I don’t tend to put a lot of weight in design trend predictions or color forecasts, but I thought the “color of the year” announced by Benjamin Moore last week was a surprisingly bold choice. According to the “experts”, the trend for 2023 is pretty colorful, with Raspberry Blush as the star of the show. I have to wonder if it’s all a revolt against so many years of gray and white and the ever-popular farmhouse style that continues to stick around. I do feel like you’re either drawn to color or you’re not, so I’m sure they’ve gotten a lot of strong feedback about this palette.
I do, however, think these color suggestions can be useful for more than just choosing a new shade for your walls. To illustrate, I put a design together showing how I would incorporate these colors in a fun–and even sophisticated–living room with furnishings, fabrics and art. I actually imagine this space with white or light gray walls. (So maybe you don’t have to repaint everything to be “trendy” after all.)
What are your thoughts on the 2023 color forecast?