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Bathrooms Jan 18, 2023

Tile Africa: Colour Trends Not To Miss In 2023

The new normal. Unconventional Times. These phrases and others have dominated our world since the arrival of the Covid19 pandemic. Now as we begin 2023, a new year filled with promise, the colours of the year have been announced and we are in the pink, blush and red! We explore some of the colour trends and how to use them in your home.

The Pantone Colour of the Year 2023

This colour delivers a punch of boldness with Viva Magenta.

The world is still navigating uncharted waters, as businesses find their way between on site, hybrid and remote working. At home, people are also trying to find a middle path between how their homes and lives looked pre-2020 and now. Pantone described Viva Magenta as ‘a hybrid colour. One that comfortably straddles the physical and virtual, evocative of our multi-dimensional world’. How very apt for our changing world view.


This vigorous shade of the red family brings strength and inspiration into design. Pantone encourages experimenting with Viva Magenta to make a statement. Use it with black, white and grey, as a complement to a trending terrazzo pattern, or as a splash of colour in your soft furnishings and towels.

What other colours are trending for 2023?

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Redend Point

International paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams bring us Redend Point as an ode to softer spaces, that are comforting and cosy. Sue Wadden, Sherwin-Williams’s director of colour marketing, explains Redend Point as “not too light or too dark, not too moody or too sweet”. The colour is a neutral beige-blush inspired by earthy tones, which can be used in combination, or alone as an uplifting nod to happier days ahead.

Redend Point is beautifully matched to classic styling of marble, dark stone, and timeless black and white checkerboard floors.

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Wild Wonder

Dulux has taken inspiration from the global focus on the natural world with their colour choice, Wild Wonder, a colour that offers “a connection with nature and that brings a sense of natural magic into our homes.” This warm colour is presented with a series of colour palettes, combining Wild Wonder with complementary colours to create cohesive spaces. We love the Buzz palette which brings a pop of invigorating colour into your space.

Wild Wonder lends itself well to natural wood and stone-look tiles, enhancing the earthiness of the colour.

Other players in the market are also embracing the red palette, like Benjamin Moore’s Raspberry Blush, WGSN’s Luscious Red and Jotun Lady’s Statement Red, Poetry Red and Sophisticated Red in their Curated Living palette.

Bohemian interior design from Plascon 2023


The greens, blues and neutral tones of 2022 continue to trend, with newer shades of yellow like Plascon’s Sunkissed, each drawing inspiration from nature and creating soothing spaces for the year ahead.

Whether you find the red-hued tones inspiring and energetic, or if you prefer the softer natural colours, the 2023 Colours of the Year have something to offer. Start the new year off with a palette of colours that brings you happiness and bridges the challenges of the past years to the optimism of the year ahead.

Need assistance with your project? Visit Tile Africa and ask in store for advice on how to pair your favourite colours with the perfect tiles and bathrooms for your space, bringing your personal style to life, and creating the perfect home for your family.

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