These 2023 Design Trends Might Have a Place in Your Home

No one wants to live in a me-too home that’s an exact replica of what you (and everyone else) just saw at the latest home show. But that doesn’t mean you have to avoid every new design trend, either.

Consider what’s in for 2023, and you might walk away with a few great ideas that work perfectly for you and your home!

Colors Are Spanning the Spectrum

Pantone went bold for 2023 with its Color of the Year: Viva Magenta, which it describes as “a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength.” Viva Magenta is bold and brave. And depending on the style you’re going for, it might be just the right touch for your home—maybe on every wall in a small powder room, or on an accent wall in a larger area.

Designers are embracing other big, bold colors too for 2023, including a shift to what some are dubbing the “moody look”. Varying shades of black are making their way into homes—in small ways, like fireplace trim, and in much bigger strokes, like an entirely black palette for your kitchen cabinetry. Rich jewel tones like amber and crimson are also gaining popularity. For a dramatic look, try drenching a small room in a single bold color right across your walls, doors, and trim.

On the other end of the spectrum, many designers are favoring hues that evoke nature, reflect a move to all things organic, and create a comforting environment. For example, HTGV projects a return to calming colors like pale violet, light terra cotta, and soft brown, while Magnolia Home sees warm shades of green continuing to make a big splash—on cabinets, walls, trim, and anywhere else you want to infuse a feeling of serenity.

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Bathrooms That Say “You”

Perhaps after the uncertainty of the past couple of years, homeowners are craving spaces that truly reflect who they are and how they want to live. The bathroom is no exception. If you’re looking to give your bathroom a fresh look in 2023, you’ll find lots of ideas for creating a space that is quintessentially you.

Some designers are seeing a move away from stark whites and toward softer neutrals, like cream and beige. From cabinetry and counters, to fixtures and wall colors, a warm neutral color palette can give your new bathroom the soothing, restorative feel you may be looking for.

In contrast, many designers see homeowners going big in the bathroom. Whether it’s a dramatic black-and-white color scheme, a unique wallpaper choice from exclusive providers like Farrow & Ball, gold glam faucets and cabinet hardware, marble counters that feature lots of color and veining, or boldly patterned shower tiles and area rugs, your bathroom may be just the place to shine it on.

It’s All About Texture

Whether your style is contemporary or traditional—and whether you’re going for understated or bold—there’s one common element that can surely find a place in your design: texture.

Even in the most modern homes, the minimalist look is getting a softer touch with the addition of textures that infuse more comfort and warmth into a space.

In living rooms, we’re seeing more accent pillows, chunky-knit throw blankets, upholstered poufs, leather accents on furniture, and natural baskets for storage. In kitchens, it’s about adding a washable runner between your cooking area and island to soften up hardwood floors or displaying a carved wood serving tray on a sleek stone countertop. And in bedrooms, it’s tufted upholstered headboards paired with layers and layers of soft, textured blankets and sheepskin area rugs.

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Natural Woods Make a Comeback

While painted cabinetry and woodwork are still very popular, many designers are seeing a shift to natural wood throughout the home. Why? It’s likely because natural woods create a warm, cozy, homey atmosphere—and that’s just what some homeowners are craving in these uncertain times. It’s also a reflection of our desire for more organic, sustainable elements in our lives.

Natural wood can find a place in any of your cherished spaces. Consider a wooden sideboard with detailed caning in the dining room, a reclaimed wood table or bamboo stools in the kitchen, or a distressed wood coffee table in the living room. Create a more inviting entrance into your home with an ornate wood entry door. Or add natural wood architectural beams to any space to infuse warmth and character.

These are just a few of the many design trends taking hold in 2023—and some might be just right for your home!

If you’re ready to give your kitchen, bathrooms, or other spaces a new look this year, contact the experts at Freedom Millwork! Our in-house designers and craftsmen can help you choose and customize features that transform any space.