What better way to ring in the new year like a fresh new space? After the year we have all had, it is no wonder that overall, the color trends of the year are soothing and comforting. Color trends vary over the years, but neutrals are about as timeless as you can get. Many homeowners prefer to have warm whites and neutrals as their paint color so that they can add color with wall art. As far as neutral tones go, the goal is to provide a soft and inviting atmosphere. Dulux’s color of 2021 is “Brave Ground,” which is a warm neutral that has been carefully selected to bring grounding and comfort to the home. When a versatile neutral palette is used in a room, the space will feel cozy and welcoming all year round.
Nature has had a strong influence on color schemes in recent years. Many of us have had more time to connect with nature this year, more than other years. Earth tones can create a cozy and engaging feeling, which could a more common goal than it usually is, this year. Popular earthy shades like cypress and saffron are great choices for a natural and energizing feel. Warm and rich coloration give off a sense of safety, so deep blues and moss greens are some great choices to achieve that. After all, Benjamin Moore’s color of the year is “Aegean teal,” so we expect to see earth-based tones keep their popularity in 2021.
If you are going for a more bold and reinvigorating approach, jewel tones are reemerging. Subtle or bold, jewel tones are a great way to bring life to your new space. Designers and homeowners are gravitating towards the lavish feel the rich jewel tones provide.
Color trends vary over the years, but neutrals are about as timeless as you can get. Many homeowners prefer to have warm whites and neutrals as their paint color so that they can add color with wall art.
Jewel tones like ruby and sapphire are mood-boosting colors to use in your home this year. Graham & Brown’s color of the year is “Epoch,” which is a shade of plum that is both moving and restful. Make sure when making your color selections, you are considering the function of the room. You want to avoid using intense colors in bedrooms or offices, where it may interfere with your efficiency or sleep. You do not want to feel overstimulated by your paint color, so rooms like living rooms or dining rooms are a good place to go bold.
Over the years it has become more and more popular to coordinate a room’s colors around a pop of color. Typically, you will see deep and soothing tones with vibrant tones occasionally used throughout the space, which is a great way to create a lively yet calm ambience. Neutral tones combined with bursts can be the perfect way to balance simplicity and elegance.
We also encourage clients to not underestimate the power of finish. Finishes can create the most dramatic effects to the most soft and velvety impacts, so they should be considered as thoroughly as your paint color is. It all boils down to choosing a color that you will be pleased with for years to come, so use your personal taste throughout the selection.
Bold Color Contrast
Earth and Neutral Colors
Brave Ground – Color of the Year 2021