2021 Paint Colour & Design Trends

The 2021 paint colour and design trends reflect on wellbeing, sustainability and human connection. Moving past fear, transcending our limitations and aiming for a more balanced world by connecting with our fellow humans with compassion and kindness.

2021 Dulux Paint Colour Palette - Featuring Nostalgic Neutrals And Comforting Hues

Transcend, Big Cypress and Misty Aqua. Paint colours intended for the person who wants to fully embrace mindfulness and intention, our first-ever Paint Colour Palette of the Year showcases natural hues that are comforting, compassionate and optimistic. The colour trio celebrates beauty of all kinds and relates to those who prioritize wellness in mind, body and spirit. 

Natural & Serene Paint Colours - 2021 Paint Colour Palette Of The Year

Both natural and serene, our 2021 paint colour palette of the year was chosen by our colour and design experts to bring warm lightness and a sense of calm to a space. This palette is also easy to use and flexible, made with versatile tones that can be used as either the supporting or dominant colour in the room. Transcend, is a midtone oatmeal-coloured hue that draws on earthy influences and nostalgia. The antidote to an era of cool greys, this cozy neutral emulates the feeling of a warm latte on a cool morning, or warm sand on a sunny summer day. Big Cypress, a shaded ginger with persimmon undertones, is the equivalent of a big, comforting hug for your home. Misty Aqua, a watercolour cerulean blue, provides an unexpected pairing of freshness against the other warm, earthy tones. 

2021 Paint Colour Palettes

Be Well - Creating Comfort and Balance

The Be Well palette allows you to fully embrace mindfulness and intention by showcasing natural hues that are restorative and optimistic. The paint colours celebrate beautify of all kinds and appeals to those who want to prioritize wellness in the mind, body and spirit.

Be True - Reinventing the traditional know how

The Be True paint colour palette represents authenticity and connection by imitating an artisan’s touch. It celebrates renewing traditional know-how by laying vintage-inspired colours with recycled and contemporary touches. The palette is a mixture of organic and heritage influences with warm, earthy tones and rich jewel hues.  

Be Wild - Resilience, Hope, And Creativity

A mood-boosting combination of paint colours, the Be Wild hues are a celebratory expression of individuality and reclaiming power. Playful, expressive and creative, Transcend brings an earthy element to the other bright and playful paint colours. 

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