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Popular Paint Colors That Will Reign Supreme in 2021

Color specialists and interior designers have rolled out their predictions for top colors in 2021. We’ve compiled this list of the leading paint color trends to inspire spring painting projects.

The last 12 months have been tough! Our lives have been overshadowed by grief and restrictions. Many of us have coped with this difficult year by tackling home improvement projects. Paint trends from social media and paint sales reflect a growing desire to make our homes feel calm, comforting, and uplifting. 

Check out the most popular paint colors for 2021

Interior paint for 2021, canton ctPantone: Ultimate Gray & Illuminating 

Pantone broke with tradition and named two top colors: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Ultimate Gray is true to its name. This classic grey is an attractive choice for a front door, dining room, or living room. Illuminating is a sunny yellow that could brighten a kitchen, breakfast nook, or closet-office.  

Glidden: Aqua Fiesta

Glidden also took a new approach to their color of the year. They named an accent color for the first time. The color they chose is Aqua Fiesta, a vibrant aquamarine that would pop on a wall, front door, or millwork. It would be a lovely complement to cool gray or greige walls.

Behr: Canyon Dusk

Canyon Dusk is another earth tone chosen for this year. It seems like spending more time indoors has increased our appreciation for the calming beauty of nature. Canyon Dusk is a rosy terra-cotta inspired by the color of the sky at dusk and the rich hue of clay. It would be a relaxing tone for a bedroom or living room.

Benjamin Moore: Aegean Teal

Benjamin Moore was inspired by an ocean tone like Glidden. They choose a softer shade of blue-green: Aegean Teal. Aegean Teal has undertones of gray that make this muted teal feel modern. This calming color would go well in a home office, bedroom, or bathroom.

interior painting in 2021, farmington ctSherwin-Williams: Urbane Bronze 

Sherwin-Williams has chosen the boldest neutral: Urbane Bronze. Urbane Bronze is a warm gray-brown. This rich neutral would make a zen backdrop for a bedroom or den. If you have been looking for a deep brown with cool undertones for your kitchen or bathroom cabinetry, your hunt is over!

Valspar: 12 Cozy Colors

Valspar followed Pantone’s example and didn’t choose just one color for 2021. They chose 12! Valspar’s top picks for 2021 are soft, cozy colors. They range from neutrals like grey Granite Dust and Unforgettable beige to dusty shades of the rainbow-like Cherry Taupe and Blissful Blue. You can see the whole palette come to life on their website and browse through their inspiring photos.

2021’s color trends reflect our national yearning for our homes to feel cozy and warm through these uncertain times. Along with a longing to bring nature’s serenity indoors with soothing earth tones. If you’ve been hunting for the perfect interior or exterior paint color to refresh your home, you may just find it on this list. This year’s colors are timeless!

If you need a hand with your next painting project, give us a call! The painting pros on our team at Franklin Painting are experts at interior and exterior painting. We can refresh your home’s curb appeal with a new exterior color or update your living space’s tone with a beautiful fresh wall color.

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