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Dunn-Edwards Picks Skipping Stones as 2024 Color of the Year

Dunn-Edwards Corp. announced Skipping Stones as its 2024 Color of the Year, a serene and steely blue with hints of green and gray.

Each year, the Dunn-Edwards team of color experts dives into emerging influences across culture, fashion, technology, lifestyle and more to land on the coming year’s defining hue. For 2024, calming blue is bubbling up—with Skipping Stones set to encourage moments of reflection and optimism in both residential and commercial design, says DeMing Carpenter, color expert at Dunn Edwards.

“Skipping Stones feels like a daydream and can add a sense of mystery and thoughtfulness to any space,” Carpenter says. “It’s part of the resurgence of blue and represents a shift away from the bold, warm-toned colors we’ve seen gain popularity over the past few years. This blue is timeless and versatile, fresh and serene.”

Skipping Stones is represented in the New Dawn color palette within the 2024 Color + Design Trends. Made up of ethereal pastels, misted mid-tones with grounded earth shades and colors that feel like glimmering sunlight, New Dawn is a nature-inspired palette that creates space for quiet reflection amidst the chaos of an always-on world.

Skipping Stones is one of 2,228 colors in the brand’s designer-preferred Perfect Palette® color system. Backed by a team of category experts, Dunn-Edwards provides a range of tools and sampling opportunities to aid customers in color and product selection.

Dunn-Edwards also announced it has expanded its DURA line to include ultra-premium exterior paint with 210 designer-selected hues across three sheens: flat, satin and semi-gloss. 

“Tackling exterior home projects, whether it’s a front door refresh or the whole house, can be an overwhelming undertaking for even the most experienced DIYer,” says Lisa Kudukis, vice president of marketing & innovation at Dunn-Edwards Corporation. “Our new exterior paint takes indecision out of the equation with our Curated Color Palette of go-to hues, an ultra-premium product and high-performing sheens.” 

See what other paint manufacturers picked for their 2024 Color of the Year here.

About Lindsey Thompson

Lindsey joined the NHPA staff in 2021 as an associate editor for Hardware Retailing magazine. A native of Ohio, Lindsey earned a B.S. in journalism and minors in business and sociology from Ohio University. She loves spending time with her husband, two kids, two cats and one dog, as well as doing DIY projects around the house, going to concerts, boating and cheering on the Cleveland Indians.

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