Behr just announced its Color of the Year 2019, and it’s the most soothing shade—here’s how to use it in your home.

By Lauren Phillips
Updated August 23, 2018
Cans of paint. Is one the Behr Color of the year?
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Color of the year 2019 announcements are beginning to roll out, and Behr is among the first to announce its pick for the go-to color of the coming year: Blueprint.

This mid-tone blue (full name: Blueprint S470-5) and the 14 other shades of Behr’s 2019 Color Trends are the result of a year’s worth of research in design trends and other areas. Blueprint is dynamic enough to blend with cooler and warmer colors alike, which is good news for homeowners (and handy renters): Incorporating the Behr Color of the Year 2019 into your home doesn’t mean you have to throw everything out and start over.

Blueprint is a bold color choice, but not overwhelmingly so—it’s still soft enough to fit into homes full of neutrals and pastels. And, as the IKEA Catalog 2019 predicted, rich colors are going to be big next year, so adding Blueprint to your home now will put you squarely ahead of the curve. Whether you’re looking to do a complete overhaul or just updating a few features, you can use Blueprint in your home—here’s a little design inspo to get you started.

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Behr Color of the Year 2019 - Front Door
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1 A Bold Front Door

Painting your front door a fresh color can give your home’s resale value a major boost. If you don’t plan on selling any time soon, it can boost your satisfaction with your space, too. After all, you do walk through the front door every day.

Blueprint’s soothing tones can put you in a solid state of mind as you’re entering or leaving your home, but it’s also an eye-grabbing shade that will have visitors and passersby alike talking about the house with the blue front door. Best of all, adding this new color of the year to your front door is a one-and-done project that doesn’t call for many (if any) other updates.

Behr Color of the Year 2019 - Kitchen
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2 A Colorful Kitchen Statement

Two-toned cabinets and kitchens are having a long moment, and Blueprint’s balanced blend of boldness and versatility allows it to fit easily into single-toned kitchens. With a few splashes of paint in the right spots (like an island, as pictured, or a row of upper cabinets), you can give a kitchen a refreshed look without a costly (and messy, and long) reno.

Behr Color of the Year 2019 - Bathroom
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3 An Ombre Bathroom

If you can’t get enough of Blueprint and its soothing color family, try layering it with lighter and darker shades of blue for a pretty ombre look. (Watery and Dark Navy from the Behr 2019 Color Trends are pictured here, with Blueprint in the middle.) A distinctive look like this one works well in large and small spaces alike—the key is to keep the rest of the décor in the room simple, so the paint can shine.

Blueprint and the other colors of Behr’s Color Trends 2019 palettes are now available for purchase exclusively at The Home Depot. For more information, visit