2021 COLORS OF THE YEAR BY YOUR FAVORITE NAMES IN PAINT
New year, fresh paint!
We are looking forward to the opportunities 2021 brings, including every fresh coat of paint! Each year, our favorite paint companies and color pros single out a few shades that perfectly capture the current moment in design, gathering insights from pop culture, fashion, architecture, and technology trends.
The color predictions for 2021 are already rolling in. Take note of the top shades of this year, and consider implementing them in your upcoming projects! Our team at Pro Painters would love to share in your color inspiration and ideas in the new year!
Ultimate Gray and Illuminating
Pantone chose two contrasting shades as its top picks for 2021. Ultimate Gray, a practical and dependable neutral, and a sunny yellow called Illuminating combine to reflect a sense of resilience and optimism.
Perfect for painted walls or upholstered furniture, Ultimate Gray is a timeless neutral that provides a perfect foundation in interiors. Illuminating adds a dash of brightness and positivity when used on accent furniture, wall decor, accessories like pillows and throws, or even a front door. These contrasting colors create an energetic look, but warm undertones tie the two colors together. It's an ideal combination for brighter days ahead.
Rust-Oleum, one of our favorite spray-paint brands, declared an earthy, spicy hue called Satin Paprika its 2021 color of the year. Warm and cozy, the red color accompanies nine other trending shades the brand has selected for its Color Watch 2021. Satin Paprika effortlessly complements outdoor living spaces, modern boho aesthetics, and mid-century modern style.
This year, Glidden put a new spin on its yearly paint color prediction by announcing its first-ever accent color of the year. Aqua Fiesta PPG1147-4 is a bright, refreshing aquamarine that looks great on an accent wall. Although the vibrant blue-green might be a bit overwhelming as an all-over wall color, it makes a splash in small doses when combined with other neutral paint colors.
Glidden suggests pairing Aqua Fiesta with a cool gray to create a spa-like vibe that's perfect for bathrooms. In bedrooms or living areas, the company recommends layering in cream-colored fabrics and neutral accessories to soften the color's boldness.
Benjamin Moore selected a soft, soothing blue-green for its 2021 color of the year. Aegean Teal 2136-40 combines the tranquil nature of blue with green's association with wellness, while a gray undertone keeps the color modern.
Aegean Teal joins 11 other organic hues that comprise Benjamin Moore's 2021 color trends palette. The collection includes buttery yellows, creamy off-whites, and deep earthy hues that pair beautifully with Aegean Teal's cool undertones. To enhance the palette's warmth, Benjamin-Moore suggests decorating with natural materials such as wood, stone, and brick for a balanced, textured look.
Passionate by HGTV Home
Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 color of the year, Passionate HGSW2032, is a rich, saturated red that blurs the line between modern and traditional. The bold yet elegant hue joins nine nature-inspired shades in HGTV Home's Delightfully Daring Color Collection, which can be found exclusively at Lowe's.
Passionate's deep red color creates an invigorating backdrop for neutral furniture and nature-inspired accents. For a more dramatic look, Sherwin-Williams suggests pairing it with other vivid shades from the collection, such as a classic blue called Long Horizon or the verdant green Cloverfields.
Sherwin-Williams selected another rich, bold neutral, inspired by nature. Urbane Bronze SW 7048 is a warm, grounding shade of gray-brown intended to reflect our current need for serenity and stability.
Gray undertones balance the earthy brown to create a dark, deeply comforting color. Urbane Bronze makes a subtle, sophisticated statement when used as a primary or accent color. Try it on all four walls in a bedroom or den to envelop the room in a cozy atmosphere. For a sleek, contemporary look, paint built-ins or kitchen cabinetry in Urbane Bronze, then finish the surrounding walls in a warm white to offset the darkness. The bold shade also works well in smaller doses, such as on your front door or an accent wall in the living room.
Pro Painters’ team is optimistic about 2021’s possibilities - from its popular color palette of fresh, modern colors to new project opportunities, we are looking forward to tackling this new year with our new and loyal customers.
Our color consultants and estimators are readily available to help you create the color palette of your dreams this new year! Visit our website for more information on scheduling your free estimate, or call our office today!