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Trending Paint Colours

We all know that one of the easiest and most affordable ways to give your home a facelift is with a fresh, new coat of paint. If you cannot afford extensive renovations or you simply don’t have the time, why not repaint instead? Even the most-drab looking room can be revived with a simple change of colour. And this year, mild, soothing colours are gaining attention. This may be because more people are spending time at home amid the Covid-19 pandemic and people want to feel relaxed in their homes even as they face the uncertainty of the world outside.

Two of the more popular paint manufacturers, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore, have released their 2021 palettes and they are both filled with light, natural hues. These colours are said to have a calming effect, which we all need after a hectic 2020. Let’s look at the trending colours from both manufacturers.

Benjamin Moore

Andrea Magno, Benjamin Moore’s Director of Colour Marketing and Development explained that noted the impact of the pandemic on people’s emotional and mental state saying colours contribute to the way we feel. “Amid the uncertainty, people yearn for stability. The colours we surround ourselves with can have a powerful impact on our emotions and wellbeing,” she said.

It is perhaps why Benjamin Moore selected Aegean Teal 2136-40 as its 2021 colour of the year. The colour is described as “a beautiful blend of blue-green, softened with a touch of grey.” It is not a bright, busy or over-stimulating colour yet is not drab and boring. It is balanced and soothing and is a colour that can create elegance in any home.

The colour's calming qualities make it an ideal choice for the bedroom where you want to feel relaxed or for home offices where you need to be focused. Benjamin Moore also recommends it for kitchens and cabinetry.

Aegean Teal is part of Benjamin Moore’s 12-colour 2021 palette, all selected for their soothing properties and work well together. The collection includes buttery yellows, shades of off white, and deep earthy hues that pair well with Aegean Teal. Benjamin Moore suggests decorating with natural materials such as wood, stone, and brick for a balanced, textured look when using colours from their 2021 palette.

The palette includes the colours Gray Cashmere, Rosy Peach, Chestertown Buff, Atrium White, Muslin, Foggy Morning, Beacon Hill Damask, Potters Clay, Amazon Soil, Kin