A Sneak Peek at 2023 Colors of the Year

Experts are already forecasting 2023’s colors of the year, and they run the gamut from neutrals to earth tones to a vibrant, eye-popping red-orange. If you’re a fan of on-trend colors in your home, here’s what we’ll likely be seeing next year.

Green is the New Neutral

Think of it as the comfort food of color. Krylon picked a deep forest green shade for its color of the year, and it’s a shade that evokes deep forests and the richness of nature. Plus, it plays nicely with warm and cool tones. Pair it with gold, copper, and sandstone for a nature-forward effect.

Nature Shades are In

Glidden combined blue and green and landed squarely on tranquility. It’s energizing without feeling chaotic and really, it should work just about anywhere. Try it next to stone or wood finishes.

Soft and Earthy

Both Dunn-Edwards and Sherwin-Williams went with grounding shades. The first is a rosy pink that blends brown and burgundy for a sophisticated, mildly dramatic shade, and the second is a mix of blush and beige. Both are delicate, subtle and warm without being overly sweet. These are grown-up colors for sure.

Stop, We’re Blushing

Benjamin Moore went big with a vibrant red-orange shade that’s energizing and lively. It’s bright and fun and big on personality. But you can balance it nicely with white and beige.

They Call it a Near Neutral

Better Homes & Garden leaned into the sweet tooth with an orange-pink tone – think terra cotta-esque – that they promise behaves as a “near neutral” on the wall. It’s vibrant, with a desert feel, and it works beautifully with all shades of blue. Keep it classic with bright blue, go traditional with navy, and for a rustic feel, pair it with darker denim blue.

Real Neutrals

Okay, one of them is white. But it’s a wonderfully creamy version that’s miles away from the icy whites of the past. This shade from Behr stands up to earthy tones, pastels, and neutrals and you’ll love the cozy feel.

Finally, Dutch Boy keeps it old school with a greige that feels instantly familiar, warm, and comforting. If loud colors on the walls give you hives, don’t fret!

The Takeaway

If you’re thinking of listing your house anytime soon, be mindful of what sells. Neutral is always the safest choice, so think white, beige, and gray all day long. These shades lend themselves to a blank canvas that makes it easy for new buyers to envision themselves in the space. Plus, lighter colors tend to open up a room and they always add light. For more tips on what works best for resale, you know where to find me! 

*Quick note that as of this writing, the OG of color of the year –  Pantone – has yet to declare their 2023 color of the year. We’ll be sure to update this post when it comes out!

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