Ten on Trend

Color Predictions for 2021

Ten on Trend

It is that time of year when trend forecasters start to unveil the colors they predict consumers will crave for their homes over the next twelve months.  It used to be that Pantone’s Color of the Year announcement was the be-all-end-all word on the new “it” color for the coming year, but that is not the only indicator trend-spotters use any longer.


Fashion runways for years have heralded colors that we would eventually see in our homes.  That is still the case, although the time frame from apparel to home furnishings has shortened considerably.  Paint companies are now also relevant indicators of color trends, and most of these companies have their own “Color of the Year” predictions.


In past times, these predictions tended to be the ultimate word on what color(s) were in style. Today that is no longer the case as consumers are not willing to “go along” with color and style predictions. Today’s consumer demands that their homes reflect their style, which does not always sync with predicted color trends.


We have not even reached the New Year and already have five predictions for colors that forecasters believe will turn up in home interiors in 2021. Pantone has announced two very different colors for the coming year in Ultimate Gray and a yellow tone they are calling Illuminating.  Benjamin Moore has selected Aegean Teal as their pick for the coming year. Sherwin Williams is banking on a rich color called Urbane Bronze.  Rust-Oleum favors a more vibrant color in Satin Paprika, and Glidden is siding with Benjamin Moore in predicting Aqua Fiesta will be all the rage.


RM COCO’s design studio searches world markets to understand coming trends assuring that our product line contains the most current colors and styles before our customers even ask for them.  While we have color palettes that highlight the already predicted colors, we have included additional color families, such as plum, that our design studio feels will be important in 2021.


We have created a trend-spotting collection of colors for 2021 entitled “Ten on Trend”.  Each color family includes a color and pattern collage and an assortment of products from our line that fit these groupings.


Ultimate Gray and Urbane Bronze shades are in our “Naturally Speaking” and “Around Midnight” collections, Aegean Teal and Aqua Fiesta are featured on our “Make Mine Aqua Mist” board.  Satin Paprika can be found in our “Citrus Splash” grouping, and Illuminating takes flight on our “Mustard Yellow, The Sunniest Color of the Year” assortment. You may see our predictions for plum in “A Passion for Purple”.  We have included  predictions for reds, blues, pinks, and greens as well!

Our Ten on Trend Collections