Benjamin Moore’s Blue Nova is another mid-toned blue that balances the warm with the cool. Andrea Magno, the brand’s color marketing and development director, describes Blue Nova as a “captivating, otherworldly” color that captures the spirit of twilight to achieve something magical. As a matte finish, Magno appreciates its ability to introduce a “velvety feel,” but it’s also got the versatility to add an air of approachable excitement to kitchen islands, cabinetry, and even front doors.
7. Renew Blue by Valspar
Can’t decide between the greens of today or the blues of tomorrow? Renew Blue, Valspar’s 2024 Color of the Year, rejects that false binary. As the name suggests, this blue is all about restoring equilibrium and recharging, managing to feel peaceful yet provocative. Whether grounded with help from neutrals like Perfect Backdrop and Dusk in the Valley or standing out on its own, there’s no doubt that Renew Blue has what it takes to help your home feel like a space for getting in touch with your true colors.
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This Time Last Year…
Review Predictions for the 2023 Color of the Year
From a cool color that gently nudges us away from last year’s dominant shade to a supersaturated hue that celebrates color at its richest, paint color picks in 2023 brought a range of design trends and moods into perspective. There may not be a single aesthetic theme, but as Behr’s choice of Blank Canvas suggests, the year’s defining color story was whatever you chose to make it.
This Time Two Years Ago…
Review Predictions for the 2022 Color of the Year
Paint companies were strikingly in unison on the shade that would define 2022. Of course, outliers existed (such as Pantone’s Very Peri), but the manufacturers generally hovered in the pale green palette. Below, we’ve gathered a comprehensive rundown of the colors that companies like Behr, Sherwin-Williams, and more predicted would rule 2022.