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Every year, prominent paint company, BEHR, forecasts the trends they expect to be everywhere in the coming seasons, and they’re almost always right. And lucky for anyone who’s looking to give their interior a stylish refresher, the company just announced the color palettes that will be taking over homes this winter and beyond.
Given the special kind of chaos that 2020 has brought us, it’s no surprise that BEHR’s color trends are leaning toward feelings of calm, comfort, and optimism. The brand grouped each of its trends into categories to make it easy to identify the feelings and types of spaces they most lend themselves to, which we highlight below.
Shades of blue and green are well known for their calming effect, so it makes sense that BEHR expects them to be in homes far and wide in 2021. But it won’t be bold and bright versions of the colors; instead, you’ll find muted, almost-neutral iterations of blues and greens in home offices, bedrooms, and anywhere else that can benefit from a daily dose of calm.
Tinted pastel shades of blue, green, yellow, and pink will be making major waves in upcoming seasons. Unlike traditional pastels, which bring about thoughts of children's rooms, these pastels are much more sophisticated. Think: natural birds’ eggs rather than Easter eggs. Serene and versatile, these colors look great with virtually every aesthetic.
Light, warm neutrals that evoke a sense of comfort and relaxation are projected to be big in the coming seasons, and thank goodness for that. Shades of white, beige, and blush will be gracing everything from rugs to sofas and everything in between. These hues instantly make a space feel more warm and welcoming, and given their neutral nature, they complement a wide range of aesthetics.
2021’s colors won’t be all soft and muted--BEHR is also predicting rich, saturated colors inspired by nature to pop up in all kinds of spaces. Colors like forest green, smoky gray, nighttime blue, and natural wood will be infusing homes with the peaceful vibes of Mother Nature all year round.
In addition to subtle hues and nature-inspired colors, the coming seasons will also bring us cheerful pops of color, like purple, turquoise, and yellow, to lift our moods. And given that optimism has been in short supply for many of us in 2020, these will be particularly welcome as the new year rolls in.
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