Courtesy Glen-Gery

From Sherwin-Williams to Benjamin Moore to Dunn-Edwards, it’s clear that blue tones are rising to the top for 2024. Glen-Gery, a Pennsylvania-based brick and stone manufacturer, has joined the trend with its 2024 Brick Color of the Year, Blue Smooth Ironspot.

The dark, extruded face brick exudes a sense of boldness, states the company. It also uniquely shimmers with varying weather and lighting, bringing out the inherent luster and sheen in each individual brick.

“In 2023, there was a prevalence of nature-inspired color and design trends characterized by warm earth tones and textures. Next year, we foresee designers still having a desire to bring nature indoors but with a shift toward bolder colors, especially deep blue tones that add a fresh sense of tranquility,” says Denise Smith, marketing manager for Glen-Gery. "While 2024 embraces brighter shades, rich and moody colors will retain their popularity, playing a pivotal role in balancing lighter color palettes. These deeper hues will infuse spaces with warmth and comfort, while adding an elevated design aesthetic that can awaken your senses.”

After noticing a growing preference for darker bricks, Glen-Gery introduced Blue Smooth Ironspot as a part of the Sioux City Blues Series, a range of dark blue-black bricks. It also joins more than 600 brick and stone products offered by the manufacturer and is now available to architects, builders, and homeowners.