Home Paint Color Trends for 2023

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Clayton shares which paint colors are trending in 2023 and how to incorporate them into your home.

Painting the interior of your home is an easy and affordable way to update your space’s look. But finding the perfect palette for your vision can be more of a challenge. To help you get started, check out the top 2023 paint color picks from Clayton’s design team, plus ideas on how you can add them to different rooms.

Best Interior Paint Colors for 2023

The colors you choose to decorate with should reflect how you want to feel in your home, so knowing what mood you want to convey is important. In general, warmer colors tend to express energy and activity, cooler colors are soothing, and neutrals are versatile and can work with almost any room. So, whether you are looking for an accent wall color or planning to repaint every room in your home, explore these beautiful hues.

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Wild Blue Yonder

Clayton’s designers at the Home Innovation Lab spend a lot of time researching upcoming and current trends. They want to emphasize a feeling when you see certain colors, and interior designer Amanda Graves shares why they have their eye on one of Benjamin-Moore’s paler blues.

“Seeing a light color like Heaven on Earth creates a calm, peaceful feeling. And that's what you should feel when you're coming home,” she says.

Also on the lighter side of the spectrum, Lullaby is an airy and delicate shade, making it perfectly named for a nursery or child’s room. We’d also recommend it for more personal spaces like a home office or bathroom.

Bold, moody or soft, blue is anything but boring this year. Sherwin-Williams’ Naval was their 2020 color of the year, and it’s not hard to see why it’s taking an encore this year. If you are looking for a dining room or bedroom color that feels balanced while still adding depth, this navy works with a variety of other colors and metals. You could even use it with a neutral for two-tone cabinets in the kitchen. A few other beautiful blues we also recommend are:

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The Greenway

Sage greens were huge last year, so it’s not a surprise they’re still trending. Evergreen Fog by Sherwin-Williams is a softer take on sage that we love for spaces like the kitchen or living room. You can also refresh your bathroom and make it more peaceful with this nature-inspired color.

And if you’re looking for more shades of green to bring the outside in, Sherwin-Williams’ Rosemary and Behr’s Conifer Green are popular for 2023. From playful colors for accent walls to subtle shades, try some of our other favorites below:

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Neutral Ground

We love a good neutral, whether it’s in bedding, a couch or a wall paint. And Sherwin-Williams’ Coco Whip is an earth tone we can’t get enough of, especially for living rooms. If you want a creamy white to make your space feel more open or to update kitchen cabinets, Behr’s Blank Canvas is their 2023 color of the year and provides a clean look that goes with everything.

Like something darker? Get moody with the deep, smooth gray of Benjamin Moore’s Nightfall. The design team says this is a neutral color that is very on trend, and they believe will be around for a long time. Or you can try the brownish gray Urbane Bronze from Sherwin-Williams, which gives a strong, lush impression. Darker colors can make a room feel cozier or add a touch of drama.

Overall, neutrals are usually thought of as a “safe” choice, but they can make an impactful design statement. Here are more neutrals that stand out:

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The Bright Side

Want colors that really pop? We’ve got you covered. Go bold this year with shades like intense and beautiful Carnelian in the violet family and brilliant Goldfinch yellow, both by Sherwin-Williams. Pinks and reds are also breaking out as colors for 2023, with Benjamin Moore’s confident Raspberry Blush and Sherwin-Williams’ subtle Redend Point. You can pair Redend Point with Urbane Bronze accents for a memorable entryway, or contrast Raspberry Blush with white wainscoting in a dining room.

Warmer colors are also leading the trend when it comes to brighter tones, so add some fun to a tray ceiling or flex space with these:

Whether you choose to go with the more classic colors or something more adventurous, a fresh coat of paint can give your home a whole new vibe. Pick out some samples for your next project or check out Clayton’s design inspiration on Pinterest. You can also head to the Home Features category on our Studio blog to see our favorite floor plans and highlighted home details like kitchen islands and shower options for even more inspiration.

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