4 Colors To Brighten Up Your Living Room In The New Year
01/05/2023 | Marni Mervis |
New Year, New Living Room Color
Want to brighten up your living space for the new year? If you’ve been celebrating the holidays at home then you’re probably a bit tired of staring at your same four walls at this point. With a new year comes the opportunity for refresh and renewal, making it a great opportunity to reinvent an old space. Now, you’ve likely seen our 2023 Color of the Year Terra Rosa (DE5096), but at Dunn-Edwards we not only give you our top pick for the color of the year each year, Dunn-Edwards also explores emerging palettes and design styles that reflect current and projected trends—our 2023 Color + Design Trends. Each color palette reflects a distinct color story with a persona, aesthetic and theme all its own. It's with these four color stories in mind that we’re offering a glimpse at what a living room color refresh might look like in one hue from each color story to help set your design imagination in motion and envision a reinvigorated living room for the new year.
Soft Moss (DE5610) - Live In Joy
Soft Moss is a gentle, yet invigorating green. This green paint color on trend for 2023, channels the pent-up energy of the pandemic and pairs effortlessly with everything from a retro décor to a modern aesthetic. This green hue is soft enough to be a neutral in your space, providing just enough oompf to give your living room a brand new personality.
Malachite Green (DEFD37) - Liberated Nomad
This more saturated green paint color was our December 2022 color of the month. This color inspired by the eponymous gemstone is all about hope and transformation for your new year. Malachite, the gem stone, is said to possess healing properties and is part of our Liberated Nomad color story. Malachite Green helps to heal a tired space by telling a jubilant and provocative story with its luxuriant tones. Refine your space this new year with this sophisticated hue, which we love so much that it is also part of our exclusive Dunn-Edwards Limited Edition Front Door Collection.
Deep Crimson (DEA152) - Well Intentions
If the pursuit of well-being is on your radar for this new year of 2023, then make this red tone, or any color selection, from our Well Intentions color story part of your living room’s design scheme. Deep Crimson aims to bring nature-inspired balance to any space. Natural and earth-toned colors have the ability to ground your living room and make it a central space of calm, an ideal vibe from which to kick off new goals and intentions.
Lemon Gelato (DE5464) - Life in Poetry
Yellow is a color often associated with happiness, hope, and energy, making it an ideal color to refresh your living room to reflect a bright new year ahead. Lemon Gelato is a soft yellow tone evocative of a summer cottage by the shore. As part of our Life in Poetry color story, this paint color is all about crafting a sense of timelessness and nostalgic, carefree attitudes of a simpler time and place.
Curious about what other fashion, technology, and popular movements are guiding color trends for the new year? Learn more about our 2023 Color + Design trends here.
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