Brands Announce 2023 Color of the Year 

Dulux Paints by PPG announces Vining Ivy as its Color of the Year 2023

September 14, 2022

Staying on top of design trends, brands including Dulux Paints and Sico, both by PPG, as well as AkzoNobel Wood Coatings, have announced their 2023 Color of the Year. 

Dulux Paints Unveils Vining Ivy 

If you’re looking to infuse your home with on-trend colors for the coming year, look no further than the great outdoors – from land to sea. That is the forecast of Dulux Paints by PPG in announcing Vining Ivy (DLX1148-6)
teal as its 2023 Color of the Year.

A striking green-blue jewel-toned hue that is symbolic of deep water, Vining Ivy is both calming and invigorating, infusing home decor with a much-needed breath of fresh air after a few challenging years.

Canadians took pause during the pandemic to reflect on what matters most, appreciating the beauty of the natural world like never before, and this is translating into uber-earthy and rich, sanctuary-like color choices for the home,” said Mitsu Dhawan, Dulux brand manager. “As opposed to softer neutrals that have been popular in recent years, the new nature-inspired tones are bolder and more expressive, reflecting an optimistic mood as we emerge ready for the next normal.”

PPG’s 2023 Color of the Year Expected to Influence Industrial Design

PPG announced that Vining Ivy is expected to shape the styling direction of industrial and consumer products, including cookware, consumer electronics and office furniture. PPG also announced a collection of three coordinating color palettes called Reflection. 

Vining Ivy reflects the continued global dominance of green around the world. It is the second consecutive year that PPG selected a shade of green and the third in the past five years.

PPG’s global team of color stylists also have curated a palette of 45 coordinating hues for a Reflection-themed color collection, which is inspired by the shared – and growing – appreciation for minimalism, quiet design, biophilia and solace. The compilation is organized into three color stories — Serenity, Origin and Duality.   

A gentle palette of milky pastels, watery tones and warm neutrals, Serenity reflects the desire for calm and solitude in a chaotic world and inspires a sense of renewal and peace. By capturing the authentic beauty of nature, Origin cultivates a sense of wonder with a bio-palette curated with organic hues. Lending itself to both traditional and contemporary styles, Duality leans into contrasts and is a means of self-expression through bold and bright shades, clean pastels and strong neutrals.

Sico by PPG Color of the Year 2023

Sico Paint Brand by PPG Chooses Melt Water

Sico paint brand by PPG selected Melt Water (6156-63) – a grounded, refreshing teal that combines the healing powers of water and nature with balance and tranquility – as its 2023 Color of the Year.

Melt Water is a robust and refined bluish-greenish tone that intertwines bold blue and calming green to create a captivating color symbolic of deep water. Its adaptable blue-jeweled hue sets a soothing, serene mood in spaces, while its emerald nuances evoke feelings of equilibrium. Paired together, these two undertones create an ultra-rich, uber-trendy hue that blends well with contemporary designs or adds a refined pop of color to traditional decor.

“On the other side of the pandemic, people are looking for a mental reset and want to infuse their homes with invigorating colors that help give them a boost as well as refuge in today’s unpredictable world,” said Martin Fuchs, PPG senior marketing manager, Sico paint brand. “Melt Water accomplishes just that with its energizing yet grounding vibe. It’s symbolic of a newfound outlook and works exceptionally well in any space – both interior and exterior.”

Akzo Nobel Color of the Year 2023

AkzoNobel Wood Coatings Goes ‘Wild’ with Color of the Year 2023

The AkzoNobel Color of the Year 2023 has been named as Wild Wonder – a golden hue inspired by the warm tones of harvested crops, with an upbeat glow that aims to connect people with nature, creating a sense of energy and positivity.

The color is based on the idea that, as people search for support, connection, inspiration and balance in their lives, they’re diving into the wonders of the natural world to find it. 

“Building on our annual trend research, our global color team works with designers and architects around the world to understand the influence and impact of fashion, lifestyles and, of course, nature on paints and coatings,” said Rob Haley, color trends manager, AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings. “Various wood species and transparent finish techniques have inherent characteristics. We translate trending finishes to create repeatable robust coatings for our customers globally.”  

AkzoNobel’s Global Wood Design team in High Point, North Carolina, has created four color palettes around the Color of the Year that are all driven by the themes, balance and rhythms of nature. For customers, the palettes make it easy to choose colors and combinations for a timeless look that’s also right on trend. 

The four palettes – connected by the overarching theme of Seeds of Wonder – are:

  • Lush- contemporary, one with the land, living minimally
  • Buzz – transitional design, vibrant colors, harmony
  • Raw- cottage design, earth tones, organic
  • Flow- traditional design, water, sand