2021 Colors of the Year

After all the turbulence of 2020, we’re looking forward to a fresh start and ways to add color to our lives in the new year.  It is a fact that color has a psychological effect on our moods and energy levels with just the room color you choose for your walls. The colors of the rooms in your home also serve as a direct reflection of your personality. The people who live in a home make it beautiful by choosing colors that reflect their preferences and personalities. Color has the power to change the shape and size of furnishings, as well as the shape and size of the room itself.  And for those of us who have spent the past several months at home, a fresh start might be just what you need. If you’re looking to hit refresh with a new splash of color, take your cues from the color experts at Benjamin Moore, who just released their 2021 paint color predictions.

 According to Benjamin Moore, 2021 is all about warmth and comfort; two things that sound pretty great right about now!  The official color of the year is Agean Teal.  It is a perfect blend of blue-green and gray that is relaxing and coordinates well the rest of the colors in this year’s palette. The color’s calming qualities make it an excellent choice for bedrooms or home offices, and its casual elegance shines on kitchen cabinetry or built-ins. The earthy neutral pairs well with creamy whites like Muslin and Atrium White, Foggy Morning and other nature inspired colors and textures that are all the rage this season.   Not to mention some darker accent colors such as Amazon Soil or Silhouette for a bold contrast.

You can create a relaxing bedroom or living room with colors like Gray Cashmere or Kingsport Gray on the walls.  They are timeless neutrals that provide grounding foundations in interiors.   Then accessorize with woven baskets, caned furniture, and houseplants to play up the organic feel. Or create striking contrast with bright accents like Chestertown Buff or Rosy Peach that balance the shade’s coolness.  Warm undertones tie the colors together. It’s an ideal combination as we look forward to brighter days ahead.

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