The arrival of a new year almost unfailingly motivates homeowners to give their homes a makeover. They can go for a major renovation and redecoration (including repainting and/or repapering), or a minor update like introducing a new pop of color or two, among other things.

If a color update is part of your home makeover project, it’s a good idea to check out the Color of the Year (COTY) reports courtesy of the experts in the paint industry as well as the top interior designers and decorators.   

Start brainstorming your color makeover project with these color trends predicted by Pantone, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, Graham & Brown, Behr, and PPG: 

Ultimate Gray and Illuminating


For only the second time, Pantone has chosen to go with two colors: gray and yellow. Imagine concrete bathed in warm, soft sunset yellow. According to Pantone’s executive director, Leatrice Eiseman, the combination is meant to bring to mind something “practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic,” which, together, should translate into “resilience and hope.”

Aegean Teal

(Benjamin Moore)

Want to be reminded of the sea—and be calmed and de-stressed—without necessarily having to go on full maritime mode? Then Benjamin Moore’s COTY, Aegean Teal, is your go-to color. If you’re in the mood for more than just one color, you can use with other hues. Or you can choose from Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends 2021 palette, which includes Amazon Soil, Muslin, and Rosy Peach.  

Urbane Bronze


Bronze is both metallic/industrial and evocative of the soothing quality of nature. The Sherwin-Williams annual Colormix Color Forecast has assigned Urban Bronze to their Sanctuary Palette, where it pulls together the palette’s overall look comprised of warm, natural tones. Colormix Forecast’s New Residential color collection for 2021 has 40 colors, organized into 4 palettes: Encounter, Tapestry, Continuum, and Sanctuary.


(Graham & Brown)

G&B chose this color because it’s “proud, regal, and luxuriously bold.” Their colors and trends specialist Paula Taylor describes it as “perfectly decadent yet cocooning.” Because it’s not overly dramatic, it’s flexible enough to be used throughout your home in various ways. And if you’ve been living with neutrals for a while now, this pop of elegant color may just be what you need.   

Color Trends Palette


Want to imbue your home with a touch of “escapism, the outdoors, and timelessness”?  The way things are, it’s perfectly understandable.

As a matter of fact, those three elements are pretty much easy to see in the trend predictions of other companies. For example, Behr’s Voyage is similar to Benjamin Moore’s Agean Teal, while their Euphoric Magenta is a shade sister of Graham & Brown’s Epoch. 

Comfort Colors


For their first foray into color trend forecasting, Pittsburgh-based PPG breaks picked an “organic and hopeful palette” that reflects “simplicity and restfulness”—things that are long overdue after “decades of overstimulation and overconsumption.” 

The PPG calls their 2021 color palette “Be Well,” and it features touches of tropical (Misty Aqua), earthy (Big Cypress), and neutral (Transcend). 

Embrace the power of color to amplify your sense of home, whether you’ve just moved in or just need a healthy dose of change. 

If you’re listing and need to create a sense of home for the next owners of your old home, we can help, not just with listing your home, but also in ensuring your buyers see home when they walk in the door.  
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