Best Paint Colors

August 16, 2023

Behr’s 2024 Color Of The Year Is…Cracked Pepper

H&H Deputy Editor Emma Reddington visits Behr’s Color Of The Year launch event in Napa, California.

A versatile, shape-shifting neutral, the Behr Color of the Year for 2024 is Cracked Pepper. This soft, sooty black with undertones of charcoal grey continues Behr’s trend of choosing livable neutrals. Last year’s Blank Canvas, a warm off-white shade, was about a fresh start after a challenging few years. For Erika Woelfel, vice president of Color and Creative Services at Behr, Cracked Pepper is “the perfect combination of understated luxury, new optimism, confidence, and it still has a connection to nature.”

Scroll down for a closer look at this versatile hue!