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Sherwin Williams 2023 Color of the Year Redend Point – Hit or Miss?


Just announced is the Sherwin Williams 2023 color of the year Redend Point. Is it a hit or a miss? See it in rooms and learn what colors work with it and how to use it in this post.

ultimate color review sherwin williams redend point

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2023 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year Redend Point

The Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2023 has just been announced and has received mix reactions. It’s one of the colors from their 2023 Color Forecast which I shared last month in an in-depth post here: 2023 Sherwin Williams Paint Color Forecast.

FYI: The 2024 Sherwin Williams color trends have just been released and you can see them all here: 2024 Sherwin Williams Colors

rooms painted with sherwin williams redend point

Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2023 Redend Point SW 9081

Have you ever wondered how the “color of the year” is chosen? Most of the choices are pretty popular, but this one is somewhat of an outlier.

Whatever your thoughts about it are, you should always use what you love in your home. Your opinion is the only one that really matters!!

Redend Point a nice color, but is it one that you could use in your home? Let’s take a look at it in several spaces and learn a little more about it.

various rooms painted with SW Redend Point

What color is Sherwin Williams Redend Point?

Redend Point SW 9081 is a warm, inviting, rich, earthy hue that’s more neutral than you might think. It’s a rosy brown and has undertones of red, brown, and blue. It’s very reminiscent of a makeup palette with its soft, dark, blush tones.

Redend Point SW 9081 is a nourishing and intriguing hue, an inviting neutral inspired by the deep care we feel for our communities, our connections and our crafts. It is subtle, warm and restorative, suitable in commercial or residential spaces where mind and soul can relax and be refreshed.

What’s the LRV of Redend Point

Redend Point has an LRV of 30, making it a medium toned color. In rooms with low lighting it could appear darker. It would look best in rooms that face north or east.

Redend Point light reflective value

How does Redend Point look on a wall?

Rooms painted with Redend Point are warm and cozy. They create a welcoming atmosphere. This living room has a bit of an 80’s vibe and the Redend Point goes well with it all.

Redend Point Sherwin williams 2023 color of the year

What trim colors go with Redend Point?

With the warm, rich undertones of Redend Point it’s best to go with neutral or warm whites for trim. Some good options are:

redend point shewin williams 2023 color of the year palette

How can I use Redend Point?

Depending how bold you are with your color choices in your home, there are various places it could be used. For many people, it’s not a favorite color for an entire room but would make a nice accent wall or look good in a small room.

As part of a larger color palette this color would be nice for bedding, pillows, wall art, throw blankets, and more. Here are some inspiration photos to see if it’s something you could use in your home.

Bathroom Walls

bathroom with walls painted in sherwin williams redend point

Painting a bathroom in a warm blush toned color does wonders for your skintone! At least it does when you’re looking in the mirror. Redend Point would look nice paired with these design elements:

  • White, beige, or taupe marble or tile
  • Rose gold, brass, black, or antique bronze cabinet hardware and fixtures
  • Towels in cream, white, tan, warm dark grays, or light beige
  • Natural woven accents such as window shades, baskets, etc.

Bedroom Accent Wall

bedroom with Redend Point Accent wall

Redend Point would be a nice bedroom accent wall color for a soft, earthy, somewhat boho look. It mixes well with off white fabrics and natural woven rugs, as well as woven light fixtures.

redend point color of the year 2023 sherwin williams

What can I use for design accents with the color of the year Redend Point?

There’s an entire collection of items on etsy specifically chosen to go with this color! See them all here: Sherwin Williams color of the year complements

  • Rose Gold
  • Natural woods and woven items
  • Black and dark bronze hardware

Colors that coordinate with Redend Point

There are a couple of different directions you could take this surprisingly neutral rosy tan. I’ve curated two different palettes including one that’s more monochromatic with lighter and darker versions, and another that has some complementary colors.

Both color palettes are available as free printable downloads at the bottom of this post.

This first palette has warm blush and brown colors, soft reds, and a warm white trim color. These colors can be used for accent walls, accessories, accent furniture, or decor.

sw redend point color scheme

The second palette has the addition of soft greens and neutrals and has an earthy vibe to it. You could introduce the greens and dark bronze with plants, metal items, and decor. Scroll to the bottom of the post to download the palette with color names included.

Sherwin Williams Redend Point Earthy Color Scheme

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What colors are similar to Redend Point?

If you like this color but want a slightly different version of it, Sherwin Williams has several other colors that are similar to it. These are their closest ones:

Sherwin Williams color of the year 2023 Redend Point similar colors

Benjamin Moore Baywood Brown 1234 is the closest color to Redend Point. It’s slightly lighter and bluer but is extremely close.

Redend Point CompsLRVUndertones
Redend Point30brown, red, blue
Baywood Brown33.46 – slightly lighterslightly bluer than
Redend Point

Try a Sample

If you’re ready to see how this on-trend color looks in your home then I suggest trying a sample first. You can get a peel and stick sample of it and any other Sherwin Williams color here: Redend Point Peel and Stick Paint Sample.

Or you can purchase a sample pot from Sherwin Williams and paint your own peel and stick sheet with this product: Sureswatch Paintable Clear Film

2023 Sherwin Williams Color Forecast

Don’t miss the entire collection of colors from the 2023 Sherwin Williams ColorMix forecast here: 2023 Sherwin Williams Paint Colors


Final Thoughts on the 2023 Sherwin Williams color of the year

This color isn’t for everyone like other colors from past years. But in the right setting it could be stunning. What are your thoughts? Are you considering it for anywhere in your home? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of it.

More Paint Color Posts

I’ve been working in the paint and decorating industry for 30+ years and writing about paint colors since 2012. Paint isn’t just something I write about, it’s a big part of my life! You can find plenty of inspiration in my Favorite Paint Colors archives. Or check out these posts for more ideas:

These color forecast from years past are chock full of great paint color ideas:


  1. I am so, so tempted to paint my kitchen walls Redend Point, cabinets, trim & ceilings Pure whtie, with white w/ gray swirls countertop and grayish floor. Oil rubbed bronze cabinet pulls. I got a sample today to test on the walls, so I might just do it!

  2. Printed my living room this color on the
    Top and polite white on the bottom. I am not sure how I feel about the colors. Recent point reminds me of terra-cotta and polite white looks peachy in the light. My dilemma is I have no clue what color
    Pillows and blankets and curtains to get to complement these colors. I was going for more of a farmhouse look.

    1. I can see how it would take on a terracotta look in certain lighting situations. A sage green, beige or cream would look good as an accent color. I have a post with 25 sage green colors here: 25 Best Sage Green Colors and an in-depth look at Clary Sage here: SW Clary Sage. Both of them have various color palettes that might help you.

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