Announcing the Hottest Paint Shades for 2023 – So Far


Painting can be one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to update the look of your space, be it indoors or out. But choosing a color that brings out the best in your room and is trendy can be difficult.

Glidden and Sherwin-Williams are out with their picks for what they expect will be warm colors in the coming year. Whether you want to be bold or stick to colors that are a little on the reserved side, consider one of these hot new paint shades to breathe new life into your home.

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Photo: Glidden

When it came time to determine their 2023 Color of the Year, PPG’s Glidden Paints asked consumers what they wanted to see in a new shade. Turns out they wanted a pop of color for those with more traditional tastes.

The result is Vining Ivy, a color that is not quite blue and not quite green. This deep teal brings a sense of calm to any space, and its rich undertones make it a great choice for those who want a bold color that’s also sophisticated. The best part? It’s versatile!

“Consumers are pushing for simplification in this post-Covid era as the past two years have shed new light on the importance of serenity and small moments,” said Glidden color expert Ashley McCollum. “Vining Ivy embodies this atmosphere perfectly. It’s energized yet grounding, and it works in literally any space. The versatility of the design takes the guesswork out of the design, giving consumers more time to enjoy the things that matter most to them.”

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Vining Ivy

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Photo: Glidden

If you like a look that symbolizes water, Vining Ivy (PPG1148-6) is a great option because it combines the boldness of blue with the calming and sophisticated qualities of green. The color goes well with richly colored woods and also with a range of white tones. And pairing it with gold accents like door knobs, light fixtures, and furniture will give your space a glamorous look.

For those not ready to go all-in, Vining Ivy can breathe new life into kitchen cabinets, make an accent wall pop, or refresh the look of your front door.

“Even the most modest spaces can benefit from the teal treatment. For those who are short on square footage but have a lot of style, we recommend using this rich shade as a bold contrast to a neutral palette, making a small room feel soft,” McCollum said.

Other color trends for 2023 from Glidden include:

Foxfire Brown (PPG1069-6)
Stonehenge Greige (PPG1024-5)
Cool Clay (PPG1071-5)
Dark Granite (PPG1005-7)
Spicy Mustard (PPG1108-5)
Pine forest (PPG1134-7)
Fossil Stone (PPG1102-2)
Lazy River (PPG1148-4)
Mostly metal (PPG1036-7)

Sherwin Williams

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Photo: Sherwin-Williams

If more earthy and traditional tones are your style, you’ll want to check out Sherwin-Williams’ Terra collection, which is composed of 40 shades in four palettes.

Sherwin-Williams invites consumers to see these earthy colors not just as a collection, but as a representation of ourselves and our planet. Terra palette designers chose the muted tones to reflect our connection to the earth, our fondest memories and future hopes.

“All kinds of trend topics are taken into account – from climate change to mental health – and emerging trend topics are then carefully translated into defining colors and cohesive palettes,” the company noted in its press release.

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Terra Collections

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Photo: Sherwin-Williams

The 40 shades in the Terra collection fit into one of four curated palettes: balanced Biome, passionate Lore, serene Nexus and vibrant Origin. Within these four palettes, there is a variety of shades, including earthy naturals, reds and violets, and deep blues and greens, meaning there is something for every style.

The company is expected to announce their official pick for their 2023 color of the year in the coming months. Until then, here’s a look at the four curated palettes, the colors in each, and how they might work in your space.

biome: The Biome palette is a representation of our planet’s changing ecosystem, while also giving a nod to its balance. For those who want to bring a sense of calm and sophistication to a room, this color palette is the answer. Think taupes, misty greens and a deep bronze.

lore: Colors from the Lore palette are a representation of the world. These ancient reds, powdery pastels and jeweled tones are, according to the website, “present in the air we breathe, binding us together in a community of creators that spans centuries and crosses cultures.” For an unexpected look, try Serape, a muted orange, or Mineral Grey, which adds a warm, dramatic look to a room.

Nexus: The Nexus palette represents our common good. These colors reflect love and kindness, tranquility and healing. “Instill a sense of support and serenity with a potter’s palette of natural clay and sun-baked desert sand, earthy browns and soft, soulful whites.” Lei Flower, a deep coral, is the brightest shade in the palette mixed between Cool Beige, Malted Milk and Chatura Gray.

Origin: The Origin palette brings a cheerful energy to the Terra collection. For those looking for vibrant colors to liven up their space, these shades deliver; check out options including golden yellow Goldfinich and not quite auburn Peppery. A dark blue Indigo falls into a color family that never seems to go out of style.

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