Introducing Vining Ivy: JOHNSTONE’S TRADE by PPG announces 2023 Colour of the Year

A bluish, greenish colour. A bold turquoise tint that offers both a calming and energising feel.

BIRSTALL, UK; September 06, 2022; Each year JOHNSTONE’S® TRADE shows its instinct in its choice of Colour of the Year to help your customers find an impactful colour for their interior and exterior projects; the 2023 Colour of the Year is no different. Introducing the JOHNSTONE’S® TRADE by PPG Voice of Colour 2023 Colour of the Year: Vining Ivy (PPG1148-6), a turquoise tint that is both modern and versatile.

PPG Voice of Colour’s Vining Ivy brings together a powerful blue with delicate green to create a colour that will create a feeling of both calm and energy to your customer’s project. The combination of blue and green hues creates a rich, modern colour that brings out the best in any interior, whilst still providing a balanced colour for outdoors. Your customers can combine it with deeper wood tints and off-whites to create a natural effect to give a luxurious look and feel.

“Consumers are seeking to simplify in this post-COVID era, as the past two years have shed a new light on the importance of serenity and little moments,” said Donna Taylor, PPG colour expert, Johnstone’s Trade. “This makes the JOHNSTONE’S® TRADE Voice of Colour 2023 Colour of the Year – Vining Ivy the perfect colour for our times. The colour represents a sense of energy whilst at the same time a feeling of serenity and calm.”

Under the 2023 Voice of Colour trend theme – Reflection, PPG’s colour experts identified three colour schemes that will provide some project inspiration for your customers in 2023:

Serenity: A relaxing design theme that allows for reflection and our need for a calm space to live in; using Voice of Colour’s Earth Rose, Luxurious and Gothic Amethyst.

Origin: A natural trend that represents our relationships with the environments that surround us; using colours from the Voice of Colour’s palette such as Cool Clay, Fossil Stone and Midnight Glade that complements the colour Vining Ivy.

Duality: A vibrant scheme celebrating our dynamic relationships with the world; using the Voice of Colour’s Petal Whisper, Citrus Sachet and Briquette to provide a contemporary look.

The Voice of Colour palette is available exclusively in Johnstone’s Trade paints which are available at Johnstone’s Decorating Centres, independent retailers and locations across the UK and Ireland. Find Vining Ivy and the rest of the 2023 trends colours at the store nearest to you or visit

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