Interior designers and paint companies like to start each new year with a look at what color trends are developing and naming their “color of the year.” In 2022 various neutral shades of green were chosen, although Pantone® was an outlier with its “Veri Peri” selection. For 2023, the choices for color of the year are more varied, but they do have one theme in common: bringing positivity to your space.

Bring on the red!
One color does stand out as a popular choice for several companies: red.

The biggest color of the year announcement is always that of Pantone. Viva Magenta is a bold choice, yet one the company says is rooted in nature.

“Viva Magenta reconnects us to original matter,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Invoking the forces of nature, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta galvanizes our spirit, helping us to build our inner strength.”

And that sense of inspiration and aspiration flows like a river through all of this year’s choices. About its color of the year, Raspberry Blush, Benjamin Moore said: “A vivacious shade of coral tinged with pink, Raspberry Blush enlivens the senses with an electric optimism.”

Other shades of red:

  • Graham & Brown: Alizarin
  • Dunn-Edwards: Terra Rosa

An open palette.
The remaining choices for color of the year are less bold, but they share the same sense of optimism and positivity.

Vining Ivy from Glidden and PPG continues last year’s trend of green, but also brings blue to the mix, adding intrigue to the calming effect of green.

“This ‘bluish-greenish-something-in-betweenish’ color serves up versatile vibes, making it an on-trend addition to any room. No matter if you think it looks more blue or more green, either way, it’s a vibe,” according to a statement on the Glidden website. “This year’s trending colors reflect our desire to get back to ‘normal’ and create a cozy and welcoming environment with a touch of luxe.”

Other colors that lend themselves to playing well with others include:

  • Sherwin Williams: Redend Point (SW 9081)
  • Behr: Blank Canvas
  • Dulux: Wild Wonder™
  • York Wallcoverings: Amber

The choice is yours.
Although we didn’t announce a color of the year, Draper@Home custom printed window shades do share a trait common among all the above announcements: versatility.

Simply give us the Pantone, Sherwin Williams, Behr, or Benjamin Moore color number, and we will digitally print shades with that color! Our experts can also deliver any of the other colors of the year, either by matching a sample or using its CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) number. And don’t forget about custom patterns!

Our Water-based latex inks offer brilliant, vibrant color reproduction. And they are safe: our inks are UL ECOLOGO certified and GREENGUARD GOLD certified with no off gassing.

To learn more about our Digitally Printed FlexShade®, click here.

To get more in-depth information on all the color of the year choices, click here for an Architectural Digest article.