In the COVID-19 age, mental and physical health is more critical than ever, all of the chaos of 2020, a new year brings a fresh start and new opportunities to add spice to our lives. Paint producers and paint experts are aware of this. Each year, they choose a colour that best captures the latest design moment, collecting ideas from pop culture, beauty, architecture, and technology.
Sherwin-Williams – Urbane Bronze SW 7048
Sherwin-Williams chose a dark, bold neutral as the colour of the year for 2021. Inspired by nature, Urbane Bronze SW 7048 is a soft, grounding gray-brown shade meant to evoke our current need for calm and stability. rbane Bronze recommends creating a sanctuary area for reflective meditation and regeneration.”
Gray undertones round out the earthy brown to produce a gritty, intensely soothing hue reminiscent of burnished metal or weathered stone. When used as a primary or accent pigment, Urbane Bronze makes an elegant, stylish statement through its extreme saturation.
Benjamin Moore – Aegean Teal 2136-40
Benjamin Moore chose a light, calming blue-green as the colour of the year for 2021. Aegean Teal 2136-40 combines the calming essence of blue with the connection of green with health, while a grey undertone leaves the hue modern.
For a composed, textured look, we recommend decorating with natural materials such as wood, stone, and brick to maximise the palette’s warmth.
Rust-Oleum – Satin Paprika
Satin Paprika serves as the foundation for each of the three distinct palettes, which were chosen to compliment outdoor living spaces, classic boho aesthetics, and midcentury modern chic.
To add a vivid but comfortable feel to your room, try spraying a few coats of Satin Paprika on accent furniture, such as a lamp base or side table, or updating wall decor. The paint looks great with other earth tones, brass, and matte black finishes.
Pantone – Ultimate Gray and Illuminating
Pantone’s top picks for 2021 are two different colours. Ultimate Gray, a realistic and dependable neutral, and Illuminating, a sunny yellow, combine to represent a sense of resolve and hope as we come to the end of a tough year.
Ultimate Gray is a timeless neutral that offers a grounding base in interiors and is ideal for painted walls or upholstered furniture. When used on accent furniture, wall art, pieces like pillows and throws, or even a front entrance, illuminating provides a splash of light and positivity. The high-contrast pairing provides an energetic appearance, but warm undertones connect the two colours.