The 2023 Colors of the Year are here!

The 2023 Colors of the Year are here!

December 14, 2022

In the late fall each year, paint manufacturers announce their choice for the forecasting of color for the year ahead. Each company offers their own perspective on interior design color trends, so it’s always interesting to see their selections. Wait no longer. The 2023 Colors of the Year are here!

Pantone: Viva Magenta

The Pantone Color Institute is the leader in colors, having been the standard that designers of all types (graphic, interior, textile) have relied on for decades. This year, Pantone has chosen another bold hue: Viva Magenta 18-750. Pantone calls Viva Magenta “powerful and empowering” and describes the animated shade of pinkish-red as  “brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration.” Use it as an accent to bring that pop into a room, or be bold and cover the walls!

Benjamin-Moore: Raspberry Blush

Pantone isn’t the only one in the pink in 2023. Benjamin-Moore has chosen the coral-like shade of Raspberry Blush 2008-30. Although Benjamin-Moore refers to Raspberry Blush as “electric”, it has warmth that pairs well with many neutrals without overpowering a space. And lighting will have a significant impact on how the color appears.

Dunn-Edwards: Terra Rosa

The color trend in the red range continues with Dunn-Edwards. They chose Terra Rosa DE5096. This earthier version of red blends a deep rose hue with terracotta, resulting in a color that’s reminiscent of Saigon cinnamon. Dunn-Edwards describes Terra Rosa as exuding “confidence, creativity, and coziness.”

Behr: Blank Canvas

Behr has stepped away from the paint color trend of reddish hues, Behr’s 2023 Color of the Year is very neutral: Blank Canvas DC-003. It’s not as bright white as an actual blank canvas, but might inspire you to create your own artistry in a room. The lighting can warm up the slightly creamy tone or brighten it up. Harmonize Blank Canvas with other neutrals or blend it with earth tones or pastels. It’s also a nice choice for trim.

Sherwin-Williams: Redend Point

Sherwin-Williams’ 2023 Color of the Year has just a hint of pink, warmed up with beige. The result is Redend Point SW9081. If you like warm neutrals but want a little more color, Redend Point is worth a look. Sherwin-Williams says this color “can make any space feel safe, calming, and grounded, yet still energized.”

Better Homes & Gardens: Canyon Ridge

Similar to Redend Point but with more color embedded, Better Homes & Gardens selected Canyon Ridge as its 2023 Color of the Year. Canyon Ridge is similarly earthy and has a spice-like feel, but this Better Homes & Garden color tends more toward cinnamon mixed with paprika. The company describes the color like sun-baked clay, reminiscent of “sunsets over sweeping desert landscapes”. 

Glidden: Vining Ivy

Here’s a nice alternative to the pinks, reds, and neutral tones from other paint companies. Glidden chose Vining Ivy PPG1148-6 as its 2023 Color of the Year. The paint color is a shade of teal that Glidden describes as "bluish-greenish-something-in-betweenish” and something that is “energizing yet grounding and it works in literally any space.” Use Vining Ivy as an accent or cover all the walls of an entire room. The color is bold and distinctive and creates a new look and feel to any space.

The Valspar Palette of the Year

As always, Valspar doesn’t commit to just one hue for Color of the Year. Instead, they come out with a palette of 12 colors. The 2023 selections provide some distinctly colorful choices—Blue Arrow, Everglade Deck, Green Trellis, Desert Carnation, Southern Road, and Flora—that have a gentleness blended in. The softer colors include Gentle Violet and Rising Ride, and Valspar offers some versions of neutrals, too: Ivory Brown, Cozy White, Holmes Cream, and Villa Grey.

What’s in YOUR palette?

Changing the paint color is the simplest way to recreate a space. With so many choices and the opportunity to get samples to try, you can update your home like you do with your wardrobe. Where do you want to start?

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