BEHR® 2016 Colour Trends inspire Consumers to embrace new hues and design trends

BEHR® 2016 Colour Trends inspire Consumers to embrace new hues and design trends

U.S. Behr is inspiring DIYers (do-it-yourself doers) everywhere to rejuvenate their homes with the release of their 2016 Colour Trends collection, available now exclusively at The Home Depot®. These 20 brand-new, captivating hues feature four coordinating designer palettes that bring impact and dimension to any living space.

“We enjoy exploring the cultural worlds of art, product, fashion and architecture to forecast the coming shifts in colour trends,” said Erika Woelfel, Vice President of Colour Marketing at BEHR Paints. “One of the common trends we’ve continually found is how the hypnotic draw of technology and increased screen time have driven the need for authentic stimulation. The BEHR 2016 Colour Trends are made up of unique colours, textures and patterns, lending sensory delights and allowing us a way to truly disengage and unwind.”

In addition to trending colours and coordinated palettes, the BEHR 2016 Colour Trends offer looks that increase visual interest on all surfaces–floors, walls and ceilings–in the year to come. Contrasting colours, tactile elements, sharp or soft edges and matte or glossy finishes will further stimulate the senses, while adding volume and structure to a variety of hues.


HIGH CONTRAST: Chromatic accents mingle with moody shades, glossy surfaces and layered textures. Spaces enveloped in these hues will activate the senses with a playful interaction of colour, texture anpatterns. Dark colours create an illusion of depth, while brilliant pops of tropical colour showcase an adventurous style.

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LUXE DIMENSIONS: Traditional décor gets a stylish update with bold pops of colour, gold detailing and bold geometric patterns. These colours, along with translucent surfaces, help make any space feel brighter and more expansive. Sapphire blue is a terrific accent on furniture, but can also help pump up the volume when paired with an over-scaled geometric design in Citronné yellow on an accent wall.

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BLURRED BOUNDARIES: Modern style softens with organic shapes, subtle colour combinations and natural materials. Smooth curves and gentle silhouettes combine with washed blue and green for a relaxed, serene space. An ombré alcove is reminiscent of a misty, atmospheric landscape and is anchored by black furniture and abstract artwork. Pop accents of orange and turquoise provide a sense of optimism

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LYRICAL LIVING: Feminine elegance is embodied through tonal hues, plush textures, and reflective surfaces. A warm foundation of dark gold, ivory and taupe brown can keep a room feeling elegant, but also full of energy. By adding punches of colour in unexpected places, such as doorways and artwork, spaces can suddenly transform into a charming a light hearted environment. A high-gloss finish on a ceiling, trim and cabinetry reflects light to a dazzling effect.

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DIYers can explore, preview and purchase samples of the BEHR 2016 Colour Trends exclusively at The Home Depot Colour Centers. All of the 20 new colours can also be viewed on the ColourSmart by BEHR® Tool, available online at or as a free download for iPhone®, iPad® and Android(TM) compatible devices. The ColourSmart by BEHR® Tool also allows consumers to preview their colour choice in a room setting and estimate the amount of paint they need to purchase.

BEHR Interior Paint was ranked highest in customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Paint Satisfaction Study(SM). The study found that BEHR interior paint ranked higher than all other interior paint brands and performs particularly well against key satisfaction factors including durability and warranty/guarantee.

BEHR Paint’s most advanced interior paint product, BEHR MARQUEE® Interior Paint & Primer, was also recognized this year and rated #1 by a Leading Consumer Survey. BEHR MARQUEE® features an exclusive one-coat colour collection that is guaranteed. The revolutionary paint formula is both low VOC and GREENGUARD Gold Certified.

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