Behr’s 2021 Color Trend Forecast Is Like a Mood Ring for Our Future Homes
Paint for every emotion.
Updated Oct 11, 2018 7:40 PM
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At home, mood boosters come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the collection of postcards on your fridge that makes you smile every time you reach for the milk, and the linen bedding that instantly transports you to a luxurious hotel. But what about your paint? When it comes to choosing the right colors for the coming year, Behr wants you to start by examining your feelings—in fact, that’s the basis of its entire 2021 trend prediction report.
Instead of picking one standout hue, the company is releasing a spectrum of 21 versatile shades, each tied to a specific emotion. It’s about more than just choosing blue to help you relax: The palette offers a distinct tone for when you want to indulge in nostalgia, another one for when you need a safe haven, and another for fueling creativity. Don’t be afraid to get particular with what you want your future home to feel like; there’s a paint swatch for everything.
The Fiery and Festive One
For a space that’s bursting with energy, pick this saffron shade. Coat your dining room walls with it to make every meal seem like a fancy occasion—the lively conversation will follow.
The Restorative and Secure One
Mimic the healing effects of taking some alone time in nature with a rich olive green. We’d put this in the living room to carve out a nook specifically for unwinding after a long day of work.
The Hopeful and Welcoming One
As we start to tip-toe back into inviting people over (fingers crossed), this earthy terracotta will set the scene for socially distanced holidays. Give your entry a fresh lick of paint to greet guests with a statement-making first impression.
The Reassuring and Calm One
It’s the decor equivalent of your favorite sweater: Sometimes, all you want is something soothing to wrap yourself in. Pair this dusty blue with tonal navies and teals to transform your bedroom into the ultimate zen retreat.
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