Better Homes & Gardens (BHG) announced Canyon Ridge as the brand’s second annual selection for Color of the Year. As featured in BHG’s October issue, Canyon Ridge is a subtle spin on terracotta. The color is more sunbaked clay than cayenne pepper for a near neutral ideal on walls, and the warm tone infuses energy and comfort into any space, says BHG editors.
Canyon Ridge brings a sunbaked, cozy warmth that is deep-rooted in the comforts of home. The color is a versatile design choice and works well painted across a full room or as a subtle accent wall. This year’s pick was also inspired by nature, playing off last year’s dusty green tones. Instead of lush greens, this year’s choice was inspired by sunsets over sweeping desert landscapes, like the red rock spires of Zion National Park.
BHG partnered with home and DIY experts to share creative ways to utilize the color at home, including how to stencil a wall, how to make a ceiling sunburst design, how to make canvas wall art and how to build a custom painted window seat.
Orange and blue are opposites on the color wheel, which makes them a can’t-miss combination. The soft terracotta color pairs particularly well with cobalt.
“Cobalt has a vibrancy that makes this classic pairing feel modern,” says BHG style director Jessica Thomas. “Rustic rooms may call for darker denim blue accents, so for traditional decor, make it navy.”