2021 has been a great year for interior design with everyone deciding on big changes after being stuck at home for so long. Everyone is looking to add some new colours and textures to their existing designs and adding some trending colours is a great idea to quickly transform a space. Let’s have a look at some of the best interior paint colours for 2021 that will add a classic splash of colour to your existing interior.
Aegean Teal (2136-40)
Aegean Teal 2136-40 has been a trendy colour for the last few years but it’s really become popular in the last little while after being named colour of the year by Benjamin Moore for 2021. This warm blue gives rooms a sense of coziness and a nautical feel while adding some depth. It’s described by Benjamin Moore as being “A blend of blue-green and gray, Aegean Teal 2136-40 is an intriguing mid-tone that creates natural harmony”. Designers have been using the colour with many other grey tones and as an accent colour for cabinets or tables. It pairs well with greens like Benjamin Moore’s Sweet Spring (1500), Salisbury Green (HC-139), Winterwood (1486), and Tulsa Twilight (2070-10).
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Rosy Peach (2089-20)
Rosy Peach (2089-20) is another great addition to the colour scene with its gorgeous coral tones. It’s a perfect addition to a library, office, or anywhere where a soothing tone is needed. For an accent colour, it gives an extra pop to an old bookshelf or set of floating shelves. It’s been described by Benjamin Moore as “part of Colour Preview. A collection of bold, saturated colours that brings spaces to life for those looking to illuminate their world with pure, extraordinary colour”. It pairs well with neutrals such as Benjamin Moore’s Barley Harvest (1070), French Vanilla (923), Rosemary Sprig (2144-30), and April Showers (1507).
Amazon Soil (2115-30)
Amazon Soil (2115-30) is a deep brown that looks very dramatic and rich like a deep cup of coffee. Its a great colour for cabinetry, closet doors and any space that needs a sense of earth tones. This is a great colour to use in any sort of half and half (such as an upper and lower wall or upper and lower kitchen cabinets) when it’s paired with cream. It’s been described by Benjamin Moore with the phrase “a hint of black gives this pronounced shade of deepest mauve its rich, velvety quality. Dramatically dark, it inspires a sense of tranquillity”. Designers recommend using it with Benjamin Moore colours such as Creme Fraiche (2023-70), Serenata (AF-535), Yellow Freeze (2020-70), and Mesquite (501).
Chestertown Buff (HC-9)
Chestertown Buff (HC-9) is a great colour for versatility with its great balance of white and yellow that is similar to brighter butterscotch. It can be used to brighten up so many areas of the home including bathrooms and kitchens, along with being used to liven up old furniture in the bedroom for a rustic look. Its been described by Benjamin Moore as “An earthy, gently muted maize that works beautifully in both contemporary and classic settings”. For a tranquil look, try using it with Floral White (OC-29), Sag Harbour Gray (HC-95), Niveous (OC-36), and Simply White (2143-70).
Silhouette is the hottest grey tone of the year and adds some extra depth to whatever it’s painted with. It’s the perfect blend of deep expresso and grey which makes it the perfect tone for an entire furniture set or an accent wall. It is described by Benjamin Moore with the phrase “Red undertones make silhouette a sultry gray that can turn an unremarkable room into a lush, sumptuous space”. Some of the best Benjamin Moore paint colours to use with Silhouette include Ylang Ylang (AF-305), Province Blue (2135-40), Seashell (926), and Meditation (AF-395).
Gray Cashmere (2138-60)
Gray Cashmere (2138-60) is another grey tone that can work in almost any place and provide a huge visual impact. This muted tone is perfect for a gender-neutral nursery, a tranquil themed office space or even a cozy reading nook that needs a bit of extra light. This is also a great overall colour for painting an entire room as it adds a light and airy feeling. With its neutral base, this colour can be used with almost any other colour but it pairs especially well with Benjamin Moores Rustic Brick (2091-20), Beigewood (1007), Incense Stick (2115-20), and Pilgrim Haze (2132-50).
Beacon Hill Damask (HC-2)
Beacon Hill Damask (HC-2) is another gorgeous yellow tone that can be used to highlight some areas in the perfect way. Use it for kitchen cupboards to add a pop of bright colours or use it to add some lighter tones to a dark space like a bathroom. This colour is part of the Benjamin Moore Historical collection which is described on their website as “ A collection of 191 time-honoured hues comprises our most popular palette. Steeped in tradition, the refined, elegant colours of the Historical Collection deliver timeless colours that can be used in traditional as well as contemporary spaces. Unveiled in 1976 to celebrate the US bicentennial, these colours are inspired by America’s historic landmarks”. Some of the best Benjamin Moore colours to pair with this are brown tones like Birchwood (1161) and Hearthstone Brown (2109-20), or neutrals such as Rock Candy (937), or White Rock (918)
Atrium White (OC-145)
Atrium White (OC-145) is part of the Off-White collection from Benjamin Moore and it’s a great alternative to a standard white. It has yellow tones that will pair well with any colour which makes it the best for painting furniture or re-painting an entire room. Off-white adds class to any space where it’s been added and it goes well with all of the other trending colours for this year.
There are so many great options this year when it comes to trending paint colours. This year’s colours are easy to mix and match with each other to give you a fresh design look with minimal effort. Whether you want something bold, something unique or something that’s classic, you’ll find it in the interior paint colour trends for 2021.