5 Top Interior Design Colors for 2023

January 24, 2023

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The easiest and least expensive change you can ever make to your home interior is paint. Like every other trend, interior design colors are here today, gone tomorrow. But thankfully, paint is cheap when considering all other design elements. And so easy to change.

2022 brought us calming shades of green in the design world. So, what will 2023 bring us?

If the Pantone Color of the year is any indication, it looks like 2023 will be all about going bold. Peering into the interior design world, many are saying we can expect lots of warm neutrals and earthy tones.

But in addition to that, we can expect to see some bold pops of color along with rich, dark accents. While I’m not wild about the Pantone color of 2023, I do love the idea of the warm earthy tones sticking around for a while longer.

5 Top Interior Design Colors for 2023

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Top Interior Design Colors #1: Viva Magenta

Not what you were expecting? Me neither. But apparently the color experts (specifically at the Pantone Color Institute) believe it will be all the rage in 2023.

Coming in as the 2023 Pantone Color of the Year, this vibrant crimson red tone is very bold and said to be, very 90’s.

While you might not be ready to paint your family room this color, I guess we can expect to see this bold shade of red popping up in home decor, fashion, and beauty. Time will tell. But it does always amaze me, how the Pantone color grows on me by the end of the year. Or at least a shade of it.

Pantone color of the year...Viva Magenta

Colors #2: Warm browns

Warm browns. Now there’s a color I can get behind.

Look for brown-based colors, such as caramels, terracottas, and deep corals to replace bright whites and cool grays. These colors, inspired by nature, reflect a simpler lifestyle. Yes, please.

Offering endless design and decor opportunities, warm browns will definitely be one of the interior design colors we’ll see a lot of in 2023.

Butterscotch colored sofa on a geometrical patterned large rug

Interior Design Colors #3: Yellow

Not a color I thought would come back anytime soon. But just like the Pantone color tends to grow on me by the end of the year, I have a feeling this one will too.

I think what throws me off, is when I think of the color yellow I think of a bright vibrant yellow. Not the case with the yellow of 2023, think warm and slightly earthy tone yellow.

Are you seeing a pattern? In these uncertain times, people are wanting to surround themselves in warm, soothing color palettes. Look for these restrained yellow sunset hue tones to take the stage over the course of the year.

Warm yellows color palette for the interior design colors post

Design Colors #4: Gold

Gold is here to stay! There’s something so calming about the warm tones of gold. And in this warm tones trend, gold is not leaving us anytime soon. Unlike its shiny counterparts (I.e: chrome and silver), gold adds a depth of warmth like no other. In my all white kitchen my champagne bronze hardware really softens the space.

Cabinet hardware..champagne bronze pull and knob

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Colors #5: Organic materials & earth tones

I’m sure by now you’ve seen a pattern. Organic materials and earth tones are what people want. This soothing palette presents a calm that people are craving right now.

We’ve talked a lot about warm wood and fabric tones throughout this series. But another way to bring in organic materials is through plants. It’s amazing what adding a live plant does to a space.

Plants and florals add a pop of bold color along with unique texture. When a room is missing that cozy feeling, add in a natural element like a plant or two. Rule of thumb: you should have at least one plant in every room.

Large green plant next to a cabinet and a circle mirror for the interior design colors post

I hope you found this post to be helpful and easy to implement. As always, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Drop your questions and comments below. I’ll get back to you soon.

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