Every 2023 Color of the Year We Know So Far

The paint predictions include neutrals, soothing blues, and warm earth tones.

Each fall, paint companies and interior design experts predict the colors that will shape our homes in the coming year. While the hues of 2022 centered around back-to-nature shades of green, 2023 is all about self-expression. See which paint colors the pros have forecasted thus far, then check back to find out all the predictions for the 2023 colors of the year as they're announced.

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Redend Point by Sherwin-Williams

A blend of blush and beige, Redend Point by Sherwin-Williams features subtle pink undertones to warm up walls. The grounding shade feels especially on trend as homeowners turn toward earth tones to bring comfort and joy to their interior spaces.

"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," says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. "Greens, blues, and browns can make any space feel safe, calming, and grounded yet still energized."

Showcase Redend Point in an entryway that greets guests with an inviting welcome, or on furniture, such as a bathroom vanity, to create an eye-catching focal point.

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Canyon Ridge by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart

Reminiscent of Southwestern landscapes, Canyon Ridge is an orange-meets-pink paint color that acts as a near-neutral when applied to walls. The trendy spin on terra-cotta couples well with bright blue, its opposite on the color wheel. "Cobalt has vibrancy that makes this classic pairing feel modern," says BHG style director Jessica Thomas. "Rustic rooms may call for darker denim blue accents. For traditional decor, make it navy." Not ready for an entire room revamp? Try Canyon Ridge on DIY artwork, built-ins, or even your ceiling for a subtle splash of cozy, desert-inspired color.

Behr Color of the Year 2023 Blank Canvas in bathroom
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Blank Canvas by Behr

Not every 2023 color of the year aims to make a statement. Blank Canvas, Behr's pick, is a creamy shade of white that goes with practically everything. The warm neutral stands out from the icy modern hues popular in the past.

"Blank Canvas effortlessly offers a clean and inviting blank slate that allows individuality and creativity to flow freely. This white easily harmonizes with a wide range of hues, including neutrals, earth tones, and pastels for a charming and cozy appeal," said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color and creative services at Behr, in a press release.

Use Blank Canvas on bedroom walls to promote relaxation, or finish office built-ins and trim with the warm shade of white for a classic look that encourages creativity and concentration.

Vining Ivy Glidden paint color 2023
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Vining Ivy by Glidden

Nods to nature continue to be popular, and Vining Ivy blends blue and green for a tranquil backdrop. The color of the year 2023 from Glidden Paint by PPG works well with both contemporary and classic styles. "[Vining Ivy] is energizing yet grounding, and it works in literally any space," said Ashley McCollum, Glidden color expert, in a press release. "Its versatility takes the guesswork out of design, leaving consumers with more time to indulge in the things that matter most to them."

Pair the blue-green jewel tone with wood finishes, stone accents, and rich textures for a room that borrows from the outdoors. Or opt for smaller doses of Vining Ivy on trim, furniture, or cabinetry for a subtle dose of the soothing paint color.

dutch boy rustic greige color of the year 2023
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Rustic Greige by Dutch Boy

For a cozy, goes-with-everything color, turn to Rustic Greige from Dutch Boy. The 2023 color of the year is a blend of gray and beige with subtle red undertones that pair well with today's trending earth-tone paint colors. Rustic Greige wraps a room in warmth, making it perfect for kitchens, bedrooms, and family spaces alike.

"The importance of overall well-being remains a primary focus in everyday lives," said Ashley Banbury, Dutch Boy senior color designer, in a press release. "That's why more DIYers are dedicating time and energy to designing personal spaces that make them feel cozy, protected, and calm." The color grounds three color custom palettes⁠—Plush, Wistful, and Botanic⁠—which showcase the neutral's versatility.

Valspar color of the year
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2023 Colors of the Year by Valspar

Valspar selected 12 livable paint colors, including soft neutrals, sweet pastels, and soothing shades of blue and green. "[They] are usable shades that encourage self-expression and anyone can envision in their space," said Sue Kim, Valspar color marketing manager, in a press release. Soft shades of pink and purple, including Gentle Violet (pictured above) and Southern Road, add sophisticated yet subtle color to walls, while rich, restorative blues and greens, including Flora and Everglade Deck, pair well with wood tones and brass accents.

The collection launched alongside Valspar's "Color-Verse," a virtual home that allows consumers to try out the 2023 colors of the year.

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