December 15, 2022
The big players in the decorative paint world have announced their 2023 paint colors of the year. Judging from these selections, it’s safe to say that earthy tones on the warmer side of the color wheel, as Veranda.com puts it, will prevail over the back-to-nature greens we saw in 2022.
Redend Point (SW9081) is warm and intriguing, Sherwin Williams says, and we agree. It pairs well within settings that fall on the sparse side (think of Farmhouse styles and maybe even a touch of Minimalism in larger rooms with relatively few furnishings. Since it’s a red hue, it also works well with other earthy hues. It’s a great color for relaxing or meditating; we can also see it as a great background for going into a deep thinking dive.
Benjamin’s Moore’s Paint Color of the Year, Raspberry Blush, is redder, deeper, and bolder than Redend Point. It’s impossible to disagree with its marketing: “A vivacious shade of coral tinged with pink, Raspberry Blush enlivens the senses with an electric optimism.” With its red/orange makeup and coral undertones, Raspberry Blush is an excellent accent color. Here are a few ideas from the Benjamin Moore website about where to use it:
Bright or dark are the other trends to look for in 2023. Sometimes they even meet in a dramatic yet still earthy-friendly hue like Vining Ivory, Glidden’s Color of the Year featured by Better Homes and Gardens.
Paint companies aren’t going to leave the dark side. After all, Sherwin Williams selected several dark tones as its Paint Color of the Year several times over the past decade. There was Naval in 2020 and Exclusive Plum in 2014, and plenty of bright hues as well. Veranda nods approvingly at another Benjamin Moore shade, Wenge, which it calls “a deep chocolate with notes of violet and black.” BHG highlights Krylon’s Spanish Moss, a dark green it calls “the new neutral.”
Then there are the bright hues like Viva Magenta, noted by BHG and Veranda. BHG warns that it’s not for the “color shy.” Several of C2 Paint’s Red collection are similarly striking. Its Canadian Flag Red (C2-521), Red Stiletto (C2-522), and Tango (C2-566) are sure to wake up any dull corner.
We all use our homes to make a statement but it’s easy to fall into a rut. Make this year different! Whether you’re moving to a new place, remodeling, or are a new empty-nester, painting that space with a color that speaks about you is a wonderful way to claim it as your own.
Looking to shake things up and improve your home in 2023? Contact Heitmeyer Building and Design today if you’re looking to renovate your kitchen, living room, dining room, etc, or if you’d like to add an addition to your home: an in-law suite, sunroom, or more. We can’t wait to meet you!
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