Gentle colors comprise the Breathe palette of the Boysen Color Trend 2022/23 collection. They’re hues for creating a safe space in the middle of the chaos of life—your own sanctuary to come home to. Breathe deeply and consider these muted beautiful colors for your living room.
Baby Steps BCT21-7736S
A powder pink hue, Baby Steps is versatile enough of a pink shade to be used outside of the nursery or child’s bedroom. Picture it on bathroom walls where it evokes the lingering scent of soft fragrances and perfumes or in a kitchen as a backdrop for sweet confections and cakes. Use it on your living room walls too. Imagine it in your space amongst furniture in light-colored finishes.
Utterly Pottery BCT21-7737S
Don’t be intimidated by reds. They can work well on room walls provided they’re the right shade. Utterly Pottery is a terracotta color that can remind you of just that—red clay from the earth hardened by fire. It’s a warm hue that can elevate a living room and is a sure conversation starter. Lean into eco-chic and pair it with wooden furniture and décor.
Morning Yoga BCT21-7207S
Need something to perk up neutral walls? Morning Yoga is a skin tone color with a little more personality. It leans to peachy without straying too far off the beaten path. It works very well with white tones. So, if your #TeamPuti home needs a bit of perking up, this makes a great accent.
But First, Coffee BCT21-7813S
For those who need their cup in the morning, try this creamy shade of brown. But First, Coffee may be just what your minimalist or Japandi living room needs if you’re lacking an accent color. Like Morning Yoga, it’s a skin tone hue that you can pair with other neutrals. If you prefer deeper and darker shades, this one’s for you. You can almost smell the coffee.
Herbal Tea BCT21-7514S
Not a coffee drinker? How about Herbal Tea instead? It’s a mossy green shade that will feel right at home with Scandinavian interior design elements. House plants breathe life into the room but if you’re not too keen on the care and maintenance required of indoor plants, Herbal Tea can fill in the greenery gap as well. Comforting and grounding, this is the hue for centering yourself and returning to a place of calm.
Charcoal Mask BCT21-7911S
Black walls aren’t for everyone but definitely don’t cross it off the list just yet. It’s a bold move and one that’s rewarded with depth, drama, and interest. It’s a good color if your furniture, floor, and décor are in light shades. Against Charcoal Mask, everything else in the room will pop. Just remember that black walls are most suited to rooms that get a lot of natural light.
Found a color you like? The paint colors above make up the Breathe palette, one of four palettes in the Boysen Color Trend 2022/23 collection. You can have all the paint colors in the collection mixed at a Boysen Mix and Match station (find a list of locations here).
Make sure to see a swatch of your chosen hue in person as well. Colors can appear differently when viewed through a device.