Neutrals Make Color of the Year 2023 Announcements

Not every 2023 color of the year aims to make a statement. Warm neutrals stand out against the icy hues and cool grays from the past few years. If you define yourself as “color-reluctant,” check out these picks for 2023.

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Post pandemic, not everyone is craving indulgence, risk and change – some crave the reassurance of structure and rules – to which AkzoNobel has announced its 2023 Color of the Year – and it’s perfect for those who prefer warm, neutral hues on their walls.

The color is Wild Wonder, which the company says was inspired “by the warm tones of harvested crops with an upbeat glow which connects us with the cycles of life, by creating a sense of energy and positivity”.

Neutrals Make the Color of the Year 2023 | Azkonobel
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Behr Paint‘s pick for 2023 Color of the Year is Blank Canvas, a warm and welcoming white with glossy tones. Unlike the stark white colors popular in the early 2000s, this particular shade is an invitation to embrace a fresh start.

With Blank Canvas, think versatile, timeless, and tranquil: The color works in both private and shared spaces and can work as a focal color or a foundation to build on for more layered spaces.

Neutrals Make the Color of the Year 2023 Announcements
Rowson Kitchens Showroom Photo Credit: Studio Weir

Dutch Boy Paints‘ 2023  Color of the Year, Rustic Greige, is all about the need to escape, relax, and recharge.

The medium-toned neutral color with a slight red undertone balances this sense of coziness and pairs well with stained woods, leathers and metal patinas. While not far from the 2018 Dutch Boy COTY, Sandstone Tint, Rustic Greige is more grounding and pops against a bright white accent.

Neutrals Make the Color of the Year 2023
Maeryl Stern designer, Photo Credit: Peter Rymwid

 York Wallcoverings, the largest and oldest wallcoverings producer in the U.S., has announced its 2023 Color of the Year — Amber, a golden hue praised for its warm, rich and comforting tones. Warm, rich, and comforting like luscious honey, yet as exotic and sensual as spiced turmeric, Amber promotes energy, as well as the continued rise of natural inspirations into today’s homes.

In modern homes, Amber adds warmth and color. And for period homes it enhances the historic feeling of the home as it’s a shade that has been used in homes for centuries.

Neutrals Make the Color of the Year 2023
Carlos Mota designer, Photo credit: Douglas Friedman

Whether you create an accent wall or cover an entire room, one of these neutrals is sure to bring a sense of serenity into your space.

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