Introducing Your New Color Obsession

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Is it gray? Blue? Green? It's all of them wrapped up in your new color obsession, and it's going to have you running to Home Depot for a can (or 10!) in 3…2…1. Behr's first-ever Color of the Year, dubbed "In the Moment," isn't just a great option for refreshing your interior or exterior, it's also an invitation to bring a little calm to your place.

"In the Moment" is a "restorative blue-green hue meant to soothe and relax," said Architectural Digest. Intended as an antidote to the stresses of being "plugged in 24/7," said Erika Woelfel, Vice President of Color and Creative Services at Behr, in announcing the color, "In the Moment" allows you to do just that: "Be aware of the moment that you're in. That's why we love the name of this color."

House Beautiful describes the color as, "spruce blue, soft gray and lush green (that) coalesce to evoke a sense of sanctuary and relaxation." Key to what will surely be its widespread appeal is its versatility. The color "crosses multiple design styles, ideal for working with traditional, modern, coastal and global décor," said Behr. And, said Woelfel, it "pairs well with other subdued colors to create harmony for interiors or exteriors." 

To that end, Behr provided a "palette of 20 trend colors for 2018" to help with pairing, alongside the announcement of the Color of the Year. All colors are available exclusively at The Home Depot.

"This ‘neutral blue,' as Woelfel describes it, takes on a very different tone depending on the colors with which you pair it. When used as a bright pop in a mostly dark room, it feels calm and formal," said House Beautiful. However, when paired with white and light natural wood, the color comes off as energetic and vibrant, which makes for a welcoming statement on the exterior of a home."

In this dining room, the color reads blue and green and gray, changing with the light and complementing the mid-century modern décor.

Against the creamy white of the countertops in this kitchen and with the light streaming through the window and French door, the hue goes green.

Ditto for this front door frame, which looks amazing against all that luscious stone.

A subtle pop of color that brings in depth while introducing an overall sense of calm is a perfect choice for a window seat.

Have an ocean (or at least a pool) outside? You'll love how the water affects the wall color, bringing in more of a sea-blue effect.

That's it. We've found the perfect exterior color. We especially love how it deepens against the white trim.

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