GLIDDEN’s 2023 Color of the Year Is So Versatile

published Aug 16, 2022
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GLIDDEN became the latest paint brand to announce a 2023 Color of the Year, and if you’re looking for a hue that can stand the test of time and work in a lot of different applications, this one might be for you. In fact, much like 2015 internet sensation

That’s because the brand announced that Vining Ivy (PPG1148-6), a the hue that’s “bluish-greenish-something-in-betweenish,” will be climbing its way all over surfaces in 2023 and beyond. This particular shade of teal “is as adaptable as its botanical namesake and expertly intertwines bold blue and refined green to create a captivating color symbolic of deep water,” the brand says in a press release.

“The past two years have shed a new light on the importance of serenity and little moments,” said Ashley McCollum, Glidden color expert. “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.”

The brand told Apartment Therapy that Vining Ivy is “an evolution” from the company’s 2022 pick Guacamole, and while they can work together, they have similar vibes that tie in sustainability, natural inspiration, and tranquility, while still being energizing. As a blue-green, Vining Ivy has the additional benefit of being adaptable, making it easy to luxe up with gold accents, or go more natural with deep woods and whites.

“Those who love this trendy 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, making a petite room feel plush.”

Vining Ivy joins HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams’ Darkroom, a dusty brown black, and Valspar’s 2023 palette as shades that have been announced for the next year.

What do you think? Is Vining Ivy green or blue? Tell us in the comments.