Interior Design September 17, 2022

The 2023 Paint Colors of the Year

It’s that time of year again when the new 2023 paint colors of the year are chosen and these selections certainly embody a variety of moods. Keep in mind that these are only predictions by experts but based on the colors they have picked it seems like these experts undoubtedly, might just know what they’re talking about. Of course, the consumer will be the best judge of that so take a look and decide for yourself.


2023 Paint Color of the Year: Darkroom by HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams

The 2023 paint color of the year that was chosen from the HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams’ collection is called Darkroom (pictured below). The name alone adds an element of mystery and enigma. Consequently what comes to mind is a deep, moody and mystifying color.  Darkroom is from their Vintage Homestead color collection which they are calling romantic and heritage inspired. Evidently a way to bring some of the past into the present. They describe this color as an ‘alluring black that is a classic for heritage interiors, yet modernly retro for a throwback inspired aesthetic.’ This color is deemed, especially useful for adding dimension, elegance and sophistication. Their full 2023 color collection of the year is equally as impressive.

Sherwin Williams 2023 paint color of the year Darkroom

Photos by HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams


Redend Point: 2023 Color of the Year by Sherwin Williams

I know, confusing, right? HGTV Home has their own color of the year by Sherwin Williams and Sherwin Williams of course, has  their own choice. That choice happens to be Redend Point. They are calling this color inviting, versatile, minimal, calming and intriguing and that it is. This color falls right in line with the theme of trending colors for next year, with most of them being in the warm spectrum. The rest of the collection includes Foothills, Cool Beige, Carnelian, Malted Milk, Pure White, Urbane Bronze and Toile RedAll very beautiful colors.

2023 Paint Color of the Year, Redend Point, Sherwin Williams

Photos by Sherwin Williams


Blank Canvas by Behr

Onto one of my personal favorites, Blank Canvas (pictured below). This 2023 paint color of the year, quite the opposite of Darkroom, contrarily brings a clean, light and fresh aesthetic to any space. This color is warm and welcoming thus offering endless possibilities for styling, similarly to an actual “blank canvas.” Whether you want to create a relaxing, peaceful, bright or modern look, Blank Canvas is unquestionably your go to color. When paired with the light and natural wood tones that are currently leading trends in styling, it is undeniably a perfect match. As can be seen in the photo below, this color also goes great with black accents, giving the design a super sleek feel.

Behr's 2023 paint color of the year Blank Canvas

Photos by Behr


Vining Ivy: Glidden’s 2023 Paint Color of the Year 

If you’re into color then you will want to check out Glidden’s 2023 paint color of the year: Vining Ivy. This shade of bluish-green will surely add personality and depth to any room. In addition, it makes for a great accent wall or even accent furniture pieces. Beneficially, it is complementary to natural and organic accents which are currently trending in design. Take a look at all of Glidden’s Trending colors. They have many lovely choices. My favorites are Fossil Stone, Stonehenge Greige, Cool Clay, Foxfire Brown and Lazy River.

Glidden's 2023 paint color of the year Vining Ivy

Photos by PPG


Rustic Greige by Dutch Boy

It’s obvious why Dutch Boy chose Rustic Greige as their 2023 color of the year. Who doesn’t love a good neutral? They describe this color as ‘a versatile neutral that brings harmony and contentment home.’ Dutch Boy has three color palettes that they have paired Rustic Greige with. One of those three includes  Plush which is my personal favorite. You can take a look at all three palettes which include Wistful and Botanic. It should be easy to choose the one that best meets your personal style needs.

Dutch Boy's 2023 paint color of the year Rustic Greige

Photo by Dutch Boy


Valspar’s 2023: 12 Paint Colors of the Year

Sophisticated, soothing, luxe, cozy, tranquil, I can see why Vlaspar couldn’t decide on just one color for their color of the year. Whatever your aesthetic preference is, you will probably find it in one of these 12 colors.

I personally can’t decide which color I would choose as my favorite color of the year. My top picks are Everglade Deck, Cozy White, Villa Grey and Ivory Brown. I’m sure you could have guessed that Cozy White would be one of my top picks, as it happens to be almost identical to Blank Canvas by Behr. At the same time, Everglade Deck is such an elegant and soothing color that I immediately fell in love with it. Additionally, Villa Grey and Ivory Brown are neutrals which happen to love.

Neutrals appeal to large groups of people because they have a clean, fresh and modern feel. They are versatile and complementary. They can be livened up with pops of color if you happen to prefer a more vibrant environment. With that being said, the remaining colors are also wonderful and have so much potential.

Valspar's 2023 paint colors of the year Everglade Deck, Blue Arrow, Rising Tide, Gentle Violet, Flora, Green Trellis

Photos by Valspar

Valspar's 2023 paint colors of the year Cozy White, Villa Grey, Ivory Brown, Holmes Cream, Desert Carnation, Southern Road

Photos by Valspar


Benjamin Moor’s color of the year

Benjamin Moor’s 2023 paint color of the year will come out on October 12, 2022. I’m anxiously awaiting to see what color they will choose.


In essence, all of the 2023 paint colors of the year give just enough variety. Surely anyone ought-to be able to find one that they love. Even if you’re not a creative person, having so many great color variations to choose from may help. It should get anyone’s imagination and design ideas flowing.


Pro Tip

Always make sure to look at your paint colors in different parts of your home before committing. Colors will appear different in different lighting. For example, in the part of your home that gets natural light from the north, the colors will appear cooler. Contrarily, in the southern section of your home, they will appear warmer. Likewise, electric light will do the same depending on the type of light. So don’t forget to test the colors at nighttime as well. Decide what look you’re going for and what temperature of color will look best with your furnishings.

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