closs and hamblin 2023 colour forecast

New Home Colours – See the colour of the year 2023!

Do you want to know what colour will be trending in 2023? Maybe you’re thinking about redecorating your old space to look more modern, or maybe you hope to find your forever home next year and are collecting inspiration… Let’s take a look at the forecast collected from home industry experts for the trendiest colours of next year!

Warm and Natural

If you read our 2022/23 trend report, you won’t be surprised that natural tones are key. With a desire to create a private, calming space being the main focus of 2023, natural hues are a must-have. The warm tones provide a more uplifting and positive impact, while nature-inspired shades offer a practical and versatile colour palette that’s easy to implement.

Moreover, colours may be taken from the natural surroundings, however, don’t think they are plain and boring! This year’s trend is elevating the neutral pastels from 2022 and giving them a more defined and bold finish. 2023 redefines what a natural tone is, focusing on all aspects of our landscape – from rich green botanicals and dark teal lakes to delicate lavender fields filled with purple magic.

See below two of the colours that are dominating the trend forecasts from leading home companies across the world.

That takes us to our first trending colour: Warm Yellow

These deep and rich colors add a warm and slightly earthy tone to a room. A warm yellow is also very versatile. In modern homes, it adds warmth and color. And for period homes it enhances the historic feeling of the home as it’s a shade that has been used in homes for centuries.

The Nordroom

Additionally, Dulux even selected warm yellow to be their colour of the year 2023!

Instead of artificial lemon sweets, think organic honey and hay fields in the sunset.

Warm yellow is a beautiful alternative to classic beige, it can be used as a base colour, but with more impact and energy! Not to mention it’s sure to put a smile on your face while you sip your morning coffee.

The Terra Rosa

Secondly, Dunn-Edwards came out with their latest 2023 colour of the year announcement, soft, earthy shades of pink and clay take the lead as the most popular paint colors. With the prime example – Terra Rosa, a blend of brown and burgundy for a rosy pink that works as both a grounding neutral and a delicate accent.

“We’re putting health and wellbeing first, making time for escapism and embracing nostalgia … This translates to design through lush, sophisticated touches with equal parts prettiness and drama,”

Sara McLean, color expert and stylist for Dunn-Edwards.

Pink colour in psychology is said to calms us down by alleviating feelings of anger, aggression, abandonment and neglect. Studies have confirmed that exposure to large amounts of pink can soften and calm people in times of anger.

Pink has matured and become a colour of trendy sophistication. We officially said goodbye to the bubblegum and artificial neon Barbie shades, to make room for warm and welcoming shades of blush.

Today, Terra Rosa outlines a new neutral option, one that is not only luxury but feminine. With hints of wine and stained terracotta, this colour is a perfect choice for any room!

Forget about pinks being childish, 2023 brings us rich blushes to fall in love with!

WGSN colours

Not every company agrees with the safe neutral options, oh no! WGSN released their report in collaboration with Coloro. Their research is predicting more impactful and bold choices. Read below how they arrived at the final colours for the year 2023.

It all starts with a survey carried out by WGSN and Coloro collaborators. […] Our employees share insights about opinion leaders, social movements, influential events and new brands from your regions, resulting in a truly global view of the forces that are shaping trends. All this research feeds our seasonal selection.

In interview with Eliane

Therefore, as they are famous for their extraordinary research that goes into creating trend forecasts, so we decided to give them a whole new section of this report.

Browse below their selection of three colours that we will see everywhere next year!

Colour of the year 2023: Digital Lavender

Let’s start with their take on this years colour of the year – Digital Lavender.

Purple will return as a key colour for 2023, representing wellness and digital escapism. Recuperative rituals will become a top priority for consumers who want to protect and improve their mental health, and Digital Lavender will connect to this focus on wellbeing, offering a sense of stability and balance.


Additionally, research has proven that purple shades evoke inner peace and stability, so imagine how well will this color perform in your home!

With that in mind, focus the use on rooms where this shade can do the most healing. A Lavender bedroom or bathroom could help you relax. Or, perhaps, a study room or home office could benefit of this shade?

Astro Dust

Astro Dust is a captivating mid-tone red which connects to space exploration. As commercialised space travel evolves and space tourism becomes a reality, colours of the universe will excite and inspire us. This deep mineral tone evokes the dusty and desolate landscape of Mars and captures the desire to explore remote terrains and planets. Astro Dust personifies a shift toward off-kilter colours that feel intriguing and forward-looking.

WGSN on colours of 2023/24

This intriguing shade might’ve come from space, but it also evokes a sense of familiarity. With an added dusky touch to deep red, it becomes softer and more earthy, which makes it perfect for pairing with stone and natural wood.

Red can be seen as over-consuming and intimidating for some, but in small doses, it definitely creates a sense of character and personality. Think red accent walls, cushions and paint sections. This way you can easily elevate a dull space in your home with daring shade straight from Mars.

We surely love Astro Dust, it’s a colour of raw passion, glamour and mystery above all, use it to create home no one will ever forget!

Sage Leaf

Lastly, our final shade from WGSN is this luxurious take on sage, a colour that dominated the year 2022 comes back in a more saturated, darker and deeper format.

As our lifestyles adjust further, consumers will be sensitive to overstimulation and look to environments and colours which reduce anxiety and stress levels in the brain. Sage Leaf is a quiet and settling green that instils a sense of contemplation, rest and reflection. 

Sage Leaf will be an important colour for reductive, considered design. Within the home it’s a good all-rounder for walls and furniture, it can also be used to soften smart home devices. Its therapeutic properties make it perfect for bath, body and wellness […]

WGSN x Coloro Key colours of the year 2023/24

In fact sage has a history of being associated with good spirit, health and safety, as sage burning around the home is an ancient ritual traced to Native Americans, and used in many cultures to this day. It’s said to purify the house and repel bad spirits. Today we know it has medical benefits, cleansing features and even repels insects!

With stress of Covid, living cost increase crisis and many more grand events playing part in our everyday life, it’s no surprise people seek refuge in their homes. Your home should feel safe and comforting, and Sage Leaf reflects this in its mellow and sophisticated shade.

It’s a perfect alternative to your base colour, and can instantly increase the feeling of being secluded and private. Use it in any room you’d like to feel safe, although our choice would be bedroom, bathroom and living room.

Which colour is your favourite? Do you love the idea of brightening up your space with shades of yellow, or perhaps creating more contempt and secluded space with sage green?

Will you use one of the colours of the year 2023 in your home?

Let us know today!