11 Top Interior Design Colors That Are Timeless for 2024

January 16, 2024

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The easiest and least expensive change you can ever make to your home interior is paint. Like every other trend, interior design colors are here today, gone tomorrow.

But thankfully, paint is cheap when considering all other design elements. And so easy to change.

2023 brought us calming shades of green in the design world. So, what will 2024 bring us?

If the Pantone Color of the year is any indication, it looks like 2024 will be all about going bold.

Peering into the interior design world, many are saying we can expect lots of warm neutrals and earthy tones.

But in addition to that, we can expect to see some bold pops of color along with rich, dark accents.

While I’m not wild about the Pantone color of 2024, I do love the idea of the warm earthy tones sticking around for a while longer.

5 Top Interior Design Colors for 2024

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Top Interior Design Colors #1: Peach Fuzz

Not what you were expecting? Me neither. But apparently the color experts (specifically at the Pantone Color Institute) believe it will be all the rage in 2024.

Coming in as the 2024 Pantone Color of the Year, this mix of pink and orange is very delicate and said to be, “velvety” and “gentle.”

While you might not be ready to paint your family room this color, I guess we can expect to see this gentle shade of peach popping up in home decor, fashion, and beauty.

Time will tell. But it does always amaze me, how the Pantone color grows on me by the end of the year. Or at least a shade of it.

Colors #2: Warm browns

Warm browns. Now there’s a color I can get behind.

Look for brown-based colors, such as caramels, terracottas, and deep corals to replace bright whites and cool grays.

These colors, inspired by nature, reflect a simpler lifestyle. Yes, please.

Offering endless design and decor opportunities, warm browns will definitely be one of the interior design colors we’ll see a lot of in 2024.

Butterscotch colored sofa on a geometrical patterned large rug

Interior Design Colors #3: Yellow

Not a color I thought would come back anytime soon.

But just like the Pantone color tends to grow on me by the end of the year, I have a feeling this one will too.

I think what throws me off, is when I think of the color yellow I think of a bright vibrant yellow.

Not the case with the yellow of 2024, think warm and slightly earthy tone yellow.

Are you seeing a pattern? In these uncertain times, people are wanting to surround themselves in warm, soothing color palettes.

Look for these restrained yellow sunset hue tones to take the stage over the course of the year.

Warm yellows color palette for the interior design colors post

Design Colors #4: Gold

Gold is here to stay! There’s something so calming about the warm tones of gold.

And in this warm tones trend, gold is not leaving us anytime soon.

Unlike its shiny counterparts (I.e: chrome and silver), gold adds a depth of warmth like no other.

In my all white kitchen my champagne bronze hardware really softens the space.

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Colors #5: Organic materials & earth tones

I’m sure by now you’ve seen a pattern. Organic materials and earth tones are what people want.

This soothing palette presents a calm that people are craving right now.

We’ve talked a lot about warm wood and fabric tones throughout this series.

But another way to bring in organic materials is through plants. It’s amazing what adding a live plant does to a space.

Plants and florals add a pop of bold color along with unique texture.

When a room is missing that cozy feeling, add in a natural element like a plant or two.

Rule of thumb: you should have at least one plant in every room.

Large green plant next to a cabinet and a circle mirror for the interior design colors post

Colors That Are Timeless #6: Pewter Green

A deep and muted color with gray undertones, Pewter Green is a cool and sage-like green.

Pairing well with wood and metal, Pewter Green, by Sherwin Williams is a very popular color in kitchens this year. It looks especially amazing on kitchen cabinets. 

Falling among the most popular colors, Pewter Green is currently trending at over 10 million views on TikTok, here are a few colors that complement it well:

  • Gray-blues
  • Taupes
  • Soft-creamy whites
  • Rich golds
top interior design colors that are timeless-green color swatch.

Design Colors #7: Sealskin

Sealskin, by Sherwin Williams, is a moody, bold and deep brown.

With warm undertones, it’s the perfect color for a living room or bedroom.

A saturated color with a light reflective value (LRV) of 6, Sealskin looks best in a matte or satin finish. 

Sealskin would pair well with other warm, moody colors, such as:

  • Refuge (Sherwin Williams)
  • Origami White (Sherwin Williams)
  • Elephant Ear (Sherwin Williams)
Sealskin Color swatch

Timeless Interior Design Colors #8: Cracked Pepper

2024 Behr Color of the Year! And she is a beaut!

Depending on how the light hits it, Cracked Pepper puts off a beautiful mixture of soft black and dark gray. 

It puts off different shades throughout the day.

In a room with a lot of natural light flowing in, Cracked Pepper will present itself as more of a dark gray.

But as the day goes on and evening sets in, watch the walls magically change to a beautiful soft black hue.

Cracked Pepper is one of those classic paint colors that will surely age well over time. 

If painting an entire room or even an accent wall black seems like too big of a leap for you, consider adding black accents instead.

It’s amazing the sophistication black will add to a room. It’s so good!

cracked pepper color swatch

Interior Paint Colors #9: Blue Nova

Another Color of the Year! Blue Nova, by Benjamin Moore, is a mixture of blue with a touch of violet. Definitely more of a cooler tone of blue.

In my opinion, Blue Nova would look best as an accent color against white walls. I feel like this color will not necessarily stand the test of time, but again, it’s paint, so it’s easy to change. 

If you’re looking for a warmer shade of blue, French Beret, by Benjamin Moore, is a beautiful dark blue falling in the neutral shades category.

It’s my go-to paint color for the perfect shade of blue.

top interior design colors that are timeless-Blue Nova Color swatch.

Timeless Paint Colors #10: Upward

Blue is all the rage in 2024.

Dominating the Color of the Year across the spectrum of most all the major paint companies, and Sherwin Williams followed suit.

Upward is a denim blue with calming gray undertones. Falling more on the cool colors side, Upward would pair well with cool tone pastels.

Another color that I would put in the category of accent colors. 

This baby blue paint color would look great on a front porch ceiling or as an accent wall in a bedroom or dining room.

If you want to get real bold, try painting your front door this color. You might just like it.

That’s the great thing about paint! If it’s not the perfect paint color, you can always easily change it.

Upward color swatch

Timeless Interior Design Trends Color #11: Ironside

Of all of the Colors of the Year, this one from Dutch Boy is probably my favorite color.

I’m a sucker for green. I love this neutral deep olive green with black undertones.

A very warm color, Ironside will look great in any room. It is a very classic look. 

top interior design colors that are timeless-Ironside color swatch.

When it comes to creating a timeless and enduring interior design, selecting the best paint colors is paramount.

The top wall colors have stood the test of time and continue to bring elegance, style, and harmony to any space.

Whether you opt for the classic appeal of neutral colors like whites and grays, the warm and inviting tones of earthy hues, or the bold statements of deep blues and rich greens, the key is to choose colors that resonate with your personal style and the ambiance you wish to create.

By incorporating these timeless color choices into your home’s design, you can ensure that your space remains fresh and captivating for years to come.

For more top paint colors, check out my “Best Dark and Moody Paint Colors for Your Home” post.


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