As we approach the mid-point of 2023, the world of interior design continues to evolve, and so do the trends in paint colors. This year, we witness a fusion of modern aesthetics and timeless elegance, with an emphasis on sustainability, well-being, and the connection to nature. If you’re considering refreshing your living spaces or simply looking for some inspiration, these current interior paint color trends are sure to spark your creativity.

Earthy Serenity

In 2023, there is a strong focus on bringing the calming and grounding energy of nature indoors. Earthy tones take center stage, from warm terracottas and sandy neutrals to soft olive greens. These hues evoke a sense of tranquility and balance, making them ideal for creating a peaceful retreat in your home. Use these colors on walls, accent pieces, or even in furniture choices to infuse your space with a touch of serenity.  As the world became much quieter during COVID, we are now seeing those more muted and calm colors permeating palettes.  Pastels are also a key way we are seeing this quietness manifest in paint colors.  Subtle pinks, gentle lilacs, and muted blues add a touch of whimsy and elegance to any space. These light and airy shades work wonders in small rooms or spaces with limited natural light, creating an illusion of openness and brightness.


The Renaissance of Blues

Blue has long been a popular choice in interior design, and in 2023, it experiences a renaissance. Rich navy blues, inspired by the vast night sky, exude sophistication and add depth to any room. Complementing these dark shades are soft cerulean and periwinkle blues, which bring a refreshing and airy feel to spaces, particularly in bedrooms and bathrooms.


Greige – A Timeless Neutral

The enduring charm of greige (a combination of gray and beige) continues to dominate interior color palettes in 2023. Its versatile and timeless nature allows it to effortlessly blend with various decor styles. Greige walls provide an excellent backdrop for bold furniture and artwork, while also creating a warm and inviting ambiance.  While grays strongly arrived on the scene following the 2008 Recession, they have had a lingering effect.  However, they are beginning to have warmer undertones as the cools and austere grays are starting to fade.


Biophilic Harmony

As the awareness of the importance of biophilic design grows, so does the demand for nature-inspired colors. Soft botanical greens, earthy browns, and delicate floral tones bring the essence of the outdoors inside. These colors promote well-being, reduce stress, and foster a deeper connection with nature, making them perfect choices for bedrooms, living rooms, and workspaces.  For more on this, listen to the Wingnut Podcast episode where our Principal, Katie Decker-Erickson discusses Ontological Design.

Contrasting Boldness

For those seeking a statement-making look, high-contrast color combinations are in vogue. Pairing bold colors such as deep charcoal with crisp white or vibrant complementary hues creates a dynamic and visually arresting effect. Experiment with these combinations on accent walls, furniture, or decorative accessories for a modern and eye-catching outcome.

Artistic Expression

In 2023, artistic expression has taken center stage in interior paint trends. Custom paint colors and unique finishes, such as hand-painted murals and textured walls, allow for creativity and individuality.  As we slide into the last half of 2023, interior paint color trends continue to evolve, offering an exciting blend of elegance, sustainability, and artistic expression. Also, be on the lookout in the coming months, as we get ready to see the paint manufacturers each begin to choose their Color of the Year for 2024.

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