As we happily bid a long, overdue, farewell to the chaos and unrest of 2020 we welcome the new year with the hope and the bright promise of better things to come. Many of our homes have become a place of refuge and safe haven this past year, and for some, the experience has fostered new feelings of sentiment toward the way we feel about our homes.
The word “HOME” is defined as :a place of origin //:a HABITAT// :one’s place of residence : DOMICILE// which speak to the structure and shelter that our home provides. But down the page a little further, you will find the words “AT HOME” defined as :relaxed and comfortable :at ease//:in harmony with the surroundings//:on familiar ground. By simply placing “at” in front of the word "home" the definition changes, adding to it character, depth and new meaning. It reaches beyond the mere structure of a home and subtly shifts our attention to the heart of the home by focusing on the potential of what our home can and should represent to each of us.
The color palette for 2021 seems to reflect this new sense of nostalgia by moving toward more subdued hues. Deep, rich, warm tones offer a sense of coziness, comfort, and safety while optimistic neutrals and vibrant, happy accent colors promise to uplift and soothe the soul. Colors inspired by nature aim to promote the sense of calm, wellness and tranquility we’ve been craving all year. “These comfort colors... offer a certain sense of familiarity and normalcy when facing the unknown.” (Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager, Southern Living).
Explore Sherwin-Williams COLORMIX FORECAST 2021
To add even more variety to your current color options, HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams took the mood-boosting power of paint into account when selecting their
2021 Delightfully Daring Color Collection (all 10 shades available now at Lowe’s). With this vibrant, earthy palette, the trusted paint brand hopes to inspire homeowners to have confidence in using bold colors and selecting shades that inspire and make us happy.
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