The trending color palette for 2023 may seem subdued at first, but it comes with twists of bold color. Design experts recently surveyed by Fixr.com, a home improvement resource, chose “neutrals with color pops” as the trendiest color palette for 2023; last year, it ranked third.
The most favored style last year called for full-on color with warm neutrals and earth tones. This year, the backdrop is getting toned down, and color pops are woven strategically within.
Neutral color palettes have long been considered a safe choice for home interiors, but more color has been entering homes in a bigger way, from boldly painted walls to wallpaper.
By using neutrals as a backdrop, homeowners may feel more freedom to experiment with smaller doses of bold new colors, according to Fixr’s 2023 Paint & Color Trends Report. A white or light gray backdrop may allow some of the 2023 Colors of the Year to come forward, like Pantone’s Viva Magenta, a crimson red, or the red-orange pop of Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush.
Last year, Fixr’s report noted that earth tones and warm neutrals were the trendiest color palettes. They remain a popular choice and continue to be used throughout designs. Case in point: Terracotta, a rich red-brown, is the most popular color for 2023, selected by 50% of design experts.