• Paulina Stelmach


We are seven month into 2021, which means that the trending colours for this year has already made a statement. So what colours should you choose if you want to keep up with the trend?


‘I see 2021 as being a year of creating cocooning, cosy spaces, there will be a shift away from the cooler greys, and warm neutrals such as ‘Oak Apple’, ‘Mushroom’ and ‘Bath Stone’ will become the go-to tones,’ - Ruth Mottershead, Creative Director of Little Greene


Beige is cosy, simple and elegant; so it's not surprising that it's trending in 2021. Since Scandinavian design is more popular each year, more and more people choose more neutral colours such as beige to be the statement colour in their home


The grounded tones became more popular once Dulux has announced its colour of the Year 2021 – 'Brave Ground'

Brave Ground is a warm neutral that feels both comforting and grounding. ‘The colours on our walls are the backdrop to how we live our life,’ - colour expert Marianne Shillingford, creative director at Dulux UK. ‘For many of us, lockdown has served to emphasise how important our home environment has become. It has been the place where we work, learn, relax. It can lift us up, nurture us, comfort us.’


Another colour palette that is gaining popularity in 2021 is earthy tones, such as sage greens, burnt oranges and gentle off-white hues.

TIP - If you don't want to repaint your whole room, just grab some room accessories in earthy tones instead. These could be things like vases, frames, cushions, blankets, candles or rugs.



‘Green is quite simply luscious in the truest sense of the word’ - David Mottershead, MD of Little Greene. ’From velvety dark greens to the light and uplifting tones, greens can be used all over the home and have a powerful, restorative quality. Used in home offices, green shades aid contemplation and deep thought.' xxx


‘In the bedroom olive green can help to create a serene environment,’ - Charlotte Cosby, head of creative at Farrow & Ball. ‘lt’s also suited to rooms that overlook nature. The colours from the great outdoors will further enhance the green tones of the walls and create a relaxing outdoor feel in your home.’


Another popular colour this year is the Graham & Brown’s Colour of the Year 2021 – Epoch. Epoch is a directional shade of plum which looks great paired with gold accents.


And lastly, Sunshine yellow. Yellow symbolises happiness, positivity, warmth and energy. Recent studies show that paining your room yellow boosts your energy in the morning.

TIP - To make your house more inviting, why not paint your front door yellow?

And there you have it; the colour trends for 2021. Have you hopped on the 2021 trend?

See you next Saturday,