Cool Colour Trends for 2021

Image Credit - Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

Many of us are feeling a bit stuck at home. We face the same four walls and wonder “How long can this COVID last?”.  


While we don’t have the answer to pandemic questions, we  do  have the answer to your walls.
Colours affect how we think, our mood, and even our productivity. As an interior designer, I work with many individuals with personal colour preferences, the good news is that every colour comes in a spectrum of shades, tones and brightnesses, and can be used as a whole scheme or for a pop of individual charm.
Paint companies have just released their predictions and suggestions about colour trends for 2021. So let’s all take advantage of this time to consider colour changes on a wall, a room ,or the entire house/office.

Changing the colour of your walls with the new seasons colours will revamp your life, mood and happiness levels.

In this blog, we will be sharing with you the paint colour trends of 2021 from the big paint brands, and how you can use them in your home. Looking at the colour trends you may see that there is underling theme occurring. This has been deeply influenced by the impact of the Corona virus. The overarching theme for all of these colour trends is about creating a home environment where we can recharge, relax and feel comfortable in our safe spaces. There are a lot of warm serene colour tones from soft pastel hues to cooler blues and greys, which create a calm foundation for any home.

Colour, and painting a room are a very personal choice, so for those of us who want brighter tones to invigorate and create productivity in their lives, there are the calming neutral tones with bright colour pops to brighten any day.
Witty from Crown Paints - Enchanted Ivy, Satin Lining Flat Matt Emulsion, English Fire, Mustard Jar, Powdered Blue Matt Emulsion and Dance Fever Feature Wall
Witty from Crown Paints - Enchanted Ivy, Satin Lining Flat Matt Emulsion, English Fire, Mustard Jar, Powdered Blue Matt Emulsion and Dance Fever Feature Wall 

 

 Pantone Colour Of The Year 2021: Ultimate Grey & Illuminating

This year surprisingly Pantone has chosen not one but TWO colours of the year.  The colours chosen are Ultimate Gray plus a gorgeous Yellow called Illuminating.  This beautiful partnership of colour communicates the message of hopefulness and strength whilst being uplifting and long lasting.  Grey and yellow may not seem like natural partners, but this optimistic and uplifting combination conveys a functional and reflective union that creates serenity and optimism.

Grey is a very calming and conservative colour while yellow always conveys brightness, joy and light.

 

Ultimate Grey + Illuminating. Pantone Colour of the Year 2021
Ultimate Grey + Illuminating. Pantone Colour of the Year 2021
Pantone Colour of the Year 2021, Colour Trends 2021
Pantone Colour of the Year 2021, Colour Trends 2021

L-R (1. Mohaw Home Ziggidy, 2. Atkin and Thyme, 3.Harlow Grey sofa, 4. Elmueble, 5. Iconic lights, 6. HGTV Smart Home,7. Jalan Interior)

Dulux Colour of The Year: Brave Ground 

Dulux have chosen Brave Ground as their colour of the year, conveying a very back to nature slant. This colour consists of lovely warm, earthy tones evoking feelings of growth, potential and stability whilst offering the chance of change and creativity within the home.

 

Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

 

Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

The amazing thing about Brave Ground is that this colour is very adaptive with other tones. Dulux have put forward 4 colour palettes that both compliment and ties colours together. Which is your favourite?

Trust Colours

Trust Colours Dulux Colour of the Year 2021
Trust Colours Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

Expressive Colours 

Expressive Colours, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021
Expressive Colours, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

Timeless Colours 

Timeless Colours, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021
Timeless Colours, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

Earth Colours  

Earth Colours, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021
Earth Colours, Dulux Colour of the Year 2021

Dulux Colour Forecast 2021

Dulux has also released Colour Forecast 2021 which is made up of three nurturing colour palettes that you can choose from; they are ‘Nourish’, ‘Reset’ and ‘Retreat’.   Each palette has 12 colour/tones to choose from in endless combinations.  From a cosy aesthetic too revitalising tones, these tones are all about creating a sense of rejuvenation while cherishing nostalgia; so important in these times of transition and change. 

Nourish is warm and comforting

Dulux Forcast 2021, Nourish
Dulux Forecast 2021, Nourish 

Reset is vibrant and nurturing 

Dulux Colour Forcast 2021, Reset
Dulux Colour Forecast 2021, Reset 

Retreat is peaceful and reflective - I can most definitely see these in a spa setting, or elegant nook in your home. An escape from the hustle and bustle of zoom meetings and home schooling. 

Dulux Colour Forecast 2021, Retreat
Dulux Colour Forecast 2021, Retreat

Whatever the trends, colour is a very personal choice.  Don’t feel restricted by any of the colours combinations, and feel free to surprise yourself by mixing colours from different palettes. 

When you are ready to repaint or renovate its a good first step to create a moodboard of the colours, themes, and ideas you have.  If you are redecorating with a spouse or partner its a very important tool to help others visualise your vision. 

And of course if you need some help with this, you can simply reach out to us at Harleen McLean interiors and let us guide you through this exciting transformation. 

Join us next week for a blog on how to create mood boards.