Color Forecast 2021

The color forecast by The Sherwin-Williams Company, known in the industry as the Colormix® Forecast, is an event I look forward to attending every year. This year the event was virtual, but it was still spectacular! Staying current on trends is integral to an interior designer and it is always so interesting to me to see how the world’s events influence design. Browse through this year’s color and don’t miss my thoughts about them at the end of the blog.

The theme of this year’s forecast was “RHYTHM of COLOR”

“Rhythm is the secret to how the natural world stays in step. The same sense of balance applies to our personal sense of nature through how we live — and how we design. Fast and slow. Quiet and expressive. Virtual and physical. See it take shape in 40 trend colors, presented in four palettes designed to bring your own rendition of rhythm to beautiful life”





My thoughts on these color palettes

I love that this year we see beautiful colors being intertwined with earthy neutrals. I have found that people are craving feel-good colors in their homes, more than usual. The muted colors in this year’s palettes are uplifting. The earthy neutrals add calmness and balance. This is exactly the combination we need right now as we live through the pandemic and our norms and routines are reshaped. If you choose to visit the Sherwin William’s Company website and read more about the influences of these colors you will discover other trends such as the use of organic materials, textures, and incorporating heirlooms into Interior Design. I believe this illustrates how the pandemic has been a paradigm switch. From it, we have learned what is truly important. I just hope as life returns back to normal, that we remember that lesson.

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Barbara Rose

Hi I am Barbara Rose. I am an Interior Designer and I started design2bhappy to inspire others to think of Interior Design as more than just creating a beautiful home. It is about living comfortably, while being surrounded by things you love. It is about creating an environment that we feel good in while providing a sanctuary to counter- balance the stress that life can throw at us. This blog is aimed at helping others achieve that "there is no place like home" feeling.

3 thoughts on “Color Forecast 2021

  1. As always very informative Barbara Rose! These are beautiful color mixes and I see the trend in cabinetry as well. Homeowners need to know how to balance these colors in a room or it can still not give them the result that they are hoping for… And that is why they need an interior person like YOU!
    Anyone reading your posts may already be a client or friend, if Not, I highly recommend Barbara Rose Designs!

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