BEHR just released a list of their nationwide best-selling, non-neutral paint colors to cap off the year, and these 10 shades represent the biggest color trends of 2023—many of them expected to carry over into the new year.
The paint company's stats show that nine of their top 10 best-selling colors of 2023 were varying shades of blue, with the tenth color—a deep shade of green—as the one to break the pattern.
2023 saw slightly more colorful paint tones becoming the new «neutrals» for interior color palettes, and green and blue proved the most popular. Not only do these shades work for adding accents and highlights in all-neutral spaces, but they offer visual interest without overwhelming. Etched Glass, a practical shade of frosty blue that’s so light it almost qualifies as a neutral itself, earned the top spot.
“It appears consumers are channeling the beauty of the outdoors by integrating hues from nature into their home environment,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of Color and Creative Services at Behr Paint, in a statement. “These warm earth tones and watery blues evoke feelings of warmth and comfort.”
With nearly every shade on the list being named for a nature theme—from elements like ice and fog to the Adirondacks themselves—it’s no surprise that the shades are inspired by various elements and color schemes found in nature.
Nature-inspired shades are a highly popular way to bring color into a space. Not only are they familiar and calming, but they also tend to be drawn from scenes the eye naturally finds pleasing. This means you don’t have to do any extra work to make the shade seem right at home under any aesthetic.
The full list of colors following Etched Glass includes Adirondack Blue, Swirling
There’s a nightmare scenario among gardeners: you spend hundreds of hours ensuring your plants are happy, healthy, and growing strong, only for your work to be usurped by an unexpected drop in temperature.
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January is a time for starting anew and planning for spring. Take notes and plan what you will do once spring weather arrives. Will you plan to add more flowering plants to attract pollinators? Or will you plan to grow a summer vegetable garden? The possibilities are endless, but no matter what you hope to achieve in 2024, pull out your garden journal and make notes on how to make your plans a reality.
When you think of the best ways to revamp your bedroom, your mind probably goes to the softer elements—lush bedding, crisp sheets, and maybe even a muted, calming tone on your walls.
It is not a silly question at all, and I applaud your desire to do so. There are several ways that you can put your old Christmas tree to good use in your garden, one of which is to finely chop or shred up the smaller branches to add as a layer to your compost bin.
In terms of a review of the year as a whole, there is not a lot to say, with it being more a case of consolidation than of change, building on subtle changes made the year before, like moving snowdrops to the woodland, thinning the apple trees to introduce more light to the woodland edge border below, and extending the blue & white borders. Even the current project, despite the organised mayhem it has generated, will only bring about a subtle change to the garden. Within the garden as a whole, mixed weather patterns created uncertainty in flowering times but there were negligible losses from the previous cold winter and no problems with waterlogging during the last few rainy and unsettled months.
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I wasn’t expecting a lot from today’s count, but mild temperature in the week leading up to Christmas Day must have given things an unseasonal boost and I have had some surprises in the last few days. Having noted it was still only in bud, I wasn’t going to include sarcococca in the total until I came out of the back door again a little later and was instantly hit with an almost overwhelming fragrance: tucked under foliage and sprawling ivy was a clutch of fully open blooms, doing what they do best and perfuming the garden from several metres away.
January is the perfect time to get organized and give your home a mini refresh ahead of a deeper spring clean. We can't get enough of all the ways we plan to tackle this exact thing come 2024.