Pantone Color Trends for 2023 | Home Tips

With a new year on the horizon, there is one tradition you can always expect at this time. The Pantone Color Trends for the new year have been announced. Likewise, the predicted on-trend color scheme announcement also brings a fresh spark of creativity to your inner interior designer…or actual interior designer.  “Colors for Spring/Summer 2023 are recalibrated for the new era we are entering,” said Leatrice Eiseman, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a press release. “Blending escapism with reality, wholesomeness, and joy, we embrace the exploration of extreme contrast in mood and color.” Start off 2023 with a new shade or hue in your abode, and read below for the forecasted Pantone Spring/Summer Color Trends. 

It’s the New Classics

The team decided to start with five “neutral” colors as the foundation and build the contrast from there; the grounding shades are tranquil and represent a “quiet presence.” Anchored by Pantone 12-4604 Skylight, a pure, water-inspired color, which mirrors cleansing aqua, and Pantone 13-3804 Gray Lilac, a “dreamy and ethereal lilac infused gray,” this part of the color trend report represents its “utility and basic-ness.”

  • PANTONE 17-1230 Mocha Mousse
  • PANTONE 14-6011 Grayed Jade
  • PANTONE 12-0912 Tender Peach
  • PANTONE 19-3954 Bluing
  • PANTONE 13-4201 Oyster Mushroom

Vibrant Brilliant Brights

The remaining 10 shades, however, signal the “uplifting, vital sense of play that comes through” the color scheme. These vibrant hues were all meant to boost experimentation and expression: Pantone 18-1664 Fiery Red signals energetic intensity, while Pantone 14-0756 Empire Yellow is a representation of joy.

  • PANTONE 16-0229 Titanite
  • PANTONE 16-1544 Persimmon
  • PANTONE 14-1140 Iced Mango
  • PANTONE 12-0643 Blazing Yellow
  • PANTONE 14-4122 Airy Blue
  • PANTONE Electric Blue Lemonade
  • PANTONE 17-1563 Cherry Tomato
  • PANTONE 17-3020 Spring Crocus
  • PANTONE 16-6230 Andean Toucan
  • PANTONE 16-2122 Pink Cosmos

Ultimately, pairing these shades together via your wardrobe or throughout your home imparts the sense of freedom that comes with trying something new. This “quirky contrast” highlights our desire for individualism, notes the release—and “encourages us to express ourselves in unexpected ways.”