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2021’s Top Color Trends For Every Room

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  • Design Trends

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With 2020 soon to be in our rearview mirror, let’s look ahead at next year’s most anticipated color trends.

Major paint brands like Valspar®, Benjamin Moore®, Sherwin-Williams® and BEHR® have already unveiled their 2021 paint color(s) of the year. Their color palettes are full of comforting hues that boost wellness in your home to create a comforting, soothing and calming interior space.

Here are four trending room colors you’ll be seeing in every home after we ring in the new year.

Bathroom: Unforgettable


Biscuit shower walls with color swatches: unforgettable

Valspar Colors of the Year 2021 feature “12 livable shades that evoke calm, serenity and simplicity,” according to a press release. Inspired by mindfulness and wellbeing, the palette aims to bring a sense of comfort to homeowners’ walls through earthy neutrals, warm organic tones and familiar blues.

Easy to design around, versatile and sophisticated neutrals will continue to prevail in 2021 bathroom color trends. With KOHLER® LuxStone®, you can imitate this look and feel in your bathroom by incorporating Biscuit shower walls into your shower design. This classic, creamy shade with just a hint of yellow is nearly identical to Valspar’s Unforgettable (a soft, warm white), making it the perfect hue for contemporary as well as traditional and country settings.

Bedroom: Aegean Teal

Teal bedroom and Aegean Teal color swatch

Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year, Aegean Teal, is a versatile, mid-tone blue-green hue with subtle grey undertones. Like the sea, it strikes a delicate balance of inviting and soothing–qualities that make the color so uplifting.

According to Benjamin Moore, Aegean Teal and the 11 sunbaked hues of the Color Trends 2021 palette are “rooted in the elegant, handspun textures of the home,” chosen to evoke a sense of comfort, nourishment, and harmony.

As seen in the photo above, the deep richness of Aegean Teal adds a kiss of modern sophistication to the bedroom when paired with earthy tones, making it a perfect accent wall color.

Kitchen: Urbane Bronze

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021, Urbane Bronze, is a dark greige with warm undertones that belongs to the Sanctuary palette in the paint company’s 2021 Colormix Forecast. The intensely saturated shade is rooted in nature which grounds any room without being overly loud. The result is a deeply comforting yet sophisticated hue that works perfectly as a primary or accent color.

When used for built-ins and kitchen cabinetry, the burnished metal-like color creates a sleek, contemporary look. Finish the surrounding walls in a complementary neutral to soften the look and add marbled countertops to bring out an organic feel.

Home Office: Royal Orchard

Forest green home office and Royal Orchard color swatch

21 warm neutrals, soft pastels, and bold, saturated hues complete the BEHR Color Trends 2021 Palette. Each shade is categorized into six distinct color stories but all center around the theme of “elevated comfort,” a fitting concept we all crave after this tumultuous past year.

With home offices being used more than ever, you’d be wise to paint your walls a dark green like Royal Orchard, which is soothing to the eye. This rich, evocative hue is grouped in the Quiet Haven color theme for its “restorative and secure” qualities.

De-stress your home work space and increase your concentration by surrounding yourself with this soothing, deep green shade.

Bonus Color Trend to Watch: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating

Pantone Color of the Year 2021: Illuminating and Ultimate Gray

Photo credit: Pantone Color Institute

The Pantone Color Institute™ unveiled its 2021 Color(s) of the Year: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. The global color trend forecasters paired the “dependable” gray and “cheerful” yellow to convey “a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting.”

Now more than ever do we need to bring optimism and resilience into our lives and living spaces. Channel the fortitude of Ultimate Gray and the positivity of Illuminating in your home’s decor to remind yourself to look on the bright side no matter what 2021 brings.

Introduce this color trend into your bathroom with Ice™ Grey shower walls, the newest addition to the LuxStone lineup, and splashes of yellow accents.

Incorporate 2021 Color Trends Into Your Home

Inspired by these trending colors to refresh a room or two? Transform your home into a place of peace and calm with a color scheme that reflects your style and improves your mood.


If you’re looking to update your bathroom, discover how you can design your LuxStone shower to complement any color trend you fall in love with.

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