Sherwin-Williams Predicts These Will Be the Top Paint Color Trends of 2021

Which is your favorite?

Ahead of the announcement of Sherwin-Williams' official Color of the Year 2021 (based off last year's announcement, we expect it to be revealed this September), the brand has released its predictions for the top paint trends for the year to come. After a tumultuous year, Sherwin-Williams has selected four color palettes that are all about balance and rhythm for its ColorMix Forecast 2021. So which colors can you expect to see brushed on our walls in 2021? If Sherwin-Williams is right, "bold blues, muddy greens, muted reds, bright pinks, and warm whites" will soon be showing up everywhere.

"We started telling a story last year about using color to help us feel grounded as we were headed into a new decade," says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. Last year, the brand selected classic Naval SW 6244, a "new neutral," as their Color of the Year 2020. "Now we are continuing that inward journey by exploring the past, examining the present, and looking at what this all means for our future." As we reexamine our country's past, deal with the present pandemic, and plan for the "new normal," Sherwin-Williams has chosen palettes that are all about rhythm and "the balance between fast and slow, quiet and expressive, and virtual and physical."

Check out the four palettes below—which one would you choose for your own home?

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Palette #1: Sanctuary

Sherwin Williams nature-inspired color palette in cream-colored entryway

"Rooted in the idea of nature, Sanctuary focuses on the connection that the natural world has to nurturing wellness and calm," Sherwin-Williams explains. As many of us are seeking respite through gardening, hiking, and camping right now, this soothing palette reflects that return to nature.

Check out the full palette here.

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Palette #2: Encounter

Room with clay colored paint

This palette is all about heirlooms and the stories behind them, Sherwin-Williams says. This palette reflects a modern bohemian aesthetic, with natural materials and rich earthy tones.

See all the hues in the palette here.

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Color Palette #3: Continuum

Living room with light gray paint color

It's undeniable that technology has changed our lives at home, and with more of us now working from home, it's even more apparent. This palette reflects how technology and smart living blends into our lives.

Take a look at the full collection of colors.

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Color Palette #4: Tapestry

dining room with bright pink walls

If neutrals aren't your thing, check out the Tapestry color palette. Focused on creative expression and joy, this palette is full of vibrant hues, like Jaipur Pink, shown here.

Browse all of the bold hues here.

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