Life was anything but normal in 2020, and with widespread distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine unlikely to require place until later this year, many personal and professional challenges will remain in 2021.

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Uplifting blue hues, since blue is inherently a trustworthy color, further as a growing preference for warmer, earthy hues that supply grounding and stability, replacement of starker whites and greys.

In times of uncertainty, there’s a craving for home design to feel fresh and clean, providing us with an exquisite palette of greens almost like first responder uniforms.

Overall, color trends are expected to reflect the requirement for comfort and serenity while also with vibrant accents to form living spaces more cheerful and appropriate for both home and work activities.

Earth tones and warmer pastels are expected to be complemented with cream/off-white and brighter shades reflecting a renewed connection to nature and therefore they must reinvent homes as inviting places for living full lives during the pandemic.

People are trying to find stability amid uncertainty, in step with Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore director of color marketing and development. When consumers launched to rework their living spaces, they find assurance within the color expertise and guidance of paint professionals such as JMJ Painters, adds Heleen van Gent, creative director of AkzoNobel’s Global Aesthetic Center.


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Once we can take comfort within the stability of straightforward things, we’re emboldened to specific ourselves, get up for what we believe, and make new connections from the past to the longer term,” van Gent says. Urbane Bronze may be a rich anchor that grounds the mind is calm and stability with its ties to the wildlife,” she comments.

The 12 hues in Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends 2021 palette reflect this grounded sensibility, said Magno, pointing to the nice and cozy, sunbaked hues that play to the senses.

PPG identified three key trends: be, Be True, and Be Wild. In step with Amy Donato, PPG’s senior color marketing manager, the trends seek to celebrate the sweetness that comes from prioritizing wellness, authenticity, and connection, embracing joy and a desire to maneuver past fear, and aiming for a more balanced world by connecting with others with pity and kindness.

Consistent with Erika Woelfel, vice chairman of color, the colors are meant to be used with each other to line the mood of varied residential and commercial settings.