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2023 Paint Color Trends for the Home
Color Overview – Warm & Nostalgic
The trend towards warmer colors continues, balanced by cool blues and green-based hues. While the soothing, go-with-everything feel of neutral hues remains strong, there is a nostalgic shift towards saturated, muted hues that can work as more colorful neutral options. According to color forecasting experts, this trend towards nostalgic hues from decades past, reflects a desire to return to a sense of comfort in a pre-covid era.
Violet, an intrinsically balanced color (a combination of red and blue/warm and cool), is establishing itself more and more as a neutral hue, particularly with paler tints that can color shift, depending on lighting, from lavender to blue to grey.
Color palettes that reflect and complement nature remain strong. Not only are these hues comforting to live with, they’ll continue to work well with interior design trends, as the focus on sustainability has advanced from theory to practical application. According to Montaha Hidefi, Vice President, Color Forecasting at Color Marketing Group, “The shift in how designers are examining and selecting the source of colorants, and how companies are handling the manufacturing processes will have a major impact on materials, driving many to display colors that resemble those obtained by fibers blended during the recycling process or outsourced by plant-based strands.”
2023 Colors of the Year
Valspar has created a palette of 12 color “moods” – exploring the idea that color is not only something that you see, but that you also feel.
Cozy White – Comfort
Southern Road – Contentment
Green Trellis – Calm
Holmes Cream – Joy
Desert Carnation – Inspired
Everglade Deck – Restored
Ivory Brown – Positive
Gentle Violet – Connected
Blue Arrow – Balanced
Flora – Appreciative
Rising Tide – Uplifted
Villa Grey – Mindful
Blank Canvas – a luscious, neutral cream that is the perfect “blank canvas” for any décor style. Warm, adaptable and timeless.
Raspberry Blush – Enliven your surroundings while awakening your senses with charismatic color. Raspberry Blush is a vivacious color that is unapologetic in its boldness as it encourages a confident color statement.
Vining Ivy – This jewel-toned teal aligns with the trend of jewel-toned furniture popping up everywhere and affords a balanced, tranquil feeling to a space.
Redend Point – This warm, earthy, mid-toned clay hue functions as a beautiful neutral that is both welcoming and soothing.
In research recently conducted by Behr, 92% of U.S. homeowners stated they want their home to be a space where they can completely relax and 90% believe it’s important that their home feels like an escape from everyday stress. Home as a haven – as a place of renewal and restoration – is a guiding factor in 2023’s warm and welcoming paint color offerings.
Pro Tip: Use your ColorReader EZ to explore these new colors and find coordinating colors and entire room palettes with just the touch of your finger!
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One of the tasks often requested in graphic design is to create logos. Nina Seitz, communication designer based in Frankfurt, Germany and Oxford/UK, explains how ColorReader can play an important role in graphic and logo design, creating harmonious color palettes and how measured colors can be integrated into the digital workflow.