Colour of the Year & Colour Trends 2023

Benjamin Moore

Colour of the Year 2023

Joie de Vivre

A vivacious shade of coral tinged with pink, Raspberry Blush enlivens the senses with an electric optimism.

Raspberry Blush 2008-30 strikes the right chord, setting the stage for Colour Trends 2023.

Never a backdrop, Raspberry Blush is the definition of charismatic colour. This unapologetic shade of red orange had us thinking: bold, bolder, boldest. This sentiment flows through the rest of the palette as we immerse ourselves in hues that make a statement. Inspired by an artist’s desire to communicate through colour, shape, and sound, Colour Trends 2023 was built to envelop you in vivacious colour.

To commemorate this year’s selection, Benjamin Moore enlisted electro-funk duo Chromeo to underscore the upbeat and optimistic tone of the palette and the dynamic role colour plays in self-expression—much like music.

Benjamin Moore X Chromeo

To commemorate this year’s selection, Benjamin Moore partnered with electro-funk duo Chromeo to underscore the upbeat and optimistic tone of the palette and the dynamic role colour plays in self-expression—much like music.

Chromeo’s new song, ‘Raspberry Blush’ celebrates the positivity and enjoyment of life that both colour and music influence.

Favourite Spaces

  • Bring a blushed update to the deep red dining room with Raspberry Blush walls and Onyx furnishings.
  • Create a lively living room with walls and wainscotting in Raspberry Blush.
  • Add a pop of colour to your home with a powder room or en suite painted in this rich coral.

LRV: 21.12

Amp Up the Saturation with Raspberry Blush

Paint an arch or accent wall in Raspberry Blush to get acquainted with this confident colour, paired with walls in Etiquette.

Envelop yourself with this tart hue and use on walls, ceiling, and trim to create an impactful colour statement.

Colour Trends 2023

Neutral Pairings

Whether you’re looking for a trim to pair with one of our Colour Trends 2023 colours, or testing the waters with an accent wall, this selection of neutral hues covers warm, cool, and neutral undertones so you can pair with the colour trends hue of your choice.

Wenge

AF-180

A deep chocolate with hints of brown, black, and violet in its undertone, this enigmatic hue combines both comfort and drama. Warm and engaging, Wenge is ideal for amping up saturation in rooms with predominantly neutral walls or bringing balance to a space with a lot of colour.

Favourite Spaces

  • Use on exteriors for a rich update to traditional taupe exteriors.
  • Create a focal point with Wenge in kitchens to bring a velvety touch to the space.
  • Immerse yourself in this rich hue with living room walls and ceiling in Wenge.

LRV: 2.65

Increase the Drama with Wenge

Outline white-walled rooms with trim work, cabinetry, and shelving in Wenge.

Create depth and dimension by using it on all four walls, and lean into monochromatic styles with furniture in a matching hue.

Cinnamon

2174-20

A rich brown touched by orange undertones, this warm hue will have you questioning the very definition of a neutral. Cinnamon is an excellent bridge between neutrals and more saturated shades–if you find you’re looking for a bolder neutral, or a more neutral hue that still feels like a focal point, Cinnamon is the spice for you.

Favourite Spaces

  • Bring warmth to the kitchen with Cinnamon walls and ceiling.
  • Entertain guests with Cinnamon in common areas and home hubs like living rooms.
  • Invite guests to stay awhile with a guest room in this rich hue.

LRV: 11.2

Harmonize Your Designs with Cinnamon

Use on walls with a ceiling in Etiquette for a warm, inviting style.

Use Cinnamon on trim in a room with walls in White Heron for a clean, eclectic vibe.

Savannah Green

2150-30

A rich ochre, yellow and green undertones balance out this unique hue. Similar to gold leaf for your walls, Savannah Green is a statement-making shade that plays well with neutrals and saturated hues. Offering both whimsy and drama, explore higher sheens for a lustrous take on this sprightly hue.

Favourite Spaces

  • Use in an art studio for an infusion of creativity and acidic inspiration.
  • Opt for Savannah Green walls in a home office for a citrus-infused take on the traditional earthen-green workspace.
  • Create an invigorating dining room, balanced by crisp White Heron, for the perfect space to entertain and indulge.

LRV: 34.67

Get Groovy with Savannah Green

Increase contrast and creativity with Savannah Green on walls and accents in Tofino Sunset.

Balance accent walls in Savannah Green with crisp White Heron walls and trim for a clean, acidic style.

North Sea Green

2053-30

Sink into this saturated shade, which blends the relaxing vibes of gray-blue hues and the simmering pleasure of blue-green. Engaging and deep, this soothing teal has a delicate gray undertone that enrichens this moody hue.

Favourite Spaces

  • An update to the tranquil green bathroom, turn your en suite into a spa with walls in North Sea Green.
  • Create a soothing getaway with a bedroom in North Sea Green.
  • Paint a cozy dining nook in North Sea Green, including the ceiling for an enveloping and intimate space to dine and entertain.

LRV: 13.23

Embrace Moody Moments with North Sea Green

Take inspiration from antique jewel boxes by painting all four walls and ceiling this enigmatic green.

Pair with Savannah Green in an adjoining room for a pleasurable contrast that plays up the acidic nature of Savannah Green balanced by North Sea Green’s weight.

Starry Night Blue

2067-20

A radiant navy akin to the dark indigo of dusk, this inky hue breathes romance into any space. Depth and dimension define walls painted in Starry Night Blue, a captivating hue with just a touch of violet in its undertone.

Favourite Spaces

  • Paint walls in a kitchen with White Heron, and use Starry Night Blue on kitchen cabinets for a saturated, ultramarine take on the deep navy-blue cabinet.
  • Use Starry Night Blue to create the serene oasis of your dreams, a playful twist on soft blue bathrooms.
  • Lean into monochromatic living rooms with Starry Night Blue walls and velvet blue furnishings.

LRV: 5.52

Find Your Rhythm with Starry Night Blue

Paint an accent wall in an open-concept space with Starry Night Blue to delineate a different use for the area.

Opt for a higher sheen to emulate the glimmer of the night sky.

Tofino Sunset

CC-156

A gentle pink reminiscent of sepia tone, this dusty hue brings to mind thoughts of dusk captured by a vintage film camera. Tofino Sunset may bring a blush to your space, but this hue is not shy. This comforting colour balances out the bold vibes of this palette, appearing almost neutral alongside such striking shades.

Favourite Spaces

  • Use on hallways and entryways for a comforting hue in transitional spaces.
  • Paint your powder room with this pleasing hue for a complimentary cast.
  • Opt for a contemporary, peachy take on the neutral beige living room with Tofino Sunset walls and trim.

LRV: 54.99

Bring a Pop of Colour with Tofino Sunset

Use on an accent wall in a neutral room for a gentle dose of color.

Pair with red furnishings for an updated take on the monochromatic style.

New Age

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Soft and ethereal, this light purple is grounded by a drop of gray. It emanates a soft spiritual sensibility, leaning into the softer side of our Colour Trends 2023 palette. Appearing both gray and lavender, depending on the lighting, infuse a touch of color into any space with this engaging hue.

Favourite Spaces

  • Infuse a gentle dose of calm into a sitting area or reading room with a New Age accent wall.
  • Use New Age on walls for a whimsical, dreamy take on the vintage mauve bedroom.
  • Create a soothing master bathroom with wainscolting in New Age for a relaxed space to unwind.

LRV: 63.28

Hit the Right Note with New Age

Paint the ceiling in a white room with New Age for a surprising burst of color that draws the eyes up.

Create feign-scotting by painting the bottom half of your walls with New Age, bringing visual interest with a delicate spin.



Download your copy of the Colour of the Year 2023 brochure to explore Raspberry Blush 2008-30 and the expressive hues of the Colour Trends 2023 palette. Bring bold colour to your projects, mood boards, and designs with our downloadable dollops.

Design Tool Palettes
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Get personal with playlists based on our Colour of the Year 2023 and Colour Trends palette to inspire your space.
In partnership with Chromeo and Spotify
  • Raspberry Blush
    Set the stage with Raspberry Blush 2008-30, curated by Chromeo.
  • Wenge
    Dramatic and groovy, Wenge will keep you moving.
  • Cinnamon
    Sing along, fall in love, and warm up with Cinnamon.
  • Savannah Green
    An eclectic collection of upbeat jams, energize your day with Savannah Green.
  • North Sea Green
    Make the most of your night in with North Sea Green.
  • Starry Night Blue
    Observe the heavens, or find your own, with Starry Night Blue.
  • Tofino Sunset
    Whether your beach is pebble or sand, kick back and feel the breeze with Tofino Sunset.
  • New Age
    Find yourself in New Age, the colour of self-care.
Shop Colour Trends 2023
Experience the Benjamin Moore Colour of the Year—Raspberry Blush 2008-30—with your own Colour Trends 2023 Swatch Kit.

Colour Trends 2023 Swatch Kit

The limited-edition Colour of the Year 2023 Swatch Kit includes:

  • Eight 10.2 x 20.3 cm (4x8") paint colour swatches, one for each of the paint colours within the Colour Trends 2023 palette.

Tape them on your wall to view each hue throughout the day to decide how the Colour Trends palette colours will work in your home.

Colour Trends 2023 Bundle

The limited-edition Colour Trends 2023 bundle includes:

  • Benjamin Moore Colour Matching Tool to match colours you love (think pillows, upholstery, even your favourite sweater!) to the equivalent Benjamin Moore paint colour.
  • Eight 10.2 x 20.3 cm (4x8") colour swatches, each one representing a paint colour from the Benjamin Moore Colour Trends 2023 palette.

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