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The Big Reveal: New Paint Colours for 2023


Benjamin Moore and Behr’s new paint colours for 2023 and tranquil new palettes from Farrow & Ball and Valspar.

After two years of restrictions that confined people to one place, many realize that their homes should be a source of tranquillity and an outlet for creativity. These four companies were quick to deliver—launching new paint colours for 2023 designed to bring a sense of calm and comfort.


Benjamin Moore Colour of the Year 2023

Benjamin Moore’s 2023 Colour of the Year, Raspberry Blush. Photo Credit: Benjamin Moore.

Vibrant and unapologetic, Benjamin Moore’s 2023 colour of the year, Raspberry Blush, makes a statement in any room. Whether on an accent wall or an arched doorway, this red-orange hue speaks perfectly to the “dynamic role colour plays in self-expression.”Alongside other standouts like Tofino Sunset and Savannah Green, it’s one of eight colours introduced in Benjamin Moore’s Colour Trends 2023 palette inspired by the boldness of modern art. 

Benjamin Moore new paint colours for 2023

“Opt for a contemporary, peachy take on the neutral beige living room with Tofino Sunset.” Photo Credit: Benjamin Moore


Behr 2023 Colour of the Year Blank Canvas

The living room is a perfect space to try out this refreshing colour. Photo Credit: Behr.

Perfectly balancing versatility and simplicity, Behr’s 2023 colour of the year, Blank Canvas, is a subtle yet warm white that departs from the vibrancy of 2022’s paint trends. This go-to hue can be paired with bright accents or neutrals to create a timeless, refreshed mood. Erika Woelfel, Vice President of Colour and Creative Services at Behr Paint Company, emphasizes the colour’s transformative ability. “Blank Canvas effortlessly offers a clean and inviting blank slate that allows individuality and creativity to flow freely.”

Behr 2023 Colour of the Year Blank Canvas

This colour creates a welcoming atmosphere for entries and hallways. Photo Credit: Behr.


Valspar "Rising Tide."

“A light blue with a dose of softness, used as a fresh neutral with uplifting qualities of a modern pastel.” Photo Credit: Valspar.

“Comfortable, joyous and serene.” Valspar is another company embracing rejuvenation as its theme for 2023. From midnight blues to soft violets, their collection of 12 new hues seeks inspiration from the little things that make each day enjoyable. Colour marketing manager Sue Kim draws attention to nature as a source of inspiration when discussing Green Trellis, one of two soothing greens featured in the collection. “Tapping into the calming tones of nature, this hazy green brings the calm and liveliness we seek from the outdoors.”

Valspar "Flora."

“A deep, blackened olive, that embodies charm and sophistication.” Photo Credit: Valspar.


Farrow and Ball "Wine Dark."

“In low-light, Wine Dark becomes even richer, making it particularly glamorous in candlelight and perfect for creating intimate spaces.” Photo Credit: Farrow & Ball.

Launched September 29th, this versatile range from Farrow & Ball offers a stunning selection of gentle light and striking dark colours. With joyful names like Bamboozle, Whirlybird and Hopper Head, these delicate pinks, flame-reds and pale greens immediately bring any space to life. The first addition to Farrow & Ball’s iconic colour range since 2018, these 11 new shades will surely become design staples for many years.

Farrow and Ball "Selvedge"

This shade creates a familiar and friendly atmosphere, making it suited to bedrooms. Photo Credit: Farrow & Ball.


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