Our Top Trends for 2021
Trend 1: Warm earthy tones replacing cool grays
It comes as no surprise to us that warm tones are trending in 2021. Considering the challenging year that the world has endured due to the pandemic, many of our clients are looking for ways to unplug and attain inner peace. Warm earthy colors such as olive green, tan, chestnut, burgundy and chocolatey brown offer a soothing organic element to indoor spaces, thereby creating a much-needed relaxing haven. We recommend starting small if you don’t wish to change the entire look and feel of your home all at once. This can be achieved by painting an accent wall to an earthy color that will stand out, such as chestnut — which is an easy way to introduce a little drama and color into an otherwise neutral space.
Trend 2: Blues (like Benjamin Moore’s Aegean Teal) a favorite for personal spaces
Aegean Teal is a sensible choice for Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year. As an earthy tone, this color offers a serene, quiet sense of purpose. It is vibrant, yet soothing. We recommend using this color for cabinetry if you don’t wish to paint an entire room or use it as an accent color on a wall or in a small room. Alternatively, you can consider using it as an accent color for a living room or a bedroom with a tabletop accent – have fun with teal accessories such as placemats, coasters, or glassware.
Trend 3: Accent colors that are inspired by plants
Plants are trending. Period. And it’s not hard to see why. They lend subtle color to an otherwise neutral space, and provide a lively boost to any interior. Some colors that fire up the intensity of green include purple and orange shades. We recommend incorporating all of these colors together by keeping your walls white, but introducing a bolder color in a painted feature wall, beautiful rug, expansive artwork or armfuls of decorative cushions. Think aqua, teal, terracotta, warm grey, indigo, navy and even black. You can also look to your planters and pots to introduce color to your scheme. The idea is to choose colors to complement, not conflict with, the visual impact of indoor plants.
Trend 4: Textiles as a popular way to incorporate trending colors
Using textiles as a way to incorporate trending colors in a no-brainer to us, as fabrics are often the focus for furniture shoppers. Textiles allow you to make a statement without purchasing all new furniture pieces and breaking the bank. This can be achieved by adding trending colors in throws, decorative pillows, drapes and curtains, bedding, and accent chairs.
Trend 5: Textured wallpapers making comeback
Gone are the days when wallpaper was a one-dimensional piece of paper on the wall. The latest trend in wallcoverings is to give walls seductive “touch-me texture,”or textured effects, from printed cork and beaded papers, to 3D geometric designs that pop out of the walls. Some people are even hanging rugs on their walls to give them texture and to make a room feel softer and cozier. It’s also the perfect way to create a “wow moment” in a small space, like a powder room or closet. This is actually one of my favorite ways to use textured wallpaper in the home!