Interior designers predict the biggest paint color trends for 2021


Paint palette

Which of these colors take your fancy? (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

2020 was the year of home improvements. We all spent more time at home than ever before, and so we all invested time and money to make those spaces as stylish and cozy as possible.

A quick glance on any Pinterest board will show you the interior trends that have been booming this year. And when it came to paint colours, we were all about deep, sultry blues and dusky, matte tones.

Farrow and Ball’s Railings was the most popular paint color in 2020, with 8,100 average monthly searches. It was also the hottest paint color in summer, with 12,100 searches over the warm months.

But what does 2021 have in store? If you’re looking to spruce up your home heading into the new year, you might want to know which colors are going to be trending.

Home improvement specialists, Insulation Express analyzed popular paint color trends across different seasons this year and spoke to some of the UK’s top interior designers to predict 2021’s must have home color palettes.

Spring 2021

Spring color palette

Green Smoke (Picture: Insulation Express)

Restorative neutrals paired with green accents:

Calming, earthy, neutral tones will give your new year the start it needs, and help to cleanse your home of the stresses of 2020.

Add an earthy accent of muted green for something fresh and lifting.

Katherine of K Christopher Interiors says: ‘Green has restorative and calming qualities and will create a sense of comfort, stability and calmness while still keeping the interior uplifting, interesting and engaging.’

Summer 2021

Summer color palette

Middleton Pink (Picture: Insulation Express)

All the pinks:

Perfect in the kitchen, bathroom, or basically any room in the house, light pink is set to be big next summer.

Off-set your pink with something neutral and earthy to ensure your design doesn’t stray into Barbie territory.

Marc Hardy from Space ID says: ‘Over the past year there has been a movement towards botanical colors and a 60s Miami vibe.’

Autumn 2021

Autumn color palette

India Yellow (Picture: Insulation Express)

Pungent colors for flavoursome brilliant:

Brits will be warming up their homes with a mixture of pungent colors as the nights get longer. Think deep, velvety wine colours, and tones that remind you of earthy spices.

‘Colors of pink, brass and monochrome tones will come through,’ predicts Marc Hardy.

Winter 2021

Winter color palette

Velvetine no. 422 (Picture: Insulation Express)

A switch-up of warm colours:

Warmer colors for winter will ensure a cozy, safe space. There may well be a resurgence of the dark blue we have seen this year, but alongside that there will also be more reds and purples.

Katherine says: ‘Warmer tones of red and plum are bold and rich enough to add a luxurious finish to an interior.’

She adds that they can ‘create a sense of warmness and calm, particular when there is less light from outside.’

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