It’s the end of the year - let's celebrate COLOR by exploring the 2023 Color of the Year announcements from leading color experts! These companies research trends and themes throughout the year, then forecast what they believe will be the hottest hues, shades and tones to dominate the interior design and fashion industries next year! Without further ado, let's dive into the 2023 color trend forecasting...
PANTONE: Digital Lavender - TBC
Perhaps the most highly anticipated Color of the Year, Pantone is holding off on their official announcement for a few more months. Although some speculations have been made, we won’t know the official Pantone 2023 Color of the Year until around early December. Some trend predictions point to a shade called Digital Lavender, which mixes the virtual and physical worlds with inspiration from futuristic tech and self-care wellness. We’ll find out the official Pantone 2023 Color of the Year in a few months!
SHERWIN-WILLIAMS: Redend Point
Sherwin-Williams announced that a calming, neutral color called Redend Point is the 2023 Color of the Year. Redend Point is a middle ground between natural beige and inviting blush. The shade evokes comforting, earthy, and warm feelings - soulful and subtle, minimal and cozy, infused with desert vibes and layers of emotion.
“There was so much conversation about this idea of empathy and care culture that we were seeing in the macro trend world, and we tied that to the warmer energy of certain earth-type colors,” said Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams’s director of color marketing. “Then, it was just a matter of determining the right color, which ended up being Redend Point. People have been drawn to nature-inspired and earthy tones the past couple years, and this is something that will continue into 2023 and beyond.”
Pairing well with natural textures and other neutrals, this color is sure to add feelings of comfort, coziness, and eathiness to a space. Embrace the versatility of Redend Point in your 2023 designs! Whether you’re switching up your wall color, adding accent decor, re-doing cabinetry, or even placing a custom color order for HVAC grilles in Redend Point through our website - this color is sure to add character and natural elements to your next design.
BENJAMIN MOORE: Raspberry Blush
Benjamin Moore has announced Raspberry Blush as their 2023 Color of the Year - a very distinct coral tinged with pink that is said to encourage confidence and awaken the senses. The definition of charismatic color, this vivid shade of red orange is a bold statement communicating color, shape and sound.
To celebrate this color, Benjamin Moore partnered with electro-funk duo Chromeo to honor the upbeat and vibrant tone of the entire 2023 palette collection. The song, aptly titled 'Raspberry Blush', highlights the creative role that color plays in self-expression for artists - in this instance, the musical direction is influenced by the color.
Add a subtle note of Raspberry Blush by painting an archway or accent wall, or envelop yourself completely by splashing on the walls, ceiling and trim to create a fearless color statement. This hue is not for the feint of heart, it's an unapologetic celebration of life loaded with opulence and optimism.
GLIDDEN AND PPG: Vining Ivy
Glidden and PPG’s 2023 Color of the Year is Vining Ivy - a moody and earthy, jewel-toned shade somewhere in between green and blue. This color brings the outdoors in, setting a great backdrop for nature-inspired design combinations. Match this shade with deep-toned wood, bright white, or gold accents for a relaxing yet luxurious look. Whether it’s more blue or more green, that’s up to you! Either way, Vining Ivy is serving the restorative, colorful energy we all need.
"Consumers are seeking to simplify in this post-COVID era, as the past two years have shed a new light on the importance of serenity and little moments," said Ashley McCollum, Glidden color expert, in a press release. "Vining Ivy embodies this vibe perfectly. It is energizing yet grounding, and it works in literally any space. Its versatility takes the guesswork out of design, leaving consumers with more time to indulge in the things that matter most to them."
"Those who love this moody hue but are still feeling in-betweenish on how to bring it into their space can treat themselves to the understated elegance of a teal accent wall or serve up a statement by featuring Vining Ivy on their kitchen cabinetry," McCollum said. "Even the most modest spaces can benefit from the teal treatment. For those short on square footage but big on style, we recommend using this rich hue as bold contrast to a neutral palette, making a petite room feel plush."
This calming and organic shade looks great on cabinetry, furniture, or custom metal accents. Request a quote on our website to create custom metalwork pieces that will make Vining Ivy truly pop in your next design space!
VALSPAR: Comfortable. Joyous. Beautiful.
With not one, but 12 trendy colors in the 2023 Colors of the Year palette, Valspar is setting the stage for rejuvenating design choices that liven up any space. Each shade in the palette tunes into emotion and nature, aligning feelings of comfort, acceptance, and joy. Here are the 12 iconic Colors of the Year for 2023 by Valspar.
Cozy White – Comfort – A comfortable white with a yellow undertone that makes a space cozy like a soft blanket.
Villa Grey – Mindful – A cool grey that is balanced by the warmth of the yellow undertone, a natural hue like a cotton muslin cloth.
Rising Tide – Health – A light blue that has a dose of softness, used as a fresh neutral with uplifting qualities of a modern pastel.
Gentle Violet – Connection – A white softened by a violet undertone, a harmonious shade promoted by digital connectivity.
Holmes Cream – Joy – A classic tan that is dependable, with a yellow undertone that gives it new life with uplifting qualities.
Ivory Brown – Natural – A washed brown tone inspired by the shades found in nature, a new warm neutral being incorporated inside and out the home.
Blue Arrow – Balance – A cooled down blue with a slight yellow undertone, a beautiful shade to find balance between cool and warm shades in the home.
Green Trellis – Calm – Tapping into the calming tones of nature, this hazy green has duality – bringing in the calm and liveliness we seek from outdoors.
Desert Carnation – Inspired – Faded natural terracotta that leaves us inspired to craft a home with individuality and warmth.
Southern Road – Contentment – A muted clay with a brown undertone, embracing the life of contentment we seek in living with what we have.
Flora – Thoughtful – A deep blackened olive, a new neutral being introduced into the home that embodies charm and sophistication.
Everglade Deck – Restored – A deep midnight blue, used as an elegant calming shade to restore our mind, body and home.
"Valspar's 2023 Colors of the Year are usable shades that encourage self-expression and anyone can envision in their space," said Sue Kim, Valspar Color Marketing Manager. "With our 12 colors to choose from, you are guaranteed to find a color that is picture-perfect for you! I believe that the colors are part of our core memory, reflecting the essence of the sensorial experience. The colors we choose for our home reflect how we want to capture those positive moments and make them a lasting experience at home.”
Breathe life into your next space with color choices from Valspar’s palette. These livable shades can be used for a huge variety of design projects, from accent walls, to furniture and home decor, and of course, elegant metalwork details by Architectural Grille.
BEHR: Blank Canvas
Behr announced their 2023 Color of the Year is a renewing, welcoming, and meditative shade of warm white called Blank Canvas. Blank Canvas offers the opportunity to start fresh, embrace self-expression, and create a foundation for balance and peace.
"White paint colors are our top-sellers at BEHR. With so many options to choose from, we wanted to spotlight the one that we believe is most versatile, and truly the perfect shade of white for any project," said Jodi Allen, global chief marketing officer at Behr Paint Company. "In addition to inspiring renewal, positivity, and a sense of calm, Blank Canvas always makes a design-forward statement, whether you're a homeowner working on a DIY living space or a professional painter seeking your go-to white to use on countless projects for years to come."
"As we look to 2023, we understand that comfort will still be a driving force behind design decisions and style statements," said Erika Woelfel, vice president of Color and Creative Services at Behr Paint Company. "Blank Canvas effortlessly offers a clean and inviting blank slate that allows individuality and creativity to flow freely."
Calming and classic, this shade from Behr is highly adaptable and pairs well with almost everything - from vibrant accents to layered, neutral textures. The color white is known to evoke feelings of positivity, so using Blank Canvas in your home will create a sense of serenity and coziness.