Behr’s 2019 Color of the Year Is a Lovely and Livable Blue

updated Jun 12, 2019
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We’ve still got a solid four months left in 2018, but the design world already has its eye on what will be trending next year. Back in June, PPG debuted their pick for 2019’s Color of the Year, and just today, Behr came out with their own COTY announcement.

Their choice? Blueprint, a lovely blue that’s described as being warmer than denim, but softer than navy and easy to imagine in just about any home.

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“When we saw Blueprint, we knew we found the sweet spot. It’s refined, there’s a complexity to it and it’s very, very versatile,” Erika Woelfel, a Behr color expert, told Apartment Therapy at the color’s official announcement. “Our approach to color is always to be user friendly, to be approachable, and to be livable. We want to make it easy for people to adopt color into their home.”

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Blueprint is exclusively available at Behr’s partner The Home Depot, and retails for $34 a gallon or $4 for an eight-ounce sample. It’s also available for interiors or exteriors.

This is only the second year Behr has gotten in on the Color of the Year game, but they’re already pros. In addition to sharing Blueprint’s new title, they debuted their 2019 Trends Palette, which includes 14 other colors that pair beautifully with the shade, broken up into four color stories.

There’s “Color Binge,” which is monochromatic, and features the shades Watery, Antigua, Dark Navy, and Blue Metal.

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“Inspired Curation” features the jewel tones Ecological, Amber Autumn, Raisin in the Sun, and Vine Leaf.

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Next comes “Down to Earth,” which features earth tones, including Elephant Skin, Mars Red, and Kindling.

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And finally, there’s “Soft Focus,” which features the pastels Cotton Grey, Standing Ovation, and Sand Dance.

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“I think it takes on its personality with what you pair it with. It can be very dramatic, it can also become kind of a neutral,” Sarah Fishburne, The Home Depot’s trend and design expert, told Apartment Therapy. “Which is great because customers want to be able to customize whatever they’re doing for themselves.”

And unlike some other Colors of the Year we’ve seen in the past, it’s a shade that feels accessible and one that you can integrate into your home without fully redoing your current style.

“You can use it in a big way, you can use it in a small way, you can use it inside, you can use it outside,” Woelfel told Apartment Therapy. “It really depends on how you want your space to feel.”

What do you think of Blueprint? Would you add it to your interiors?