12 Best Paint Colors for 2023 – 2023 Paint Color Trends – Good Housekeeping
Choose the best hue for your interior with these expert recommendations.
There’s nothing quite like the transformative power of
interior paint. You can pick a paint shade according to your design aesthetic, a room’s lighting conditions or the mood you intend to set, and see how the right color can make all the difference to your space. But if you’re in need of some inspiration for your next paint job, we invited some design pros across the country to share the top paint color trends for 2023.
Their most popular paint color choices will cater to a wide range of design lovers and complement new trends in interiors. For minimalists, we can still expect to see tried-and-true white, stunning black tones and soothing grays (they were even part of our 2022 paint color trend roundup). But, on the other hand, there’s also room for much more vibrant colors, from pops of citrus to chic blues. And let’s not forget to consider the 2023 Colors of the Year. There’s Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush, Behr’s Blank Canvas and Sherwin-Williams’ Redend Point, just to name a few.
So, grab your paint brush and use this list as motivation to reimagine your home interior with a great paint color. It’s the perfect way to kick off the new year in style!
"Small shots of big citrus bring excitement to a space without creating visual overwhelm. It’s like a punchy-colored throw pillow for the wall. When used in a specific area of wall, it defines a space and everything looks good against this yellow green. Even beige!" — Jackie Terrell, Interior Designer
"Blush really had its moment in 2022, but rust may be poised to take over. It’s less feminine feeling and plays into an earthy modern color palette, making a beautiful companion to Dijon yellows, teals and greens." — Amy Vroom, Founder, The Residency Bureau
"Using the exact same color in the same finish to walls, trim and ceiling lets you keep the traditional details like crown molding while giving it an instant modern update. Going all in makes rooms feel dramatic, warm and welcoming all at once. A satin finish is the best option for this approach. It’s not as shiny as semi-gloss, but it has a little bit of sheen without being shiny." — Mary Beth Christopher, Founder and Lead Designer, MBC Interior Design
"Benjamin Moore’s Palladian Blue is one of our favorite, go-to colors. It’s not too blue and not too green, rather the perfect marriage of both. When used on a porch, it blurs the lines between the outside and inside. Earthy, natural inspiration in design is absolutely trending right now, and will continue to become more prevalent in 2023. Palladian Blue brings lots of earthy greens into undertones into a space, making it a likely candidate to be a trending paint color in the new year." — Jillian Shaible, Principal, Susan Hayward Interiors
"My ultimate favorite black has as much to do with the sheen as it does with the color: Fine Paints of Europe’s HollandLac in black is the ultimate for glossy black doors. I’ve used this on most of my own homes (and a few for clients). It requires an expert application, but the results are sublime; glossy to the point of reflection, this paint finishes like black glass." — Dan Mazzarini, Principal and Creative Director, BHDM Design
"Pairing pink with various hues is a trend we’re seeing a lot. From soft pale blushes to shocking magenta, it’s an exciting accent to go along with everything from deep blues to light neutrals." — Noel Gatts, Star of HGTV’s Home Inspector Joe; Principal Designer, Beam & Bloom Interiors
"This color is often used for walls, but it is the new hot trend for stepping up your classic white kitchen cabinet. Not only is it warmer and richer, but it has a subtle contrast with the ever-so-popular white countertops." — Megan Unger, Owner and Creative Director, Megan Robertson’s Designs
"Striking paint colors, like Benjamin Moore’s Gentleman’s Gray, are a great way to add interest and depth to any space." — Molly Torres Portnof, Founder, DATE Interiors
"Plum is becoming the new neutral. The richer tones are being used to blend in with neutral spaces to make it feel warm, cozy and luxe." — Linda Hayslett, Founder, LH.Designs
"Ultramarine blue will be the trending color for the upcoming year. It is a bright, super saturated and luscious hue." — Anne Hepfer, Luxury Interior Designer and Author of MOOD
"Benjamin Moore’s Mt. Rainier Gray in Matte Regal Select resembles the sky and provides a space with a sense of calm, which is vital as the world around us continues to change. Mt. Rainier Gray is an ideal backdrop for any style that sparks joy in one’s life." — Courtney McLeod, Principal, Right Meets Left Interior Design
"Glidden’s Vining Ivy is an update on teal that is as bold as it is versatile. Sitting perfectly between a blue and a green, Vining Ivy toes the line between a jewel tone and a deep sea hue, making it an on-trend addition to contemporary designs or a refined pop of color for those with more traditional taste." — Gil Walsh, Principal, Gil Walsh Interiors
"People are ready to bring color back into the home, taking a step outside their color comfort zones. Raspberry Blush 2008-30 and the Color Trends 2023 palette empower the use of statement colors that deliver delight and personality, while transforming rooms for incredible results." — Andrea Magno, Color Marketing & Development Director, Benjamin Moore
"Blank Canvas effortlessly offers a clean and inviting blank slate that allows individuality and creativity to flow freely. This white easily harmonizes with a wide range of hues, including neutrals, earth tones and pastels for a charming and cozy appeal. Blank Canvas also pairs beautifully with black for a dramatic impact, and with bright accents like green or cobalt blue to instantly lift your mood." — Erika Woelfel, Vice President of Color and Creative Services, Behr Paint Company
"Redend Point‘s subtle pink undertones make it easy to incorporate into any space. It delivers an enveloping warmth that instantly makes you feel at home. Build on its earthiness by utilizing the hue alongside natural-looking textiles and wood accents or create a desert oasis by layering terracotta shades and clay materials." — Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin-Williams
Monique Valeris is the senior home editor for Good Housekeeping, where she oversees the brand’s home decorating coverage across print and digital. Prior to joining GH in 2020, she was the digital editor at Elle Decor. In her current role, she explores everything from design trends and home tours to lifestyle product recommendations, including writing her monthly column, “What’s in My Cart.”
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