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Behr Has Spoken: Spring 2021 Interior Color Trends

In order to welcome the new year with hope and excitement, we've done some research on many 2021 color trends from all different types of paint companies and sources. Back in January, we introduced the 2021 colors of the year by our favorite paint brands. We also discussed the new fad: brick painting and staining. We are excited to welcome the light and warmth of this spring, bursting with new opportunities and painting projects!


Reflecting back on 2020, we can agree that the year consisted of uncertainty and sadness in some cases. Many of us were trapped working from home, and unable to participate in social activities. It's no wonder that when Behr set out to create their own color trend palette for 2021, the mood and color tones consisted mainly of one theme: comfort at home.


“This has been a year of unpredictability and 2020 has significantly changed our relationship with our home. 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,” says Erika Woelfel, vice president of color at Behr.


While comfort was a key factor in determining this year's palette, the Behr team still managed to maintain its well-known style and class in home improvement.


“A new, elevated articulation of comfort goes beyond traditional beige, gray, and green hues, and embraces color in a way that can redefine and enhance any type of space inside or outside the home,” Woelfel continues.


Behr decided on a palette that is comprised of 21 unique shades they predict will be popular when it comes to interior and commercial design in 2021. There are six distinct color themes within the palette as well, with shades paired together based on their stylistic compatibility. However, you are not limited to these individual color themes by any means. All 21 colors work together, so you can mix-and-match until you find a style that fits your aesthetic best.


1) Casual Comfort

In this collection of shades, "light and cozy neutrals offer an updated take on the casual farmhouse look, achievable with warm-toned hues," according to the Behr team.


2) Optimistic View

Optimistic View, on the other hand, is "an eclectic mix of bright, luxe shades [that] evoke a Mediterranean or ’70s glam vibe."


3) Subtle Focus

Fans of pastels are sure to love the Subtle Focus theme, which features softer shades "inspired by modern versions of Art Deco design and styling."


4) Calm Zone

While comfort is an overarching theme throughout the entire 2021 trends palette, the Calm Zone theme in particular features colors tailored to "our society’s desire for self-care and wellbeing."


5) Quiet Haven

For homes that prefer to make a statement, the Quiet Haven theme is comprised of "darker, evocative colors [that] are fit for traditional and maximalist décor."


6) Outdoor Escape

If you're not looking to update your interiors in 2021 but still crave a color refresh, consider one of the exterior-friendly shades from the Outdoor Escape theme.


Which one of these themes suits your taste the best? We can see all of them working in unison, to be honest! Welcome spring colors, and welcome spring 2021!

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