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Top Neutral Colors to Use in Your Home in 2023

February 01, 2023
Blank Canvas by Behr as used in the kitchen

Using neutral colors as the foundation of your home’s design will never go out of style. It creates the perfect palette for decorating, and allows you to showcase your unique pieces to make them pop. This year, we’re seeing a shift from cool grays and stark whites, to warmer tones and deep, rich colors that bring comfort to any space.

Previously, homeowners were drawn to a light and bright color palette, and while it remains a popular choice, many people are starting to experiment with color. The new neutrals for 2023 are deeper, incorporate new hues, and elevated. They’re designed to make your house feel more inviting, cozy, and comfortable.

See which colors are trending as the new neutrals for 2023:

Tiramisu by C2 Paint as used in a living area

Homeowners are turning towards earth tones to bring a sense of ease and joy to their interior spaces, which means ‘90s-style browns are coming back in a major way in the design world. Tiramisu by C2 Paint is more saturated than a typical beige and has a warm, chocolatey undertone. It emits warm, ambient undertones that flicker gold and copper making it a rich canvas to showcase art and furnishings.

Hunter green millwork feature wall at Hudson in Chappelle Gardens in Edmonton, AB

Green is quickly becoming the new neutral as homeowners opt for deeper, natural colors. Spanish Moss by Krylon is a rich forest green that nods to nature and pairs well with practically anything. It’s a timeless, organic hue that embraces the raw beauty of the natural world.

Darkroom by HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams as used in a living area

Darkroom in the HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams collection goes in the opposite direction when you think of a neutral. This rich black with eggplant undertones is romantic, moody, and elegant all at once. It adds drama in a soft, inviting way resulting in a comfortable, yet elegant home. It’s a new neutral that creates dimension and pairs with any and all colors.

Blank Canvas by Behr as used in a primary bathroom

Blank Canvas by Behr is all about fresh starts and sanctuary-like spaces. This warm white adds an element of coziness and creates a clean backdrop that allows creativity to flow freely. It’s a timeless, use-anywhere, goes-with-anything color that works in any setting.

Redend Point by Sherwin Williams as used in a living area

Terracotta has been trending in the design landscape for the past few years and Redend Point by Sherwin-Williams perfectly captures that soulful, earthy hue. This blush-beige color is warm and calming and strikes that perfect balance between classic neutrals and bolder hues.

Gentle Violet by Valspar as used in a living area

Lavender is having a moment and the color experts at Valspar predict it will be a trending hue in 2023. Their variation, Gentle Violet, is tranquil and subdued. It’s a subtle addition of color which perfectly combines with rich accents to create a charming and distinct look in your home.

Rustic Greige by Dutch Boy Paints as used in a living area

Greige isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, but it is getting a refresh. Rustic Greige by Dutch Boy Paints takes the classic color and deepens the tone with a subtle red hint. It’s understated without being boring, making it perfect for kitchens, bedrooms, and family spaces alike.

2023 is all about infusing your own personal style in a way you’ll love for years to come, and this year’s new neutrals are an exciting place to start!

Need more guidance? Our team is ready to help! When you purchase a Brookfield Residential home, you have the opportunity to customize your interior color palette with expert guidance. We’ll help you choose the perfect neutral to match your style.

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