Want to be on trend in 2024? It can come down to the colors you incorporate into your home design. Fortunately, you can choose from different palettes to best suit your personal preferences. This article shares an overview of what colors are trending for 2024.
One of the more popular tastemakers for color of the year? Pantone. For the 25th year of its Color of the Year selection, the color standardization company selected Peach Fuzz as its top choice. Choosing Peach Fuzz for 2024 “captures our desire to nurture ourselves and others,” the company said. “It’s a velvety gentle peach tone whose all-embracing spirit enriches mind, body, and soul.”
The head of the Pantene Color Institute, Leatrice Eiseman, added, “In seeking a hue that echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection, we chose a color radiant with warmth and modern elegance. A shade that resonates with compassion, offers a tactile embrace, and effortlessly bridges the youthful with the timeless.”
You might not have previously thought a color could do all that. But Pantone isn’t the only one with lofty aspirations for its colors.
Saussy Burbank’s exclusive partner Sherwin-Williams also identified a top trending color for 2024. The paint company put its attention on Upward. Describing the shade as “a breezy, blissful blue,” Sherwin-Williams also suggested people want to decompress. Its website described the new hue as “The color found when we slow down, take a breath, and allow the mind to clear.”
They went on to characterize the color as “relaxed and carefree,” and “a sunny-day shade for spaces brimming with positive energy, creative thinking, and total contentment.”
Architectural Digest took a broader approach in their look ahead. Instead of selecting a single top color, they gathered seven hues they expected to see taking center stage in 2024. Noting Sherwin-Williams’ choice and three other paint companies that had a blue option, the design magazine noted that “blue is having a big moment.”
Nevertheless, that wasn’t the only color to choose from. The magazine also shared:
Along with the “influx of coastal-inspired blues, from light pastels to bold teals,” Better Homes and Gardens (BH&G) observed that “forestcore-inspired picks” and “nature-inspired tones will be especially big.”
What is the forestcore aesthetic? BH&G described it as a “woodsy decor trend” taking off thanks to social media. “This growing aesthetic is focused on all things forest. A goal of the decor trend is to make a room feel as much like the uninhabited woodlands as possible. Dark colors, wood, stone, plush fabrics, and plants are the backbone of this style, all working together to create an atmosphere that’s mysterious, lush, and wild.”
We all benefit with so many paint color companies and others weighing in with their own forecasted top hue for 2024. If you want a more muted olive green as opposed to a punchy, pastel blue the House Beautiful describes as “packing a punch,” you can make that choice and still keep to contemporary hues.
Even exterior siding and wall covering companies are getting into the game now with their own top color trend predictions. This makes for more palette options. Nevertheless, whatever color suits your environment—inside or outside—you can expect the choice to speak to a few core commonalities.
The color experts say their choices reflect these trends in homeowners’ moods. Apparently right now we’re drawn to colors and designs that lend a sense of tranquility and harmony, stability and security. We’re also making choices that help us to feel closer to nature. Plus, we want to make our spaces feel welcoming and elegant while merging both contemporary and retro choices to promote wellness and encourage self-expression.
The good news? We can mix and match the colors to our heart’s content to fit a variety of design approaches. And the applications of these colors is endless. You’ll see them on walls and cabinetry, but also on stools, pillows, vases, and so much more. So, you can transform your rooms from top to bottom or simply get on trend with a simple pop of a new, top color for a decorative pillow or throw blanket.
Color of the year predictions can be fun to follow. Still, they don’t have to dictate what you do with your home interior or exterior. The Spruce suggests that when it comes to picking your colors, it’s always best to “start with the colors you love.”
When you buy one of Saussy Burbank’s quality craftsmanship homes, you’ll meet with our experts to decide on the finishing touches for your house. But you can go in knowing that when Saussy Burbank builds in a new neighborhood we also consider what works in that environment. We want our high quality homes to suit the setting while making our homeowners happy at home. See what’s available today.