As we approach the midpoint of 2023, it’s time to take a closer look at the interior painting trends that could define the design landscape this year. What are the key themes and styles that are in vogue, let’s explore.

If we consider the interior design segment, interior paint assumes great significance, as it can effortlessly elevate the style of both residential and commercial properties by giving them a refreshing new look. From calming neutrals to bold accents and everything in between, the 2023 trends indicate an inspirational new approach.

With its unique topography, weather conditions, and ever impressive architectural aesthetics, UAE—and especially Dubai, known for its iconic architectural splendour—has always welcomed bold experiments on the interior paint front.

Here are some of the interior paint colour trends that are making waves in Dubai and the UAE in 2023.

Sublime Neutrals with a Twist

Neutral colours are a perennial classic choice for interior walls, but in 2023, we are witnessing a twist on this trend. Think warm taupes, soft grays, and creamy off-whites, but with a hint of colour. For example, a beige with a pink undertone or a gray with a blue undertone. These subtle variations will add depth and interest to neutral walls.

Earth Tones

Earth tones are natural colours inspired by the outdoors, such as browns, greens, and yellows. There is a definite resurgence of earth tones in interior wall paints this year. These colours bring a sense of warmth and comfort to a space, making them a great choice for living rooms, bedrooms, and offices.

Moody Blues

Yes, moody blues are making their way in 2023. These shades range from dark navy to deep teal, and they are preferred as they can create a sense of sophistication and drama. Moody blues work well in bedrooms and home offices, where you want to create a serene and focused atmosphere.

Jewel Tones

Yet another interior paint trend that is catching up is inspired by jewel tones—a range of rich, vibrant colours that add a touch of luxury to any space. The key tones include emerald green, sapphire blue, and ruby red. In 2023, we are sure to see more and more designers adopting jewel tones as accent colours on feature walls or in furniture and accessories. Pairing these colours with neutral walls can create a balanced look.

Monochromatic Colour Schemes

Gaining in popularity in 2023 is the elegant monochromatic colour schemes that use different shades of the same colour to create a refined, soothing and cohesive look. We can expect this to be among the top interior paint colour combinations this year. For example, you can confidently go for a light blue wall with dark blue accents or a beige wall with taupe accessories.

High-Contrast Colour Schemes

On the opposite end of the spectrum are the high-contrast colour schemes, and these could also be popular in 2023. The idea is to create a bold and dynamic look using two or more contrasting colours. Combinations such as black and white, or blue and orange all fall under this category. High-contrast colour schemes are great for creating a distinct statement in a room, and can be applied on an accent wall or in a piece of artwork.

Gulf Paints: for an elevated interior experience

As the leading paint brand in the UAE, Gulf Paints offers an amazing range of paints for you to choose from. Apply the best colour paint inside the house or office and create the mood and atmosphere you wish. Whether you’re looking for a calming space or a dynamic space with a bold statement, we can help transform your home/office with the perfect interior paint colour combinations.