For the last 20 years a color of the year has been decided from trend-forecasting research performed by the Pantone Color Institute. The annual color, which is announced each December, is chosen based on “what is taking place in our global culture at a moment in time”.
Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore, two of the top paint manufactures, have gotten into the act as well. And when it comes to real estate and home decorating we look to these companies for color advice.
Sherwin Williams has selected Urbane Bronze for 2021. “As a pure, minimalistic expression of nature, Urbane Bronze effortlessly conveys a feeling of warmth and welcome. A refreshing alternative and complement to gray, the hue combines beautifully with pale woods, rich leathers, metals and understated natural stone tones.” Pair it with Modern Gray SW7632 and Messenger Bag SW7740.
For Benjamin Moore it’s Aegean Teal 2136-40. “Take a moment to reflect and rest. Intriguing, balanced, and deeply soothing, the Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2021, Aegean Teal, creates natural harmony.
The complete palette of 12 hues radiate warmth and wellbeing inspired by simple pleasures. According to Benjamin Moore, these are colors that make your home feel even more like home.
Color is a powerful tool. It can make your one-of-a-kind treasures and unique accent pieces look as though they belong together. It can create the illusion of spaciousness, make a room feel rejuvenating, and lend a tone of anything from whimsy to modernity.
If you’re at a loss about what paint color to choose, most paint companies offer information on how to best choose a color. Your lifestyle, preferences, existing design features, and budget should be considered.Whatever your color in 2021, remember there is no one right paint color to paint. It should feel comfortable to you, and you know best what reflects your own personality no matter what the trend. After all it is your home!