Colour has a unique way of transforming a space when used creatively to capture a mood or provide a new perspective. In a year robbed of serenity, it is no surprise that the most iconic paint companies have recently announced entire palettes of colour hues each of which is meant to channel joy and stability, offering strength and focus towards wellbeing, while lessening the cacophony of stresses that currently surrounds us.
2021 is expected to be an empowering year of change that will aim on connecting people back to nature. We shall all take a moment to reflect and reset. Intriguing, balanced and deeply soothing, below are the three colour trends that we will be seeing more of in the coming year.
AkzoNobel’s Brave Ground
Found in natural wood and stone, Brave Ground is a mid-tone organic hue that draws on earthy influences and nostalgia. As an antidote to an era of cool greys, this colour is filled with warmth and richness, emulating the feeling of a warm latte on a misty morning. Along with its grounding effect and sense of calm, Brave Ground is also intended to be a versatile colour that can be applied to a variety of different settings, providing an easy starting point to revitalize and reimagine the space, where we live and recharge.
PPG’s Big Cypress
Deep and rich, Big Cypress is a shaded ginger colour with persimmon undertones inspired by mindful living and vibrantly hued fruits. It is an expressive colour with an autumnal vibe, equivalent of a big, reassuring hug for your home. Its bold and warm shade is able to shine alongside neutral pale colours, or even paired with touches of gold to create natural harmony.
Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Teal
Celebrating the simple pleasures of Mediterranean life – just think of the sound of splashing waves on the seashore or the taste of sea salt on your sun-kissed skin – Aegean Teal and the corresponding colour palette from Benjamin Moore radiate warmth and wellbeing. The inviting quality of this Grecian sea-tinged colour is meant to bring comfort into our homes, while providing an unexpected pairing of freshness against the other warm, earthy hues.
We are going through the most uncertain of times, so it is likely that we see calming, restorative and natural hues returning to offer the serenity and wellbeing that people need. Colour can play a significant role in this, and the new trends are here to refresh your home in the coming year…
Author: Marina Foti