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The 2024 Colors of The Year Are Here—And They’re Out of This World

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Cat’s out of the bag: the era of drab farmhouse grey is far, far behind us. This transition started in 2020 and 2021 when the colors of the year shifted toward dreamy, escapist tones that reminded us of travel and whimsy (you know, so we wouldn’t go insane during lockdown). Then, in 2022, we saw the emergence of post-pandemic neutrals: warm, earth-inspired hues that’d soothe us as we made our way back into the world. Finally, in 2023, we welcomed a slew of vibrant greens—speaking to a collective embrace of renewal and new beginnings. So, what’s on the docket (color-wise) for 2024? It’s all about the cosmos. 

After four years of training wheels in a post-COVID landscape, color manufacturers are (finally) giving us permission to shoot for the stars with stunning, galaxy-inspired tones. This started with Sherwin Williams’ color of the year, Upward, which is a faded denim blue that represents “the ethereal dance of ambition and dreams,” according to Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. It’s designed to inspire “the cosmic tug that urges us to reach higher and embrace the uncharted realms of our imagination,” so essentially, blue-sky dreaming. Benjamin Moore’s 2024 pick, Blue Nova, seems to be following suit, where the sumptuous blue violet mimics a starry night's embrace. 

Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore's color marketing and development director, even compares the swatch to a “celestial new star,” where it mimics nature’s blue hour: “The time of day just after sunset when the sky takes on a deep blue, almost purplish haze just above the fiery topaz of the remaining sun’s rays.” Magno explains, “It’s a captivating, otherworldly color that is kind of magical and can elevate the every day.”

Aside from galactic blues, however, paint retailers are also pulling from less obvious undertones in the sky—all of which aim to capture our collective experience. While Cracked Pepper by Behr showcases a deep, timeless black—almost paralleling the depth of space itself—Limitless by Glidden is a honey beige that represents the transition from warm (day) to cool (night) tones. Pantone’s 2024 color, Peach Fuzz, most speaks to this desire for adhesion where it “echoes our innate yearning for closeness and connection,” per Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. “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.” It’s more sophisticated than the blush and millennial pinks of the past, but still warm and inviting.

All of that’s to say that, if you’re reading this article, you have one goal in mind: Bringing these colors into your home (without having them stick out like a sore thumb from the rest of your decor). We gotcha covered. From Cracked Pepper-inspired Jenni Kayne throws, Peach artwork from Pottery Barn and Blue Nova-style Anthropologie rugs, here are 15 items that nail this year’s color trends. 

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If You Love: Peach Fuzz by Pantone

What better way to embrace the year of cosmic everything than with a throw pillow that has ‘starry night’ in the title? First, we love how it effortlessly blends the blush and orange tones into a peach that feels muted and sophisticated. Yet, what we love even more is that it pulls inspiration from the Art Deco style of the 1920s, so it works as a statement piece anywhere in the home. The fringed border and celestial motif make it artwork on its own, while the plush polyfill ensures it’s comfortable to cozy up with. 

This framed still life takes a warm, rich approach to the peach look—and it’s totally in line with this year’s rustic traditional trend. It’s an earthy palette that’s made to be hung in a room with hand-thrown pottery, amber glass and salvaged wood (per the brand). It comes in three frame options—natural wood, gold gilt or unframed/canvas—and you can go with the large 24- x 18-inch size as a statement piece or the smaller, 12- x 8-inch one as a solitary pop in a kitchen nook.

This design reimagines the traditional peach tone when you opt to customize it in the ‘Coral’ fabric—a performance velvet that deepens and elevates the Peach Fuzz hue (without sacrificing its blush and orange character). It has plush, contoured arms and elegant piping details—and the low profile, luxuriously deep seat beckons you to unwind. The best part is that it includes layered cushions that can be upgraded for an even softer feel and the lumbar pillows (shown above) are included with the chair.

If You Love: Upward by Sherwin-Williams

Here, a sofa that takes a delightful twist on traditional design. The timeless roll-arm silhouette takes on a fresh, contemporary style with streamlined lines and a lower back. And while it’s available in a range of fabrics, including a cozy chunky linen or a laid-back stripe, we’re going with Upward-inspired ‘Perennials Basketweave Sky’ (shown above). The color embraces Upwards’ subtle sky-blue base, so it can easily blend with all of your existing tones, and it’s a performance fabric woven from 100 percent solution-dyed acrylic. That means it’s designed to resist UV radiation, mold, mildew and staining—basically guaranteed to last season after season. 

Sweeten any dessert with this heart-shaped cocotte that's perfectly sized for sharing. Not only will its vibrant, coast blue glaze add a playful touch to your kitchen, but its stoneware construction ensures even heat distribution, superior heat retention and endless versatility for cooking. The nonporous, nonreactive, scratch-resistant surface resists stains and flavor absorption while the thermal resistance from (up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit), makes it oven-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

Defined by a sleek bow-tie silhouette and a striking oceanic blue, this bed by Jonathan Adler showcases a subtle iridescent sheen for an elevated yet chic finish. It’s anchored by bold, oversized brass orb feet that bring just enough glam into the design while the contrast between blue and brass makes it understated with a pop of color. Perfect for anyone who’s looking for a bedroom upgrade (and it’s also available in the King size). 

If You Love: Limitless by Glidden

This lightweight layer is a fabulous take on Limitless’s vanilla undertones—and it’s an all-season staple with unbeatable softness and comfort. The quilt is made from 100 percent organic cotton that’s breathable enough for hot sleepers while still providing enough warmth for cooler months. Plus, it’s GOTS-certified, meaning it’s free from harmful chemicals (and great for anyone with sensitive skin). 

The best part about decorating with this color? You can bring it into natural elements, like wood and tile. This one combines Limitless’s beige simplicity with rich, polished texture—and it’s unlike anything else on the market (aka worth the splurge). The mirror is meticulously handcrafted, drawing inspiration from the ancient artistry of bone inlay, and the tiles are hand-assembled using off-white resin for a lived-in look. It’s also intricately detailed with decorative nail heads, so it has an edgy appeal that doesn’t sacrifice sophistication. 

Another natural piece we’re loving is this six-drawer dresser’s blend of '80s nostalgia with modern luxury (designed by Brett Beldock). Its curved silhouette pays homage to the '80s era, while the ivory Nappa leather drawer fronts bring a touch of contemporary elegance. It’s also crafted from a mixture of Mindi wood and engineered wood, and the drawers offer ample storage with sleek push-to-open glides. The best part, however, is its wrapped leather finish, which will age gracefully over time.

If You Love: Cracked Pepper by Behr

If you’re looking for a cozy, long-lasting statement piece, this throw captures cracked pepper’s dramatic charcoal undertones with a premium Andean Highland wool blend that begs you to curl up with a good book. Not only is it exceptionally soft with a ribbed braided texture but the classic fisherman weave and soft black hue are sure to add some dimension when it’s draped on the sofa. 

Another dramatic staple, this black postmodern table features a unique, curved silhouette that instantly draws the eye. Its elegant shape is crafted from 100 percent ceramic—glazed to make it durable and easy to keep clean—and the smooth finish adds a touch of sophistication to the edgy black hue. 

Inspired by antiquity, this ceramic piece is adorned with a rich, aged black finish that can bring a sense of timelessness to a coffee table or entryway console. It’s meticulously crafted with its own distinct charm, giving it a bespoke feel—even if the closest you’ve gotten to throwing your own pottery was watching Ghost. Just note: this guy is for decorative use only (not recommended for holding water). 

If You Love: Benjamin Moore Blue Nova

With a twisted silhouette that’s just as playful as bold, Blue Nova-inspired hue, this side table is a cheeky accent piece for a (boring) neutral corner. It measures 22 inches high and 18 inches in diameter, so it won’t take up too much space, and the purple undertones make it feminine and masculine at the same time.

14. Anthropologie Thora Rug

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With opulent floral motifs and a hand-tufted construction, this blue-violet rug captures every undertone of the Milky Way. Not only does it have a touch of luxe sheen—bright enough to make a statement without overwhelming—but it’s also suitable for high-traffic areas, according to the brand. (Just be sure to rotate periodically for even wear.)

Why we’re obsessed with this special-edition, Lunar New Year candle (aside from its swoon-worthy blue vessel)? It has a strong, unique fragrance that features refreshing top notes of mandarin, amber, and green cypress, sweet middle notes of rosewood, jasmine, and vanilla and earthy base notes of balsam, cedarwood, musk, patchouli, and sandalwood. The glass container is also a showstopper, thanks to its deep blue dragon motifs, and it’s guaranteed to make a great coffee table accent after the candle’s 80-hour burn time is done. 


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