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2021 Color Forecast



Color Forecast

This just in- Pantone’s Colors of the Year for 2021 are Ultimate Gray (17-5104) and Illuminating (13-0647). These two independent colors highlight how different elements come together to support one another. 
“The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid, but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted; this is essential to the human spirit,” Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.

Another trending Pantone color for Spring/Summer is A.I. Aqua. It boasts an intense color saturation that works well in digital formats as well as fashion and design. The inspiration for this color is nature, the sparkling crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean; it is sure to make a splash in your home.

But Pantone’s choice is not indicative of the other major color trend setters. Last year’s bold blues are fading in favor of more grounded earthy tones. Global events have changed the way we live and work and there is a definite push towards creating a calm, serene atmosphere for our homes in the year ahead. 

The biggest change for the year ahead is the move away from gray. Various shades of browns are the main colors in the forecast for 2021. At first glance, brown might not seem like the most exciting color, but color psychology suggests that brown often conjures up feelings of stability and naturalness. Richer hues, such as Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze, create a sense of coziness and quite making them the perfect color for a den or entertainment space where potential buyers can image spending time with their family. Light shades, such as PPG Transcend, are quite and calming perfect for large open spaces.


The boldest of the colors in the forecast is Urbane Bronze (SW 7048). Sherwin Williams has chosen the bold but understated as the Color of the Year for 2021. This color is a darker gray that has bronze/ brown undertone to it. This color will definitely cozy up any room. Since Urbane Bronze is a more saturated color it is recommended to use it as an accent, especially in homes that are on the market. 
Behr has chosen Aegean Teal which is a beautiful blend of blue and green; a touch of gray gives it a soft soothing feel. This hue is tied to nature as many of 2021 colors are. Organic colors tend to ground and calm us- which is so important for the new year. Aegean Teal (2136-40) can read blue, green or gray and will work
anywhere in your home.

Along with Aegean Teal, Behr has debuted a Color Trends Palette- consisting of 21 shades categorized into 6 color themes. This palette emphasizes natural shades from pastel browns to greens. There is a range of brown shades that would work well in a home that will soon hit the market. 

Almond Wisp (PPU5-12) is a light creamy beige, it has slight grey undertones so it will not look yellowish. Sierra (N240-4) is a rich earthy tan, this color will showcase spaces well in online photographs. Modern Mocha (N150-4) is a rich medium to dark brown. It is very warm and is almost the shade of a good hot chocolate. This color is a little dark for painting a whole room while the home is listed, but it would make a great accent wall color. 

PPG has chosen 3 colors for their 2021 color palette; the colors are natural and serene and will help to create spaces that are warm and comforting. Transcend, Big Cypress and Misty Aqua are paint colors intended for the person who wants to fully embrace mindfulness and intention according to PPG color experts. 
First up is Transcend (PPG1079-4), it is mid-tone oatmeal color. This is quite the shift away from the popular grays of the last couple years. Reminiscent of a warm latte, this color will warm up any room. Big Cypress (PPG1062-5), is a muted ginger brown color with persimmon undertones. It is a grounded earthy tone that works well with light or natural wood tones.

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