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Each year, color pros single out shades that perfectly capture the moment. Here are the colors you can incorporate into your home in 2021.

After a turbulent 2020, we're looking forward to a fresh start, and if you're anything like our real estate agents, you need ways to add color to your life. Each year, paint giants and color pros single out shades that perfectly capture the current moment. For 2021, the needle seems to be moving in a more subdued direction. The color choices are inspired by nature and the sense of calm, comfort, and wellness we've been craving the past year. Here are some of the colors you can incorporate into your home decor in 2021.

  • Illuminating and Ultimate Gray by Pantone
    Pantone couldn't settle on one color for 2021; no, the year required two hues. Ultimate Gray, a cool, versatile gray, is energized by Illuminating, a cheery shade of yellow. The two tones reflect our difficult current moment and our hope for a brighter future. Consider this pairing in a nursery or kid's bedroom to create a sense of calm and vibrancy. Yellow and gray would also work beautifully together in the kitchen if the kitchen island is yellow and the cabinets are a light gray. Use this color combo on the exterior with a yellow front door against gray siding.

  • Urbane Bronze by Sherwin-Williams
    Sherwin Williams' selection of Urbane Bronze as its 2021 color of the year was informed by nature. The ancient metallic color's gravity and its association with time-tested craft remind of timeworn stone and burnished metal. Both sophisticated and comforting, this color encourages you to create a personal haven for mindful reflection and renewal. Urbane Bronze works well in smaller doses combined with warm natural tones. Use it on kitchen cabinetry, built-ins, or accent wall to make a subtle, sophisticated statement.

  • Aegean Teal by Benjamin Moore
    As we anxiously wait for the pandemic to be a thing of the past, a proxy for the sea will do just fine. Looking at the ocean is a well-known stress reliever, which informed Benjamin Moore's color selection for 2021: Aegean Teal. A blend of gray and blue-green, this balanced mid-tone color has that soothing feeling we're looking for. Aegean Teal is particularly stylish brushed on kitchen cabinets or built-ins. It's also an excellent choice for bedrooms and home offices.

  • Passionate by HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams
    A rich, saturated red, Passionate by HGTV Home is a hue that feels simultaneously modern and traditional. This color joins nine nature-inspired hues, including shades of aqua, an energetic green, and a rich brown. When paired with natural decor elements, soft shades of white, classic blue, or verdant green, Passionate creates an invigorating backdrop for furniture and accents.

  • Aqua Fiesta by Glidden
    Rather than select a Color of the Year, Glidden put a new spin on its color selection by announcing an Accent Color of the Year: Aqua Fiesta, a bright, refreshing aquamarine. This color helps perk up a room when used in small doses and combined with other neutral paint colors or a cool gray suggested by the brand. Brush it on wainscoting or an accent wall to lend a spa-like vibe that's perfect for bathrooms. In living areas and bedrooms, soften the color's boldness by layering it with neutral accessories and cream-colored fabrics.

Striking the right balance between boring and beautiful when selling your home can attract the right buyers and get a great price. Our team at Cressy Everett will be happy to guide you toward the right colors to use for home staging. Contact us today to get your home on the market with other South Bend homes for sale.

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