Valspar, HGTV Home Release 2023 Color Collections


At the beginning of the month, paints and coatings brands Valspar and HGTV Home, both from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, announced their 2023 Colors of the Year.

Valspar says its 12 trendy-worthy, forward-thinking hues are composed of what’s to be a lasting change of comfort and acceptance.

According to reports, when forecasting the 2023 Colors of the Year, Valspar color experts thoughtfully matched each color to a specific facet or emotion of life, all relating to what people may find helpful to complement their space.

“Valspar’s 2023 Colors of the Year are usable shades that encourage self-expression and anyone can envision in their space,” said Sue Kim, Valspar Color Marketing Manager. “With our 12 colors to choose from, you are guaranteed to find a color that is picture-perfect for you!”

Valspar adds that this year’s curated collection turns to nature-inspired design, and aims to evoke joy and inspire the growing DIY movement.

The 12 colors include:

  1. Cozy White – a light white, with yellow undertones;
  2. Villa Grey – a cool grey;
  3. Rising Tide – a soft blue;
  4. Gentle Violet – a white hue softened by violet undertones;
  5. Holmes Cream – a classic tan;
  6. Ivory Brown – a washed brown;
  7. Blue Aaron – a cool blue with a slight yellow undertone;
  8. Green Trellis – a hazy green;
  9. Desert Carnation – a faded, natural terracotta;
  10. Southern Road – a muted clay with brow undertones;
  11. Flora – a deep, blackened olive hue; and
  12. Everglade Deck – a midnight blue.

Explore all the trending shades and how to style them here.

HGTV Home 2023 Color Collection

A few days after Valspar’s announcement, HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams also unveiled its 2023 Color Collection of the Year in addition to its 2023 Color of the Year.

The colors were selected by Sherwin-Williams in partnership with design experts from HGTV.

This year’s color collection, The Vintage Homestead Color Collection, is composed of 10 shades aimed to evoke feelings of balance, hope and comfort. According to HGTV, the colors were influenced by heritage and romance, crafting a look that is familiar in an individualistic way.

“The Vintage Homestead Color Collection offers an effortless look that reveals the importance of being hopeful to find stability and balance,” said Ashley Banbury, HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams Senior Color Designer.

“Our 2023 Color Collection of the Year revives elements from the past that are perfectly paired with vintage, comfortable and classic colors.”

The 10 colors include:

  1. Poetry Plum (HGSW6019);
  2. Restrained Gold (HGSW6129);
  3. Natural Linen (HGSW9109);
  4. Darkroom (HGSW7083);
  5. Cool Beige (HGSW9086);
  6. Austere Gray (HGSW6184);
  7. Pewter Green (HGSW6208);
  8. Glamour (HGSW6031);
  9. Wall Street (HGSW7665); and
  10. Hot Cocoa (HGSW6047).

All the colors are reportedly distinguished by HGTV Home’s Color of the Year: Darkroom (HGSW7083). The COTY is reported to be a black hue that creates dimension with a purple undertone, inspired by the need to craft a comfortable home that is both elegant and romantic.

The shade is designed for heritage interiors, but would also be favorable in modernly retro or throwback-inspired settings inside or outside.


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