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Category: 2021 Color Trends


Dunn-Edwards names “Wild Blue Yonder” Color of the Year for 2021

Dunn-Edwards Paints has announced its 2021 Color of the Year — Wild Blue Yonder — a light, airy and soothing pale blue. “Despite the significant impacts of the last year, Wild Blue Yonder reflects the emerging optimism for 2021, specifically for connection, and achieving personal and societal goals.” said Sara McLean, Color Expert and Stylist for Dunn-Edwards.

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Sherwin-Williams announces 2021 Colormix® Forecast Color collections

Based on Sherwin-Williams’ 2021 Colormix® Forecast, four collections were translated to help professionals bring timely colors to interior and exterior residential and commercial spaces. “We strive to provide inspiration and resources to every professional to help them create functional and beautiful spaces for their clients,” said Michael Plank, director of color marketing and design services at Sherwin-Williams. “From the front door of a new home to a hotel lobby or hospital waiting room, these color collections bring spaces to life through a balanced collection of inviting, on-trend and revitalizing colors.”  

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Pantone reveals Color of the Year 2021: PANTONE® 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, yesterday announced PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating, as the Pantone® Color of the Year selection for 2021, two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine filled day.

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Rust-Oleum announces 2021 Color of the Year

Rust-Oleum is announcing its Color of the Year and Color Palette for 2021. The colors were chosen with an emphasis on warmth, comfort, calm and relaxation — things many of us crave these days. Satin Paprika was picked as Color of the Year and anchors each of the collections.

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Dunn-Edwards® announces the 2021 Color + Design Trends

Dunn-Edwards Paints recently released its 2021 Color + Design Report, “An Exhibition of Color.”  In creating this annual report, Dunn-Edwards Color Expert & Stylist, Sara McLean, identified and analyzed the dynamics that shape our lives – from global and regional events, to nature and technology, to history and pop culture, to food and fashion. The five trends for 2021 speak to our need for authenticity, balance, simplicity, connection, mystery, creativity and – yes – even joy and gratitude.

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Valspar® announces 2021 Colors of the Year inspired by mindfulness and wellbeing

Valspar earlier this week announced its 2021 Colors of the Year with 12 livable shades the company says evoke calm, serenity and simplicity. When forecasting the 2021 Colors of the Year, the color experts at Valspar observed global lifestyle trends that have shifted significantly from last year. The rise in external stressors has correlated with consumer’s increased interest for mindfulness and self-care activities. Since a physical space can directly impact your mindset, this year’s colors have been selected to bring a sense of wellbeing to your walls, ultimately blending home improvement with self-improvement.

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Sherwin-Williams unveils Urbane Bronze as 2021 color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams announces its 2021 Color of the Year: Urbane Bronze SW 7048. “Urbane Bronze is just one more way to bring in nature through design and is a great color to accentuate window trim, columns and accent walls in commercial spaces,” said Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “It works well with other elements of biophilic design, including large, light-filled spaces and indoor greenery.”

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PPG announces ‘Be Well’ 2021 Palette of the Year

Emulating both the optimism felt in nature and soothing nostalgia, the PPG 2021 Palette of the Year “Be Well” was unveiled September 1, consisting of hues Transcend, Big Cypress and Misty Aqua. “With the world sheltering in place for the better half of the year, we have begun to crave human connection and embrace simple activities, including walking, hiking, baking and gardening,” said Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, architectural and industrial coatings. “This organic and hopeful palette represents what we have been longing for after decades of overstimulation and overconsumption – simplicity and restfulness.”

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Behr Paint Company announces BEHR® Color Trends 2021 Palette

Behr Paint Company yesterday revealed the BEHR Color Trends 2021 Palette. “This has been a year of unpredictability and 2020 has significantly changed our relationship with our home. When our color team began exploring a palette for the coming year, we knew it needed to be grounded in what we’ve been craving: comfort and personalization,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color at Behr. “A new, ‘elevated’ articulation of ‘comfort’ goes beyond traditional beige, gray and green hues, and embraces color in a way that can redefine and enhance any type of space inside or outside the home.”

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Rhythm of Color: The story of balance in design for 2021

Sherwin-Williams is announcing its annual Colormix® Forecast, a collection of 40 hues across four palettes that celebrate the Rhythm of Color – the balance between fast and slow, quiet and expressive, and virtual and physical. The forecast is designed to bring the pulse of color to any space: Sanctuary, Encounter, Continuum and Tapestry.

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