The Paint Color Trends of 2024 Are in—And They’re Gorgeous

Paint is more than simply a pigment, and its influence extends beyond the visual. Our walls express a mood, influencing our energy and establishing the vibe of a space. And as with anything aesthetically significant, how we choose to experience our homes—by the way of color—is subject to the ebbs and flows of taste. What we’re attracted to, whether it’s a waterfall kitchen island, a sentimental reading nook, or any design flourish, is a reflection of our world. Both with attention to the present and an appreciation of the past. Paint is powerful—and the paint color trends of 2024 express exactly that.

Featured image of Kate Arends’ home by Suruchi Avasthi.

Image of Claire Zinnecker’s bathroom.

In the year to come, designers anticipate sophistication and warmth conveyed through deep browns, unexpected purples, and grounding pairings for Pantone’s Peach Fuzz. Ready to see what the year has in store? Ahead, designers share their takes on the paint color trends of 2024.

Rich Browns

“Gone are the days of stark whites and bleak greys as people continue to gravitate toward hues that provide warmth and character in 2024,” says Samantha Stathis-Lynch of Samantha Ware Designs. The designer anticipates “rich, mud-like browns” to influence our living spaces. Ware calls the choice charming and sophisticated, citing Farrow and Ball’s London Clay as her favorite embodiment of the trend.

It’s a departure from last year’s dopamine decor, which favored all things bold and bright. But as homeowners seek to cultivate a calm haven, subdued shades are top of mind. Brad Ramsey, Principal and Founder of Brad Ramsey Interiors agrees, noting that our collective penchant for caffeine will reign over our design choices. “Think about coffee, cappuccino and lattes and how those warm colors hit the spot just like your afternoon Starbucks fix.” Sound cozy? Ramsey loves Sherwin Williams’ Iced Mocha 9092 to bring the trend to life.

Cozy, earth-toned living room.
Image courtesy of Upstate Down

Cozy and Warm Earth Tones

While the hype behind Chocolate Brown’s influence is a trend unto itself, the brown-is-the-new-black shift from Barbiecore pink leads us into the expansive world of earthy tones. Charity Buchika of Teaselwood Design opts for these organic shades when looking to design “a luxurious canvas and add depth to create an inviting atmosphere.” It’s a trend we’ve seen gather steam over the past few years, and interiors will continue to lean on these versatile shades. Clinton Brown by Benjamin Moore is the designer’s go-to, noting that it “complements lighter tones nicely by introducing striking contrasts.”

Purple trimmed kitchen.
Image via Farrow & Ball

Deep Purples

Joshua Smith, Principal and Founder of Joshua Smith Inc. is happy to welcome a surprising new color family to the design zeitgeist—purple. But it’s not the poppy, jarring pigment that first comes to mind. “Think deeper shades like plum and amethyst, even magenta,” Smith says. If cultivating inner peace is on your 2024 vision board, purple is your color of the year. “From a psychology perspective,” notes the designer, “purple promotes harmony of the mind and the emotions. It contributes to mental balance and stability, calming the nerves.” Smith loves the trend so much, he painted the front door of his Vermont studio Farrow and Ball’s Pelt.

If you’re not ready to go all-in with the trending hue, Stathis-Lynch loves purple as an accent, simultaneously spanning the spectrum of emotion to capture both an eclectic and moody vibe. With its subtle red tint, she recommends Brinjal by Farrow and Ball.

Nature-Inspired Hues

A common consensus among the designers we interviewed is that natural influence will reign over the paint color trends of 2024. Shelagh Conway, Principal and Founder of Triple Heart Design in Austin, predicts the year will be defined by a “mix of soft neutrals and rich earth colors. Think of the morning light at sunrise—the soft, dreamy pastels and the drama of the night sky.” Colors will continue to draw influence from nature’s inherent calm and peace.

Eddie Maestri, Principal Architect and Owner of Maestri Studio in Dallas, coins the moment a deep lean into “biophilic design.” Ginger Curtis, CEO and Founder of Urbanology Designs agrees with the terminology, predicting that “shades of taupe and beige will infuse spaces with a sense of timeless elegance and a palette that evokes the comforting warmth of sun-kissed landscapes.”

The nod to all that’s organic will make its away to our exteriors as well. But because of the exposure to the elements, exterior paints favor preservation and longevity through more muted tones, says Nastassja Bowman of Kristen Elizabeth Design. There’s also a desire to seamlessly blend a build into the environment around it. “Pulling colors from nature is a great way to bring in color without impeding on the exterior landscape,” says Bowman.

Interior decorator Kathrain Rhudy loves the blending of this trend with the year’s shift toward timeless appeal. “Rather than choosing a bright white, opt for something a little more subtle and combine with dark grey green for a dramatic and sophisticated look.”

White living room.
Image courtesy of Rincon Rd

Accessible Whites

Achromatic and neutral, white is often slated as an afterthought—the default shade designers opt for without consideration for what a room truly needs. But this year, we’ll see white contributing to our penchant for comfort and stability in our spaces. Matthew Blonand of MMB Studio captures the trend using Dunn Edwards DEW380, loving its warmth and versatility “for an art-filled interior with wood floors.”

Eleanor Trepte, Principal Designer of Dekay & Tate predicts a similar role for whites in 2024—a salve to soothe and subdue other hues. She calls Benjamin Moore’s White Dove an “easy” white, citing its ability to pick up and play well with other tones. Melinda Trembly of Rincon Rd loves this off-white as well, pairing White Dove with Natural Cream on the trim of a recent project. A proponent of the trend, she loves Swiss Coffee as a universal shade and the creamy warmth of Mascarpone on cabinetry.

Image of Kate Arends’ living room by Suruchi Avasthi

Peach Fuzz

It comes as no surprise—any hue Pantone names its Color of the Year is bound to find its way to our walls. Designer Laura Chappetto Flynn of Element Design Network loves peach for the “cheerful, playful vibe” it lends to any space, encouraging homeowners to experiment with the hue as an upbeat accent color. To keep the retro shade from overwhelming a room, she advises pairing it with a grounding color—”rich navy, deep green, and chocolate brown being our favorites.” Two trending paint colors in one? We’re here for it.

And if you’re hesitant to lean into the year’s ubiquitous shade, Chappetto Flynn suggests opting for a wallpaper that incorporates the color into its design. Complete the look by painting the ceiling for an “unexpected accent.” The designer loves employing the trend in either a powder or mud room.

Bright, Accented Exteriors

Amber Guyton of Blessed Little Bungalow suggests opting for vibrant shades beyond just peach in 2024, with blues and greens making their appearance in exteriors. “Exterior doors are also a great way to add a warm pop of color like brick red, orange, or yellow.”

And while Bowman loves the look of muted tones used in large swaths across an exterior, she agrees that striking, bold colors can work well on a trim if used in a gloss finish.

It’s proof that no matter how much inspiration we draw from the natural world, color—when used thoughtfully—will always be in.

Snag Our Editors’ Favorite Fall Items at Trader Joe’s—Before They’re Gone

It’s nice to have things we can count on in this wild world. Hopefully, it’s people or a go-to comfort watch, but for me, it’s the excitement of discovering the best Trader Joe’s fall snacks of the year. (There are other things, of course, but this one is honestly a biggie.) Time relentlessly marches on, but the grocer’s best seasonal snack foods largely stay the same—and always seem to show up right when you need them most.

Featured image by Christie Graham.

The Best Trader Joe’s Fall Snacks

The autumnal scene in and of itself is wholly comforting, but some seasonal Trader Joe’s snacks burrow their way into your heart—and your pantry—like none other. To get a sense of what TJ’s has on tap, I took a trip down to my local store and perused the isles with no time limit.

From pumpkin brioche and spiced Joe-Joe’s to seasonal soup (it counts as a snack in our book!), these are the Trader Joe’s treats our editors stock up on every fall.

Autumnal Harvest Soup

Kicking off our list is one of our favorite snacks (or meals) here at Camille Styles… soup! Soup is one of those items that can be enjoyed any time of day during fall. This Autumnal Harvest Soup uses seasonal root veggies with a creamy tomato base. Pair it with a toasty grilled cheese or a hearty sandwich, or simply enjoy it on its own!

Almond Butter Filled Pretzels

Life is like a bag of pretzels, said no one ever. But I’m telling you: When I have a bag of these almond butter-filled goodies in my possession, they’re all that matter in life. The smooth almond butter paired with crunchy pretzels topped with chunky salt hits all the salty-sweat-creamy notes I crave in a snack. Funnily, I grabbed these by mistake when aiming for the peanut butter ones. Well, there are no mistakes. Get these while they’re on shelves—in bulk.

Pepita Salsa

When it comes to pepitas, I’ll take any chance I get to enjoy their spiced nutty flavor. Tomato and pepper flavors of traditional salsa meet the texture (and autumnal bliss) of chopped pepitas. How could we say no?

Delicata Squash

I know, I know—you gave me a pass on the soup. But delicata squash? A snack? You bet. When fall rolls around, all I want to do is cook with squash in every way possible. The recipe potential for this veggie is practically endless, and can, by all means, be made into a tasty snack. Give it a spin in your air fryer and you’ll know what I mean. And before you go wondering if you can just buy these at any old grocery store, know this: whereas other Trader Joe’s produce leaves much to be desired, somehow the delicata squash always hits right.

Pumpkin Blondie Brownies

If you can’t make the tough choice between blondies and brownies, now you don’t have to. Bonus: pumpkin. While I often choose the former treat, and these are admittedly more of a spiced pumpkin bar than leaning squarely on either side, I’m obsessed. With white chocolate chips (score), pecans, and *legit* pumpkin flavor, these are high up on my list of the best Trader Joe’s fall snacks. They’re the perfect post-dinner treat.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Croissants

With two of my favorite things in one dessert, it was impossible to pass up on these pumpkin cheesecake croissants. They’re the perfect balance of sweet and spiced packed into just the right size for a small dessert or sweet snack.

Pumpkin Spiced Joe-Joe’s Sandwich Cookies

Snacks may shift from season to season, but one thing stays the same: the everlasting, forever joy of Joe-Joe’s. While the chocolate classics are my standby throughout the year, nothing gets me more excited for October than the return of my forever faves. Filled with creamy, pumpkin-spiced flavor, I can’t imagine a world where I can only have one of these. 

Spiced Chai Black Tea Concentrate

Some love their PSLs, but I can’t get enough cups of chai once autumn rolls around. And while other chai concentrates lean far too sweet, this blend retains plenty of spicy, fall-ish flavor. If you really want to step things up, go 1:1 with your favorite apple cider for a chaider that’s absolutely delish.

Spicy Pumpkin Samosas

To keep things real with you, I’m currently munching on these spicy pumpkin samosas—and I’m blown away by how delicious they are. Sometimes when pumpkin season rolls around, I’m not always drawn to the overly sweet recipes (although I do love a good pumpkin dessert). These pumpkin samosas are the best savory, bite-sized snack to cozy up with after a chilly fall day.

Pumpkin Bagels

Pumpkin bagels? Highly underrated. I’m a bagel girl through and through, and I simply couldn’t resist these the first time I strolled through a Trader Joe’s last October. They have the perfect hint of sweetness and fluffiness you want in a good bagel. Pair with any autumnal cream cheese of your choosing to really send this home.

Gluten-Free Norwegian Crisp Bread

These crisp breads make a great snack year-round, but they’re an especially perfect vessel for the real reason we all like snacks: the TOPPINGS. I love mixing it up with different fall ingredients. Perhaps some goat cheese and everything seasoning (another TJ’s staple) on top, or maybe some almond butter and apple slices for a sweet and savory treat. Heck, I’ve even topped these with some pumpkin yogurt and cinnamon, and it was delicious. Feel free to get creative! These crisp breads have brought my snack game to new heights.

This Pumpkin Walks Into A Bar… Cereal Bars

I swear, my mom has the fig version of these bars in every bag, jacket pocket, and her car at all times. Well, come October, she happily swaps these fall-ified treats into her rotation. While I typically pass on other cereal bars, these boast pure pumpkin flavor. They’re ideal as a snack on the go or enjoyed in the afternoon with a steaming cup of chai. Perfect in a pinch.

Pumpkin Brioche

Soft, sweet, cinnamony, and all the pumpkin flavor—what’s not to love about this perfect brioche loaf? I love it toasted with a little butter or, even better, for French toast. It’s indulgent and delicious, and I look forward to it every fall.

Cinnamon Bun Spread

You might think this cinnamon spread exists purely to slather onto cinnamon rolls or even TJ’s pumpkin rolls (also very good!), but you’d be so terribly wrong. This ridiculously sweet spread—which is surprisingly low in added sugars—can be spread across whatever your fall flavor-loving heart desires. And it’s way better than TJ’s pumpkin cream cheese or pumpkin spice hummus—trust us.

Pumpkin Greek Nonfat Yogurt

I loooove thick and creamy Greek yogurt and of course, I’m obsessed with pumpkin. When my two faves join together in one totally addicting and satiating snack? It’s game over. The pumpkin flavor hits perfectly, giving the yogurt a slightly sweet bite. It’s perfect on its own or made into a yogurt bowl with chopped apples, cinnamon, and maybe even a little maple syrup drizzled on top.

Pumpkin Spice Pretzels

Pumpkin-spiced pumpkin seeds, real bits of lemon peel, and a touch of flaky salt come together to create (arguably) the best fall snack on this list. Covered in creamy yogurt, these tiny pretzels are a delish sweet treat with the perfect balance of fall flavors. If I don’t stop myself, I will undoubtedly eat this entire bag in one sitting.

This post was originally published on October 13th, 2022, and has since been updated.