2023 Colors of the Year to Inspire Your Interior Spaces

Every year, paint companies offer guidance for home renovators with their 2023 Colors of the Year. Progress Lighting offers a quick roundup of some of their top choices with Progress Lighting fixtures curated to match.

2023 Colors of the Year to Inspire Your Interior Spaces

Your home is your sanctuary: a place to feel comfortable, relaxed and calm. Color plays a huge role in achieving a specific mood, energy, and ambiance in your interior spaces. Therefore, as you think about your new build or renovation plans for 2023, consider how the colors you choose for your walls and lighting, furnishings and décor can stimulate positive emotion and improve mental health.

Luckily, paint companies offer guidance every year with their 2023 Colors of the Year. Here is a quick roundup of some top choices- with Progress Lighting fixtures curated to match.

Pantone, Viva Magenta

In 2016, the Pantone Color Institute began naming a Color of the Year to "reflect a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude." Their color of the year for 2023, Viva Magenta, "Brave and fearless, is a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes optimism and joy." In keeping with the carefree aesthetic of this shade, we recommend selecting an artisanal pendant like Lavelle, whose airy, open-weave shade composed of natural rattan is globally inspired.

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Blank Canvas, Behr

Behr's selection for 2023, Blank Canvas, is a hopeful and welcoming warm white that is all about fresh starts and sanctuary-like spaces. This warm white shade offers a clean slate, ready to transform any vision into a reality. Pair with matte black-finished lighting to create a classic contrast in style. Choose from contemporary fixtures, such as the space-aged-inspired Astra, or go for an artisanal, traditional chandelier like Canebrake.

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Sherwin Williams, Darkroom

Sherwin Williams' choice for 2023, Darkroom, reflects the desire to craft a comfortable yet elegant and romantic home with a classic color for heritage interiors yet modernly retro for a throwback-inspired aesthetic. It's a new neutral that creates dimension. A classically modern chandelier like the Elara Six Light finished in lustrous vintage brass complements this shade beautifully.

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Benjamin Moore, Raspberry Blush

Raspberry Blush is a bold selection; a vibrant red-orange is full of personality and aims to inspire dramatic transformations around the home. Use it to create a statement on walls, or perhaps bring a touch of this whimsical tone in cushions or a décor item. Lighting, such as Jeffrey Alan Marks Point Dume Surfrider Wall Sconce, with sleek metal curves finished in glossy reflective white, will pop against this shade.

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Valspar, Gentle Violet

On the other end of the spectrum is Gentle Violet, one of Valspar's twelve Colors of the Year. It is a barely-there shade that's a calming and comforting hue. Combine it with rich accents to create a distinct and charming look in your home. We suggest pairing lighting from our Parkhurst Collection finished in Brushed Bronze. Parkhurst pendants and chandeliers combine graceful curves and bold angles to create softly structured styles that are perfect for timeless New Traditional interiors yet offer a fresh take on a classic look.

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