Interior painted with Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore

2021 Color Trends

We all know that color has a direct impact on our mood. There may never have been a time in recent history that a shift in mood was more needed than the transition from 2020 to 2021. As the pandemic rages on and many of us find ourselves isolated and staying home, brightening our lives with color in our homes may be more important than ever. We are so excited about the 2021 paint color trends we see coming. Shifting from the monochromatic grey schemes of the last 5 years, we are starting to see warmer, brighter colors with a touch of the eclectic.


2021 Colors and Palettes 

Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year is Aegean Teal 2136-40.

Benjamin Moore's Aegean Teal is part of their 2021 paint color trends palette.

This calming, harmonious blue hue works perfectly with any color in their 2021 Color Trends Palette seen below:

The Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2021 Palette for Paint Colors.

The twelve hues in this palette radiate warmth and wellbeing. The great part about a palette like this is all colors work well with the others. You can pick any hue and rest easy that the Benjamin Moore design and decorating experts have already paved the way to your color success.

Sherwin-Williams introduced their 2021 Color of the year, Urbane Bronze, as a simple and sophisticated way to capture down-to-earth tranquility.

Sherwin-Williams' Urbane-Bronze is part of their 2021 paint color trends.

The bold depth of this hue will contrast nicely with lighter colors on opposite or adjoining walls.


2021 Paint Color Trends

Yet another trend we are seeing in the paint world is the use of multiple color splashes in a room rather than the traditional “accent wall.”

Multiple colors on your walls is another 2021 paint color trend.

Adding interest to a space is easy with color! The traditional way of painting everything the same color is outdated and monotonous. A designer or professional painter can give you ideas about where to add a splash of color to break up your spaces.

Lavender and black painted kitchen interior

Adding darker colors at the end of a longer space creates depth and draws the eye through the space. Additionally, the use of stripes in contrasting colors can add dimension and intrigue to an otherwise bland space.

Striped painted dining room and hallway interiors.

Don’t be afraid to break trends and be the first on your block to see through the grey and try out a blush, lavender, or sage in your living room. A color consultation with a designer or professional painter might just give you the courage to refresh your home with a whole new color palette.


Get Started with Colors in Your Home

To start your color journey, find pictures on Pinterest or Instagram of color schemes that make you happy! Add those colors to your personal spaces, such as bathrooms and bedrooms. You’ll experience the quick and direct impact of seeing colors you like on your sense of wellbeing.

Take a look at these useful paint color resources by trusted brands.

  • Top 50 Paint Colors from Sherwin Williams.

These are the top 50 paint colors made by Sherwin-Williams over the last year. See what’s popular now!

  • Choosing Interior Paint Color by Room from Benjamin Moore

Select the room you want to change and explore various trending color options. You might just get inspired!

  • Interior Painting Ideas from HGTV

Browse several articles about tips, trends, and ideas for painting inside your home.


If your soul is stirring for a change, but you’re stuck by the fear of making the wrong decision, go ahead and search through these resources, or browse Pinterest, Instagram, or your favorite home magazines. Knowing what you don’t want is just as helpful as knowing what you do want. Then, call the professionals.

At Men in White Painting, we offer free color consultations to give you options and insights on what will work best in your home. Once we see the space we will be painting, we can offer other helpful tips associated with color. Small things like balance, continuity, and flow all factor into the discussion, as well.

Let’s start off 2021 with some measure of control over our lives. You get to choose how you feel in your home. Let’s personalize it.

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