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The Sherwin Williams 2023 paint colors have just been released. Their color experts have chosen 40 colors from their full line to make up their Colormix Terra collection paint color trends and there are some beautiful ones included.

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2023 Sherwin Williams Paint Colors

Update: The 2023 Sherwin Williams color of the year has been announced and you can read all about it here: 2023 SW Color of the Year

If there ever was a bigger paint color nerd than me I’d be surprised. I’ve worked with paint colors for most of my life and look forward to the color forecast like some people look forward to winning the lottery.

Anyway….Sherwin Williams has just released their color forecast for 2023 and you can see them all here today. The overall theme is “terra” and more than half of the colors have names that are somehow related to nature.

Within the “Terra” theme there are 4 separate color palettes ranging from soft and muted to bright and bold and many in between. According the the Sherwin Williams website, the palettes are “inspired by the natural interweaving of ourselves and our spaces.”

Read on for a breakdown of each palette with photos and descriptions.

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2023 Sherwin Williams Color Forecast – Biome palette

rooms painted with some of the 2023 sherwin williams paint colors

Let’s take a look at the “Biome” palette, which happens to be my personal favorite. It’s inspired by the earth and sky and has colors that reminds us of them.

various paint swatches and design elements

You’ll see color names with natural items such as fog, antler, shiitake, raisin, and more. These harmonious hues all work together to create a peaceful and soothing atmosphere in your home.

Where to use these colors

Any room that would benefit from the addition of serenity and zen is ideal for the Biome palette. As a general rule cooler colors, like the blues, grays, and greens, look better in rooms that face south or west. The more direct sunlight warms them up a bit.

And warmer colors like the beiges and gold in this palette typically work best in rooms that face north or east and don’t receive as much natural light. They provide warmth and energy to rooms that are lacking in light.

color swatches from the 2023 sherwin williams color forecast

Sherwin Williams 2023 Biome palette paint colors and samples

Most of these colors are available in large 9″ x 12″ peel and stick paint samples. Click on any color name from the list below to order one.

SW Evergreen Fog

Evergreen Fog, the 2022 color of the year for Sherwin Williams, is part of this peaceful palette. It’s a soft green that’s very neutral and works in any space.

This mudroom would be a welcome sight to come home to every evening, wouldn’t it? See the full palette of SW 2022 colors here: Sherwin Williams 2022 Color Forecast

mudroom painted with Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog

Here we see how lovely Evergreen Fog looks on kitchen cabinets. The warm woods, stoneware, and woven items perfectly balance the space. And the beige trim is perfect with it. For a similar sage green visit this post: Sherwin Williams Clary Sage SW 6178 Color Spotlight

kitchen cabinets painted with Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog

Antler Velvet SW 9111 and Urbane Bronze SW 7048

In this kitchen the cabinets are painted with a warm beige that makes the room feel cozy and warm. The stark contrast on the island adds interest and drama to the room. For more neutral paint colors read this post: 9 No-Fail Neutral Paint Colors

kitchen with sherwin williams urbane bronze island and antler velvet cabinets

Cabinet color – Antler Velvet, Island paint color – Urbane Bronze.

SW Homburg Gray SW 7622

If you’re looking for a bit more depth, consider using Homburg Gray. It’s a muted medium dark gray with slight blue and green undertones and looks great with wood tones and natural linens. The iron chairs are a nice accent as well.

dining room with sherwin williams homburg gray walls

Mount Etna SW 7625

Make a statement in your living room by painting the fireplace a deep rich color like Mount Etna. And balance the room with a soft neutral on the walls like Shiitake.

living room with fireplace painted in Sherwin Williams Mount Etna and walls in Shiitake

2023 SW Color Forecast – Lore Palette

The second 2023 paint color palette from Sherwin Williams is “Lore”. Inspiration for these rich colors comes from old world textiles and art.

various rooms painted with some of the 2023 paint colors from Sherwin Williams

Colors in this palette are fueled by creativity and global cultures.

paint chips and fabric samples on a white table

Rooms that would look good with these colors

Rich, deep colors like the Toile Red, Carnelian, Mineral Gray, and Blue Peacock can add a sense of drama to a room and are nice in areas like dining rooms, half bathrooms, and accent walls. Additionally they look wonderful on accent furniture and built-in bookcases.

The more muted colors in this palette are ideal for common areas like living rooms, hallways, and foyers. The mauve hues give a warmth unlike other colors are work nicely in bedrooms and bathrooms.

color swatches from the 2023 sherwin williams paint color forecast

Sherwin Williams 2023 Lore palette paint colors and samples

These colors are available in large 9″ x 12″ peel and stick paint samples. Click on any color name from the list below to order one.

Toile Red SW 0006 and Dhurrie Beige SW 7634

This bedroom is warm and welcoming with the rich accent wall and golden accents. More bedroom paint colors can be seen here: Best Bedroom Paint Colors

bedroom with accent wall painted in Sherwin Williams Toile Red

Carnelian SW 7580

For a dash of drama, paint your dining room walls in a deep regal hue like Carnelian. It’s rich and elegant. And it looks lovely with the warm wooden built-ins. See more deep paint colors here: 25 Best Deep Paint Colors

dining room with walls painted in Sherwin Williams carnelian

Blue Peacock SW 7685, Wallflower SW 6281, Pediment SW 7634

Add a vibrant global look to any space with lively colors like Blue Peacock or Wallflower. The accent pillows and light fixture tie it all together. To see more ideas for door paint colors read this: 13 Gorgeous Interior Door Paint Colors

entry with door painted with Sherwin williams peacock blue

2023 SW Color Forecast – Nexus Palette

The next palette is full of warmth and earthy hues and reminds us what it feels like when we return home.

rooms a painted with some of the paint colors from the 2023 sherwin williams paint color palette

This soulful and energetic palette is comprised of sunbaked desert sands, natural clays, grounding browns, and soulful whites.

tiles and fabric samples with paint swatches in mauves and taupes

Do you remember the grayish mauves and blues from the 80’s? There’s a strong tie in to that era with the taupes and mauves in this collection of colors.

Where to use colors from this palette

When I look at this palette it reminds me of the makeup counter in a luxury department store. And now you see it too, don’t you?

These warm hues are neutral enough to use anywhere in your home. The Lei Flower, Foothills, and Reddened Earth would be amazing as accent colors or would really make a statement in an entire room.

color swatches from the nexus palette of the 2023 sherwin williams paint color forecast

Sherwin Williams 2023 Nexus palette paint colors and samples

These colors are available in large 9″ x 12″ peel and stick paint samples. Click on any color name from the list below to order one.

Kestral White SW 7516 and Likeable Sand SW 6058

The soft textures and curved features in this bedroom make it a space to feel safe in. And it looks like what a soft hug would feel like, doesn’t it?

bedroom with accent wall in likeable sand and walls in kestral white from sherwin williams

Emerging Taupe SW 6045 and Foothills SW7514

This living room with the soft warm colors and curved elements is peaceful and soothing. It has subtle modern elements reminiscent of the early 1980’s.

living room with sherwin williams cool beige walls

Redend Point SW 9081

This warm, deep blush color is the perfect shade for a bathroom. It actually makes your skin glow when you look in the mirror. And who doesn’t want that?

bathroom with walls painted in sherwin williams redend point

Reddened Earth SW 6053

We all need a light-filled office space with natural plants and a paint color that inspires us. The Reddened Earth walls are energetic without being overwhelming.

office with walls painted in sherwin williams reddened earth

See ideas for home offices here: 25 Ideas for Home Offices You’ll Love

2023 Sherwin Williams color forecast – origin palette

The last palette of colors is called “origin” and is inspired by fond memories and future hopes. It’s a mix of free-spirited brights, magnetic deeps, and soft restful neutrals.

various rooms painted with colors from the 2023 sherwin williams paint color forecast

In this bold palette you’ll find black, white, primary, and jewel tones.

tile paint and fabric samples in bold colors

Best places to use these paint colors

Depending how bold you are with your paint colors will determine the best rooms for this palette of colors. Of course, the Pure White and Skyline Steel would work in any space.

The remaining bold colors are great for any room that you want to make an impact and add personality. And they’re all ideas for accent furniture, kitchen islands, built-ins, etc.

Keep in mind that warm colors like Peppery and Goldfinch will look best in north facing rooms. And cooler colors like Indigo and Kale Green work well in south facing rooms. Lighting makes such a huge difference in how a paint color appears on your walls.

color swatches from the origin palette of the 2023 sherwin williams paint color forecast

Sherwin Williams 2023 Origin palette paint colors and samples

These colors are available in large 9″ x 12″ peel and stick paint samples. Click on any color name from the list below to order one.

Chartreuse SW 0073

This room is quirky and bold and bursting with energy. The colorful artwork adds even more personality and the plants and woven textures keep it grounded.

See ideas for creating your own artwork here: 28 Affordable DIY Art Ideas

room with colorful art and walls painted in sherwin williams chartreuse

Pure White SW 7005 and Peppery SW 6615

Add a pop of color to a white room with bold cabinets and accent furniture. The Pure White walls in this space are the perfect backdrop for colors with strong personality.

bold kitchen with sherwin williams pure white walls and cabinets in peppery
desk and gold chair with walls painted in sherwin williams pure white

Pure White SW 7005 and Fabulous Grape SW 6293

The purple wall in this game room is a real winner. You can just feel the energy and drama in this room that would otherwise be a sterile room.

room with accent wall in sherwin williams fabulous grape paint color

What are your favorites?

Which palette or color is your favorite? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you thing!

Paint Samples

Are you inspired and ready to paint something with one of these gorgeous colors? Always keep in mind that they will look different in person so it’s always best to try a sample before painting an entire room.

PRO TIP: I use and recommend peel and stick paint samples because they’re painted with two coats of real paint, are easy to move from one wall to another, and are mess free. You can get 9″ x 12″ peel and stick paint samples here: Samplize Peel and Stick Paint Samples

More Paint Color Ideas

If you love paint palettes and color inspiration you’ll want to visit these posts:

And these annual paint color palettes are full of ideas:

Tips for choosing your paint colors:

  1. If you don’t know where to begin, start with any items that won’t be changing like large furniture pieces, flooring, or any other permanent features in the area to be painted.
  2. Look for inspiration on pinterest, instagram, or in home magazines.
  3. Once you’ve decided on the direction you want to go, narrow your choices down to 5 or less paint colors, ideally.
  4. Keep in mind that paint colors will look more intense on your walls than they do on paint color strips with multiple shades. This means light colors will look lighter and dark colors will look darker.
  5. Look at the color you’re considering in the room that you will be painting, not outside in the bright sun.
  6. See how the paint color looks in that room during different lighting situations…on a sunny day, on a cloudy day, with and without the lights on, and at night. They look different in each of these situations.
  7. I strongly recommend testing the color either by painting areas of the room (next to the trim) or by using a peel and stick paint samples. You can get them here: Samplize Peel and Stick Paint Samples. They’re reusable, affordable, and you don’t even have to wash out a brush.
  8. Most importantly, remember that there’s not a “perfect” color. There are likely a few good choices that will look beautiful in your room.

Paint colors in our home

Looking for the paint colors I’ve used in my own home? Take a quick tour and see them all here:

Our Paint Colors

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