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Behr Unveils 2019 Color of the Year

Blueprint S470-5, a mid-tone blue, is the paint company's pick for next year.

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Behr Paint this week announced its 2019 Color of the Year pick: Blueprint S470-5, a mid-tone blue. Warmer than denim and softer than navy, the company said in a statement that the color signifies "authenticity, confidence and timelessness."

“Much like the sketches builders rely on to bring an architectural design to life, Blueprint S470-5 lays a foundation for consumers to make their unique vision a reality,” said Erika Woelfel, Vice President of Color 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.”

Behr also announced four accompanying 2019 Color Trends palette to go along with Blueprint S470-5. They are:

  • 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 decor for impactful results. This palette includes: Blueprint S470-5, Watery HDC-CT-26, Antigua M460-7, Dark Navy S530-7 and Blue Metal HDC-AC-25.

  • 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. This palette includes: Blueprint S470-5, Ecological S380-6, Amber Autumn S290-5, Raisin In The Sun N120-6 and Vine Leaf N400-7.

  • 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. This palette includes: Blueprint S470-5, Elephant Skin PPU18-16, Mars Red PPU2-11 and Kindling N200-6.

  • 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. This palette includes: Blueprint S470-5, Cotton Grey HDC-NT-20, Standing Ovation N570-2 and Sand Dance S190-2.


Blueprint S470-5 and the 2019 Color Trends are available now, exclusively at The Home Depot stores nationwide. 

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