Behr’s 2019 Colour of the Year is Blueprint

If you’re like a lot of homeowners, the crisp cool fall air brings about a desire for change. And depending on your budget, that “change” can take the form of something as complex as a new kitchen or bath renovation, or something as simple as a new coat of paint on a few key rooms throughout your home.

If you’re searching for some colour inspiration for those walls, this really is the perfect time of year. Last week on the blog, we explored Sherwin-Williams recently announced 2019 Colour of the Year — Cavern Clay.

Today, let’s take a look at Behr’s choice for 2019 Colour of the Year: Blueprint S470-5.

Blueprint is an honest, approachable colour that conjures up the blueprints builders rely on to bring architectural designs to life — a mid-tone blue that charts a course for people to reimagine the colours and design of their home. Warmer than denim and softer than navy, this refined blue signifies authenticity, confidence and timelessness.

“Blueprint lays a foundation for consumers to make their unique vision a reality,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of colour and creative services at Behr. “This universally appealing hue provides a steady stream of positivity and is poised to be an instant classic for years to come.”

Blueprint S470-5 serves as a foundational hue for the annual BEHR® 2019 Color Trends—a palette of 15 supporting colors forecasted to influence décor and design in the year ahead

New Colour Palettes from Behr

On its own, Blueprint S470-5 makes an authentic, unassuming statement. But when paired with other colors, it can add depth and variety, or behave like a neutral to anchor bolder palettes.

Four accompanying 2019 Color Trends palettes allow DIYers to use Blueprint S470-5 as a starting place for their design plan, to personalize and transform spaces to match their own taste.

COLOR BINGE: Embracing a full range of blue, teal and gray is a key style for 2019. Layer light and dark blues on walls, cabinets, furniture and décor for impactful results

DOWN TO EARTH: Gray will remain a key neutral, while warmer tones in taupe and terracotta will rise. Earthy blue and brown combinations will become more popular.

SOFT FOCUS: Powder blue, blush peach and tinted lilac will emerge as new neutrals, creating relaxed and expansive spaces. Matte finishes emphasize softness, while metal accents add glamour.

INSPIRED CURATION: In 2019, jewel hues will be cast with an earthy richness. Lustrous mauve, dark green and warm gold will engage the senses and enhance the appeal of a room.

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