2021 Colors Of The Year

Fresh Colors To Help Your Décor Come Alive

Each year trend setting fashion, design and paint companies help define the colors that permeate our visual palette. And each year, the colors they choose walk down runways, coat walls, and appear in print and on screens all around us. They always make their way into home décor.  Here are a few of the color trends catching our eye this year.


Pantone Color of the Year: Ultimate Gray + Illuminating (Yellow)

Gray and yellow sit comfortably together, providing vivid contrast without any harshness.  Gray has captured its place as today’s favorite neutral in interior design, adding fresh yellow accents is an easy upgrade.  Want to start small? Toss a lemony accent pillow and throw onto your charcoal sectional.  If you are looking for a bigger statement choose a slate and honey rug with a bold graphic pattern or an accent chair in a saturated golden hue.

Wrap yourself in bedlinens boasting these comforting colors.  Your bedroom will feel serene and refined while still providing you a sunny lift each morning as you prepare to face the day.  For a pop of color, add a vanity to your room in a radiant shade.  Grab charcoal and butterscotch art for the walls or a saffron storage bench for the foot of the bed — because let’s face it, who’s bedroom couldn’t do with a little extra storage?

Benjamin Moore Paint Color of the Year – Aegean Teal

Showcased in the sofa set in the pictured room, this smoky blue-green hue has a richness that is infectious.  Surrounded with a variety of soft blues, it will wash your room in tranquility. Echo the shade in artwork, and brighten the space with a pair of textured silver lamps and white mid-century modern tables.

On the balcony, keep the look modern and open with a pristine white platform sectional and saturated teal rug, or create a cozier feel by flooding the space in ocean blue, framed with deep brown wicker and white accents.

Behr Paint Color of the Year – Canyon Dusk

This alluring shade falls somewhere between an earthy pink and a heathery light coral.  It is warm and inviting and is well complemented with dove gray and white.  These soft, supple tones keep a modern living room feeling light and open.  Add a dusky contemporary patterned rug to your living room and place a pair of blush glass lamps atop your console table. It’s a room you’ll want to melt into and stay a while.

In a teen’s bedroom, play off of the earthy quality of this shade by adding more deeply hued terracotta and brown accents. A rose gold lamp and soft dusty pink area rug bring in nuanced variations in the shade while adding a light and open feel.  The woven wall art and patterned chair topped with a plush pillow build interest and texture. Stick to a simple color palette for a soothing feel, or add some diversity of color with more vibrant mix including dusky blues and greens.

Canyon Dusk is the perfect hue for the patio – take this easy-breezy look. Start by coupling a crisp white table with blush chairs.  Ground and define the space by offsetting the light hues with accents in a deep charcoal gray. A lantern and outdoor rug are all that’s needed, then add a succulent and you’re done!

Saturating your space in this year’s hottest shades can be as simple or as comprehensive as you want it to be.  Browse your options to find your favorites. Swap out some accents, add some accessories and enjoy the journey!