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Colors of the Year 2024: Fresh & Harmonious

The temperatures are dropping and so are the hot new colors for 2024! Paint manufacturers and tastemakers are revealing the shades they think will win in the new year, and we are impressed. It’s a highly pigmented line up of blues and deep hues that express depth and serenity – our hopes for the future. 

Sherwin-Williams: Upward

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This spa-like, pale shade immediately relaxes the senses and lightens the mood. The powdery blue has a gentle, spring sky feeling that will open up any indoor space. Meant to invoke a breezy, sunny day feeling, this color is sure to be a hit in both traditional and modern settings, bringing light and comfort.

Pair Sherwin-Williams Upward with DesignRail® Custom in Sparking Champagne and a Resin Panel Infill in Fossil Leaf for a harmonious combination. 

Valspar®: Renew Blue

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Even the name evokes warmth and hope! This sunny shade of robin’s egg dances on the edge between blue and green, a calm, but bright color meant to evoke a clean glacier lake. This coastal blue is perfect for a seaside escape, or any place where you wish to unwind and gather your thoughts. 

Pair this minty shade with DesignRail® Classic in Black for a timeless pairing to make your guests feel right at home. 

Dunn-Edwards: Skipping Stones

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Moving to the moodier end of the spectrum we have this pigmented blue gray that is both fresh and classic. This distinct shade has enough dimension to works with both cool and warm natural accents. Dignified, reserved, yet bold.

Pair with DesignRail® Custom in Oil Rubbed Bronze with Allure mesh panel infill for an elegant, upscale look.

Benjamin Moore & Co. – Blue Nova

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Rounding out the blues for 2024, this deep lavender blue steals the spotlight, a blend of both traditional and modern that is sure to stand out. Don’t let the daring example photo fool you, this color can shift, chameleon-like, depending on the lighting (check out Benjamin Moore’s website to see for yourself).

Embrace this robust shade with a subdued DesignRail® Custom railing in Dove Gray with Sverra® lasercut aluminum panel infill to reinforce the adventurous feeling of your space.

Behr® – Cracked Pepper

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Bringing us down to earth for 2024 is this delicious charcoal shade. It’s a moody, sophisticated color that can surround the indoors, and elevate the outdoors. From mid-century modern to industrial, the style applications of this hue are endless! Go plush or go sparse – this color can stand up to the cool, the warm, the metallic, and more. It practically begs to be showcased in a magnificent maximalist space. 

Complement the depth with a DesignRail® Custom railing in Hartford Green with a Black top rail, adding Vertical CableRail for an extra sleek look. 

Dutch Boy® – Ironside

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Here we have another deep and comforting shade making the predicted top list for the coming year. This dark, rich olive hue invites you in and embraces you in its warmth. A reassuring color that works with other moody shades or as a contrast to light, natural shades of rattan and cream. 

Pair this relaxing color with a dash of DesignRail® Classic in Coffee Cream with a Resin panel infill in Rice Grass and a Walnut Top Rail to tie it all together. 

HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams – Persimmon

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Now lets step out of your comfort zone. Here is an uplifting combination of clay and tangerine – earthy and bright all at the same time. A grounding shade that mixes and matches effortlessly, bringing a unique perspective to any room. Cheery and calming, this color is both bold and soothing. 

Bring the perfect combination of sophistication and organic style when you pair this color with the latest in Feeney® line, a DesignRail® Modern Kit railing in Textured Black

Pantone® – Peach Fuzz

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Rounding out the list for the year, is a color that not only envelopes the warm, fuzzy feeling of its name, but also plays perfectly in the modern meets vintage space that the other top colors have done so well.

“Poetic and romantic, a clean peach tone with a vintage vibe, PANTONE 13-1023 Peach Fuzz reflects the past yet has been refashioned with a contemporary ambiance.” writes Pantone®.

Embrace the soft, comforting vibe of the Pantone® Peach Fizz, and pair with the luxurious DesignRail® Custom in Modern White with Tempered Glass panel infill and an intermediate horizontal rail.

With a lineup of shades like this one, 2024 looks to be an exciting year ahead with more warmth, more depth, and more inviting colors to showcase our unique identities. We head into winter and beyond with hope, togetherness and keeping our dreams alive in the spaces around us.  

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