Fall is the season when home improvement companies reveal their color palette for the coming year. With this comes Sherwin-Williams’ long-awaited announcement of their color of the year for 2023. In harmony with the time of the autumn season, the winner is Redend Point (SW 9081), a hue that captures all the warmth and intrigue of what it means to call a house “home.”
As described by Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, Redend Point is “not too light and not too dark, not too moody or too sweet.” In short, it is the perfect example of a midtone neutral, allowing it to play perfectly with brighter colors while providing a jolt of energy to more drab neutrals.
Wadden further adds that “with the increased focus on empathy and personal care we are seeing in the macro world, the warm, earthy energy provided by Redend Point made it the ideal selection to take center stage in 2023.”
With this in mind, let’s look at the various ways to welcome Redend Point into your home in 2023.
Though there are a number of ways to incorporate Redend Point to living areas, many of the boldest homeowners are using it to add a touch of drama to their properties. To capture this breathtaking effect, designers are painting the walls in Redend Point from top to bottom, installing large windows to allow increased sunlight transmission, and incorporating crystal chandeliers and glass vases throughout the space to better reflect the energy given off by the pinkish walls. The result is a modern luxe aspect that plays just as well in 2023 as it would have in a Victorian-era manor.
For those not as keen on dousing the living room in “blushing beige” (as some call it), there are a number of ways to use the color of the year to create a profound accent. For example, you can paint the ceiling Redend Point and separate it from white walls using decorative crown molding, creating a youthful, inviting aspect that gives the living room a touch of personality.
It also works well when complemented with textured white wainscoting, manufactured stone panels for electric fireplaces, and navy blue furniture, creating an almost oceanic sense of calm when these diverse elements are added to the salmon-y appearance of Redend Point.
Redend Point is the ideal option for creating a soulful yet subtle kitchen. Serving as the anchor point for an earthy design scheme, it will truly stand out when applied to walls and cabinet fronts and contrasted against granite or quartz countertops and the best interior wood stain for hardwood kitchen floors.
Furthermore, although it may not be the first color that comes to mind, Redend Point actually works quite well in creating an industrial or hybrid-industrial kitchen theme. It provides a surprisingly smooth backdrop for stainless steel appliances and black fixtures, transitioning seamlessly to glistening porcelain kitchen tile.
It also performs well for those homeowners looking to achieve a Southwest theme for their kitchen, as the color bears a close resemblance to the hues present in the soil of northern Arizona and southern Utah. Try adding in some exposed ceiling beams, floating wood shelves, terra cotta tiles, and natural wood cabinet fronts to achieve this aspect. Consider using some earthy clay storage vessels, stone cookware, and placing cacti plants in the windows to further leverage the Southwest vibe.
Redend Point is the perfect color for providing a dose of energy to your bathroom without losing the all important calming sensation homeowners seek when entering their spa-like oasis.
It performs exceptionally well with textured accents, such as a white shiplap wall, patterned area rugs, and woven light fixtures. Redend Point can go a long way in small doses, so something as simple as painting your cabinet faces or backsplash can really stand out and provide a touch of character to an otherwise neutral bathroom.
Some other bathroom elements with which Redend Point naturally pairs include:
- Brass or black cabinet hardware, sink fixtures, and doorknobs
- White or beige floor tiles and earthy granite countertops
- Earthy accessories, such as cream colored towels and woven laundry baskets
However, do not feel limited in using Redend Point strictly as a bathroom complement. Despite its relative energy, it is not overbearing as a primary wall color and can truly make white cabinets and porcelain bathtubs appear clean and uniquely at home.
Despite its utility in other areas of the house, Redend Point is arguably at its best when creating stunning period bedrooms that retain the timeless splendor of a Bronte novel without insisting upon itself.
Consider the aesthetic effects of contrasting Redend Point walls against a white ceiling, with brass bed frames and writing desk legs serving as the perfect intermediary between the two. Pink pillows and counterpanes with cream colored sheets is the way to go to complete this look, with the pink-on-pink transition between walls and bedclothes playing surprisingly well in this type of period design.
For those homeowners less enthusiastic about blending historical and modern lines, Redend Point can still make a statement in small doses. Painting dressers, nightstands, or accent walls in the color of the year provides the same spark of energy to a neutral or earthy bedroom as it does in other rooms of the house.
Welcome 2023 With Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year: Redend Point
With increased focus on empathy and personal wellness in all aspects of life, it just feels right that Sherwin-Williams should announce Redend Point as its 2023 color of the year.
“It’s a pink undertone hue that is warm and earthy,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for the company. “It has a certain softness and soothing quality that makes it truly unique.”
This vibrant yet earthy tone is just as much a complement in small doses–offering an understated shot of energy to neutral spaces–as it is a focal point of a room, giving it endless possibilities for interior design schemes as the new year approaches.
Lisa Thompkins is a freelance writer living in Dallas, Texas. She works closely in the Home Improvement and Real Estate fields and has a background in Interior Design. When not writing, Lisa enjoys spending her time out on the lake with her friends and family. Lisa’s work as a freelance writer can be found on Building Product Advisor, a new construction industry resource launching in Fall 2022.