Behr Predicts 2021’s Biggest Paint Colors

Cozy office painted in a shade of green

People have spent a lot of time at home in 2020, and if you’re one of them and are thinking of giving your space a little zhuzh, Behr’s paint predictions for 2021 may help.

The paint brand released its 2021 Colour Trends with an emphasis on “elevated comfort,” and the collection includes 21 hues. Vice President of Colour at Behr, Erika Woelfel, explains that the chosen shades go beyond basic hues with their “elevated” oomph of color.

She says in a press release, “This has been a year of unpredictability and 2020 has significantly changed our relationship with our home. When our colour team began exploring a palette for the coming year, we knew it needed to be grounded in what we’ve been craving: comfort and personalization. A new, ‘elevated’ articulation of ‘comfort’ goes beyond traditional beige, gray and green hues, and embraces colour in a way that can redefine and enhance any type of space inside or outside the home.”

Simple entryway painted in a color of beige.

Behr took its predictions and separated the shades into six key categories: Casual Comfort, Optimistic View, Subtle Focus, Calm Zone, Quiet Haven, and Outdoor Escape. Each of these six styles are meant to “evoke positivity,” and are versatile enough to be mixed and matched. Curious future painters will find shades like the neutral Barnyard Gray, muted sages like Royal Orchard, and the pink-toned beige of Sierra.

The colors will be showcased and put in action with the help of influencers are the next three weeks. Using the hashtag #21DaysOfColor, influencers will incorporate the shades into their spaces on social media, so future painters can see the hues.

If you’ve been looking for a soothing shade for your at-home oasis, you might want to check out Behr’s #21DaysOfColor and its 2021 shade predictions.

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