• Meghan Turner-Patel

Interior Design Trends 2021: Paint Colors

Here are the 2021 color of the year trends to inspire your home’s new color palette.

Aegean teal paint color on a kitchen wall with copper lighting, mixing bowls and other baking goods on the counter
Aegean Teal: the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

In many ways, home trends begin with color. By establishing which hues will rule the roost, other design elements typically follow suit. The interior design trends for 2021 are no exception. With a focus on the color of the year from all the biggest paint brands, here are the paint colors that will kick off the new year in style.


Pro Tip: When considering which paint colors to add to a room, look beyond the walls. A huge paint trend right now is to paint cabinets, furniture, ceilings, trim and molding.


Color Trends 2021

What’s great about the 2021 color trends is there’s something for everyone and every style. From whimsically muted neutrals to calming earthy tones to dramatically rich hues, these trending paint colors will send you rushing to our local paint store.


Pantone Color of the Year 2021

Graphic of Pantone's colors of the year: illuminating yellow and ultimate gray shown side by side
2021 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone announced the always anticipated Pantone Color of the Year 2021, which aims to blend warmth and optimism. They’ve married Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow (PANTONE 17-5104 and PANTONE 13-0647, respectively) to create a kind of yin-and-yang effect. The bold, bright and cheery yellow perfectly contrasts this subdued, grounded and timeless gray. Both capture elements of the outdoors to naturally and spiritedly revitalize an interior.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year

Paint trends can’t be discussed without one of the biggest paint brands having their say. The Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021 is (drumroll, please) Urbane Bronze. The goal of creating this nature-inspired neutral was to help us live more comfortably in our living spaces. Urbane Bronze (SW 7048) creates a bold yet relaxing ambiance as well as a stunning backdrop for cream hues, light wood furniture and pops of color.


Benjamin Moore Color of the Year

breakfast nook with an aegean teal accent wall
Benjamin Moore's Color of the Year

Continuing with the trend of creating comfort and balance at home, the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year is Aegean Teal (2136-40). This particular shade is as pleasant as it is energizing. It’s a refreshing departure from traditional blues, greens and neutrals for those looking to add personality and vitality to their home. To complement Aegean Teal, be sure to check out the complete Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2021 Palette.


Behr Color Trends 2021 Palette

This major paint maker doesn’t focus on a single color, rather an entire collection. The Behr Color Trends 2021 Palette is one of beauty. It takes us on a tour of light neutrals, a spectrum of blues and greens, and richly saturated earth tones. Some of our favorites include Seaside Villa (S190-1), Cellini Gold (HDC-CL-18) and Jojoba (N390-3).


Not finding your perfect shade among these 2021 paint color trends? Be sure to check out last year's color palettes, which are as stunning today as they were then.



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