Sherwin-Williams Just Announced Their 2023 Color of the Year—and It’s the Perfect Calming Neutral

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Photo credit: Sherwin Williams
Photo credit: Sherwin Williams


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Each year, Sherwin-Williams announces their Color of the Year, or the color they think will set the tone and inspire trends for the next 365 days. This year, the paint company chose a warm neutral called Redend Point. This color was selected to build on last year’s Color of the Year Evergreen Fog and breathe life into your home. It is part of Sherwin-Williams’ Nexus palette, which “celebrates restorative energy, well-being and kindness,” according to a media release from the brand.

Photo credit: Sherwin Williams
Photo credit: Sherwin Williams

Sue Wadden, the director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams, says, “Redend Point was inspired by the idea of finding beauty beyond ourselves. It is a heartening hue that invites compassion and connection into any space. The color is a natural choice for those looking for a warm and joyful neutral in both interiors and exteriors.”

This beautiful tone is earthy and grounding, but also feels warm and inviting. We think it would be especially beautiful in a bedroom or powder room, but it’s versatile enough to work nearly anywhere. Wadden adds, “Redend Point’s subtle pink undertones make it easy to incorporate into any space. It delivers an enveloping warmth that instantly makes you feel at home. Build on its earthiness by utilizing the hue alongside natural-looking textiles and wood accents or create a desert oasis by layering terracotta shades and clay materials.”

Photo credit: Sherwin Williams
Photo credit: Sherwin Williams

Wadden recommends pairing Redend Point with grounding neutrals like Urbane Bronze, Pure White, Cool Beige, and Foothills, or tonal clays such as Hushed Auburn, Toile Red, Carnelian, and Malted Milk for a more dramatic look.

Not ready to swath an entire room in Redend Point? Sherwin-Williams has also collaborated with Etsy to curate a selection of complementary home decor items and objets d’art from its sellers. Products include candleholders, modern art, bedding, and more.

“Redend Point is an ideal choice for bringing a sense of serenity and nature into any space,” said Dayna Isom Johnson, Etsy’s trend expert. “The unique, handcrafted items we've curated on Etsy can complement this soulful hue in almost any room—or even enable you to bring the color beyond your four walls with accessories and gifts.”

Want to learn more about Sherwin-Williams' Color of the Year? You can see their full color Colormix collections and predictions here.

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