Wednesday, December 27, 2023

A Colorful Conversation with Beth Maguire

Beth Maguire

Ahead of her upcoming trend forecasting event on Thursday, January 25 with Stout Textiles and Designer Furniture Services + Fabrics, we caught up with Beth Maguire, Architectural & Design Representative for Benjamin Moore, to give us a preview of what’s in store in the world of color for 2024.

Left: Regent Green 2136-20  Right: Topaz 070


Benjamin Moore predicts that the concept of 'Color Drenching' will persist, where walls, trim, and ceiling are painted with the same color, creating a cohesive and enveloping effect throughout the room. “For me personally, I do love the idea of drenching a room all in one color,” adds Beth Maguire. “To be totally immersed in a color that you love...allowing the different sheens to provide the contrast.” Nearly every surface in the kitchen above is covered in dark Regent Green 2136-20 while the living space to the right is doused in a deep, radiant orange with Topaz 070.


“Our color offering for 2024 still makes a statement but is toned down and more approachable than what we saw in 2023,” explains Maguire. “Still giving consumers the saturated hues to allow them to step out of their comfort zone.”

Honeybee CSP-950 and White Dove OC-17


“The Color Trends 2024 palette from Benjamin Moore narrates a tale of duality, juxtaposing light with dark, warm with cool, and featuring both complementary and contrasting color pairing,” illustrates Maguire. Shown above is the pairing of Honeybee CSP-950 with White Dove OC-17. Pictured below are two room scenes showcasing the complementary pairing of Pristine OC-75 with Antique Pewter 1560.

Pristine OC-75 and Antique Pewter 1560
Benjamin Moore 2024 Color of the Year Blue Nova 825


We’re continuing to see saturated color on cabinets, which I love,” exclaims Maguire. This color drenched office space above features cabinetry painted in Benjamin Moore’s 2024 Color of the Year Blue Nova 825. I also like the idea of painting the trim and ceilings something other than white. This is a great concept for a powder room if someone doesn’t want to commit to it in a more prominent room in their home.”

To see the full “Color Trends 2024” presentation from Beth Maguire along with a presentation of coordinating fabrics from Deanna Sheppard of Stout Textiles on Thursday, Jan. 25, in the Mid-America Room, please RSVP to by Friday, Jan. 19.