New Color Ideas for 2023

New year, new look? Colors are king right now as the new year is underway. You may have read our blog about the color announcements for the new year back in December, but we have some new color ideas for you to consider. Sherwin- Williams introduced four new color palettes for 2023 at October’s High Point, N.C., home furnishings market. Keep reading to see how Sherwin-Williams combines 40 different colors into these palettes.

There is increasing emphasis on how interior decorating affects mental health, and color plays an essential role. Color moves us. Color can set a mood and create a conversation. The website says, “It can excite or soothe your mood, raise or lower your blood pressure, and even whet your appetite! Whether innate or learned, it’s undeniable that color strongly impacts how we go about our lives.”

The 2023 color palettes are intended to emphasize “what is ours, who we are,” said Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Willams director of color marketing. “The four new palettes remind us of the connection to the earth beneath our feet, the enduring beauty of ancient practices, the warmth of genuine compassion, and the daily joys that make our world so wonderful.

The first palette introduced is called Biome—described as helping us “seek perfect balance with the existing, ever-changing ecosystem.” As a result, we can “preserve peace in an atmosphere of delicate mushroom taupe, lichen gray, rich earth tones, and the colors of our sky’s cloud canopy.”

Biome’s colors are Urbane Bronze, Shiitake, Threshold Taupe, Antler Velvet, Redwood Medium Brown, Mount Etna, White Resin, Evergreen Fog, Hamburg Gray, and Silvermist.


The Lore palette is inspired by “the call to create that is woven into the fiber of our being, present in the very air we breathe, binding us together in a community of makers that spans centuries and crosses cultures.” These colors urge us to “reconnect with an intricate mix of ancient reds, powdery pastels, and a bevy of bejeweled tones—and embrace the transformative power of passionate creativity.”


Lore’s colors are Wallflower, Studio Mauve, Carnelian, Toile Red, Serape, Dhurrie Beige, Pediment, Mineral Gray, Blue Peacock, and Nugget.


The theme of Nexus is “our communal well-being.” These colors remind us of “a quiet place of healing, a realm where the energy we give is returned to us tenfold, where the warmth of loving kindness reminds us of what it feels like to come home.”

The colors of Nexus “enkindle a sense of support and serenity with a potter’s palette of natural clays and sunbaked desert sands.” Lei Flower, Reddened Earth, Redend Point, Likeable Sand, Kestrel White, Foothills, Chatura Gray, Cool Beige, Malted Milk, and Emerging Taupe.


The Origin palette is about “mapping our inner world.” The SW color team suggests that “to chart a path through the wild and wonderful landscape of our lives, we begin within. By layering our fondest memories and future hopes, we created vibrancy and joy in the present moment.”

Recharge with Origin’s colors that keep making a comeback—free-spirited brights, magnetic deeps, and a whisper of restful neutrals. Try Fabulous Grape, Peppery, Goldfish, Chartreuse, Kale Green, Pure White, Skyline Steel, Homestead Brown, Black Magic, and Indigo.

Are you ready to try some new color combinations in one of your rooms? Contact us today.

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