Many of the paint companies have launched their 2021 colour forecasts and it’s always fun and inspiring to see the colours as well as learn about what’s driving them, especially as colour has such a huge impact on our mood and well-being.
Here are some of the highlights of the 2021 colour forecasts launched so far:
Sherwin Williams 2021 Colour of the Year
Urban Bronze, a colour embodying the richness of the earth’s stone, metal and wood which forges a feeling that is grounded, meditative and calm.
A desire for normalcy, stability and security, is resulting in earthy brown shades, rooted in nature making a comeback. The earthy, grounded associations of brown represent simple, modest and honest living, making it easy to live with.
Dulux 2021 Colour of the Year
Brave Ground, a warm, earthy tone that connects back to nature and the simple things. In addition to creating feelings of stability, growth and potential, it also encourages us to embrace change they say.
Valspar 2021 Colors of the Year
Rather than a single colour of the year Valspar’s collection of 12 fresh and familiar colours are not only on trend now but will be easy to love for years to come. A range of neutrals which also include, muted ocean blues, soft apricot, sage green and a soft cheerful yellow are all about making you feel cozy and comfortable.
Benjamin Moore 2021 Colour of the Year
Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Colour of the Year Agean Teal is an intriguing, balanced and deeply soothing colour that creates natural harmony and invites us to reflect and reset. It is one of twelve comforting colours chosen to nourish the soul and create a feeling of well-being.
Behr Colour Trends 2021
As our homes become more multi-functional Behr curated a selection of 21 colours divided into six themes enabling you to choose your desired mood that compliments your style in any space.
The palette includes naturals like smokey and almond whites, mochas, muted blues and greens as well as some optimistic brights that work well together to create a balance of comfort and energy in both living and working spaces, above all they emphasize that the colours have been chosen to conjure joy as people turn to colour to bring some happiness in their lives.
Farrow & Ball 2021 Colour Trends
Farrow and Ball have launched the first of four colour trends they will be launching over the next few weeks. They are forecasting a move to warm tones that will enrich our homes and create a cosy sanctuary.
Three key colours in their first autumnal palette include Preference Red, Deep Reddish Brown and Tanner’s Brown.
Pantone Colour of the Year 2021?
Waiting in anticipation I can’t help wondering what it might be.
After the 2016 US election a zesty green called Greenery was selected as the Pantone 2017 Colour of the Year. Symbolizing renewal and regrowth it was to give reassurance amid a tumultuous social and political environment.
Pantone’s Colour of the Year 2020 was timeless Classic Blue, so will they go for an uplifting, inspiring or motivating colour for 2021 or will they opt for a more grounded, comfy and earthy hue?
Perhaps in a similar vein to Farrow & Ball they will go for more than one colour. I guess we will have to wait until December to see.
Above all, we need a balance of all colours to lead a healthy and happy life, so it’s great to see these timeless colour palettes including colour therapy.