Pantone's 2023 Color of the Year is All About 'Encouraging Self-Expression'

Natasha Ero | 05 Dec 2022 | Seasonal Trends

Every year, Pantone along with the nation's top paint companies predict which colors embody the overall themes of the New Year, ultimately deciding which colors will leave the biggest impact on our homes. This year's selection is an eclectic mix of bold colors and subtle tones meant to inspire you to embrace nature while also encouraging you to be your authentic self. The 2023 Colors of The Year are grounding, energizing, forward-thinking, yet somewhat familiar. Take a look below and start thinking about how to incorporate these trending colors into your home.

Pantone Color of the Year: Viva Magenta

Ready to enter the #Magentaverse? Vivaciously bold. Daringly electric. That's how we're choosing to describe the color you can expect to see on everything from cookware to window coverings next year. Pantone announced Viva Magenta as its 2023 Color of the Year, and the fiery fuchsia color is equally as energizing as it is stunning.

a dining table decorated for the holidays with dark Burgundy drapery

Pictured: French Pleat Drapery in Cotillion Merlot. Photo via @kinandkasa.

Touted as "the new animated red," Pantone describes the color as one that encourages "experimentation and self-expression without restraint." We can definitely get behind that message. Check out these window covering samples inspired by Viva Magenta.

fabric samples of Pantone's 2023 color of the year viva magenta

1. Premium Blackout Cellular Shades in Party Punch 2. Decorative Side Panels in Dover Red Stone 3. Premier Roman Shades in Ravenna Cherry 4. Premium Blackout Cellular Shades in Party Punch 5. Easy Grommet Drapery in Silkara Cranberry 6. Light Filtering Cellular Shades in Pomegranate

1. Dunn-Edwards: Terra Rosa

Dunn-Edwards' Color of the Year painted on a wall in front of a small wooden table

Photo via Dunn-Edwards

Vibrant, bold, electric. Inspired by four major influences, including health, well being and nature, Terra Rosa is a "deep, rosy pink hue with a touch of terra-cotta influence." Think millennial pink's edgier older sister. It's the color everyone is talking about. From home decor to clothing, this rosy hue is absolutely the moment.

samples inspired by Dunn-Edward's color of the year, Terra Rosa

1. Economy Fabric Blackout Roller Shade in Spectrum Raspberry 2. Light Filtering Cellular Shades in Rose 3. Economy Light Filtering Roller Shades in Spectrum Raspberry 4. Blinds.com Economy Light Filtering Roller Shade in Spectrum Camellia 5. Premier Roman Shade in Silkara Cranberry 6. Premier Roman Shades in Ravenna Cherry

2. Sherwin-Williams: Redend Point

a bedroom featuring Sherwin Williams' color of the year Redend Point on the walls

Photo via Sherwin Williams

Pale pink hues- meet soft, cool brown in Sherwin-William's Color of the Year. The paint company describes this pinkish-brown color as "warm and intriguing, yet minimal and inviting." This soft hue is perfect for bedrooms or home offices, or as an accent color in the kitchen or living room. This soft, feminine color can help give your room a romantic feel with draperies or roman shades.

window covering samples inspired by Sherwin-Williams' Color of the Year

1. Light Filtering Roller Shade in Spectrum Camellia 2. Light Filtering Roller Shades in Terra Nova Bloom 3. Economy Solar Shades in Spectrum 5% Adobe 4. Roman Shade in Bayou Shell 5. Premium Roman Shade in Rio Primrose 6. Roman Shade in Seclusions Angel Wing 7. Light Filtering Roman Shade in Mauve 8. Light Filtering Roman Shade in Light Pink 10. Economy Solar Roller Shade in Crossweave Organdy 11. Economy Solar Shade in Cottonwood 5% Summer

3. Canyon Ridge: Better Homes and Gardens

an entry way featuring Better Homes and Gardens' color of the year Canyon Ridge

Photo via Better Homes and Gardens

If you need an instant mood-lifter, Better Homes and Garden's Color of the Year is the choice for you. A bright, cheery orange with pink undertones, better known as Canyon Ridge, is similar in a sense to last year's muted green shade, Laurel Leaf. Both colors are inspired by nature, but Canyon Ridge "skews more sunbaked clay than cayenne pepper." Sunny and effervescent enough to stand on its own, it makes a great pair with cobalt blue accents. We think Canyon Ridge would pair well with Woven Wood shades for a tropical island resort feel year-round.

fabric samples inspired by Better Homes and Garden's Color of the Year Canyon Ridge

1. Sheer Shades in Aspen Orange 2. Roman Shade in Rizzano Sunset 3. Economy Fabric Blackout Roller Shade in Spectrum Blossom 4. Sheer Shades in Acacia Orange

4. Blank Canvas: Behr

a white bathroom featuring Behr's color of the year Blank Canvas

Photo via Behr

Minimalists, rejoice. Blank Canvas by Behr takes a new, modern spin on the color beige. With warm undertones, Blank Canvas is the perfect neutral backdrop for bold window coverings. Versatile enough to go in any room, incorporate Blank Canvas into your bathroom, bedroom, or home office and let your mind be at ease.

fabric samples inspired by Behr's Color of the Year Blank Canvas

1. Premium Roman Shades in Tantalum Moonstone 2. Light Filtering Roller Shades in Lagoon Seashell 3. Premium Roman Shades in Rio Winter White 4. Roman Shades in Seville Limestone 5. Premier Decorative Roller Shades in Zen Vines Mystique

5. Vining Ivy: Glidden

a bedroom with teal blue walls inspired by Glidden's color of the year Vining Ivy

Photo via Glidden

Glidden's Color of The Year is a gorgeous jewel-toned teal shade. "It is energizing yet grounding, and it works in literally any space," says Glidden Color Expert Ashley McCollum. This blue-green color is the perfect blend of modern and traditional style. Vining Ivy would be perfect for bedrooms as well as an accent color in a living room or office. "This teal is as adaptable as its botanical namesake and expertly intertwines bold blue and refined green to create a captivating color symbolic of deep water," says Business Wire.

fabric samples inspired by Glidden's color of the year Vining Ivy

1. Premier Roman Shades in Zen Vines 2. Premier Roman Shades in Linenette Turquoise 3. 2 Inch Room Darkening Fabric Blinds in Blueberry 4. Premier Roman Shade in Silkara Aquamarine 5. Premier Roman Shade in Linen Opaque River 6. Economy Light Filtering Roller Shade in Petals Spring Mix 7. Premier Roman Shade in Natasha Teal 8. Premier Roman Shades in Linen Opaque Blueberry

6. Rustic Greige: Dutch Boy

an entryway of a home with Dutch Boy's color of the year Rustic Greige

Photo via Dutch Boy

Continuing the theme of grounding colors, Dutch Boy has landed on a new-age beige color as its 2023 Color of The Year. Described as a versatile neutral that brings harmony and contentment home, Rustic Beige leans toward the grey color spectrum. We suggest a Roman or Woven Wood shade with this modern, neutral color.

fabric samples inspired by Dutch Boy's Color of the Year Rustic Greige

1. SouthSeas Roman Roller Shade in Jaspe Biscuit 2. SouthSeas Roman Roller Shade in Sorrento Fawn 3. SouthSeas Roman Roller Shade in Geneva Rye 4. Roman Roller Shade in Chenille Flagstone 5. Premium Blackout Roller Shade in Cambridge Sand 6. Roman Shades in Newport Flax

7. Spanish Moss: Krylon

an gardening area featuring Krylon's color of the year Spanish Moss

Photo via Krylon

Earthy greens are here to stay. Krylon wants you to bring everything you love about being outside into your home. 2023 is the year of renewal, according to the paint company. "This midnight green has a strong connection with the richness of nature, dense forests and mossy terrains. Rooted in the renewing power of green, it can balance with both warm and cool accents," says Senior Color Designer Ashley Banbury.

fabric samples inspired by Krylon's Color of the Year Spanish Moss

1. Roman Shades in Sorrento Clover 2. Roman Shades in Rozzano Fern 3. Economy Blackout Vinyl Roller Shades in Reminiscent Hunter Green 4. 2 Inch Light Filtering Fabric Blinds in Pine 5. Premier Roman Shades in Linenette Citrus

8. Raspberry Blush: Benjamin Moore

a coral wall representing Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year Raspberry Blush

Photo via Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore wants you to embrace optimism with its Color of the Year, Raspberry Blush. The bright coral shade is meant to awaken your senses while adding a rich pop of color to your space. If you're not ready to commit to painting your walls this cheery coral hue, opt for an accent wall or window coverings with pops of coral.

fabric samples inspired by Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year Raspberry Blush

1. Premier Decorative Roller Shade in Wildflower Camellia 2. Premier Roman Shades in Ravenna Cherry 3. Roman Shades in Rozzano Sunset 4. Economy Light Filtering Roller Shades in Petals Summer Mix

We want to hear from you!

Now that you've seen all the 2023 Colors of the Year, which one do you think fits best in your space? Let us know which colors you absolutely love and which you would rather leave in 2022. Weigh in on the conversation over on our Instagram @blindsdotcom. Also be sure to follow us on Pinterest for endless color and design trend inspiration.

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    Natasha Ero is a Social Media Marketer for Blinds.com. She is a native Houstonian and proud graduate of the University of Houston and the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. In her free time, she enjoys trying out the latest workout classes and the newest restaurants in town. Follow her on Twitter + Instagram at @natashaerotv