Color Trends 2023 Overview

Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2023 Overview

Color is an essential element of good interior design. You can completely transform a room by changing its overall color or draw attention to a certain feature by adding a splash of color in just the right place. And you can even modernize the entire look of your home, simply by staying on top of the latest color trends—which is why they’re so important.

As we look towards 2023, this year’s most popular colors are all about personality. Think beyond all the traditional colors you’ve seen in the last couple of years and envision bold, expressive colors that look like a work of art. 

2023 Paint Color Trends

Benjamin Moore is an industry leader when it comes to selecting color trends that make a big impact. And for 2023, they’ve chosen a color palette you have to see to believe. 

Marked by hints of coral, red, orange, and pink, Raspberry Blush (2008-30) has been handpicked as the 2023 Color of the Year and for good reason. This bold beauty isn’t like any other rosy color you’ve ever seen. It livens up walls, trim work, arches, and even ceilings while still pairing well with a variety of neutral hues, creating a noticeable sense of magic and allure. 

For more subtle tastes, Benjamin Moore also offers up Conch Shell (052) this year—a charming and whimsical pink inspired by the gentle beauty of nature. This preciously pink color can soften any room, and while it’s much prettier than any ordinary beige, it lends itself well as a neutral so you can carry it throughout your home as well. 

For those who love rich oranges and browns, this year’s color palette also includes Cinnamon (2174-20) and Wenge (AF-180). When comparing the two think cinnamon stick versus dark chocolate. Both of these paint colors have lush undertones that really set them apart from similar hues, and they can be used as an adventurous neutral or as a prominent accent color.

Next up for Color Trends in 2023 is Savannah Green (2150-30). When you think of this color, picture sunshine meeting grass. This gold-toned gem of a paint color is the perfect choice for living rooms, bedrooms, and even bathrooms.

But perhaps you’re looking for a much softer shade that truly inspires tranquility. Look no further than New Age (1444), a dreamy purple with gray undertones. This paint color is the perfect complement to smaller spaces, like stairways and bathrooms, as well as larger spaces like living rooms and dining rooms.

And for those who adore jewel-toned blues, Benjamin Moore has selected Starry Night Blue (2067-20)—a luminous shade of navy that can even transcend walls, becoming a daring choice for those who want to liven up their kitchen cabinets or bathroom vanities. 

Lastly, North Sea Green (2053-30) is a delightful teal hue with trace elements of grey mixed in. Reminiscent of gemstones, succulents, and peacock feathers, this gorgeous paint color invokes balance and renewal. Consider using it to brighten up an old brick fireplace, give new life to a decorative door, or provide a punch of color on traditional wainscoting.

2022 Paint Color Trends

Looking back on the 2022 paint color trends, you’ll notice a huge shift from last year to the present.

While the color trends for 2022 were all about going light and bright, with a palette full of soft greens and yellows that felt dreamy, soothing, and organic, the color trends for 2023 are noticeably bolder and brighter. 

Last year, October Mist (1495) was the breakout star as Color of the Year—with its sagey green tones. This shade worked particularly well for bringing the beauty of the great outdoors to the inside in a seamless and carefree way.

It paired well with other natural pops of color like those found in yellows, pinks, purples, and browns. And it gave you a subtle reminder of the bounty found on Earth, from a sprig of flowers to a blade of grass and a ray of sunshine.   

In essence, 2022 paint color trends were both calming and restful. You could incorporate them into any space with a pleasant gracefulness. But just like any other trend, the 2022 paint color trends were sure to evolve. And the color evolution that has taken place in 2023 is now daring and adventurous.

Paint Color Samples

With so many great options to choose from, the whole task of picking new paint colors for your home or office can go from fun to stressful in a matter of moments. And that’s where paint color samples come in handy.

Fortunately, you don’t have to rely on taping paint color swatches or individual paint chip samples all over your walls and squinting to see which ones look best in your space. Instead, you can purchase half-pint paint samples at your local paint supply Kahului store

Not only are they affordable enough that you can easily try out several different colors on each wall at a time, actually painting a color you’re considering onto the wall helps you see that color in different lighting and against the trim work you already have.

We recommend painting a large enough swatch, such as a 2 x 3-inch rectangle, so that you can truly experience what that particular color will look like in your room day or night, how the appearance of the color changes based on the texture of your wall and the current paint color underneath it, and how it pairs with architectural elements in the room like wainscoting, a fireplace, or shiplap.

Another option you have is to purchase peel-and-stick paint samples. These 9 x 12-inch color samples make it easier than ever to see a variety of different color options in a room at any given time. And you don’t even need a paintbrush to use them.

Simply select the peel-and-stick paint samples you like at your local Benjamin Moore paint store, bring them home, peel the back off, and stick them in any location you like. It couldn’t get any easier than that. Plus, they are easy to remove when you’re ready to start your painting project, they don’t leave behind a heavy residue, and you don’t have to worry about covering up any dark paint swatches you may have painted on the wall. 

Just be sure not to skip this important step. While certainly helpful, a paint chip in a store is not a good representation of how that same color will look in your home or office. Picking up half-pint samples or peel-and-stick paint samples is a much better option than painting an entire wall and only then realizing that the color you’ve chosen isn’t exactly how you’d like it to be. 

With either of these paint color sample options and the expert advice you can receive from our team members at Da Kine Paints, you can find the perfect color for your room without all the hassle.


benjamin moore 2023 paint color trends

The 2023 color trends palette is inspirational, to say the least. These rich hues encourage creativity and bold expression. And they transform any space from just an ordinary room into a statement piece. 

Looking to capture that elusive wow factor everyone else is going for? You can do just that by selecting any of the eye-catching colors included in this year’s vivacious color palette. And you don’t even have to buy all new furniture or decor pieces to make that happen.

Better yet, mix and match several of these colors to revitalize your home or office. Make this the year you say goodbye to drab and hello to fab.

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