These 5 bedroom colors will fall out of fashion in 2023, designers say

Colors matter in the bedroom more than any space in the home – experts predict an unfavorable future for these tones

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We're not big fans of the fastidious following of trends. After all, our homes are unique to us, and how we love to decorate them should be more important than whether they are fashionable or not.

However, we are fascinated by how trends fluctuate, and wondered which bedroom color ideas will fall out of vogue in 2023. Sleep-inducing tones often trump bedroom trends, especially since the growing interest in how our interiors affect our psyche focusses around how to sleep better.

However, putting wellness aside (for just a moment), there is no denying that some colors are simply falling out of favor with interior designers.

As we approach the New Year, these are the colors they are less likely to choose next year.

5 bedroom colors that will fall out of fashion in 2023 –  according to designers

 Here, designers reveal all.

1. Gray

bedroom with dark gray walls and colorful bed throw

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'The gray explosion is about to end its final stages. With the use of color and texture, everything is becoming warmer,' says designer KD Reid (opens in new tab)

If you love gray bedroom ideas, of course, there is no rush to change them, especially if they work for you in your home. However, if you're thinking of going gray, the designer urges against it. And he is not alone in his observations. 

'Although it is considered a safe and neutral color choice, we believe gray of the past. It's boring, it's plain, and people are looking for more color in their homes,' adds Hello Home Studios (opens in new tab)' designer Mike Semegen.

2. White

A light and bright bedroom with a white bed with a purple throw under a white, layered ceiling light

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Much like gray, KD Reid predicts plain white bedroom ideas will also fall out of favor in the coming year. Instead, he predicts a rise in more welcoming colors and patterns that will inject slightly more vibrancy into your bedroom.

'Patterns with calming tones are becoming popular among homeowners. These color schemes have a calming effect because they are lighter than traditional pastels but have depth creating character and warmth in a space,' he says. 

3. Black 

Black painted bedroom

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'There’s a time and a place for black paint, and it's not 2023,' Mike says. Instead, he emphasizes the need for a brighter and lighter color that will uplift the most personal room of your home. When assessing color trends in the year ahead, he recommends avoiding dark colors, such as black, in the bedroom but also in every other area in your home.

'Dark shades [such as black] absorb light and make your bedroom appear smaller. Therefore, neutral accents are needed – as well as big windows, which in many cases isn’t possible. Warmer shades, such as Taupe, make a room appear bigger and more appealing to the eye,' adds Corban De La Vega (opens in new tab), Californian-based design expert.

4. Cobalt blue  

Bedroom with twin wooden beds, dark gray wall, yellow blankets, rust velvet cushions, a yellow door and yellow blankets

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If you've researched into what color helps sleep, you will know that light blue reigns supreme. However, the darker side of the spectrum is less admired amongst those who forecast color trends

Corban De La Vega suggests that cobalt blue and coral are better left off your bedroom walls and used as accent pieces instead. 'These colors will be out of season soon and replaced with small bright-colored accent pieces,' he says.

5. Burgundy

Textured bedroom wallpaper ideas in a red bedroom with wooden headboard and colorful prints.

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Burgundy room color ideas may have their place in some areas of your home, but Texas-based designer Stefan Bucur (opens in new tab) warns that burgundy or wine red is no longer trendy in the bedroom. 

'This color was popular in 2020 and 2021, but it is quickly declining this year. It was a great introduction to the more rich dealing colors that are popular now, like deep navy, emerald green, dusty pink, and terracotta,' the designer says. 

Megan Slack
News Editor

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.