Top 3 Color Trends in 2021 – What Interior Designers Are Doing

Top 3 Color Trends in 2021 – What Interior Designers Are Doing

2020 may have been a tough year for all of us, but that doesn’t mean that we should stop looking forward to a more colorful year ahead.

Color is going to be more important to interior designs than furniture in the coming yers. Why? Because minimalism is taking over and interior designers will be using color to really make a room feel special.

Since it’s only a few weeks until we welcome 2021, it is the perfect time to learn about the top three colors that will dominate the second year of the decade:


[1] Skin Tones



With 2020 being an almost gloomy year for the world, there is now a newfound appreciation for the natural beauty of human skin tones.

In fact, color palettes created around different skin tones will dominate color trends for 2021, and this isn’t just about “flesh tones” or “nudes” that we often see on products marketed as inspired by human skin tones.

Rather, brands and designers will focus on creating hues inspired by the full spectrum of the organic rainbow and palettes will usually be inspired by one or more human figures. Human skin tones give off that warm and subdued glow that makes them unique and attractive on every medium.


[2] Juicy Colors


Most of 2021’s color trends will be inspired by what 2020 has been. For most of us, this year was as challenging as it was life-changing, and we crave positivity now more than ever. That is especially after being cooped up inside our homes and seeing so much negativity on the news, on social media, and even in our surroundings.

Designers will make an effort to change this perspective by offering more saturated, juicy color palettes like corals, oranges, and magentas that could uplift even the loneliest soul.

In fact, Pantone has already named its color of the year for 2021, A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Aqua, which offers just the right pop of color without being too invasive or in your face.


[3] Fresh Monochrome


Monochrome colors have been a trend for many years, but they really became popular in 2020 when people wanted to keep things simple and play with different hues from the same color spectrum.

We can still expect monochrome to be a trend next year but this time, with an addition of one bold shade to make things more interesting. This new trend will take the boring out of monochrome designs while still maintaining their simplicity.


Finally, people will be looking for soothing colors in their spaces next year. With most of us staying at home, we learned to appreciate the importance of choosing relaxing colors for our space.

Since most of us have spent this year attending Zoom meetings, doing video calls with family and friends, watching Netflix, and shopping online, having soothing colors that are easy on the eyes will surely make our space feel more comfortable and even tolerable.

Which among these color trends will you want for your space or product? As a very eventful year closes, we are all looking forward to adding colors to our spaces and hopefully inject a ray of sunshine in what was a gloomy and challenging year.

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