comfort, View to Wonder, and Cinematic Heritage.

The expert-curated palettes project confidence and optimism for the future with misty, ethereal mid-tones, quirky brights, and strong earth-drawn colors. Every year, Dunn-Edwards color and design experts immerse themselves in emerging movements across fashion, technology, art, and popular culture to find key design themes and color stories reflecting the coming year.

For 2024, Dunn-Edwards predicts the promise of a new era reflected in interior design – being set free from temporal, geographic, stylistic, and technological boundaries to escape into new, colorful worlds of peoples’ own creation. This year’s trending palettes romanticize the mundane, nourish a softer approach, and merge the magic of nature with technology:

“People have a newfound appreciation for life and the promises it holds, and as a result, we predict 2024 will be the year to break free from the traditional dos and don’ts of interior design. These color palettes invite coziness, romance, escapism, and youthfulness, inspiring us to break the mold and transform our spaces in a meaningful way.” said Sara McLean, Color Expert + Stylist at Dunn-Edwards.

New Dawn Color Palette

This uncluttered, nature-inspired palette creates space for quiet reflection amidst the chaos of an always-on, always-caffeinated world. Made up of ethereal pastels, misted mid-tones with a touch of grittiness, grounded earth shades, and colors that feel like glimmering sunlight, New Dawn both calms and energizes with colors such as Lake Placid, Bay Fog, and Boxwood.

Light azurel – boysenberry shadow – boxwood – baby’s breath – opaline – lake placid – trail blazer – chartreuse – almond – bay fog – burnt crimson – skipping stones

Time of Comfort Color Palette

Warmth is central to this palette that feels like home with tried-and-true colors spanning bread-like neutrals to garden greens, floral brights, and blues reminiscent of a day at the beach. Time of Comfort evokes a cozy retreat safely tucked away from the chaos of the rest of the world, including hues such as Cloistered Garden, Peach, and Roseberry.

Tried & true blue – big sur blue jade – salina springs – shutters – cloistered garden – peach – prairie land – wildflower honey – western sunrise – roseberry – red ink – rich mocha

View to Wonder Color Palette

Autumn and spring collide in this escapist palette filled with warm, saturated hues and the hypnotic power of brights and sugary pastels. View to Wonder is cosmic glam meets alien chic, evoking a sense of techno-fantasy and optimism with its microbiology and multiversal influences featuring colors Pink Dahlia, Desert Spice, and Nightshade.

OK coral – nightshade – spiced berry – desert spice – vibrant honey – pink dahlia – prairie dune – Sedona at sunset – pink theory – lemon lime – frozen tundra – nautical

Cinematic Heritage Color Palette

In a fast-paced world, this palette encourages the slow romanticism of everyday rituals by combining mauves, browns, and greens with bright reds, blues, and fuchsias for a playful balance of vintage and modern. Cinematic Heritage celebrates both the past and present with hues Ochre Revival, Red Maple Leaf, and Mauve-a-Lish.

Ochre revival – celtic linen – la vie en rose – fiery fuchsia – purple prose – mauve-a-lish – red maple leaf – red power – pottery clay – rincon covel – mother earth – blue velvet

Dutch Boy: Ironside

Translating global trends from fashion, culture, and media, paint brand Dutch Boy has chosen Ironside as their 2024 Color of the Year. The deep, comforting green is a richly dimensional hue that soothes and reassures.


“Creating a space for wellness should be a driving factor in everyday life. That’s why taking a natural approach to healthy living and safe spaces is a pivotal part of the current landscape; Ironside incorporates all the above in one bold color and can be applied in one single coat,” said Ashley Banbury, Dutch Boy Paints’ color marketing manager.

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Ironside is one of Dutch Boy’s One-Coat paints designed to provide full-color coverage with just one coat of paint. Ironside is paired with three color palettes; combining them brings a sense of sophisticated comfort. 

Embrace Color Palette

The Embrace Palette elevates a room as consumers make their homes a primary place for self-care and wellness. The calming hues paint the picture of a retreat to rest and recharge with shades including Antique White, Whale’s Tail, and Heritage Brown.


Retreat Color Palette

The Retreat Palette gives us peace of mind to explore new life angles as we take extra time for ourselves. Ironside is the color that ties Sanded Grout, Wild Orange, and Antiquated Olive together, bringing both cleanliness and warmth to the home.


Inspire Color Palette

Explore color through the Inspire Palette by combining shades like Ultra White, Pineapple Flan, and Strawberry Shade.


Read more: Dutch Boy Color of the Year 2024: Ironside

What is your favorite color of the year? Do you prefer the moody tones from Behr or Dutch Boy or are you going for lighter shades in your home?