Pictured Above: Teal and Blue Living Room Featuring “Renew Blue” Paint by Valspar. “Renew Blue” is Valspar’s 2024 Color of the Year.
Important Note: The following is our tentative color trend forecast for 2024 covering what we know so far about the most important trends as we wrap up 2023 and head into 2024. However, we are still working on interviewing color experts and compiling information about color trends 2024. If you’re an interior designer, tradesperson, executive at a paint company, or other thought leader in the home furnishings and home improvement space, and you have color trend research or insights you’d like to share with our readers on the topic of 2024’s color trends, we invite to you to get in touch. Otherwise, read on for the lowdown on everything we know so far about 2024’s top home interior color trends.
Are you wondering about the trendiest colors for interior decorating in 2024? If so, we invite you to check out our report covering 2024 color trends. We’ve made a number of significant observations regarding the latest trendy interior color palettes in 2024.
1. Black and White Is One of the Most Important Color Trends 2024
Black and white have been trending up since at least 2016. By all appearances, this color combination is still a favorite, and it will remain popular in 2024. Variations of this are also trendy; think black + white + gray; black + white + teal; black + white + red; or simply use a formula of black + white + insert your favorite bright color to make your heart sing when you look at your home decor.
One important caveat: I’d urge caution with overdoing the black. Please use restraint when you incorporate black surfaces into your decor. A too-black interior will demand more lighting than you were probably anticipating, and that can get ridiculously expensive.
2. White + Colors
Rich, vibrant colors are plentiful on 2024’s color trend forecast, but with most of them, you won’t really want to overdo it. Colors like chartreuse, coral pink, and yellow are a few of the top colors right now — but you probably don’t want to buy a couch in any of those colors, or paint your kitchen cabinets in them. White gives you a viable option for a color you can use as a backdrop if you want to decorate with brighter colors like aqua, teal, coral, terra cotta, and salmon.
3. Rich, Warm Browns and Wood Tones
In the recent past, red oak and white oak have been the top-selling hardwoods for flooring in the United States, and they will continue to be on-trend for 2024. These woods can be stained and finished in ways that affect their color nuances, but after finishing, your typical oak floor ends up looking rich, warm, and brown. Other warm-toned woods like hickory have also been popular in the recent past, and are likely to remain so as we head into 2024.
Since your flooring color dominates the room and affects the entire mood of the space, it makes sense to think that the other colors present in the room should harmonize with it. Think rich, brown velvet, cognac brown leather, cowhide, and suede surfaces in couches and chairs and warm brown accent colors in patterned area rugs or decorative pillows.
4. Warm Golden Beige
The folks at Glidden Paint have announced that “Limitless,” a warm golden beige, is their 2024 color of the year.
Minwax chose “Bay Blue,” a deep, rich teal color, as their 2024 Color of the Year.
7. Moss Green
8. Olive Green
12. Terra Cotta, Coral and Salmon
13. Yellow and Gold
15. Light Wood Tones
A broad range of light-toned woods are on-trend for 2024. More details on this will be forthcoming after I’ve had a chance to speak to some furniture and flooring experts to find out what’s been selling best for them and also what new products they’re planning to release for 2024.
16. Gray? Yes, if You Make It a Dark Gray That’s Nearly Black
Gray Is Now a Mature Color Trend, and It Comes With Major Caveats in 2024! If You Decorate With Gray in 2024, Use the New Grays as a Means to Refresh the Older Grays. Think “Cracked Pepper” This Time Around.
Gray has been one of the top trendy neutral colors for more than a decade. This is now a firmly entrenched trend, and if it follows the trajectory of other trends, it is now at the end of its trend cycle. For years now, the trendiest of the trendsetters have been warning us that gray is dying, gray is dead, and gray is on its way out.
However, the buying public didn’t necessarily get this memo. A lot of people are still buying new gray décor. In fact, the folks at Behr just selected a dark, charcoal-gray paint called “Cracked Pepper” as their 2024 color of the year.
If you’re starting with a clean slate, and you do not already have gray installed anywhere, I would advise you to pick a different color to use as the basis for your interior color palette in 2024.
If you do decide to decorate with gray in 2024, I’d advise you to use it in ways that are relatively easy to change. For example, gray accent colors in your paint color scheme would be fine since they could easily be painted over.
And if you just bought an older home that needs updating, and it was already decorated using last decade’s gray color palette, you are exactly the homeowner who might be interested in taking a close look at the “Cracked Pepper”color and others of its ilk. I make this recommendation because “Cracked Pepper” gives you an interesting and viable option for transitioning an existing gray color palette out of 2014 and into 2024.
At this point, many people are heavily invested in gray. If you’re reading this because you recently bought a new-to-you home that’s in need of renovations, and you’re wondering what you should do to it to make it look current for 2024, the chances are better than average that your home already has gray everything – shades of gray in the countertops, gray in the tile, perhaps gray carpet in the bedrooms, and gray paint on the walls.
Maybe you’re wondering: Should I ditch all this gray? Or will gray continue to be trendy?
If you’re inheriting someone else’s gray décor because that’s how your recently-purchased home is decorated, I definitely wouldn’t advise you to rip everything out and start fresh, unless you really and truly hate the gray color.
If you hate it, by all means, get rid of it. But if you love the gray, I say keep it. And if you’re ambivalent about the gray, my suggestion would be to keep all the surfaces that don’t absolutely need redoing, and then decorate around those. If they happen to be gray, so be it.
I do not know what the global economy is going to do next. But, looking at the current situation, I do not think it’s realistic to expect that the economy, and especially that the US economy, will grow and flourish. So my advice to other homeowners would be to use your resources as prudently as possible. Do what you can to make your home liveable and comfortable for the next decade. Stick to improving the things that are essential to improve. Try not to worry so much about the nonessentials.
17. Greige Is a More Future-Proof Choice Than Gray in 2024
Greige is a neutral color that’s somewhere between beige and gray. Since many of the top trendsetters feel that gray is now starting to look dated, greige is the fresher choice for 2024 interiors.
19. Black + Cream
These are the most noteworthy 2024 color trends we’ve observed as we wrap up 2023 and transition to 2024; we think these are the trends that will impact interior décor in 2024 on a broad scale. Be sure to check out our other 2024 trend reports and trend forecasts for additional insights about how colors are being used in each room of the home in 2024.
- At the Behr Website: Behr 2024 Color of the Year
- At the Glidden Paints Website: Limitless is Glidden’s 2024 Color of the Year
- At the Minwax Website: Bay Blue is the 2024 Color of the Year
- At Maria Killam’s Website: 2024 Top Colour Trends from High Point Market
- At the PR Newswire Website: HGTV Home® by Sherwin-Williams Unveils Renewed Comfort – 2024 Color Collection of the Year
- At the PR Newswire Website: Sherwin-Williams Reveals 2024 Color of the Year, Upward SW 6239
- At the PR Newswire Website: Calming Color
- At the PR Newswire Website: “Renew Blue” Is Valspar’s 2024 Color of the Year
- At the PR Newswire Website: Dutch Boy® Paints Announces 2024 One-Coat Color Trend Forecast
- At the Creative Commons Website: Some of the photos on this page were made available under this creative commons license.
- At the Furniture, Lighting and Decor Website: New Neutrals Trend Within Home Decor
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This page was last updated on 10-11-2023.
Posted By: Amy Solovay