Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)

Sherwin-Williams has introduced their new color of the year 2023 Redend Point SW 9081.  It is a beautiful mix of mauve, rust, and blush and gives off a dusty rose kind of vibe.  SW experts have also provided their color forecast which shows some colors they recommend to use with it.  And I love this color palette!  It will work perfect with your traditional, cottagecore, or even modern decorating styles.  Let’s get to it!  Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast). 

  • How to Use The Colors:  At the end of the post with links. 

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)

For this post we will be focusing on:

  1.   Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023:  Redend Point
  2.   Sherwin-Williams Color Forecast

 


Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point

So before we begin diving into all of the colors, let’s go over some terms.

  • R,G,B = Red, Green, Blue color values (0-255)
  • Hex code:   6-digit code that represents R,G,B value
  • LRV = Light Reflective Value (0-100), 0 = darkest light, 100 = brightest light

And I won’t get too technical on this post, but just wanted to give you a brief summary of how the paint chips are configured and grouped.

Redend Point SW9081 Details:

  • LRV: 30
  • RGB: 174 / 142 / 126
  • Hex Value: #AE8E7E
  • Location Number:  (195-C4)
  • Red Paint Family
 
 
 
Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)
 

In Summary:

Since Redend Point has a low LRV:  30 – means that it will read medium-to darker and not bounce off too much light.

  • So, it is definitely a “moodier” color.

It is also in the red paint family, and you can see that it has a higher percentage of Red:  174 (out of 255).

  • This means that it is a warmer color.

My Thoughts:

I personally feel like it is a beautiful chameleon color which can go with:

  • mauves (cooler tones)
  • southwest terra cotta + clay + earth tones (red oranges)
  • dusty rose + bronze rose (red browns)
  • beiges (warmer tones)
 

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point

Now that we know a little more about the details of Redend Point SW 9081, let’s go over some ways or places to try it out.

How to use it:

  • Walls/Rooms
  • Kitchen Cabinets/Islands 
  • Accent Wall
  • Bookcase Accent Wall
  • Furniture
  • Decorating Accents (trays, candle sticks, vases, etc.)
  • Picture Frames

Here it is painted on kitchen cabinets – if you want to go more bold with the color.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)
source: sherwin-williams.com

Still a little uncertain?  

No worries.

You could also add it in smaller ways, like a bookcase accent wall.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)
source: sherwin-williams.com
 
Now that we’ve covered some of the details of Redend Point, let’s see what the color experts have chosen to pair it with.  Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast).
 

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)

Yay – it’s finally time to introduce the color forecast.  

*Just a little note:

  • There are 8 colors in the forecast.
  • But….. I didn’t put Pure White on here because the color visualizer tool only takes 8 colors. 
  • And…. I wanted to add Redend Point so we could compare it with the other colors.
  • Ok, carry on.  🙂

Isn’t it so calming and beautiful?

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)

SW Color Forecast:

So what is this “color forecast” anyway?  LOL!!

These are the colors that the experts at Sherwin-Williams chose to pair with Redend Point:
  • Foothills SW 7514 (248-C7)
  • Cool Beige SW 9086 (199-C2)
  • Carnelian SW 7580 (276-C6)
  • Hushed Auburn SW 9080 (194-C4)
  • Malted Milk SW 6057 (195-C1)
  • Pure White SW 7005 (255-C1)
  • Urbane Bronze SW 7048 (245-C7)
  • Toile Red SW 0006

 


SW Color Forecast Plugged In:

I decided to plug the colors into Canva according to their hex values in order to see how they look on my computer screen.
  • Pictured Below – Computer View
Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)
 
 

And since I’m a visual learner (and possibly a nerd 😉 ), I wanted to see the paint swatches in true light and side-by-side.

  • Pictured Below – In Person View
Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)
 
 

My Opinion:

  • I love that the colors are soft and soothing, but yet add a punch of depth and energy as well.
  • It is a well-rounded color palette that allows you to work with soft neutrals or dark colors -when decorating.
  • I think these are the colors that will begin to trend in the next several years (dusty rose/pinks & sage/olive greens).

So let’s get to some fun!  How we can actually use some of these colors!

 


Color Forecast

I decided to make 2 different mood boards to show how I would use the colors in the color forecast:

  1. Mauve mood board – leans cooler, traditional, feminine
  2. Terra Cotta mood board – leans warmer, modern, masculine/neutral

How to use them w/Links:

 

#1)  Mauve Mood Board – (leans more traditional/cottagecore style)

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)
 
 
 

#2)  Terra Cotta – (leans more modern style)

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2023: Redend Point (+ Color Forecast)
 
Well, what do you think of the SW Color of the Year 2023, and will you use it anywhere?

My version of the color forecast – Post coming soon!!

Have a Very Happy New 2023 Everyone!

Love & Hugs 🙂

 
 

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