Every fall, paint companies and interior design experts predict the colors that will shape our homes for the coming year. While the colors of 2022 centered around shades of green that harken back to nature, 2023 is all about self-expression.
Find out what paint colors the pros have predicted so far, and then check back for all the predictions for the 2023 color of the year as announced.
Minwax barrel aged
Paint isn’t the only way to punch up furniture or update a room. Add soothing color with the warm, organic look of Aged Barrel, Minwax’s Color of the Year 2023. The stain’s brown shade adds a rich, soothing color to furniture, finishes, paneling, and DIY projects. Plus, a return to neutral grounds any room, creating a relaxed vibe that’s in keeping with this year’s renewed focus on wellness in interior design.
“As new routines prompt us to adjust in so many aspects of life, simplified color choices help provide short moments of procrastination,” Sue Kim, director of color marketing for Minwax, said in a press release. “The Color of the Year 2023, Aged Barrel, provides just that—a reassuring, nourishing mood that embraces the organic beauty, natural aging, and inherent imperfections of wood surfaces to inspire more mindful living.”
Pair Aged Barrel with a nostalgic shade, like avocado green or burnt orange, for a retro-inspired room, or display the spot against a muted wallpaper of soft pink, blue, or beige.
Viva Magenta from Pantone
After a year of blush color choices, Pantone has chosen Viva Magenta 18-1750, a deep rose red, as its 2023 color of the year, called “A funky shade for an unconventional time.” But this is not Barbie pink.
Viva Magenta is a saturated shade that is not shy of color. The confident color is “inspired by vermilion red, one of the most precious pigments in the natural pigment family as well as one of the strongest and brightest the world has ever known,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. .
To decorate your home with Viva Magenta, use red meets pink on the furnishings and keep the rest of the room neutral. Soft blues, greens, and beiges harmonize with Viva Magenta while keeping the light to saturated shade.
Spanish Moss by Crillon
Green is quickly becoming the new neutral as homeowners opt for soothing hues rather than the crisp, bright whites of decades past. For its 2023 color of the year, Krylon chose Spanish moss, a deep forest green that references nature. Spray paint shade easily upgrades furniture and décor, plus it plays well with just about everything.
“This midnight green has a strong connection to nature’s richness, dense forests, and mossy terrain,” said Ashley Banbury, Krylon’s senior color designer. Rooted in the renewable power of green, it can be balanced with warm, cool undertones. In a press release.
Banbury suggests pairing a rich green with complementary colors like gold, sandstone, and copper that relate to nature.
Raspberry Blush by Benjamin Moore
Bright and cheery, Benjamin Moore’s 2023 pick is a vibrant red-orange called Raspberry Blush. The saturated shade energizes the room for a lively look that’s anything but shy.
“People are ready to bring color home, and take a step outside their color comfort zones,” Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore’s director of color marketing and development, said in a press release. “Raspberry Blush 2008-30 and the Color Trends 2023 palette empower the use of accent colors that provide fun and personality while transforming rooms for stunning results.”
For an extreme style, spray Raspberry Blush on the walls, trim, and ceiling to wrap the room in warmth. Or go for a smaller statement on the kitchen island. Soft shades of white and beige balance out the bright pink.
Terra Rosa by Den Edwards
With the latest color announcement for 2023, soft earthy tones of pink and terracotta are taking the lead as the most popular paint colors. Terra Rosa by Dunn-Edwards blends brown and burgundy for a rosy pink that serves as both a neutral frame and a subtle accent.
“We put health and well-being first, making time to escape and embrace nostalgia…and that translates to design through lush, sophisticated touches with equal parts beauty and drama,” said Sarah McClain, color expert and designer at Dunn-Edwards.
Sweet and comforting without being sugary, the warm hue adds comfort to a bedroom or living space. Or spray Terra Rose on the outside of your home for a pop of style.
Redend Point by Sherwin Williams
A mix of blush and beige, Redend Point by Sherwin-Williams features delicate pink tones to warm the walls. The base shade is especially feeling on trend as homeowners are turning to earth tones to bring comfort and fun to their interior spaces.
“People have been drawn to nature-inspired tones and earthy tones in the past couple of years, and that’s something that will continue into 2023 and beyond,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Greens, blues, and browns can make any space feel safe, calm, and vibrant at the same time.”
Showcase Redend Point in an entryway that greets guests with a welcoming welcome, or on furniture, such as a bathroom vanity, to create an eye-catching focal point.
Canyon Ridge from Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart
Reminiscent of a Southwestern landscape, Canyon Ridge is an orange-meets-pink paint color that works as an almost neutral when applied to walls. The modern spin on terra cotta pairs well with bright blue, which is opposite on the color wheel. “Cobalt has a liveliness that makes this classic pairing feel modern,” says Jessica Thomas, BHG’s Style Director. “Rustic rooms might call for denim navy blue accents. For traditional decor, keep it navy.” Not ready for a complete room makeover? Try Canyon Ridge on DIY artwork, built-ins, or even your ceiling for a subtle splash of warm, desert-inspired color.
Blank plate of dazzle
Not every color of 2023 is meant to make a statement. Blanc Canvas, Behr’s choice, is a creamy white shade that goes with just about everything. The warm neutral color stands out from the modern icy hues popular in the past.
“Blank Canvas effortlessly provides a clean, inviting blank canvas that allows individuality and creativity to flow freely. This white color coordinates easily with a wide range of color tones, including neutrals, earthy tones, and pastels for a charming, relaxed look,” said Erika Woelfel. Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr, in a press release.
Use a blank canvas on bedroom walls to promote relaxation, or finish off desk additions and dress them in a warm shade of white for a classic look that encourages creativity and focus.
Finishing Ivy from Glidden
Nods to nature are still popular, and Vining Ivy mixes blue and green for a serene backdrop. The Color of the Year 2023 from Glidden Paint by PPG works well with both contemporary and classic styles. “[Vining Ivy] “Its versatility takes the guesswork out of design, leaving consumers more time to indulge in the things that matter most to them,” Ashley McCollum, Glidden color expert, said in a press release.
Pair a blue-green jewel tone with wood finishes, stone accents, and rich textures for a room that borrows from the outdoors. Or choose smaller doses of Vining Ivy on trim, furniture, or cabinetry for a subtle dose of calming paint color.
Rustic Greige by Dutch Boy
For a comfortable color that goes with everything, turn to Rustic Greige from Dutch Boy. The color of the year 2023 is a mix of gray and beige with subtle red undertones that pair well with the earthy paint colors in vogue today. Rustic Greige envelopes the room with warmth, making it perfect for kitchens, bedrooms, and family spaces alike.
“The importance of general well-being remains a primary focus in everyday life,” said Ashley Banbury, Dutch Boy’s chief color designer, in a press release. “This is why more DIYers are devoting time and energy to designing personal spaces that make them feel comfortable, protected, and calm.” The color establishes three custom color palettes—Plush, Wistful, and Botanic—that showcase the versatility of neutrals.
2023 Color of the Year by Valspar
Valspar selected 12 livable paint colors, including soft neutrals, sweet pastels, and soothing shades of blues and greens. “[They] are usable shades that encourage self-expression and that anyone can visualize in their space,” Sue Kim, director of color marketing at Valspar, said in a press release. She adds soft shades of pink and purple, including Gentle Violet (pictured above). and South Road, a sophisticated and subtle color for the walls, while the rich blues and greens, including Flora and Everglade Deck, pair well with the wood tones and copper accents.
The collection was launched alongside Valspar’s “Color-Verse,” a virtual home that allows consumers to experience this year’s 2023 colors.