On Tuesday, two paint companies – Sherwin-Williams and Better Homes & Gardens – chose soft-color neutrals as Colors of the Year for 2023.
Sherwin-Williams, a favorite of many builders and interior designers, chose Redend Point, a soft blush-beige that’s part terracotta and part soft pink, while BH&G – paint sold exclusively at Walmart – went slightly more vivid with its Canyon Ridge, described as a sunbaked, warm terracotta that’s not too light and not too dark.
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“Redend Point was inspired by the idea of finding beauty beyond ourselves. It is a heartening hue that invites compassion and connection into any space,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “The color is a natural choice for those looking for a warm and joyful neutral in both interiors and exteriors. Redend Point is a beautiful color and I can’t wait to see how consumers play with it and style their spaces.”
Color of the Year announcements trickle out all fall, and can fall all over the map, each evoking emotion of what our homes and private spaces mean to us and how a color palette can make us feel.
In the past few years, blues, greens and blue-greens have dominated the choices, but this year may be one of truly independent picks. Earlier, Glidden and PPG jointly picked Vining Ivy (teal) as their 2023 Color of the Year, while HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams chose Darkroom, a very dark gray with purple undertones. Valspar announced a palette of 12 colors, five of which were blue and/or green.
Now come two warm colors, both of which are shades of terracotta, with Redend Point more muted blush-beige and Canyon Ridge feeling like a softer coral.
Both colors blend well with natural materials such as wood accents, and would look great on an accent wall or in a full room.
Already this year, Glidden and PPG jointly picked Vining Ivy (teal) as their 2023 Color of the Year, while HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams chose Darkroom, a very dark gray with purple undertones. Valspar announced a palette of 12 colors, five of which were blue and/or green.