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Behr Paint Announces 2023 Color of the Year

Behr's latest color of the year is Blank Canvas, a warm white that inspires tranquility and renewal.

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Behr 2023 Color of the Year
Blank Canvas a warm, hopeful white, is Behr's pick for 2023 color of the year.

Behr Paint Company has announced its 2023 Color of the Year, Blank Canvas (DC-003), a hopeful and welcoming warm white that offers limitless design and décor possibilities. Meant to inspire feelings of tranquility and renewal, Blank Canvas is the answer to an increased consumer desire to be present, find peace of mind and embrace the future, the company says. This rich and transformative color makes a lasting design statement, while lending a unique versatility that clears the air and serves as a timeless foundation for an array of décor styles in any space.

"As we look to 2023, we understand that comfort will still be a driving force behind design decisions and style statements," says Erika Woelfel, Vice President of Color and Creative Services at Behr Paint Company. "Blank Canvas effortlessly offers a clean and inviting blank slate that allows individuality and creativity to flow freely. This white easily harmonizes with a wide range of hues, including neutrals, earth tones and pastels for a charming and cozy appeal. Blank Canvas also pairs beautifully with black for a dramatic impact, and with bright accents like green or cobalt blue to instantly lift your mood."

New research conducted by Behr Paint shows that nearly all U.S. homeowners want their home to be a space where they can completely unwind (92 percent) and believe that it's important their home feels like an escape from everyday stress (90 percent). The selection of Blank Canvas as the 2023 Color of the Year directly answers the call, as data from the study reveals:
A large majority of homeowners agree that the color white makes them feel positive (77%) and even lowers their stress levels (71 percent).
Three-quarters of homeowners also agree that the color white promotes relaxation (75 percent), creates a sense of calm (74 percent) and renewal (74 percent), and makes them feel focused (75 percent). In addition, 63 percent of homeowners agree that the color white is mood-boosting.

"White paint colors are our top-sellers at BEHR. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to spotlight the one that we believe is most versatile, and truly the perfect shade of white for any project," said Jodi Allen, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Behr Paint Company. "In addition to inspiring renewal, positivity and a sense of calm, Blank Canvas always makes a design-forward statement, whether you're a homeowner working on a DIY living space, or a professional painter seeking your go-to white to use on countless projects for years to come."

Blank Canvas can be leveraged by DIYers, designers and professionals to tackle any project – from a bedroom refresh to a complete kitchen remodel. Its transformative power can be showcased on its own to create monochromatic looks or can be paired with pops of color to personalize your space. As a go-to hue that designers can build upon, the warm white creates a serene setting for healthcare and hospitality environments, while being versatile enough to be used in shared spaces. Blank Canvas' strength in evoking calming and relaxing feelings can also be leveraged by designers looking to create neurodiversity-friendly residential and commercial spaces, as well as workplaces.

The 2023 Color of the Year is featured in the curated all-new BEHR Designer Collection palette of 30 best-selling neutral colors. Created to help DIYers, designers and professionals choose color with confidence, the timeless and elegant collection streamlines the paint selection process, turning ordinary home improvement projects into designer-quality makeovers.

To celebrate the 2023 Color of the Year, Behr Paint is hosting a giveaway with a grand prize of $10,000 and a consultation with a designer to create a soothing at-home self-care space. Consumers can enter the Blank Canvas Sweepstakes by visiting https://www.behrblankcanvas.com to create a calming design. Five first prize winners will each receive a $500 Home Depot gift card and a replica of their artwork. Terms and conditions apply. For official rules, visit: https://www.behrblankcanvas.com.

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