2023 Home Trends

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Home Trends of 2023

In 2023, we’ll see a mix of new and returning trends.  Some of the home decor trends for 2023 include the return of bold colour, natural stone surfaces, statement lighting, luxurious looks and 60s & 70s influences particularly in furniture design. When it comes to Furniture trends we will still be seeing plenty of curvy shapes and chunky fabrics, as well as rattan and cane as well as light and dark wood finishes.

Pantone colour of the year 2023

This year’s Colour of the Year is powerful and empowering. It is a new animated red that revels in pure joy, encouraging experimentation and self-expression without restraint, an electrifying, and a boundaryless shade that is manifesting as a stand-out statement. PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta welcomes anyone and everyone with the same verve for life and rebellious spirit. It is a colour that is audacious, full of wit and inclusive of all.

Dulux 2023 Colour Forecast


Starts with soft pastels influenced with those from a seashell, the subtle pink of Mornington and Porcelain combined with the subtle Pure Blue Half and Green Alabaster Half. Kimberley Sea and Sea Kelp reflect deeper watery hues. Casper White Quarter and Terrace White provide neutral options that work well with the stronger palette colours. Colours featured: Green Alabaster Half and Casper White Quarter.


A vibrant and joyful palette with softer colours such as Breezy Half and Perplexed bring life to a room and emerging colours such as Diorite and Pharaoh's Gem add a freshness to the palette while warmth is added with Paper Brown, Golden Sand and Day Glow. The palette works well with Lexicon® Quarter, a cool fresh white perfect for modern, open-plan spaces. Colours featured: Lexicon® Quarter, Perplexed, Day Glow and Golden Sand.


Moves through soft arid nature-influenced hues ranging from Stilted Stalks and Wasabi to the cosy Beaten Track. The palette is accented with rich colours such as Research and Basset Brown. Connect features soft warm neutrals to scheme with, such as Apparation and Sandy Day to work with the earthy palette.

Eclectic Design Style

This year will be the year for the Eclectic design style. The Eclectic style gives you as the client the opportunity to experiment and play around with different colours, statement pieces, artworks, textures/materials, furniture, you name it. This style gives you the freedom to put different pieces with different colours and or textures together without having to stick to one style. You can have fun with it to make it your own and unique. The Eclectic style gives you that freedom to have those sentimental pieces that you could never find a place for in your home, like that one artwork you bought while in Fiji 10 years ago, along with the vase your grandma owned, and the wooden rocking chair that your dad and grandpa made in their old workshop.

Mudrooms and how they have evolved

The origin of mudrooms is European, as they used them as a room where they would take off all their drenched snow gear after a day out skiing or snowboarding. The floors in the mudrooms would be heated so that their snow boots could dry overnight. Australia has taken the concept of a mudroom and turned it into their own thing. They have done this by still having it as a second entry into the home, but now use it as storage for hats, bags, shoes, and towels. Mudrooms ae used to take off wet and muddy clothes, shoes, and sweaty sports gear. You can hang up jackets, scarves, umbrellas, dog leads. Mudrooms are generally connected to or apart of the laundry and are sometimes used as extra storage and organisation. Mudrooms are becoming more and more popular these days not only because they are a good idea, but also because with the sizing of homes decreasing, it gives families more storage and a better way of organising in their home.

What ABI Interiors are saying about the trends for 2023

Abi Interiors has said "On-trend kitchen colours are moving towards a bolder colour palette. One of the easiest ways to refresh your kitchen is to replace your cabinetry or give them a fresh coat of paint. The colour trend for kitchen cabinets welcomes many bright, warm hues. For an aesthetic contrast, consider brushed nickel cabinetry handles. For a deeper exploration of how to use yellow in your interior design, see ‘Welcome the Sun with a Yellow Aesthetic’.

Traditional interior design is also coming back, so you’ll find that natural textures and rustic cabinetry will feature heavily in 2023. Dark stained wood provides a look reminiscent of elegant yet comforting yesteryear. For a seamless pairing, ensure to update your cabinetry handles in brushed brass or brushed copper.

Though neutrals and whites have long been a mainstay for bathroom aesthetics, this year we encourage you to explore ways to revitalise your space with colour. Achieving an on-trend bathroom for 2023 may involve pastel colours, even ‘Digital Lavender’, according to Rita Bourtsev’s findings from the Cersaie International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings in Italy."