6 Home Colour Trends for 2023

If 2022 was the year of recovery marked by natural colours that express our yearning for healing and the outdoors, 2023 continues this trend with confidence by infusing deliciously vibrant shades that create contrast with more muted natural palettes and lend a pop to a bolder palette.

Asian brands choose rich neutrals inspired by nature and build fresher colour palettes centred around them.

Meanwhile, Western brands and colour authorities take risks with a family of reds that ignite the palettes they are added to. Here we take a look at some of the prominent ones.

2023 Colour Trend: Raspberry Blush

Another prominent American paint brand, Benjamin Moore, goes sweeter and more cheerful with its chosen shade of red.

Raspberry Blush 2008-30 is a delicious orange-toned pink that injects freshness into the room. The brand also curated seven jewel colours and five neutral shades for a palette that balances modern-day sensibilities with timelessness.

2023 Colour Trend: Dark Green

Nippon Paint’s colour of the year 2023, Dark Green AC 2119A, expresses new growth and a post-pandemic planet that is greener after the slowdown of the industry as we knew it.

Dubbed “the colour of healing”, Dark Green is poised to be the new neutral, as homeowners opt for warmer colours in place of greys and whites. “The colour easily elevates furniture and decor, yet pairs well with practically everything,” says Nippon Paint. The brand also curated two complementing colour palettes – Cool Neutral and Warm Neutral.

2023 Colour Trend: Viva Magenta

Announced as Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2023 in early December, Pantone 18-1750 Viva Magenta is a crimson red that balances warm and cool tones. Pantone describes it as “assertive, not aggressive”. And like its 2022 predecessor Very Peri, Viva Magenta is also a hybrid colour that easily navigates the physical and virtual realms.

Pantone has curated four uniquely compatible colour palettes to go with Viva Magenta that cover virtually any interior style. Family Ties comprises compatible reds, pinks and brown tones. Equilibrium balances it with basic tones with eye-popping accents. Ignite surrounds it with soft pastels, and Resonance curates deep jewel tones to complement it.

Read Also: Pantone Colour of the Year 2023 – Viva Magenta

2023 Colour Trend: Kindred

Home-grown paint brand Gush’s colour of the year 2023, Kindred, is a highly versatile, mid-tone creamy greige that works well with changing light throughout the day.

“Always looking comfortable and peaceful, it’s a great accent colour with colder white walls for a warm, organic ambience,” describes Gush. The brand recommends the shade for common areas, where it can help create a safe space for conversation and healing.

2023 Colour Trend: Wild Wonder

A soft, yellow-toned beige called Wild Wonder is AkzoNobel, Dulux’s parent company’s colour of the year. Inspired by the tones of harvested crops, it aims to connect people with nature and create a sense of energy and positivity.

“Wild Wonder speaks to us in a language we instinctively understand,” says Heleen van Gent, creative director of AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Centre. “Nature is what inspires us and makes us feel better in our lives and in our homes. That’s why, for the first time in 20 years, our entire colour palette is inspired by the rhythms of nature.”

Dulux created four palettes around this hue, all inspired by the forest (Lush), meadow (Buzz), harvest (Raw), and seashores (Flow) that bring a hint of natural magic inside your spaces.

2023 Colour Trend: Redend Points

American paint brand Sherwin-Williams’ colour of the year for 2023 is Redend Point SW 9081, a blush-toned soft brown that brings to mind spiced chocolate milk. An embodiment of a destination worth moving toward, it is a nourishing neutral shade that is both grounded and curious.

“Redend Point’s subtle pink undertones make it easy to incorporate into any space. It delivers an enveloping warmth that instantly makes you feel at home,” says Sue Wadden, director of colour marketing at Sherwin-Williams.

“Build on its earthiness by utilising the hue alongside natural-looking textiles and wood accents or create a desert oasis by layering terracotta shades and clay materials.”

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