Are you planning a paint project in the new year? Choosing a colour palette is the first important step when decorating a space.
If you want to create your own palette, start with one feature colour. Then add a lighter and darker shade to complement it. Alternatively, you can lean on the professionals. Four of the top paint brands have curated their own colour palettes, which all include their respective Colors of the Year. So go ahead and create a fresh vibe in your home with these design-forward colour palettes for 2024.
Go Bold With Behr
If you’re looking for a bold and moody colour palette, start with Behr’s colour of the year — Cracked Pepper. “With every brushstroke of Cracked Pepper, you can paint a story of utmost confidence. It’s not merely about covering walls… it’s about evoking a renewed spirit for 2024,” says Erika Woelfel, the VP of Color and Creative Services at Behr Paint Company. Woelfel suggests pairing it with a light neutral paint like Even Better Beige for contrast or vibrant colours such as Amber Brew.
Vibrant Classics With Benjamin Moore
Tired of white walls and black accents? Sharon Grech, a spokesperson for Benjamin Moore and a regular expert on City Line, notes that in recent years, blue paint colours have been gaining popularity. “Navy blues are great alternatives to simple white or black for those wanting to step out of their colour comfort zones. Blue Nova offers a slightly bolder personality, a little more daring than classic navy but still toned down enough to be approachable and versatile for any upcoming paint project,” she says. Her favourite colour palette for 2024 includes Antique Pewter, with its silvery sage undertone paired with Topaz for a bold, upbeat warmth.
Nordic Cool With Sherwin-Williams
Calling all fans of the Scandinavian pastel aesthetic — this colour palette is right up your alley! Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams, recommends using Upward. This breezy and dreamy shade of blue creates a calming atmosphere and she recommends it as the first colour in your 2024 palette. “With its cool blue undertone and hint of a silver lining, Upward draws inspiration from coastal vibes and Nordic styles to create timeless and inspired spaces,” she explains. Pair it with the delicate hue of Snowbound for warmth in everyday spaces and introduce a touch of mystery and elegance with Tricorn Black.
Bright Blues With Valspar
Let 2024 be the year to stop shying away from colour with this bright blue-inspired palette by Valspar. “Blue is a classic shade that has become the new neutral for today’s home,” says Sue Kim, the Director of Color Marketing at Valspar. “Renew Blue is an incredibly versatile and all-season shade that you can mix and match to fit a variety of design styles and applications.” She suggests pairing it with a soothing beige hue like Perfect Backdrop, to give it balance and tranquility. Complete the palette with Dusk in the Valley, a whimsical pastel purple with a subtle grey undertone.