All the major brands are coming out with their ideas on what the colour predictions are for 2021. Of course this doesn’t mean that everyone will be going out and repainting their homes. But it’s always interesting to see what the “say so” is on the trends for the year to come is.
With 2020 being a year of the unpredictable, colours have chosen to represent something of stability and comfort. All interpreted differently. It seems like a lot of the reasoning behind the colours chosen the for the year of 2021 are similar across the board. Stating things like comfort and stability as the foundation for the colours.
We’re going to have a look at which companies chose what colour and if it’s colour you would likely choose for your home. (If any). All thoughts are my own, feel free to let me know yours in the comments!
Dulux: Brave Ground
Brave Ground is the colour chosen for Dulux. A calming but warm earthy tone that centres around stability and nature. This colour is a warm neutral which can cozy up a room despite the lightness in colour. Brave Ground is a neutral colour that can be paired with easily with other vibrant colours or neutrals instead of using your whites and greys.
Brown colours are said to create stability, a strong foundation and keeps us grounded. It makes sense that Dulux would opt for a colour like this. Something that is dependable, honest and comforting.
“A warm, earthy tone, it creates a feeling of stability, growth and potential; and provides a firm foundation for change and creativity in your home.” – Dulux
Benjamin Moore: Aegean Teal
I really like this blue colour from Benjamin Moore. Blue represents trust, harmony, loyalty and responsibility. Among many other things which is why blue is always a popular go to. Pantone chose Classic Blue for their colour of the year last year.
However this blue, Aegean Teal has more of an exotic feeling but still restful and calming but still warm in tone.
“Take a moment to reflect and reset. Nourish the spirit with comforting, sunbaked shades. Intriguing, balanced and deeply soothing, Aegean Teal creates natural harmony.” – Benjamin Moore.
Pantone: Ultimate Gray & Illuminating
Pantone announced their colour choice for 2021 a few days ago. Illuminating and Ultimate Gray. Another colour duo like their choice for 2016 of Rose Quartz and Serenity. Pantone has often come under criticism for their colour predictions in the past. I usually like their colour choices but this one I was surprised about.
For a start grey. I know that grey in interiors is still popular but I feel people are changing direction for their homes. A good grey will forever be a good neutral but this grey seems cold and flat. And with the yellow it reminds me of a building construction site with safety jackets.
“Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, the union of Ultimate Gray + Illuminating is one of strength and positivity.” – Pantone
Farrow & Ball
Farrow & Ball haven’t honed in on a specific colour but shared some colours on their site that they feel 2021 will be heading towards. Natural greens, relaxing blues and deep browns that all represent nature in a different way.
“All greens reinforce our connection to nature, but these three shades are particularly grounding, making them the perfect welcoming start to a journey through your home.” – Farrow & Ball
Urbane Bronze is the colour for 2021 for Sherwin Williams. A warm brown grey rooted in biophilia that is becoming such an important aspect in design and our daily lives. This colour is inspired by nature to bring in an organic comfort to the home. A bold but simple neutral that is down to earth.
“As we’re looking to create the ultimate retreat for reflection and renewal, we’re turning to a hue whose natural simplicity and nature-inspired energy cultivate a sense of calm from the ground up.” – Sherwin Williams
So those are some of the colour predictions that the big brands are suggesting for the year of 2021. What do you think? Which colour would you choose if you were looking for a refresh?
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