Behr Paint Unveils 2019 Colour of the Year, a “Blueprint” for the Future of Colour

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SANTA ANA, Calif. (August 23, 2018) – Behr Paint reveals its 2019 Colour of the Year: Blueprint S470-5, a mid-tone blue that charts a course for people to reimagine the colours and design of their home. Warmer than denim and softer than navy, this refined blue 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 colour 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.”

Blueprint S470-5 serves as a foundational hue for the annual BEHR® 2019 Colour Trends—a palette of 15 supporting colours forecasted to influence décor and design in the year ahead.

New Palettes for a New Year

On its own, Blueprint S470-5 makes an authentic, unassuming statement. But when paired with other colours, it can add depth and variety, or behave like a neutral to anchor bolder palettes.

Four accompanying 2019 Colour Trends palettes allow DIYers to use Blueprint S470-5 as a starting place for their design plan, to personalize and transform spaces to match their own taste.

  • COLOUR BINGE: Embracing a full range of blue, teal and grey is a key style for 2019. Layer light and dark blues on walls, cabinets, furniture and décor 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: Grey 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 BEHR 2019 Colour Trends are available now, exclusively at The Home Depot stores nationwide. To learn more, visit

About Behr Paint

Founded in 1947, Behr Paint Company is one of the largest suppliers of paints, decorative finishes, stains and surface preparation products to do-it-yourselfers in the United States and Canada. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company is dedicated to meeting the coating and colour needs of DIYers, architects and design professionals with an unwavering commitment to quality, innovation and value. For more information, visit Professional contractors can visit to learn about BEHR® Products and BEHR PROTM Services. Behr is a subsidiary of Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS).

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