Desert Carnation – A faded natural terracotta
Courtesy Valspar Desert Carnation – A faded natural terracotta

Paint and coatings brand Valspar announced its 2023 Colors of the Year with 12 trend-worthy and forward-thinking colors. This year’s collection is all about finding new comfort, embracing a flexible lifestyle, rediscovering joy, and leaning into the growing DIY movement.

In addition, the color experts at Valspar 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,” says 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 2023 Colors of the Year
Courtesy Valspar Valspar 2023 Colors of the Year

Check out the complete palette and their descriptions below.

  • Cozy White – Comfort – A comfortable white with a yellow undertone
  • Villa Grey Mindful – A cool grey that is balanced by the warmth of a yellow undertone
  • Rising TideHealth – A light blue that has a dose of softness
  • Gentle VioletConnection – A white softened by a violet undertone
  • Holmes Cream Joy – A classic tan that is dependable with a yellow undertone
  • Ivory BrownNatural – A washed brown tone inspired by the shades found in nature
  • Blue ArrowBalance – A cooled down blue with a slight yellow undertone
  • Green Trellis Calm – A hazy green with duality
  • Desert Carnation Inspired – Faded natural terracotta
  • Southern Road Contentment – A muted clay with a brown undertone
  • FloraThoughtful – A deep blackened olive
  • Everglade DeckRestored – A deep midnight blue

All 12 colors are available at Lowe's stores,, and independent retailers nationwide.

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