Predicting the upcoming trends involves mirroring what has transpired in recent years or even the last decade.
The pandemic has brought about feelings of uncertainty and depression, making it more important than ever for the spaces surrounding us to give a sense of hope, balance, optimism, and stability. Compassion, gratitude, prosperity, trustworthiness, and empowerment are other feelings that people are looking to invoke from their interiors — with each being associated with particular colours and tones.
To learn more about the relationship between colours and moods, read about colour psychology in interior design.
In this article, we will walk you through all the hot shades and tones forecasted by colour professionals for 2023.
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This is a beautiful combination between blue-green teal and woodsy forest green, with a turquoise undertone. The dark and muted tonality encompasses the idea of bringing the outdoors indoors. It communicates feelings of tranquility whilst creating a calming ambience.
Vining Ivy is a classic, traditional, and elegant hue that works well with various decorating styles, such as warm metal and deeper-toned wood finishes. This shade makes a bold and soothing statement when used on full wall settings paired with white and crisp trims.
Vining Ivy is a flexible colour that can be used for a broad range of products, including office furniture, consumer electronics, and kitchenware. It's also an attractive colour for front doors, sitting rooms, and even bedrooms.
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Gentle Gold — a mixture of a golden hue and sandy tone — is a neutral and earthy colour. It helps bring out a more organic version of shiny metallics. Its similarity to a desert landscape at sunset makes it a perfect fit for homes with a desert-modern aesthetic. Plus, it offers a lovely substitute for traditional neutrals.
Gentle Gold has been named after the metal of the same name. It denotes feelings of compassion, generosity and success — the elements we’ve all been looking for after the pandemic!
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Now that we are returning to a safer environment after the pandemic, 2023 will welcome the emergence of renewed optimism and hope. As such, it is predicted that the sensory colour of Digital Lavender will make it to next year’s top trends.
Digital Lavender is one of those shades that promotes mental health and represents serenity, balance, and stability. It has a gentle pastel hue that can invite versatility and freshness to any space and bring a pop to a neutral setting.
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Generally, pink symbolises elegance and sweetness but “Earth Rose” has a deeper shade of pink which represents appreciation and gratitude.
This colour is a subdued and saturated pink that carries an oaky undertone. If you want to create a grounded or soft bedroom or find the best paint shade for your home theatre, you can rely on Earth Rose to meet your requirements! Just make sure to couple it with golden tones and dark wood to bring in dimension and contrast.
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Hybrid Blue-Green, belonging to the Cyan family, is a shade that falls between these two colours. Its strong nature-related appearance allows it to portray prosperity and harmony.
This stunning shade rejuvenates and freshens interior spaces, which is why it is seen as a very auspicious colour for 2023. It is different yet as ethereal as the true greens like basil and emerald. Additionally, the striking blend of blue and green has the power to provide an uplift and breathe life into dead spaces.
This refers to a floaty light blue paint colour that is pale and subdued with a blue-grey undertone. Being a calming and peaceful colour (just like the sky or sea), it can be associated with feelings of trustworthiness and tranquility. It is a gorgeous option for a bedroom and looks a lot more exquisite when paired with dark cherry-coloured furniture to create a stark contrast.
Serenity can also be a decent complementary shade for neutral colours such as cream, grey, and beige.
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With green design rapidly gaining popularity amongst homeowners and interior designers, trends are shifting away from colours that appear too artificial. Shades that radiate more natural vibes and are gentler on the eyes are becoming common.
Examples include hues picked from sunsets and sunrises, beach-y sand tones, and tints of the ocean’s colours. As a result, interiors have started showing a more seamless connection with their outer surroundings. This connection to nature associates interiors with feelings of tranquility, harmony, and hope.
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Tranquil Blue has a turquoise hue comprising a mixture of aqua and marine tones. It is linked to serenity and helps bring peace and calmness. Adding it through wall art and shelf decor (be sure to style your shelf correctly) helps incorporate beach-y vibes. Tranquil Blue could also be suitable for meditation rooms and home offices.
The pop of colour brought by Latex Red is ideal for people who love being bold. This rising colour trend showcases passion and empowerment, which can create statements and eye-catchy spots in your interior.
Each colour trend has its own personality — but putting together a colour palette in a way that creates a cohesive and appealing space is something that takes thought and consideration. If you're looking to refresh your interior in the near future, it's worth considering these top colours of 2023. If you're thinking of repainting your walls read our tips on how to choose paint colour like a pro!
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