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Home Paint Trends of 2023: Exploring the Latest in Colors, Finishes, and Textures

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Ring in the New Year and transform your interiors with the top trends of the season! Making your home look its best can be difficult, so we at Carfagno Painting are here to lend a helping hand.

This year, elemental shades from mountain and glacier greys to grounding terracottas brought incredible transformative power to every living room and kitchen.

Are you up for a more daring design? Electric jewel tones such as amethysts, aqua blues and vibrant oranges make the perfect statement to bring personality and light to your cherished abode.

If you feel inspired to turn your abode into a habitat of your own style and preference, Carfagno’s a step ahead and ready to provide professional guidance. Allow us to share our expertise and draw from an expansive palette to fullfill your interior and heart’s desires.

The Rise of Nature-Inspired Tones

The resurgence of earthy, natural colors has been steadily gaining traction in our preferred color palette. If recent trends are any indication, this shift towards warmer, more organic tones is set to intensify in 2024. The appeal for these colors lies in their effortless charm and the comforting warmth they bring to any space.

We’ve observed a growing affection for warm tones like soft olive greens and sandy beiges. These hues, inspired by the natural world around us, add a gentle highlight to any room, infusing it with an unmistakable character. They evoke a sense of tranquility and serenity, making them ideal for creating inviting, relaxing spaces.

And for those who find themselves frequently daydreaming about the ocean’s soothing allure, there’s good news. We’re seeing a surge in the popularity of various shades of blue, all deeply influenced by the sea’s diverse palette. These blues range from vibrant turquoise to deep navy, offering a wealth of options for capturing that oceanic vibe in your interior decor.

When you mix these blues and greens together, any space instantly loses its starkness, becoming warm and inviting instead. This makes these colors perfect for anywhere in your home, from the living room to the master bedroom or even the kitchen. If you’ve been yearning for an organic, earthy finish, then these colors provide the perfect solution.

As we move into 2024, we anticipate that these color trends will continue to dominate, bringing a touch of nature’s beauty into our homes.

Bold and Vibrant Colors Make a Statement

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While muted tones are still popular, more homeowners are embracing bold and vibrant colors as a way to make a bold statement. Deep reds, bright yellows, and rich purples are some of the trending colors that we’re seeing. To achieve a balanced look, we recommend pairing bold colors with neutral tones like white or gray. Alternatively, you can use a bold color as an accent like in a rug or piece of furniture.

Learn more about home paint colors and how they affect mood, room size and more in our color theory guide.

As we continue to see the rise of muted tones, a growing number of homeowners are starting to incorporate bold and vibrant colors into their interior designs. This shift represents a desire to make more daring and expressive statements within their living spaces.

Deep reds are among the trending colors, reflecting a sense of passion and energy. They can be used to create a dramatic focal point in a room or add warmth to a space. Bright yellows are also becoming popular, bringing a burst of sunshine and positivity into any room. They’re ideal for creating an uplifting and cheerful atmosphere.

Rich purples are another color trend we’re seeing, offering a sense of luxury and creativity. Purples can range from deep, luxurious shades to softer, more romantic hues, providing a wealth of options for expressing your personal style.

Make Sure To Balance Out The Bold

While these bold colors can make a strong statement, it’s important to balance them with neutral tones like white or gray. These neutrals can help to soften the overall look and prevent the bold colors from becoming overwhelming. They provide a calming backdrop that allows the vibrant colors to really shine.

Alternatively, consider using a bold color as an accent. This could take the form of a statement piece of furniture, a brightly colored rug, or even a feature wall. This approach allows you to incorporate the bold color trend without it dominating the entire space.

The New Neutrals

Traditional neutrals like white and beige are taking a back seat, and the new neutrals are in the spotlight. Warmer, more subtle tones like taupe and blush are becoming go-to colors for walls. 

These colors can be used in just about any space, providing a perfect backdrop for other design elements. Soft gray is also gaining traction as a versatile neutral that can be both modern and cozy.

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Neutral Colors We Saw The Most in 2023

Taupe, for example, is a fabulous choice that adds a hint of warmth while still remaining understated. This versatile color can beautifully complement a variety of design styles, from rustic to contemporary. It’s a great option for walls, providing a soothing backdrop that allows other design elements to shine.

Blush is another trending neutral that’s gaining popularity. This soft pink hue adds a delicate touch of color without overpowering the space. It’s perfect for creating a serene and calming atmosphere, whether it’s in a bedroom, living room, or even a bathroom.

Soft gray is also making its mark as a new neutral. This color strikes a balance between modern sophistication and cozy comfort. It’s a fantastic choice for those who want to keep their space neutral but with a slightly cooler undertone.

Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Paints

In 2023, eco-friendly and sustainable paint options are trending. Homeowners are becoming increasingly aware of the impact their choices have on the environment and are looking for products that are low in VOCs or use natural ingredients.

We’re big proponents of eco-friendly options at Carfagno Painting and can recommend a range of brands and products that prioritize sustainability and most importantly, your health

Texture and Finish Trends

While matte finishes have been popular in recent years, 2023 saw a shift towards glossier finishes. High-gloss paint has a polished, reflective quality that can make the color appear slightly brighter and more dynamic. Meanwhile, textured paints are being used in feature walls and accent details to add depth and interest. Before choosing a finish, consider the room’s natural light and existing design elements. A glossier finish might work well in a modern, minimalist space, while a textured accent wall can add warmth to a traditional home.

Shifting Trends: From Matte to Gloss

Matte finishes have held a firm place in interior design trends for several years, known for their chic, understated appeal. However, 2023 marked a noticeable shift towards glossier finishes, with homeowners and designers alike embracing the shine.

High-gloss paint is particularly favored for its polished, reflective quality. This finish has a unique ability to capture and reflect light, giving the color an added vibrancy. The result is a slightly brighter, more dynamic look that can truly bring a room to life.

The Rise of Textured Paints

Alongside the trend for glossier finishes, textured paints have also seen a surge in popularity. These are often used on feature walls or as accent details, adding a layer of depth and interest to a room.

Textured paints can create a variety of effects, from subtle, sand-like finishes to more dramatic, coarse textures. This makes them incredibly versatile, suitable for a range of interior styles.

Choosing the Right Finish

When choosing a finish, it’s important to consider the room’s natural light and existing design elements. For rooms with plenty of natural light, a glossy finish can enhance the brightness and create a feeling of spaciousness.

In contrast, a room with less natural light might benefit from a matte or textured finish, which can add warmth and depth without reflecting too much light.

Accent Walls as Focal Points

The accent wall trend came back better than ever in 2023. Instead of painting one wall in a bold color, we’re seeing homeowners create unique focal points with custom finishes or wallpaper. Bold patterns and prints can be used to create a statement wall in a living room or bedroom, while a metallic feature wall can add a touch of luxury to a home office. When choosing an accent wall, make sure it complements the room’s overall color scheme while still standing out.

2023 Was A Great Year For Style

In conclusion, 2023 was an exciting year for home paint trends. From soothing, nature-inspired tones to bold and exciting hues, there’s something for everyone to explore. 

At Carfagno Painting, we’re passionate about helping our customers choose the right colors, finishes, and textures to elevate their home’s aesthetic. Whether you’re looking for eco-friendly paint or the perfect focal point, we’re here to help you achieve your 2024 vision. So why wait? Let’s get started on creating the perfect look for your home today!