Embracing a new era of color, Brentano Design Studio's 2024 color forecast shifts toward organic, nature-inspired hues. Diverting from cool blues from previous years' forecasts, the six colors leading the way infuse warmth and comfort in Auburn, Olive, and Taupe selections. These "rustic retro" hues offer practicality, tranquility and intensity without being overwhelming.
Termed "Color Neutrals" by Brentano Design Studio, the six colors establish a design narrative, facilitating seamless layering for refined and customized aesthetics. Exuding composed tranquility, these colors captivate with subtle natural and earthy tones, offering a soothing, dry warmth. Their versatility is amplified by natural light, revealing a distinctive softness and fluidity in changing environments. This 2024 color forecast palette is a harmonious blend of color neutrals.
Ranging in variation from sage to avocado, Deep Olive is a refined hue with comforting hints of yellow. Darker than army green and a touch cooler, Deep Olive is a modest color with biophilic characteristics that lend itself to the built environment as an adaptable anchor color.
A trending neutral, Weathered Teal is a fresh and inviting color with quiet, reserved energy. Like a cup of mint tea, Weathered Teal is a refreshing, soothing take on natural leafy greens. A functional building block, this friendly green easily coordinates with a wide range of colors, pairing particularly well with Celadon and a wide array of blues.
Reminiscent of the sun reflecting off the sand on the shore, Ground Ginger is a fresh color selection. With clean and controlled saturation, Ground Ginger is understated with minimal vibrance and a natural straw color. Using less red than other colorways, this balanced neutral adds romantic earth tones to modern interiors.
A darker color than previous forecasts, Terra Cotta and Sandstone, Brilliant Auburn moves towards a deeper red hue while departing from the orange of forecasts past. A rusty, shellac red with copper finishes, Brilliant Auburn is contemporary with distinct and tasteful variations of depth. Visually unique, Brilliant Auburn is a stylish and cozy compliment to design applications.
Pulling inspiration from nature, Dried Leaves is a subdued version of Brentano’s Raw Amber. A lighter shade of brown with minimal hints of yellow, the color ranges from hints of bamboo to graham cracker. Use as the foundation for design spaces, adding pops of colors with fresh greenery and patterned textiles to enrich contrast and charm.
A diversion from brown, Driftwood Taupe warms design spaces with its silvery grey haze. A light taupe with an undertone of silver, Driftwood Taupe is a relaxed and inviting neutral, lending itself as a base for grey accents and finishes. A simple and reliable colorway, Driftwood Taupe is a timeless hue well-suited for many decorating styles.