Colors are not just sensations on the eye; they are emotions and manner of everything that exists and more. Every year, professionals worldwide come together and predict a few color palettes, communicating the consumer’s current mood and precisely representing their emotions. The latest technology, design, pop culture, and fashion industry trends also significantly influence these color trends.
As 2020 comes to an end, strategies and predictions have already started to build up, bringing in new shades to dye 2021 with hope and many fresh starts. Let’s take a look at the early predictions and the emotions they convey.
Passionate by HGTV Home – Sherwin-Williams
According to the HGTV home predictions by Sherwin Williams, the coming year will witness a hike in vibrant, spirited, and daring colored themes. The saturated robust red is labeled Passionate HGSW2032 and part of their 2021 Delightfully Daring Color Collection (10-shades), a bold and nature-inspired palette (exclusively available at Lowe’s).
This revitalizing berry-red shade brings you a mix of modern and traditional, working exceptionally well against neutral color furniture or only as an accent wall. You can also pair it with other striking shades from the collection like classic blue (Long horizon) or the verdant green(Cloverfields) and be fierce after a year of dullness.
Ultimate Gray & Illuminating By Pantone
Pantone Color Institute (The global color authority), putting an end to all our anticipations, declared their contrasting 2021 colors of the year in press releases: the ultimate gray ( functional and reliable neutral) and illuminating (yellow hue, reflecting resiliency and optimism).
Leatrice Eiseman (executive director of Pantone) says, “The union of ultimate gray with the spirited yellow illuminating conveys a message of positivity supported by fortitude.” Ultimate gray is an evergreen choice of tone as wall paint or for furniture. While illuminating signifies positivity and radiance when employed on accessories, accent furniture, and doors. The contrast of these two independent colors conveys a message which is both uplifting and stable.
Calma de Jotun
The shades of this collection rhythms fit precisely with our expectations from 2021. The relaxing and calming natural light tones are ideal after a year of turbulence, signifying free spirit and mind, and calmness. The Calma de Jotun collection focuses on the contrast between the furniture and these soft neutrals so that your room feels like a place filled with honest emotions.
Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore
Aegean teal is a peaceful & soothing unification of three colors, blue, green, and gray. According to Hannah Yeo (color marketing and development manager), “the intrigue of blue-green invites a moment of reflection by creating natural harmony.” This blue-green look is ideal as a bedroom wall paint, kitchen, and furniture like couches.
Other colors in the palette are potters clay, atrium white, muslin, rosy peach, gray cashmere, etc. Overall, it is a classic and brilliantly crafted palette, where all the tones inspire wellbeing and warmth.
Black And White
However, the tables may turn in this coming new year; the love for black and other dark bold shades like gray and green is not going away anytime soon. These statement tones are among the prime choices customers lean-to choosing. They allow no natural light to reflect and mark a strong personality. While a white centerpiece with black wall paint is sure to attract different reviews, there isn’t a way you may go wrong with black and white as they are real classic game-changers.
While these five shades undoubtedly will reign the year 2021, top color experts from across the globe are still dishing out color recommendations with stunning, bold, and relaxing tones. Other prestige palettes include Farrow & Ball 2021 Colors of the Year, Urbane Bronze by Sherwin-Williams, Aqua Fiesta by Glidden, among many others.
Acknowledging how hectic 2020 was, it sure is not easy to roll out color themes, capturing the mixed emotions people worldwide have. It will be interesting to know how these tones establish fresh starts and strength for 2021.