New Colour Ideas for 2023

Are you thinking about a new look for the new year for any of your rooms? If so, we have some new colour ideas for you to consider. Sherwin- Williams introduced four new colour palettes for 2023 at October’s High Point, N.C. home furnishings market. Keep reading to see how Sherwin-Williams combines 40 different colours into these palettes.

There is increasing emphasis on how interior decorating affects mental health and colour plays an important role in that. Colour moves us. Colour can set a mood, and create a conversation. The website puts it this way: “It can excite or soothe your mood, raise or lower your blood pressure, and even whet your appetite! Whether it’s innate or learned, it’s undeniable that colour has a vital impact on how we go about our lives.”

The 2023 colour palettes are intended to emphasize “what is ours, who we are,” said Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Willams director of colour marketing. “The four new palettes remind us of the connection to the earth beneath our feet, the enduring beauty of ancient practices, the warmth of true compassion, the daily joys that make our world so wonderful.

The first palette introduced is called Biome—described as helping us “seek perfect balance with the existing, ever-changing ecosystem.” We can “preserve peace in an atmosphere of delicate mushroom taupe, lichen gray, rich earth tones, and the colours of our sky’s cloud canopy.”

Biome Colour Palette

Biome’s colours are: Urbane Bronze, Shiitake, Threshold Taupe, Antler Velvet, Redwood Medium Brown, Mount Etna, White Resin, Evergreen Fog, Hamburg Gray, and Silvermist.

Cool toned rooms

The Lore palette is inspired by “the call to create that is woven into the fiber of our being, present in the very air we breathe, binding us together in a community of makers that spans centuries and crosses cultures.” These colours urge us to “reconnect with an intricate mix of ancient reds, powdery pastels, and bevy of bejeweled tones—and embrace the transformative power of passionate creativity.”

Lore Colour Palette

Lore’s colours are Wallflower, Studio Mauve, Carnelian, Toile Red, Serape, Dhurrie Beige, Pediment, Mineral Gray, Blue Peacock, and Nugget.

Warm coloured rooms

The theme of Nexus is “our communal well-being.” These colours can remind us of “a quiet place of healing, a realm where the energy we give is returned to us tenfold, where the warmth of loving kindness reminds us of what it feels like to come home.”

Nexus Palette

The colours of Nexus “enkindle a sense of support and serenity with a potter’s palette of natural clays and sunbaked desert sands.” They are Lei Flower, Reddened Earth, Redend Point, Likeable Sand, Kestrel White, Foothills, Chatura Gray, Cool Beige, Malted Milk, and Emerging Taupe.

Natural colour palette rooms

The Origin palette is about “mapping our inner world.” The SW colour team suggests that “to chart a path through the wild and wonderful landscape of our lives, we begin within. By layering our fondest memories and future hopes, we created vibrancy and joy in the present moment.”

Origin Palette

Recharge with Origen’s colours that keep making a comeback—free-spirited brights, magnetic deeps, and a whisper of restful neutrals such as Fabulous Grape, Peppery, Goldfish, Chartreuse, Kale Green, Pure White, Skyline Steel, Homestead Brown, Black Magic, and Indigo.

pastel yellow themed sitting area

Are you ready to try some new colour combinations in one of your rooms? Contact us today!

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