Sherwin Williams has revealed the 2023 Color Collection of the Year: The Vintage Homestead Color Collection. The full collection includes ten colors; highlighting Darkroom as the color of the year. Darkroom is inspired by the desire to craft a comfortable, yet elegant and romantic home. This alluring color is a classic for heritage interiors, yet modernly retro for a throwback-inspired aesthetic. It easily pairs with any of the Vintage Homestead Colors.

Our designers instantly fell in love with Darkroom. It adds dimension to any room and creates sophistication and comfort effortlessly! Ashley Banbury, HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams senior color designer, said the grouping “reveals the importance of being hopeful to find stability and balance,” reviving “elements from the past that are perfectly paired with vintage, comfortable and classic colors.”

As seen in our newly completed Parkwood Homes models at Painted Prairie, Darkroom is used to pop walls, doors, and trim. Darker colors make rooms feel like sanctuaries – perfect for bonus room offices – where we are spending more time. They make us feel more secure.

The pandemic lockdowns spurred a ‘change boom’ as people looked for spaces to accommodate work-from-home and family togetherness. The 2023 Vintage Homestead Color Collection is meant to evoke comfort, acceptance, and joy – not a temporary solution but a lasting change. They are shades that encourage self-expression, and anyone can envision that in their space.

Take a tour of this feeling yourself at Parkwood Homes at Painted Prairie in Denver, Colorado, and see how you can incorporate this look into your new set of model homes, clubhouses, and multifamily spaces. Need more inspiration or have a question? Contact us!