2021 Colour Trends with Joa Studholme

Written on 15th October 2020

This time last year, few of us could have predicted how important our homes would be to us in 2020. As we look ahead now, we see 2021 colour trends that reflect our recent collective journey – towards more time spent indoors, emphasis on sanctuary, and the need for rooms that enhance our wellbeing. We think you’ll agree that’s a lot to sum up in a single Colour of the Year!

That’s where Joa comes in. Over the next few weeks, our Colour Curator will take us through the four moods that will define homes in the year to come and the key colours that will help you achieve them. This week, we start with an aptly autumnal introduction.

“In challenging times, we crave warm tones that will enrich our homes and create cosy sanctuaries away from the outside world,” says Joa. “Luxurious colours like Preference Red can be added to the most neutral of palettes by using them in rooms we use at the end of the day, when we most want to relax and be comforted.”

“In 2021 we have moved away from dark charcoals and towards the warmer tones of nature, like Deep Reddish Brown and Tanner’s Brown, which are both luxurious and soothing. All three of these chocolatey tones look particularly good used on shelving – try Modern Eggshell for a hard-wearing finish.”

Here are a couple of our favourite looks using the richest and warmest tones from our colour card.

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