Mart 20, 2021 0 Yazar: admin

Every year paint companies and color experts pick out a paint color of the year.  2020 colors range from vibrant to peaceful but 2021 is neutering nature inspired colours.  See what colors I think will be trending and be inspired to add some to your home.

paint color of the year from color experts

Paint Color of the Year

One of my favorite things to do each year is searching for the color of the year selections.  It is a great way to see where our hues are taking us.  

Most the time the colors are spot on, at least from my perspective, but then there are colors that I think to myself where did that come from.

This year I can easily see myself recommending some of the colors, and there are other colors that I have been trying to figure out a way to blend them into our modern farmhouse decor style.

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Sherwin Williams

Shewin Williams is opening the door in 2021 to a deep dark color called Urban Bronze SW 7048. Look at how beautiful this color looks on an accent wall.

Sherwin Williams 2021 paint color of the year Urban Bronze SW 7048
Photo courtesy of Sherwin Williams

I find it interesting that Sherwin Williams went from naval last year to this earth tone color. Great choice Sherwin Williams!! Consider Urbane Bronze for accent walls and trim.

Last year in 2020 Sherwin Williams color of the year was Naval SW 6244.

Naval is said to be a rich navy that creates a calm and grounding environment. A tone that will warm up any room. 

If you love the color, this is an excellent choice for your walls, door, cabinetry and so on.  But if you are more of a neutral person, then I would recommend using it as an accent.

I think this color is telling us that interior paint colors are moving to art deco influences. 

Cavern Clay SW 7701 was Sherwin Williams color of the year for 2019. A color that would warm up any room.

Benjamin Moore

I am excited to share Benjamin Moores 2021 color of the year. Aegean Teal is so pretty! Just like Sherwin Williams I think Benjamin Moore has knocked it out of the park.

Benjamin Moore paint color of the year Aegean teal

Aegean Teal 2136-40 is a medium tone blue green color that will look amazing in many places. This is a fabulous color for a front door, cabinetry, furniture and walls especially accent walls.

First Light 2102-70 is Benjamin Moore’s color of the year for 2020.

First Light 2102-70 is Benjamin Moore's color of the year for 2020 a pastel pink color that is displayed on dining area walls.
Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore

This is the perfect color to remind you of a gorgeous sunrise or sunset. Who wouldn’t love to bring that indoors.

First Light is perfect on walls, doors, furniture and accessories.  

Benjamin Moore AC 690 Metropolitan, their color of 2019, is still a color that is trending right now. It is a great color for accent walls and cabinets.

paint color of the year Benjamin Moore Metropolitan
Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Moore


Behr has released their 2021 color of the year- Canyon Dusk S210-4. This gentle-toned color is such a beautiful color! Doesn’t it just look amazing in this bathroom?

Behr paint color of the year 2021 Canyon Dusk
Photo Courtesy of Behr

This lovely earthy terracotta color can be used for just about anything. Office, kitchen, bathroom, you name it! Behr hit it spot on for a perfect summer color!

In 2020 Behr used a earth tone called Back to Nature S340-4.

Behr has released their color of the year for 2020 to be Back to Nature S340-4 painted on a front door
Photo Courtesy of Behr

Back to Nature is a color that does just that and is a beautiful color for outdoors, but would look amazing inside your home too.

This is a color that would look great in your office, on your cabinets, in your living room, or bedroom but we love it on this door!

It’s a subtle color that doesn’t steal the show, but would be a great accent color.

Blueprint S470-5 is a warm denim mid-range hue and was Behr‘s color of the year for 2019.  The perfect accent wall color or cabinetry.

Paint color of the year Behr Blueprint
Photo Courtesy of Behr


PPG has released a color palette for 2021 instead of just one color. Big Cypress PPG1062-5 (pictured below), Transcend PPG1079-4, and Misty Aqua PPG1147-3.

Paint color of the year by PPG
Photo Courtesy of PPG

The color Transcend PPG1079-4 is a midtone, shaded, brown sugar beige with a gingerbread undertone. It is perfect if you want to add warmth to a room.

Misty Aqua PPG1147-3 is a soft, muted, tropical turquoise aqua with an aquamarine undertone. It pairs perfectly with light creams and soft neutral accents.

The color of the year for 2020 is Chinese Porcelain PPG1160-6.

The color of the year for PPG is Chinese Porcelain PPG1160-6 painted on the walls of a bedroom
Photo Courtesy of PPG

Blue is a timeless color and PPG has nailed it with Chinese Porcelain.

The blue with violet undertones is a serine color that takes you outdoors.

If your entryway is asking for a makeover, Chinese Porcelain is a great color to start with. It’s inviting to any guests that might cross the threshold of your home.

PPG paint color of the year in 2019 was Nightwatch  PPG1145-7.

Paint color of the year PPG Nightwatch
Photo Courtesy of PPG


Their 2021 color of the year is Wild Blue Yonder DE5855. This light and airy pale blue is gorgeous!

Dunn Edwards paint color of the year 2021.  Wild Blue Yonder
Photo Courtesy of Dunn-Edwards

This blue hue pairs well with almost any type of décor style! Open up any room in your home with this color!

Minty Fresh DE5687 is their 2020 color of the year from Dunn-Edwards.

Minty Fresh DE5687 is to 2020 color of the year from Dunn-Edwards painted on the inside of a front door
Photo Courtesy of Dunn-Edwards

What a clean color this is. If you’re tired of white, but don’t want a bold color in your home, than Fresh Mint is a beautiful option.

This is a perfect color to lighten a room that doesn’t have any natural light coming in.

There are so many options of where you could incooperate this color in your home. Anywhere from your kitchen walls, to your bathroom, to your outdoor patio.

Fresh Mint is a breath of fresh air for your home.

Dunn-Edwards color of the year from 2019 was Spice of Life DET439.

Dunn-Edwards color of the year 2019 Spice of Life painted on a dinning area wall
Photo Courtesy of Dunn-Edwards


Before we jump into Pantone’s color of the year let me share a little about who is Pantone.

Pantone doesn’t sell paint instead they are the industry colors that just about everything printed or where colors are derived from. Let me explain a little more.

Whenever, someone comes up with a design they will match a color to a pantone color. Then when it is sent to a printer or factory they can pin point a color so that what they have create comes out exaclty how they imagined it.

So every year Pantone comes out with one or more colors that they think will be a trendy color.

Pantone decided to go with 2 colors this year for their 2021 color of the year. Pantone 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and Pantone 13-0647 Illuminating. These two colors complement each other so well!

Pantone paint color of the year yellow and grey
Photo Courtesy of Pantone

In 2020 they felt blue hues were trendy and choose classic blue.

Classic Blue Pantone paint color of the year 2020

Remember many businesses have a color that is on the Pantone chart.  They use those colors on the table whenever they are working with other industry to print their stationary order shirts and so on.

It is a big deal to see what Pantone picks.  In some ways they are the leader of the color pack, so to say.

In 2019 Pantone delivers the surprising color Living Coral 16-1546.

Paint color of the year Pantone Living Coral
Photo Courtesy of Pantone

I think this color will be fabulous in coastal homes.  It will make a great accent hue.


Overall I think all the paint companies and experts have given us great color options.

What is your favorite color and where would you use it?

I am toying with the thought of painting a door which is what I did several years ago when I painted my front door Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue.

I feel in love with that color then so you never know if you will fall in love with one of these colors now.

Happy Decorating!