2023 colors of the year now include a new take on terracotta and a bluish green

Better Homes & Gardens has selected Canyon Ridge, a subtle spin on terracotta, as the brand’s color of the year while PPG has identified Vining Ivy, a bluish-green, as its color of the year.

Paint supplier PPG and lifestyle publication Better Homes & Gardens (BHG) have both come out with their annual colors of the year for 2023.

BHG has selected Canyon Ridge, a subtle spin on terracotta, as the brand’s second annual color of the year. The color is described by editors as “skewing more sunbaked clay than cayenne pepper, for a near neutral ideal on walls. The warm tone infuses energy and comfort into any space.”

Canyon Ridge is a versatile design choice and works well painted across a full room or as a subtle accent wall. Editors say this year’s pick was also inspired by nature, playing off last year’s dusty green tones. Instead of lush greens, this year’s choice was inspired by sunsets over sweeping desert landscapes, like the red rock spires of Zion National Park.

BHG partnered with home and DIY experts to share creative ways to utilize the color at home, including how to stencil a wall, how to make a ceiling sunburst design, how to make canvas wall art, and how to build a custom painted window seat.

Orange and blue are opposites on the color wheel, which makes them a can’t-miss combination. The soft terracotta color pairs particularly well certain blues.

“Cobalt has a vibrancy that makes this classic pairing feel modern,” said Jessica Thomas, BHG style director. “Rustic rooms may call for darker denim blue accents, so for traditional décor, make it navy.”

The experts at paint company PPG have named Vining Ivy as the color of the year for 2023. According to PPG experts, “the bluish-greenish-something-in-betweenish” tone serves up versatile vibes, making it an on-trend addition to contemporary designs or a refined pop of color for those with more traditional taste.

“Consumers are seeking to simplify in this post-COVID era, as the past two years have shed a new light on the importance of serenity and little moments,” said Ashley McCollum, Glidden color expert. “Vining Ivy embodies this vibe perfectly. It is energizing yet grounding, and it works in literally any space. Its versatility takes the guesswork out of design, leaving consumers with more time to indulge in the things that matter most to them.”

This teal expertly intertwines bold blue and refined green to create a captivating color symbolic of deep water, according to McCollum. Vining Ivy’s jewel-toned hue can be used to set a calming mood in spaces, as its blue communicates feelings of tranquility while the emerald evokes feelings of balance.

“Those who love this moody hue but are still feeling in-betweenish on how to bring it into their space can treat themselves to the understated elegance of a teal accent wall or serve up a statement by featuring Vining Ivy on their kitchen cabinetry,” McCollum said. “Even the most modest spaces can benefit from the teal treatment. For those short on square footage but big on style, we recommend using this rich hue as bold contrast to a neutral palette, making a petite room feel plush.”

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