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7 Interior design colour palette predictions for 2023

Colour combinations are the foundation of interior design; here are 2023’s hottest, upcoming palettes.

Living room by De Rosee Sa
Living room by De Rosee Sa
7 Interior design colour palette predictions for 2023
Clara Carlino de Paz
November 16, 2022

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At Portaire, we’re always on the lookout for trends – even before they reach the mainstream. In this article, we’ve scoured the web for the most exciting colour palettes and colour combinations in the interior design world. From the understated and minimalist to the over-the-top, eccentric and eclectic, we’ve put together a list of those images that made us go “Wow!”.

Yellow + Black + White

Black and white might be the origin story for many paired-down wabi sabi, minimalist and industrial designs, but once a pop of sunny marigold yellow breaks in the story changes. Contemporary designers have introduced gold, matte touches in monochromatic designs, and we absolutely love it. 

Living room by De Rosee Sa 

White + Pearl Grey + Brass

Talking about breaking subtle colour palettes: white, grey and brass are a majestic way to accomplish a well-balanced, subtle design. We adore the metallic touches, which bring together a design without overpowering a clean look.

Kitchen by Lucy Montgomery

Dusty Green + Maroon

Complementary colours are a great way to enhance the feeling of a room, as human eyes are naturally drawn to these combinations. However, green and red can be tricky, because many people will associate it with the festive season. In the image below, Zoë Feldman shows how playing around with the saturation and depth of these colours can render beautiful, moody results, without veering into the outlandish or seasonal.

Kitchen by Zoë Feldman

Baby Pink + Light Wood

For all those obsessed with the coquette aesthetic associated with Nabokov’s Lolita and Lana del Rey vinyls, this combination of soft, baby pink and light wood is for you. Feminine, airy, and without any hint of childishness, we think this combination of colours will rock next year.

Powder room by Meghan Eiseberg

Terracotta + Cream

Wabi sabi lovers, you know it: earthy textures, light colours, plaster… The subtle layering of visual interest and respect to nature can be totally sublime, and in this combination we see exactly that. A subtle touch of magic.

Photography by Jerome Galland 

Black + Amber

Otherworldly, futuristic and somewhat Hadean, we absolutely love the combination of unadulterated black and amber. It reminds us of The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, or some scenes in Blade Runner… Beyond our imagination type of beautiful.

Bathroom by Tala Fustok Studio

Wood + Ivory + Textile Earthy Tones

Worry not traditional, classic and chinoiserie lovers, we have something just for you. Aged like a fine wine, decrepit in the right places, this space by Beata Heuman looks like it emerged from a time travel novel and we’re totally here for it.

Bathroom by Beata Heuman