29 Jan 2021 Colors of the Year
Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams recently released their colors of the year. We typically only work with Benjamin Moore, but I want to discuss both colors for inspiration and think the two colors work very well together.
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This year both manufacturers picked natural tones. One is suggestive of the sea and the other of land. Both bring us closer to nature, something that’s welcome for the beginning of 2021.
Benjamin Moore – Aegean Teal:
Benjamin Moore looked to the ocean for some inspiration when creating their color of the year. They balanced the challenges of combining blue and green perfectly, and they’re calling it Aegean Teal. It’s a soothing shade that almost looks like sea glass.
They began developing the color back in December 2019 and did so with kitchen cabinets in mind. While this color would look great on most cabinets, I can also see it on bathroom cabinets or walls in any room. Its soothing, powdery blue shade would be ideal in a baby’s nursery.
Benjamin Moore released Aegean Teal along with 11 other shades that make up its Color Trends 2021 palette. All rooted in nature, these colors combine beautifully. The palette comprises Atrium White, Muslin, Foggy Morning, Beacon Hill Damask, Potters Clay, Amazon Soil, Kingsport Gray, Silhouette, Chestertown Buff, Silhouette, Rosy Peach, and Gray Cashmere.
Sherwin Williams – Urbane Bronze:
If you love deep, dark colors reminiscent of earth, you’ll probably love Sherwin Williams’ 2021 color of the year, Urbane Bronze. It’s a natural dark color that adds warmth to a space. I could see it used in a study, library, or bedroom. It could even be used in the living room. I think it pairs perfectly with Aegean Teal as a perfect contrast. However, Sherwin Williams recommends pairing Urbane Bronze with Modern Gray and Messenger Bag.
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