Sep 26, 2022

COLOR TRENDS | 5 new interesting colors from Paris

Be inspired by the new color trend for 2023 from Maison et Objet and the Paris Design Week


In this post, I’m sharing some of the color trends I spotted during my visit at the Maison et Objet fair in Paris and the Paris Design Week. To discover further about the top trends from Paris, remember to watch our new Trend Talks in collaboration with Stefan Nillson and Maison et Objet. Episode 1 is already available to be watched at this link.




Color Trends 2023 from Paris

#01 | Teal


If asked which was the color from this Maison et Objet edition, I would say for sure teal. Created by mixing blue with green pigments into a white base and deepened as needed with black, teal can vary from a medium tone to deep in tone and it’s a super versatile color.

The origin of teal color is from nature, as it’s the distinguish color of ducks and peacocks. In design, teal is synonymous with sophistication and elegance – it has also a vintage allure, perfect to add some touch of retro taste in todays’ interiors.

|| Be inspired by the dark teal colour trend in this post 



Teal from Maison Matisse



Color Trends 2023 from Paris

#02 | Neon Red


Neon red is one of the brightest and boldest among all the colors. In general, fluorescent or neon colors are extremely bright versions of primary and secondary colors, such as blue, red, green, yellow and purple. In color psychology, neon hues are always affiliated with fun, frivolity, and excess – and in design, somehow, with a kitschy 80s taste.

Surprisingly, this kind of red is the perfect counterpart to mustard yellow – one color that we already saw as a top color trend, and that was still very used in Paris, even if I’m not listing it here as it wasn’t just as new as these ones.

|| Be inspired by the Chinese red colour trend in this post 


Red at the Palais Exotique by Cristina Celestino
Red at Colour Power by Elizabeth Leriche



Color Trends 2023 from Paris

#03 | Sapphire


Sapphire is a beautiful kind of blue – a strong blue color named after the gemstone. Also known as Klein Blue, it is a deep blue hue invented and made famous by the French artist Yves Klein. Yves Klein’s ‘love affair’ with the colour blue began when he was seduced by the deep cerulean skies of the French Mediterranean, which inspired the use of this colour.

In general, blue is the most loved colour by people, representing both the sky and the sea and is associated with open spaces, freedom, intuition, imagination, expansiveness, and sensitivity. Psychologists also suggest that the popularity of the hue may take root in our evolutionary development. In the hunting-and-gathering days, those drawn to positive things for instance clear skies and clean water – were more likely to survive – over time this preference for the colour may have become hard-wired.

|| Be inspired by the Klein blue colour trend in this post 




Color Trends 2023 from Paris

#04 | Princeton Orange


We have already been talking about the rising popularity of orange among color trends. Especially, because of its connotation recalling the Seventies – however, with this Princeton orange we are referring to a brighter kind of orange comparing to the earthier oranges we saw before.

Interestingly, the exact complimentary color to this orange is sapphire blue. In general, in Paris I noticed a trend towards bold color solutions, working a lot with complimentary and contrasting color matches.

|| Be inspired by the orange ochre in this post 




Color Trends 2023 from Paris

#05 | Emerald


The last new color trend I’m mentioning after my visit to Maison et Objet in Paris ( September edition ) is emerald green. Again, another bright and bold color, and another color directly coming from a precious stone – emerald green is also popular in the history, already named like this back in 1598.

Emerald green was particularly popular in the 1800s,  commonly used by artists – it was favored by Monet, Cezanne and Vincent Van Gogh, but unfortunately, its arsenic base was highly toxic and the color fell out of favor when its adverse health effects were discovered. Emerald green was also Pantone’s color of the year in 2013.



These were some of the top colors I noticed in Paris Maison et Objet. Other than these, I saw a confirmation of all the color trends spotted in Milan Salone del Mobile in June- you can browse more here or in the last Trendbook from Milan here.

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