Color Trends for Summer 2021

This summer, trends that favor warm hues reflect the hopeful attitudes of a world eagerly anticipating the end of the pandemic. We’ve all spent a lot of time at home over the past year, and you might have picked out an area or two that could use a touch-up.

With most of the brands we’ll dive into in this blog post, you’ll notice that their color palettes for this year seem to have been heavily impacted by the coronavirus – no surprise, considering it’s easier to list things that haven’t changed as a result of the global crisis than haven’t. Warm colors and calming tones are big right now.

Pantone’s Colors of the Year were Ultimate Grey & Illuminating, two colors that perfectly illustrate the essence of this year’s trends. Illuminating is strong and enduring, but balances nicely against practical and grounding Ultimate Grey.

Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year, Aegean Teal, is an intriguing light blue that encourages reflection and balance. It creates a sense of natural harmony, and is easy to picture it incorporated into your kitchen, maybe adding a pop of color to your cabinets. Because of the versatility of you can also use it with patterned sheets or bold rugs without becoming overwhelming. You can read more about it in our blog post here.

Sherwin-Williams went another route, highlighting Urbane Bronze as their Color of the Year for 2021. It is grounding, calming, and takes inspiration from the natural world.

One of our other favorite paint brands, BEHR, decided to develop a trends palette. The company curated a selection of hues that all center around a specific mood. From colors that encourage casual comfort in spaces like entryways and open-concept living areas, to ones that evoke a sense of subtle focus, BEHR’s palette is sophisticated, and a creative approach to the usual trend of naming just one Color of the Year.

What do you think of these different takes on color trends?

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