The Only Paint Colors That Will Matter in 2023
Paint companies have made their picks for Color of the Year.
If you are curious about future home design trends but don’t have a crystal ball for predictions, one of the best indicators is to look at paint companies and their “Color of the Year” announcements. It seems like just about every paint brand announces a shade for the upcoming year—and it’s a great way to see which color themes will be prevalent, not just on walls, but also in other decor items, like furniture, accents, and textiles. When you look at all the colors as a whole, you can also start to see some commonalities, whether it’s a neutral-heavy lineup or hues that are more saturated.
And from the looks of 2023’s Colors of the Year, I noticed a warmer palette, like reds, grounded neutrals, and some darker tones for those who dare to go with a statement hue. Many homeowners seem to be making choices looking towards a sense of “normalcy” after spending two-plus years in quarantine, and needing calm and moments of self-care. Personally, I found it refreshing to see more vibrant hues than selections that are too beige. You don’t have to paint your whole space a bold shade, but it might give you some inspiration to add some color moments, whether that’s with your throw pillows or blankets, an accent wall, or a rug.