June 24, 2024
20 color trends for 2023 that should be on your design radar |

Color trends for 2023 are all about how color can make you feel. It’s about using positive and uplifting tones that impact your mood every time you walk into a new room. Get brave with wall paint, take chances with statement pieces of furniture, and don’t hold back. 2023 is your time to unleash your personality on your interiors. ‘It’s time for neutral interiors to take a backseat.’ ays Tulsa-based interior designer, Justice Quinn. ‘Bold colors and prints need to express themselves and 2023 is the year for it.’

At the same time, we are also seeing a spectrum of new neutrals take to the fore – think earthy browns, mushroom grey tones and beige in all its hues. ‘There is something inherently human in the colors that we are attracted to now,’ says Joa Studholme, Farrow & Ball’s color curator, reflecting on the upward trend in earthy neutrals. Read on for our pick of the colors that will be bucking interior design trends for the year ahead.

1. Pistachio

Pistachio bedroom

(Image credit: Katherine Lu. Design: Carter Williamson)

Pistachio is packing a punch at the moment, with the trend for deep, forest greens moving paler into delicate sage greens and this gentle tone of pistachio. Its retro connotations make it a happy and positive shade, and strips this green of any coldness. ‘We have seen a movement to green within recent years. Dark green has been the star of the show, but a further transition to softer, gentle greens like pistachio will be the next evolution of this trend,’ says paint expert of British paint company, Little Greene (opens in new tab), Ruth Mottershead. ‘Pistachio provides soft sophistication – it contains complex pigmentation, significantly more than just blue and yellow, adding to its allure.’