The biggest color trends of 2024

Nothing transforms a space like color. A wonderful mood enhancer, it has the power to change the look and feel of a space instantly. While ultimately color is a very personal thing and it’s important to surround yourself with the shades you love, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the current color trends before embarking on a project to ensure your space feels fresh and relevant. The color wheel is also a great tool used by interior designers for palette scheming and working out what shades work in harmony together. 

Whether you’re planning a home redesign or looking to update a tired room, we’ve consulted the color experts and rounded up the paint trend forecasts to bring you a comprehensive guide to the stand-out shades for interiors in 2024.

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According to color experts and trend forecasters warm, earthy tones such as brown, caramel and beige are tipped to be the top color trends in interiors for 2024, alongside pretty plaster pinks and sunbaked peachy tones. Warm and grounding, these trending colors follow our desire to create calming and comforting spaces. 

Color has the power to transform a space, instantly changing the look and feel. While personal preference is key when choosing colors, it’s also important to stay up to date with current trends. The color wheel is a useful tool for interior designers to create harmonious palettes.

For 2024, warm, earthy tones like brown, caramel, and beige are predicted to be popular, along with plaster pinks and peachy tones. These colors create calming and comforting environments. Cool, calming colors like soft greens and blues are also trending, offering nourishing and uplifting vibes.

Vibrant reds, yellows, and bold mid-blues are also making waves in interior design. Neutral colors like beige and grey are still popular but are being complemented by deeper and richer hues as consumers seek more statement-making colors.

Here are some of the key color trends for 2024:

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Experts predict a shift towards cocooning interiors with rich browns, mid-tone caramels, and warm neutrals like ochre and warm stone. Earthy neutrals will continue to captivate in 2024, offering a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

On the other end of the spectrum, cool, calming colors like soft greens and blues are also gaining popularity, reflecting a desire for uplifting and soothing spaces.

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Confident color choices like vibrant reds, yellows, and bold mid-blues are also trending. Warm mid-blue like Blue Nova and rich forest green like Billiard Room are stand-out shades for 2024. Neutrals like beige and grey are still popular but are giving way to deeper and richer colors in living spaces.

Here are some key color trends for 2024:

1. Warming cocao hues

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Earthy browns are on the rise, offering warmth and comfort. Brown pairs well with other earthy tones, olive greens, terracotta, and pale pinks. Shades like Coffee Date, Dirty Chai, and Turbinado are revolutionizing interior spaces with their warmth and earthiness.

2. Captivating caramel tones

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Caramel tones are making a comeback, pairing well with richer browns, warm whites, and soft pinks. These richer neutrals create a cozy and inviting atmosphere, perfect for contemporary interiors.


Ruth Mottershead

Ruth Mottershead, creative & marketing director of Little Greene and Paint & Paper Library, has been working in her family’s business since 2011. She began her creative career as a Landscape Architect, designing outdoor public spaces. When the opportunity arose to join her father and brother at Little Greene, it felt like a natural transition, tapping into the close relationship between exterior/spatial design and interior design.

3. Peachy hues

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Peachy tones, like Pantone’s Peach Fuzz, are trending for 2024, offering a compassionate and nurturing vibe. Lick’s palette includes dusky Red 03 and Orange 05, stimulating and energizing colors that create focal points in a room. Playful colors on ceilings are also becoming popular.

Experts are also noticing a trend of using colors in fresh ways, such as pairing beige with bright primary colors for a bold look.

Here are more color trends for 2024:

4. Blissful blues

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Pale blues are championed by several paint brands and trend forecasters for their soothing and versatile qualities. Light blues, especially nature-inspired shades, are popular for creating calm and restful spaces.

Brands like Sherwin-Williams and Behr have selected shades like Stardew and Offshore Mist for their trending palettes, recommending pairing them with complementary colors for a dynamic look.

5. Plaster pinks

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Plaster pinks continue to be popular for their warm, feminine, and versatile qualities. These colors bring subtle color and softness to spaces, pairing well with a variety of other colors.

Experts recommend using plaster pinks in kitchens, bedrooms, and living spaces for a bright and cozy feel.

6. Grounding neutrals

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Neutral colors like warm taupe, beige, and stoney hues remain a strong trend for 2024. Grey-based neutrals are being replaced by warmer, yellow-based neutrals for a contemporary and soothing look.

Grounding neutrals like beige are timeless and offer a sense of comfort and coziness. Pairing them with brighter accent colors creates a balanced and harmonious look.

Experts are noticing a trend of pairing neutrals with bold pops of primary colors for a fresh and vibrant look.

Tash Bradley, Director of Interior Design and Colour Psychologist at Lick

Tash Bradley

Director of interior design and color psychologist at home décor brand Lick, Tash Bradley uses her expertise in color psychology and theory to help people around the world find the colors that will positively impact their spaces, lifestyle and wellbeing.

7. Embrace the greens and blues of nature

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Soft greens and greeny blues inspired by nature are timeless and popular this year. Colors like Horizon View and Serene Waters create a calming and spacious feel in rooms. These colors bring the tranquility of nature indoors.

Rooms with natural light or areas where relaxation is key benefit from gentle blues and greens, while north-facing rooms and spaces for comfort benefit from warmer shades.

8. Happy sunshine shades

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Vibrant yellows are bringing positivity into homes this year. Whether used as a main color or as an accent, yellow adds a cheerful touch to any space. Pair