New Year, New Hue | Color Trends for 2023
Brooke Cleaver November 7, 2022
It’s November, which means it’s time to start unpacking all of the upcoming trends for 2023. Every year, paint and design experts put their thinking caps to the test and curate their top picks for Color of the Year. These colors serve a vital role in the interior design industry, as they have the potential to shape and influence our decisions for the coming year. So, it’s no surprise that many of us have been waiting for this year’s big reveal with bated breath.
Last year we saw a combination of muted pastels, warm neutrals, and delicate blues and greens. Looking ahead at 2023, we see a prominent theme emerging - one we can all get behind: a neutral and bold focus on self-care, nature, and restoration.
Return to Nature with Redend Point by Sherwin-Williams
Self-described as minimal yet cozy, this crimson-based beige is likely to warm up any space. Reminiscent of the slot canyons of the American Southwest, Redend Point’s earthy, sun-kissed tone invites you to return to nature - straight from the comfort of your own home.
Reconnect with yourself and others via Redend Point’s blush-beige hues, and explore the nurturing effect color can have on the body and mind. Redend Point’s versatile nature can be explored in a number of ways. Isolate to add pops of color or temper with similarly inspired tones to create calm, soothing spaces.
Photo: Courtesy of Sherwin-Williams
Lafayette Looks Inspired by Redend Point
- Intrigue – Tearose
- Adrienne - Dawn
- Essence - Clay
- Jillian - Blush
- Plateau - Ginger
- Blossom Linen - Chai
- Cayo - Sahara
Start Fresh with Blank Canvas by Behr
Simple and elegant. Behr invites you to start anew with its color of the year: Blank Canvas. The warm, honeyed undertones of Blank Canvas allow you to create clean, sleek looks while avoiding the cold and stark pitfalls that many traditional whites carry. Moreover, the soft neutral hue of Behr’s prized color evokes a sense of possibility that is second to none. Blank Canvas allows you to sit in the artist’s chair and construct gallery-worthy looks – regardless of skill level.
Photo: Courtesy of Behr Paint Company
Lafayette Looks Inspired by Blank Canvas
- Havarti – Oatmeal
- Herbalist – Marble
- Maze – Smoke
- Zanzibar – Natural
- Mystic – Rice
- 2” Sanibel Semi Opaque - Quiche
Wind Down with Rustic Greige by Dutch Boy
Malleable, plush, and restorative: Dutch Boy’s Rustic Greige invites sophisticated comfort into a home through its subtle burgundy undertones. This rich color wraps you in its soothing embrace like a warm wool blanket - making it the perfect option for bedrooms, bathrooms, and lounges.
Photo: Courtesy of Dutch Boy Paint
Lafayette Looks Inspired by Rustic Greige
- Smithson – Oyster
- Blade – Pebble
- Ditto - Fawn
- 3/4" Grace Bay Semi Opaque – Wild Rice
- Linum – Tearose
- Pogo – Ivory
- Entice – Latte
- Naoki – Malt
Find Joy with Raspberry Blush by Benjamin Moore
Breaking away from the pack, Benjamin Moore steps into the spotlight with its color of the year, Raspberry Blush. This bold blend of red and orange dares to be different with its arresting warm glow. Andrea Mango, Color Marketing & Development Director at Benjamin Moore, says, “People are ready to bring color back into the home, taking a step outside their color comfort zones.”
Raspberry Blush encourages you to step outside of your proverbial comfort zone and empowers you to live boldly, fiercely, and unapologetically – whether that be through your walls, furniture, or window treatments.
Lafayette Looks Inspired by Raspberry Blush
- Jody – Berry
- Tempest Linen – Coral Reef
- Buffy – Coral
- Fun Lover – Sunrise
- Douglas – Garnet
- 3/4" Catalina Semi Opaque – Salsa
- Botanique – Coral
- Torch Singer – Flame
Climb New Heights with Vining Ivy by Glidden
With its vibrant blend of blue and green, Glidden’s color of the year, Vining Ivy, inspires us to climb new heights. Aptly named, this luscious color echoes that of the Pacific Northwest. Capture the feel of a furry forest by complimenting this color with decorative wood accents, woven wood shades, or natural stone.
Lafayette Looks Inspired by Vining Ivy
- Tiffany – Sea Glass
- Antero – Vapor
- Dublin - Marine
- Chic – Azure
- Papyrus – Teal
- Marsa - Spa
- Fossil – Mist
- Chaberek – Peacock
Shiver with Anticipation for Pantone’s Color of the Year
Although it has yet to be confirmed, many speculate that Pantone's color of the year will be Digital Lavender: an electrifying purple that shakes the imagination. While Pantone's previous color of the year, Very Peri, was a similar shade of periwinkle blue, forecasters at WGSN and Coloro believe that "purple will return as a key color for 2023, representing wellness and digital escapism."
While we at Lafayette love the futuristic vibe of Digital Lavender, we wouldn’t be surprised if Pantone pulled a completely different rabbit out of its hat. We’ll just have to wait and see what Pantone will bring
Reflect and React
What are your thoughts on the new Colors of the Year? Which ones stand out to you? And what plans do you have for incorporating these colors into your home? We’d love to hear from you.
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