Forget going to a psychic or consulting your horoscope—to figure out what the next year holds, you might want to just head to your nearest paint store. Across the board, color forecasters said that we’d be craving calming, soothing shades in our homes more than ever in 2020…and boy, were they on the nose with that prediction. Now, as we creep into fall, the decor oracles are back at it, taking a look at the state of the world and projecting the 2021 color trends that could define the 12 months ahead.
“This has been a year of unpredictability,” said Erika Woelfel, vice president of color at Behr. “When our color 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.”
It was a feeling echoed at numerous paint companies, as they shared the shades that can make a home feel uniquely yours and totally cozy, no matter what the year ahead may bring.