Color trends 2023 – the 11 top colors to decorate with this year

1. Empowering Pinks

With Viva Magenta revealed as Pantone's Color of the Year 2023, expect to see rich, deep pinks with elegant red and purple undertones used across the interior design world.

2. Heritage Inspired Hues

Ed O'Donnell, the co-founder of Angel O'Donnell, says that 2023 will be the year of ' re-imagined heritage colors', he goes on to say, 'richly pigmented hues will create warm, soothing and inviting spaces. Deep blues, putty pinks, and rich reds with mercurial magenta undertones are some of the reimagined heritage colors we’ll be seeing a lot of.'

3. Go For A Glorious Green

The influence nature has on interior design will always be timeless, and green, a color synonymous with nature and the beauty of the natural world, remains one of the most popular colors to use in interior design in 2023.

4. Opt For Grounding, Earthy Neutrals

There’s plenty of debate as to how to define ‘neutral’ colors. We tend to think of them as tones such as white, beige, grey, ivory and khaki that don’t appear on the color wheel.

5. Establish A Cozy And Cocooning Space With Warm Browns

The return of the seventies has been influencing interior trends for 2022 and into 2023; with a palette of warm taupes, browns and caramel tones becoming immensely popular across everything from paint to upholstery.

6. Dusky Pinks And Purples

Contrasting to the impactful notes of Viva Magenta, 2023 will also see the rise of a collection of romantic, dusky pinks and purples.

7. Inspire Optimism With Bold Color Choices

Ruth Mottershead, creative director at Little Greene says, 'the past few years have dramatically changed people’s approach to their interiors and we are seeing consumers really finding their own sense of color confidence in their homes.'

8. Pair Pink With Orange For A Harmonious Scheme

‘Scale really drives how diverse you can be with color pairings: larger homes can take a looser palette; in smaller homes, it’s best to keep the colors more concise – find three colors that harmonize and use them as a common thread for continuity,' says Charu Gandhi, founder and director, Elicyon.

9. Rethink Traditional Color Combinations

With 2023 seeing us taking bigger and bolder risks with color, expect to see more daring color combinations and unique color pairings across interior and color trends.

10. Introduce Vintage Yellows

Tying into the resurgence of more classic heritage colors, a vintage yellow can work wonderfully in spaces both old and new, and can create a striking and luxurious atmosphere. The right shade can have surprising longevity and add a wonderful richness to a range of schemes.

11. Create Calm With Beautiful Blues

Jane Rockett of Rockett St George says, 'color on the cool spectrum – green hues from bright to blue, through to sea blue and cobalt on to purple and lavender – bring serenity to a space, so are ideal for your living room paint ideas and bedroom color schemes.'

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