The C2 Paint Color of the Year for 2023 is Tiramisu, a rich, restorative cedar inspired by the diverse range and tonalities of natural wood and the rich mineral hues of the soil from which they grow. The color is featured in a palette, Origins, which features two additional capsule colors, Stout, a full-spectrum near-black, and En Pointe, a graceful off-white.
“We take inspiration from around the globe, imbued by the diversity and wonder of culture, craft and nature, where each instills a sense of originality and reflects an authentic connection to its source,” says Philippa Radon, C2 paint color specialist. “Our capsule of colors is based on research, trends and most of all, intuition, with much consideration to how they will translate to the human element of design. The capsule of colors presents a palette upon which you can express any version of yourself.”
Nurturing and dynamic, Tiramisu emits warm, ambient undertones that flicker gold and copper, inviting a sophistication and versatility that refuses to go unnoticed. It symbolizes genuineness, comfort, stability, endurance and the strength of simplicity. This nuanced color provides a rich canvas to showcase art and furnishings and unearths a dialog of natural warmth and joy with its rich, grounding tones.
Our modern, artistic view of black is ironically made without black ink, allowing it to reflect the full range of natural light—an essential element for deeper tones. Though its color is velvety and dark, Stout is not heavy due to its multi-colorant base, which gives it a luxurious, versatile sophistication.
En Pointe, C2-851
A remarkably graceful shade of near-white, En Pointe is ambiguous and fluid, effortlessly adapting to its environment. Warm, calming, and timeless, its color is reminiscent of raw lamb’s wool or pale pebblestone—with a hint of tint that makes it a perfect choice for traditional or contemporary spaces.
About C2 Paint
Since its inception, C2 Paint’s full-spectrum formula is handcrafted from rare, finely ground, artisan pigments and uses no black to produce rich, dynamic paint colors that reflect the beauty of nature. The Buffalo-based, family-owned company is available at local retailer locations or online at www.c2paint.com.
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