If you think it’s too soon to start looking ahead to 2023, think again. This year, paint brand Glidden is ahead of the curve—announcing their early pick for the 2023 Color of the Year as the moody teal hue, Vining Ivy.
While 2022 was all about shades of green, Glidden predicts that things will be a little less clearcut next year. Coining Vining Ivy as a shade that's “bluish-greenish-something-in-betweenish,” the brand says, “This tone serves up versatile vibes, making it an on-trend addition to contemporary designs or a refined pop of color for those with more traditional taste."
Naturalistic yet bold, the shade is meant to serve consumers who are emerging from a chaotic couple of years.
“Consumers are seeking to simplify, as the past two years have shed a new light on the importance of serenity and little moments,” Ashley McCollum, Glidden Color Expert, shares with The Spruce. “Vining Ivy embodies this vibe perfectly. It is energizing yet grounding, and it works in literally any space. Its versatility takes the guesswork out of design, leaving consumers with more time to indulge in the things that matter most to them.”
Its versatility takes the guesswork out of design, leaving consumers with more time to indulge in the things that matter most to them.
While the calming shade sections for the 2022 Color of the Year were all about finding peace and serenity among the chaos of an ever-changing world, Glidden predicts that 2023 will be more about adapting—and Vining Ivy is up to the challenge.
“This teal is as adaptable as its botanical namesake, expertly intertwining bold blue and refined green symbolic of deep water,” the brand says in its official announcement. “Vining Ivy’s jewel-toned hue can be used to set a calming mood in spaces, as its blue communicates feelings of tranquility while the emerald evokes feelings of balance."
If you’re eager to test out this blueish hue yourself, McCollum and the rest of the Glidden team have pulled together a comprehensive list of ways to make it work—internally, externally, and, just like the color itself, in between.
“Those who love this moody hue but are still feeling in-betweenish on how to bring it into their space can treat themselves to the understated elegance of a teal accent wall or serve up a statement by featuring Vining Ivy on their kitchen cabinetry,” McCollum said. “Even the most modest spaces can benefit from the teal treatment. For those short on square footage but big on style, we recommend using this rich hue as a bold contrast to a neutral palette.”