PANTONE COLOR INSTITUTE
Ultimate Gray + Illuminating: a message of happiness supported by fortitude
This year the Pantone Color Institute has chosen two different colors as the 2021 color of the year, calling it "a marriage of color conveying a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting."
Together, this bright yellow and a modern grey bring forth "a message of happiness supported by fortitude, the combination of Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating is aspirational and gives us hope. We need to feel that everything is going to get brighter – this is essential to the human spirit...As people look for ways to fortify themselves with energy, clarity, and hope to overcome the continuing uncertainty, spirited and emboldening shades satisfy our quest for vitality." -Pantone Color Institute
Aegean Teal: intriguing, balanced, and deeply soothing
“Celebrate the simple pleasures—think the faded rumple of linen sheets in the morning and perfectly ripened fruits on the windowsill. The twelve hues in the palette radiate warmth and wellbeing. These are colors that make your home feel even more like home.” -Benjamin Moore Paints
Urbane Bronze: down-to-earth tranquility
“Now more than ever, our homes have become the backdrop to our lives, reminding us that the moments worth cherishing have always been right in front of us. As we're looking to create the ultimate retreat for reflection and renewal, we're turning to a hue whose natural simplicity and nature-inspired energy cultivate a sense of calm from the ground up." -Sherwin Williams
PRATT & LAMBERT:
Contemplative: relax and comfort
“Contemplative, our 2021 Color of the Year, is a deep, moody green that makes every room feel calming, elegant and modern. Refresh any space in your home with this rich color and then relax and enjoy the beautiful change.” -Pratt & Lambert Paints
Transcend, Big Cypress and Misty Aqua: nostalgic neutrals and comforting hues
Showcasing natural hues that are comforting, compassionate and optimistic, this color palette of the year by PPG Paints resonates with themes of wellness.
This trio of colors are “paint colors intended for the person who wants to fully embrace mindfulness and intention, our first-ever Paint Color Palette of the Year showcases natural hues that are comforting, compassionate and optimistic. The color trio celebrates beauty of all kinds and relates to those who prioritize wellness in mind, body and spirit.” -PPG Paints
Expanding on the Color of the Year
Forecasting color trends is a very thought-out process. Teams of color experts who are industry leaders take inspiration from a variety of trades and regions, traveling the world looking for new color influences. Their color exploration takes cues from a variety of trades, looking to not just home design, but also to cultural and environmental influences, fashion, art, and all kinds of design influences to inspire their work.
Put Color Trends Into Practice : 60-30-10 Style
Not sure where, or how, to start incorporating color trends into your home? Try starting by using the 60-30-10 Design Rule for creating a color palette for your home. The 60-30-10 rule is a design principle that calls for 60% of a room to be the dominant color, 30% the secondary color, and 10% the accent color. The idea is to help you create and maintain a sense of balance through your interior color palette, and help the eye take in the space more comfortably as it looks from one focal point to the next. The 60-30-10 rule is simple to use, and factors in all your architectural and decor elements like your walls, draperies, furniture, furnishings and home accents.
To help you brainstorm (and get excited about!) incorporating these color trends into your home, take a look at the rest of the color palettes for 2021 put together by the color experts at Benjamin Moore Paints, Sherwin Williams Paints, Pratt & Lambert Paints and PPG Paints. There's sure to be a color to get your inspiration flowing!
Benjamin Moore Paints 2021 Color Trends Palette
Sherwin Williams Colormix Forecast 2021
Pratt & Lambert 2021 Color Trends Collection
PPG Paints 2021 Paint Color Palettes
-by Wendy Gonzalez for Modern Ornament
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