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You likely already know this but… I love color. I love the depth, the richness, the way a perfect palette can almost become a flavor or a scent even though it is “just paint.”If you love color in all its diverse beauty, you’re going to love this. Why? Well, it’s that time of year again: Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore have released their Color Forecasts for 2023. Let’s dive into these beauties, shall we?

1. Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams has aptly named their 2023 color palette for its earthy tones. Everyone, meet Terra and its four counterparts: Biome, Lore, Nexus, and Origin.

“The colors of Terra represent our connection to the earth beneath our feet, the enduring beauty of ancient practices, the warmth of true compassion, and the daily joys that make our world so wonderful,” states Sherwin Williams.



2. Benjamin Moore

Forecasted by style experts to be Therapeutic Lavender (similar to Pantone’s Color of the Year Digital Lavender), Benjamin Moore shocked the design world by selecting Raspberry Blush as their Color of the Year 2023.

To quote their color selection committee, “Never a backdrop, Raspberry Blush is the definition of charismatic color. This unapologetic shade of red orange had us thinking: bold, bolder, boldest. This sentiment flows through the rest of the palette as we immerse ourselves in hues that make a statement.”



3. Color Science

Selecting the appropriate color for your walls, ceiling, kitchen cabinets, etc., is both an art form and a science. The same color in a different finish (think velvet versus a gloss) will look like completely different tones. The number of windows in the room, the use of artificial lighting, and the hues on your floor and furniture will also impact how this color presents itself in your space.

If you aren’t sure how to pick the right paint palette for the interior or exterior of your home, you are reading the right email. Simply respond and let me know that you’d like a paint color consultation. I’ll follow up to schedule an on-site visit with you to help determine your needs.


Unifying our digital & natural worlds

Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, and Pantone’s 2023 color selections have indicated something unsurprising about our culture: We are attempting to gracefully marry the digital elements we’ve come to rely on with the natural elements that have always sustained us.


Infusing drama where least expected

Consider adding drama to your ceiling with darker tones, such as earthy brown or charcoal black, and leaving the walls a more subtle tone. This will allow your decor and furnishings to become the focal point while avoiding the expired “all white” trend.