Are White Walls in Style for 2023, New Colors and Trends

Are White Walls in Style for 2023, New Colors and Trends

It's that time of year again when we start to think about refreshing our homes for the season. And one of the first things many of us consider is painting the walls.

But what color should we choose? 

Are White Walls Still In Style for 2023?

The good news is that the white walls are still in style for 2023. They're one of the most popular choices among top designers.

But if you're looking for something a little different, some new colors and trends are emerging that you might want to consider.

Before we get into detail, here's a brief answer so you can get creating your room mood board for 2023 straight away!

"White walls are still in style for 2023. They're classic, timeless, and provide a blank canvas. Consider adding a feature wall in another color or material. New paint trends for 2023 include muted tones like soft pink, peachy coral, light blue, and sage green or stronger colors like navy and darker grays."

So with the short answer in mind, let's discover some of the benefits of white walls and why they bring that well-loved minimalist touch to our homes and interiors. 

Benefits of Painting Your Walls White:

  • White walls make a room look bigger
  • They reflect light, making a space feel brighter
  • Walls painted white are versatile and can be easily combined with other colors and patterns
  • A beautifully painted white wall creates a clean and fresh look

According to interior experts such as Modsy, white walls are still on trend for 2023 so rest assured the most enduring paint color to bring a minimalist look to spaces is still in style.

"One of the most popular design trends we're seeing right now is an all-white space," says Modsy's CEO and founder, Shanna Tellerman. "People are really craving simplicity and a sense of calm." 

Modern white dining room with hardwood floors

 Other design specialists say this about white walls…

White is the perfect backdrop to any space. It makes other colors pop and provides a clean canvas for any style you want to create," says Ashley Banbury, design expert at Home & Hearth. "Whether you're going for a modern look or something more traditional, white walls are always a good choice."

So now we know white paint is still on the design board for many of our interior experts, you might be wondering how you should use this queen of neutral color in your space!

How Do I Use White Paint In My Interior?

It is worth thinking about the fact that whites often are made up of other tones which you may not be aware of by simply looking at a paint swatch.

True brilliant white is created from all the colors in the light spectrum and can be quite harsh on the eye.

But do keep in mind the undertone of white paint when considering using it for your home interiors.  Some whites have yellow or pink undertones, while others have blue tones.

Choosing the correct type of white will allow you to create the desired look and feel for your space. 

Check our Sherwin Williams for some amazing guides and resources to help you pick the perfect white for your space. 

sherwin williams cool whites paint swatches and color names

Think About Lighting

Another way to make sure you get white paint right is by considering the lighting in your space. 

In a place with lots of natural light, cool whites will help to bounce the sunshine around, making the space seem brighter and airy. 

Warmer tones of white can make a dark room or restricted natural light feel cozier.

So If you're thinking about painting your walls white, here are some of our best tips.

Modern Living Room with wood floors

Tips On Painting White Walls In 2023 

  • Use a semi-gloss or high-gloss paint for a more modern look
  • Consider an off-white shade if you want something a little softer
  • Add interest using texture by using a sponge or other painting technique

    How Do You Design Your Interiors Around White Walls?

    If you're looking to add a little color to your space, consider using white as a base and adding accent walls or pieces.

    This can be anything from a brightly colored piece of furniture to a bold piece of art. You can also use wallpaper to add an accent wall without painting the entire space.

    Greenery can really brighten up a space and add some life to white walls.

    Maybe add a beautifully crafted hanging shelf, a group of plants in minimal neutral pots to create a statement in the corner of your room, or use hanging planters with a cascade of simple greenery to brighten up a window.

    houseplants potted in neutral pots on shelf against white wall

    If you're going for a more minimalist look, you can also add in some simple black and white geometric shapes. 

    This can be anything from a rug to a piece of art or even just a few pillows.

    No matter what your style is, there are ways to make white walls work for you.

    Adding in natural elements like wood or stone can also help to break up white walls, and 

    If you're really looking to make a statement, you can always add a pop of color with accessories or furniture.

    So let's take a look now at some of the other new colors and paint trends for 2023.

    What Are The New Colors & Trends For 2023?

    Some of the new colors and trends for 2023 include:

    • Muted tones like soft pink, peachy coral, light blue, and sage green.
    • Feature walls in another color or material
    • Accent pieces in metallics like gold, brass, or copper. (Check out our gold hanging planter for the perfect accent). 
    • Mixing and matching different textures and patterns
    • Jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue, and ruby red
    • Neutrals with a pop of color, like beige with a touch of pink
    • Monochromatic schemes in similar shades

    If you're not ready to commit to a new color, white is always a classic choice. 

    You can use a semi-gloss or high-gloss paint for a more modern look, or consider an off-white shade like cream or ivory.

    Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors and textures. Paint is a relatively inexpensive way to experiment with new looks, so have fun and see what you like best!

    Here are a Few to Consider:

    • Navy blue is a popular choice for accent walls and can be combined with white for a classic look
    • Grey is also popular for accent walls and can give a room a more modern feel
    • Bold colors like yellow, orange and pink are coming in for 2023 and are, perfect for creating a statement wall

    Whichever route you choose, make sure to test the paint color in your space before committing.

    Use An Accent Wall

    One of the hottest trends right now and continuing in 2023 is using accent walls to add a pop of color or interest to a room. 

    This can be a great way to experiment with new colors without painting the whole room. And it's a good option if you're not ready to commit to a major change.

    Some of the most popular colors for feature walls right now include bold blues, greens, and pinks. 

    But don't be afraid to experiment with other colors that you love. The important thing is to find a shade that works well with the other colors in the room.

    If you're not ready for a feature wall, there are plenty of other ways to add color to your space. 

    Consider using colorful accents like throw pillows, rugs, or artwork. Or go big with a colorful piece of furniture. Just a few pops of color can brighten up a room.

    Bedroom with Accent Wall

    And To Finish Off...

    So there you have it! Are white walls still in style for 2023? The answer is a resounding yes! 

    And if you're looking for something with a little extra interest, consider adding a feature wall with some of the hot new paint trends for 2023 such as muted tones, metallics, or even mixing and matching different textures and patterns.

    Walls are a great way to add color and personality to your home. But with so many options out there, it can be tough to decide which route to go.

    If you're looking for something classic and timeless, white walls are always a good choice. 

    In the meantime don’t forget to pop over to our store to find a range of minimalist plant hangers and wall mounted air plant holders to bring a flourish of greenery to your white walls in your home, office, or other interiors.

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