New Hues for a New Year
If you’ve spent a good part of 2020 upgrading your home, you’re not alone. The pandemic sparked a home improvement surge across the country, and painting has been one of the most popular projects.
A paint job transforms a space. Whether it’s on a single accent wall or covers the whole exterior of the home, a fresh hue makes everything feel new. With 2021 just around the corner, now is the perfect time for resolutions and welcome changes. Maybe one of those changes should be a vibrant new color on the front door or a soothing shade for the bedroom.
We’ve rounded up the paint colors that the experts say you’ll be seeing everywhere in 2021. Prepare to be inspired!
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Aegean Teal from Benjamin Moore
The 12 hues of the Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2021 palette radiate warmth and well-being. The company selected Aegean Teal, part of this homey, sunbaked collection, as its color of the year. The blend of blue-green and gray makes for a laid-back midtone that fosters harmony.
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Urbane Bronze from Sherwin-Williams
Touted as “the new neutral,” Sherwin-Williams’ color of the year, Urbane Bronze, promotes reflection and renewal. The company suggests pairing it with warm neutrals and bone whites, such as Modern Gray, or bringing in touches of modern greens, such as Messenger Bag.
Euphoric Magenta from Behr
Behr is welcoming the new year with 21 hues to choose from in their 2021 palette, all designed to “elevate your comfort zone.” One of the boldest of the bunch is Euphoric Magenta. Try this bold color in a room where you’re looking to boost your creative energy.
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Illuminating from Pantone
Pantone is kicking off 2021 with not one but two colors of the year: Illuminating and Ultimate Gray, a combination that the company believes promotes unity: “The selection of two independent colors highlights how different elements come together to express a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, conveying the idea that it’s not about one color or one person, it’s about more than one,” the company says.
Aqua Fiesta from Glidden
Aqua Fiesta, Glidden’s first-ever accent color of the year, offers a muted vibrancy that pairs well with the company’s 2020 color of the year, Whirlwind. The company suggests using Whirlwind on the walls of your bedroom, living room, or kitchen and pairing it with an Aqua Fiesta accent wall to create a spa-like space.
Satin Paprika from Rust-Oleum
Rust-Oleum welcomes 2021 with Satin Paprika, a spicy color that invites “an elevated yet earthy and cozy warmth.” The deep shade anchors three distinct palettes designed to “evoke a sense of settled contentment.”
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Earth’s Harmony from Dutch Boy
True to its name, Earth’s Harmony is intended to foster calm and serenity. The dreamy hue, reminiscent of the “perfect blue sky,” is incorporated into three palettes that the company hopes will help you break free from daily demands and enjoy the moment.
Flower Stem from Dunn-Edwards
While Dunn-Edwards did not proclaim a single color of the year, the company has announced five 12-hue palettes. Flower Stem, from the Solibre palette, is a stunner, a pastel green that’s as fresh as a new year and as promising as a spring day.
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Cherry Taupe from Valspar
Valspar also didn’t name a color of the year but instead selected a palette of 12 soothing hues meant to cultivate a sense of calm and comfort. Among the 12 shades, Cherry Taupe is a standout, an earthy, versatile color that can add richness and sophistication to any interior.
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