Every year new colors come into play, and 2024 is no different. This is a chance for us all to explore new shades and express ourselves in different ways. It is exciting to see the experts’ choices and their predictions on colors that can possibly start a trend. Whether you are looking to follow the trend or create your own custom color, the possibilities are endless. Even Earth tones can make a huge impact- rich and muted, they create the perfect ambiance. Do not underestimate lighter shades, as they too, can transform your space and evoke emotions. Let this year be your time to experiment and find your perfect color! Remember, colors have the power to uplift your mood, so choose wisely. Let us embrace the new year with open minds and open hearts, and paint our world with beautiful colors.

Pantone 2024 Paint Color Of Year: Peach Fuzz

2024 color of the year
Color of the year 2024 from Pantone

The Color of the Year for 2024 from Pantone is  Peach Fuzz, which Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute™

describes as follows: 

“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.”



Here are the 2023 and 2024 colors of the year for comparison purposes.

PPG Paint Colors For 2023

PPG color of the year 2023
Photo: Courtesy of PPG

PPG choose this color because of the mood it creates. 

PPG website says it choose these colors because they are versatile and simple. 

“Consumers seek to simplify in this post-COVID era, as the past two years have shed new light on the importance of serenity and little moments. Vining Ivy (PPG1148-6) is an energizing yet grounding blue-green used in any space. Its versatility takes the guesswork out of design, giving consumers more time to indulge in the things that matter most to them.”

PPG Paint Color For 2024



A fresh, warm hue that contains both the power of a primary color and the essence of a neutral.

Limitless is similar in warmth and depth to Peach Fuzz but more neutral.  

ppg 2024 color of the year

Ben Moore Paint Color of 2023

Ben Moore Paint Color of the year
Photo: Courtesy from Benjamin Moore

When you thought we’d be leaving the bright reds, Ben Moore quickly brought us back with Rasberry Blush.  This color is softer, but I felt even BM wasn’t sold on the color.  After all, they didn’t even hang the painting back up! 

Ben Moore describes the color as follows: 

“Never a backdrop, Raspberry Blush is the definition of charismatic color. This unapologetic shade of red-orange had us thinking: bold, bolder, boldest. This sentiment flows through the rest of the palette as we immerse ourselves in hues that make a statement. Inspired by an artist’s desire to communicate through color, shape, and sound, Color Trends 2023 was built to envelop you in vivacious color.”

Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year 2024

Elevate the every day and expand horizons through juxtaposed colors that are sure to inspire. With Blue Nova leading the way, depth and intrigue are balanced by an undercurrent of reassurance. This alluring mid-tone features an enchanting duality, capturing the spotlight with endlessly classic appeal.

Ben Moore 2024 color of the year

Sherwin Williams 2024 Color of the Year

Include Upward when creating spaces for positivity, creativity, and happiness. It provides natural light and warmth and promotes a general sense of contentment. It boosts spirits, stimulates creative thinking, encourages productivity, and infuses cheer and vibrant energy into outdoor patios, coworking spaces, and similar areas. SW Upward is an excellent choice for creating a space that radiates positivity and good vibes.

sw color of the year 2024

Sherwin Williams Paint Color For 2023

SW Color of the year
Photo: Courtesy of Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams chooses Redend Point for its versatility and calmness.

“Redend Point SW 9081 is a nourishing and intriguing hue, an inviting neutral inspired by our deep care for our communities, connections, and crafts. It is subtle, warm and restorative, suitable in commercial or residential spaces where mind and soul can relax and be refreshed.”

 This color reminds me of the shade of lipstick I used to buy for my mom. 

It’s called Redend Point SW 9081.  It should be called Deadend because it doesn’t go with much. 

Suggestion:  use it in a guest bedroom if you want to shorten the time your guest stays.

SW Color of the year 2022

Soft Timeless Greens  

Neutral greens such as Sherwin Williams’ 2022 Color of the Year, Evergreen Fog (SW 9310) have a peacefulness that brings calm.  Mixed with the wood beams it brings the outdoors in.  Notice how all four colors have a soft natural feel.  


The direction in 2023 is a shade more mold.

Trending Darker Colors

paint colors for 2023 Tricorn Black
Picture is From Sherwin Williams
Trim painters working with different sheens from high gloss to flat

Tricorn Black is another popular color used in music rooms, entertainment rooms, and offices.  It is very dramatic and has a rich, sophisticated vibe.  In my experience, we have seen a lot of this color in 2022 and have no reason it won’t still be a popular paint in 2023.

Behr and Sherwin Williams have similar colors for 2023

Photo: Courtesy of Behr

Cracked Pepper and Blank Canvas are similar to Tri-corn Black and Agreeable Gray.  Blank Canvas looks slightly aged yet modern without the sterileness of a brilliant white.  It could be a perfect color for exterior brick as well.

Suggestion: incorporate shades of black into furniture and/or windows for maximum effect.


Better Homes & Gardens 2023

What are the odds of both SW and BH&G picking such similar colors?  

Better Homes and Gardens describes Canyon Ridge  as “infusing energy and comfort into any space.”

It can only be purchased at Walmart.

Adding a vibrant shade of blue to the walls, such as Blue Plate by Sherwin Williams compliments the more moderate wall color.

Canyon Ridge captures elements that you might see during the twilight sky.  A mixture of muted orange and pink gives a near-neutral flavor. 


BH&G paint color for 2023
Courtesy of Better Homes & Garden

The blue works well because it is at the opposite end of the spectrum.  This is a 

SW 6796 Blue Plate

Pittsburg Paints Top Painting Colors for 2023

Muted Earth Tones Are Trending in 2023

Courtesy of Sherwin Williams

Continuing the trend with muted earth tones allows a combination of advantages.  First, it allows us to bring colors from the outside in.  The colors give emotions of comfort and stability.  They are timeless and mix well with a cozy cottage feel or a metro look. 

The three colors below are from the HGTV Sherwin Williams 2023 color chart.