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  • The 2021 Colors of the Year are Ultimate Gray, Illuminating, Aegean Teal and Urbane Bronze.

The Color of the Year is always an anticipated announcement, providing artists, designers and builders with an artistic message and muse. The Color of the Year also tends to impact home trends and furnishings, which is especially important for us as home builders and designers.

Here are insights you can use as you design your home with the 2021 Color of the Year.

The 2021 Colors of the Year

Pantone, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams all announced 2021 Colors of the Year, each with unique hues and selection explanations.

Pantone: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

Both Ultimate Gray, an elemental gray, and Illuminating, a happy yellow, were selected by Pantone to inform the upcoming year. Pantone describes this pair of colors as “practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic.”

Benjamin Moore: Aegean Teal

Described by Benjamin Moore as balanced and comforting, Aegean Teal is a soft hue that subtly upgrades any space. Additionally, Benjamin Moore created a palette of colors that harmonize with Aegean Teal, making it easier than ever for homeowners to work with this color trend.

Sherwin Williams: Urbane Bronze

Urbane Bronze is an organic color providing a gentle reminder to slow down and find your sanctuary, whether in nature or elsewhere. At the same time, this hue creates warmth and sophistication in any space with a home.

Keep in mind, it’s okay that each entity has different colors touted as the Color of the Year. In fact it’s encouraging to witness the variety of perspectives regarding color and design. Having a variety of trend colors gives homeowners more opportunity as they imagine their spaces.

Your home with the 2021 Color of the Year

When designing a home, it’s important to neutralize the space. With that being said, the occasional bright accent can add an element of cheer and charm to the space and your new home.

Your home with Ultimate Gray & Illuminating

Ultimate Gray is a strong yet neutral color that can create a great foundation. Placing Ultimate Gray on large surfaces within your space will emphasize its brilliance while maintaining a sense of practicality.

Looking to add some foundational decor pieces to your home? Couches or chairs in Ultimate Gray can provide a solid base for the rest of the space. If you’re ready to pull the trigger this elemental shade works well on walls that could use a darker-but-neutral hue.

Illuminating can be a fun accent to Ultimate Gray.  A beautifully painted exterior of your home can be accented with an eye catching color such as illuminating yellow.  Children’s rooms, craft spaces or even workout areas can benefit from this bright and cheerful color.

Your home with Aegean Teal

While not as bright as Illuminating, Aegean Teal makes a statement with a softer tone. This balanced hue is a perfect pop of color that is calm enough to cover expansive spaces, such as accent walls, decorative pillows, large art pieces or rugs.

Given its soothing presence, Aegean Teal could also be used in a as an accent cabinetry color.  Try a mudroom cubbies, teal drawer pulls on a white vanity or even a kitchen island!

Staging your home with Urbane Bronze

Urbane Bronze is a deep, regal tone that may be best used in relationship to creating sophistication in the home or a room, such as a formal dining area or living room. Other placement options for this color include a home office, study or chef’s kitchen.

Get the full effect of Urbane Bronze by situating it near mixed metals or wooden features in yourspace; this will highlight both the rich bronze color and the earthy elements.

Get in touch today. From insights on home trends to the closing table, you’ll have help every step of the way in designing your new home.

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