Did you know that color is an impactful way of making a visual statement as well as influencing moods and behavior? For instance, red is a bold hue that invigorates and grabs attention while greens and blues are a call to nature and help people relax. You’ll find both ends of the color spectrum with the 2023 Colors of the Year. Here are a few to consider when bringing color into your environment.
Pantone’s color of the year is Viva Magenta 19-1750. Like the meaning of the word, viva, it emits a sense of cheer, “long live.” It’s inviting, vibrant and exudes energy. It works well with wood and metal and is a lovely hue for accent walls, window display, furniture accents and display accessories!
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A warm earthy hue called Redend Point (SW 9081) is Sherwin Williams’ color of the year. This calming hue is a soothing color for walls, ceilings and allows displays to shine when it is used as a backdrop. Its warmth brings a sense of serenity and unification. “People are moving away from the cool grays that defined the past decade and exploring hues that exude kindness, serenity, and empathy,” said Sue Wadden, Sherwin Williams’ director of color marketing.
This neutral blush-beige is very flexible and can be used in large or small environments. When paired with natural textiles, wood, clay, and a range of terra-cotta colors, it can even bring a southwest vibe to a space.
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Say hello to Blank Canvas by Behr. As its name suggests, it opens the door to numerous possibilities in which to showcase a brand, products and personalities. This off-white warm color with creamy undertones provides a clean but not cold backdrop. It can create a mood of tranquility without the sterility of stark whites. Have a small space? Blank Canvas will make it feel larger.
This versatile hue is good for walls, cabinets, and trims, and it complements a variety of patterns, and materials. Bright colors will pop without becoming overwhelming. Artwork, accessories, and furniture will take center stage with Blank Canvas.
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PPG and Gliddon
Vining Ivy (PPG1148-6) is the shared 2023 color of the year between PPG and Glidden paint by PG. It’s a deeply saturated blue-green hue with jewel tones and hints of nature. It’s captivating and evokes a sense of nature and the deep water of an ocean. It works well with toned woods and white trim. Use it on walls, shelving, and cabinets. Feeling bold? Select a piece of furniture and/or décor pieces in this teal color. People will take notice.
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Bold, vivacious, unapologetic is how some describe Benjamin Moore’s color of the year, Raspberry Blush (2008-30.This charismatic red-orange hue energizes a room and commands attention. It radiates warmth and optimism. Welcome spring and summer into your interiors or window displays with splashes of this inviting color.
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Spring has sprung and so has a wide range of rejuvenating colors! Go ahead and spruce up your interiors with some eye-catching color.