Ideal Home Paint trends 2021

Paint trends 2021 – the colours setting the tone in our homes for the next year ahead.

The colours we select for our walls plays an important role, serving as the backdrop to how we live within our homes. More than purely decorative, colour is emotive and can enhance how we feel about our personal spaces.

A simple paint share can have an immense affect on our emotions, happiness and wellbeing. Getting the colour scheme right has never been more key for creating a content and happy home.

Paint trends 2021 – influemtial colours to watch Our homes are our own personal sanctuary, a space where we want to feel safe, comforted and happy. And that has never been more important than right now, as we spend more time at home than ever before. Lets find out the colours to look out for in 2021. 

1. Restorative new neutrals


(Image Credit: Little Greene)

In recent years there has been a resurgence of more milky and almond toned neutrals, as opposed to the colder tones feature on the grey scale. There is a shift from cooler greys and warm neutrals.

These colours are perfect for creating restful living spaced that bring a sense of comfort to the home. The more neutral tones work fantastically as a base from which to introduce a colour highlight on the skirting boards or a door.

HoM Mosaics to match 


Copper Antwerp £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre,

Woolacombe £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 

2. Calm inducing grounded tones 


Image credit: Brave Ground by Dulux

Revealed as Dulux’s colour of the year 2021, Brave Ground has been selected to neutralise our homes in 2021. This warm neutral is not a WOW shade but that’s the beauty of this neutral hue – it’s the understated allure, which we are being inspired to draw upon.

Brave Ground pairs with multiple colour palettes and adapt to its surrounding. This earthy shade aims to create a safe space in which we can take comfort from the changing world outside. Paint experts claim the colour will enable people to draw upon the strength of nature to help embrace the future. 


Image credit Valspar

Valspar shade ‘Brown Bunny’ is set to be a key trend for 2021, giving a premium and luxury feel to interiors. Brown Bunny is a warm and earthy shade to create a chic and contemporary scheme with homes for the year ahead. The light brown shade matches perfectly with sleek modern furnishings, gold fixtures and green accessories to achieve a sophisticated elegance. 

HoM mosaics to match 


Cairo £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre, Calgary £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 

3. Lush landscapes of serene Green 


Image credit Dominic Blackmore 

Is Green the new Grey? Green is everywhere in interiors right now. Its synonymous with nature and calming qualities, which could explain its popularity for creating a contended home.

Use your walls like a landscape of surrounding fields. Whether you live in the country or aspire to call it home, painting walls in lush green is a step closer to feeling at one with nature. All the paint experts are in agreement that are homes will be embracing green more than ever next year. 


Image credit: Green Smoke, NO47 by Farrow and Ball.

Green is a particularly popular choice to breathe new life into living rooms and create a feeling of tranquillity in bedrooms. 

HoM Mosaics to match 


Acapulco SA £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre, Midi Metro Crackle  Pistachio £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 

4. Backdrops of beige 


Image credit: Crocky Road by Earthborn

It’s been noted that the new neutrals are harking back to beiges of days gone by. Remember ‘ Natural Hessian’ and ‘Calico’ of the 2000’s? They are back but with new names and shades as we welcome neutrals with a warmer undertone to that of greys.

New shade Earthborn, launched as part of new ‘Earth Collection’, Crocky Road is predicted to be one of the most coveted tones of 2021. 


Image credit: Crocky Road by Earthborn

A neutral wall colour can go a long way to creating a soft and warming interior space. A strong neutral created the perfect backdrop to compliment trendy darker hues or statement pieces of furniture. 

HoM mosaics to match 


Geo Moroccan Large £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre,

Fiesta £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 

5. Notes of deliciously Olive Green 


Image credit: Bancha by Farrow & Ball

Olive green has been springing up in the new season trend collections. In bedrooms Olive green creates a serene environment. 


Image credit: Future plc Paler

Olive green has a grey undertone and works naturally with soft greys, a calming and peaceful combination. 

HoM Mosaics to match


Cairns £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre,

Tropical Mono Self Adhesive £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 

6. Warming reds and mulberry tones 


Image credit; Little Greene

In times of uncertainty such as now we often crave warmer tones that will enrich our homes and create a sanctuaries. In 2021 we move away from charcoal greys and navy blues, and steers towards the warmer tones of reds and plum.

These rich saturated hues are effortlessly chic by day and cosy by night, creating a grounded but luxurious atmosphere to any room. 



Image credit: Epoch by Graham & Brown

The richness of the Graham & Brown’s Colour of the year 2021- Epoch is just the thing. The shade of plum has us wanting to hunker down for the winter months. Epoch echoes a winder interiors trends which looks to create restful spaces for healthier, happier homes. 

HoM mosaics to match 


Vodka £11.99 per tile, £131.89 per square metre, Camden £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre

7. Cleaner shades of blues 


Image credit: Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball 

Another calming colour that pays homage to the natural world is blue. Always a popular choice for decorating this watery marine share helps to add serenity to any room. 

HOM mosaics to match 


Mini metro petrol blue £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre,

Brixton £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 

8. Naturally perfect Pigments 


Image credit: Cushion Craze and powdered Clay by Crown

Earthy tones will be present in the coming seasons, following being present in global trends last summer. Pinteret revealed ‘terracotta walls’ searches increased by 86% year on year in the UK 2020.

The colour palette pf plaster pink, burnt orange, spiced ochre and charcoal black, all pigments drawn from natural materials. Crown have called this the ‘Naturally Perfect’ trend. 

HoM mosaics to match 


Vintage Moroccan £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre,

Geo Blush £12.99 per tile, £142.89 per square metre 

9. Expressive accents 


Image credits: Paint & Paper library 

While many of the trends are toned down, theres one tren that is ready to shout! That’s the expressive trend, where colour is made to stand out. Used as accents this trend sees braver colours adding vitality and a punch of personality to our homes. 

HoM Mosaics to match 


Drama £15.99 per tile, £175.89 per square metre, Fiesta £14.99 per tile, £164.89 per square metre 

With thanks to Ideal Home

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