Can you believe 2022 is almost over? That means it’s time to move on to new colors and new vibes. In the coming year, paint color manufacturers seem to be shifting from calming neutrals to a more energetic vibe. As such, Benjamin Moore is introducing a fresher, more vivacious take on color with their pick for 2023 Color of the Year — Raspberry Blush 2008-30, a saturated red-orange that enlivens our surroundings while awakening our senses with charismatic color. This vivacious color is unapologetic in its boldness as it encourages a confident color statement.
Benjamin Moore isn’t alone with this year’s bold pink choice. It’s joined by Sherwin-Williams’ 2023 COTY Redend Point (“a soulful blush-beige”) and Dunn-Edwards’ 2023 COTY Terra Rosa (a pretty mix of terracotta and rosy pink).
3 Ways to Use Benjamin Moore Raspberry Blush in Your Home
Because it stands in such stark contrast to last year’s reign of muted neutrals (like Benjamin Moore’s October Mist and Sherwin-Williams’ Evergreen Fog), Raspberry Blush may feel like a challenging color to integrate into the home. But it can also be a springboard of inspiration for those who love color and want to try something new, whether it’s a subtle touch or a more adventurous application.
“People are ready to bring color back into the home, taking a step outside their color comfort zones,” said Andrea Magno, Color Marketing & Development Director at Benjamin Moore. Let’s take a look at a few different ways you can incorporate BM Raspberry Blush into your home.
1. Create a bold, beautiful dining room.
We may see a resurgence of those red dining rooms that were so popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s! Bring a blushed update to the deep red dining room with Raspberry Blush walls and BM Onyx 2133-10 furnishings.
2. Add architectural interest.
Prefer a more impactful color statement? Create a lively living room with walls and wainscoting in Raspberry Blush. This monochromatic look features an entire wall and trim painted in the same bold hue. It’s a great color to try if you’re a fan of the increasingly popular maximalist aesthetic.
3. Use it as a pop of color.
With its warmth and charisma, Raspberry Blush is the perfect color to revitalize a front door or a cherished piece of furniture. Looking for a bolder application? Paint an arch or accent wall with this rich coral, paired with walls in BM Etiquette AF-50 or BM White Heron OC-57.
Coordinating Colors for Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush
Along with its Color of the Year announcement, Benjamin Moore has also shared the color palette it predicts will become popular in 2023. This year’s choices lean into deeply saturated colors with undeniable charisma and the ability to influence dramatic transformations.
If you like the warmth of Raspberry Blush but want a more nuanced hue, consider Conch Shell. New Age is a beautiful option for those who prefer a softer, more ethereal complement. Do you love bold colors but favor blues and greens? Take a look at Starry Night Blue, North Sea Green, or Savannah Green. Brown is on the rise in popularity again, and the Color Trends palette features two gorgeous options: dark chocolate Wenge and Cinnamon, a spicy red-toned brown. No matter which color you love, try painting an entire wall with it — 2023 is the year to be bold and adventurous!
You should always sample paint color in the space you intend to use it before you start putting it on your walls. (We mail 8″ x 10″ paint swatches of our recommendations to our Virtual Color Consultation Clients.)
What do you think of Benjamin Moore’s 2023 Color of the Year? Let us know in the comments how you plan to use Raspberry Blush in your home!
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