A Year of Color: Color Trends 2023 | JC Licht


A Year of Color: Color Trends 2023

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Decorate your home with color trends 2023 using gold curtains from Hunter Douglas at JC Licht.

Like most things, interior design trends are cyclical: what’s old will eventually become new again. The color trends of 2023 exemplify this concept. For years, fashion has taken inspiration from the ’90s and 2000s. Now, it’s home decor’s opportunity to turn back the clocks with browns and golds taking the spotlight.

Color Trends 2023

Soft neutrals weren’t so neutral 20 years ago. Woody hues dominated red carpets and found themselves in homes across the nation. After a shift toward cool tones in the 2010s, fashion and interior design now draw towards warm hues again. 

The hottest colors of 2023 are also the warmest: brown, gold, and muted natural hues instantly add dimension to any room. We love these cozy colors, but be sure to approach them intentionally to avoid turning your 2023 home into a 2001 time capsule. 

Keep it Golden

Just a few years ago, silver was the go-to metallic accent color. But, as pink, orange, and red shades slowly replaced blue, green, and purple, gold became the more popular choice. Gold accents work in every space and every design style.

Some of our favorite ways to keep our spaces golden are:

  • Hardware:Opt for gold hardware rather than silver, nickel, or black. Golden sink handles, shower heads, and cabinet pulls pull a space together with a touch of elegance.
  • Wallpaper: Brown and gold colors aren’t the only things making a comeback. Custom wallpaper is a unique alternative to interior paint. Consider an accent wall or a decorative ceiling for a one-of-a-kind golden feature.
  • Decorative Accents:Include this luxurious shade throughout your home by scattering golden decorative accents, such as candlesticks, coffee table books, and picture frames.
  • Royal Textiles:While a monochrome gold bedding set may feel a bit outdated, you can still give your bedroom the royal treatment. Incorporate a few cozy gold accents, like throw pillows or blankets, to adopt this year’s color trend in the most comfortable way possible.

Brown Isn’t Boring

After years of inky black and charcoal gray infiltrating home decor trends, brown is back, and it’s here to stay. We first saw the earthy tone emerge in the form of brown leather furniture and raw materials commonly found in boxed furniture. Brown is a versatile color. It is soft enough to be a base or accent color but also carries enough depth to be a central component of your color scheme.

Deep brown hardwood floors are a tactful way to incorporate darker hues. Inviting and timeless, dark floors are compatible with every interior design style and can elevate any room. They pair well with furniture in all colors and can even mesh with other brown decor items!

Consider outfitting your windows with a brown curtain or drapery arrangement for a less permanent way to bring this year’s warmest shade into your home. Pair light, white sheers with chocolate-colored drapes to create dimension and add depth to your design.

Decorate your home with color trends 2023 using gold curtains from Hunter Douglas at JC Licht.

Unexpected Naturals

Traditional earth tones, including blues, greens, and tans, have recently become popular as natural and organic designs have become favored interior design styles. However, a subtle shift is happening in 2023 as we move toward unexpected natural tones, including purples and yellows. 


Purple is diverse, from deep plumb purple to soft riverstone mauve. Both ends of the purple spectrum are gorgeous additions to any home. Make a statement with dining room curtains in a dramatic plum hue or subtle yet elegant mauve wallpaper for the bedroom. The possibilities are endless with this unexpected natural color!


Instead of a bright yellow, think of a deep, calming color like mustard or ochre. We love this moody yellow, similar to fall leaves or honey. Wallpaper, accent chairs, and floral arrangements are all creative ways to bring this natural hue to life in your Chicago home. 

Chicago Color Trends 2023

Chicago residents are stylish and trendy, and their homes should reflect that. Integrate the 2023 color trends into your space with the help of JC Licht, Chicago’s trusted home design source. No matter the project, you can count on JC Licht to Make it Happen! JC Licht is the preferred provider of Hunter Douglas products to the Midwest and Chicagoland. Contact us today!

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