2021 Interior Design Trends – Cool Grey Will Give Way To Warm Taupe

Home Interiors can make a massive difference to our mental wellbeing, conduct, and even our character. So there is no surprise that the 2021 Interior Design Trends are intended to create a beautiful and functional home that is comfortable for both living and working.


2021 Interior Design Trends will be a progression from what we have seen in the last few years. Cool grey will give way to warm taupes, creams, and sands with a plash of color. Natural and organic elements will continue to be popular, as will greenery. More simplistic and clean furniture lines will remain trendy, but we will also see curved lines.

Since most of us are spending more time at home, a new year provides the opportunity to add some excitement, functionality, and creativity to our living spaces.

Here Are The Top New 2021 Interior Design Trends

The New Neutrals

As we mentioned, cool grays are going to give way to taupes, creams, and sands, as you will see in the Benjamin Moore color trends palette for 2021 below.

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Pale Natural Finished Hardwoods Floors

Grey toned hardwood floors have been trending for years.  However, we are now seeing a shift to browns, beige, and a touch of grey. Just like paint trends for 2021, Greige is the new buzzword.

Natural Finished Hardwoods without trendy colors and special effects are again chic. Wood will never go out of style, but the popularity of tones and textures changesWe see a return to lighter and warmer wood tones.

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Benjamin Moore, Aegean Teal, LRV: 23.96 A blend of blue-green and gray, Aegean Teal 2136-40 is an intriguing midtone that creates a natural harmony.

Brown Makes a Comeback

Brown tones create a feeling of warmth and comfort. They accent beautifully with pale woods, rich leathers, metals, and minimalist natural stone hues.

For these reasons, Sherwin Williams has selected URBANE BRONZE/ SW 7048 (245-C7) as their 2021 Interior Design Trend for color.

Brown Makes


Deep Blue, Black Cabinetry Paired With Brushed Gold Hardware and Fixtures

For several years, kitchen trends comprised bright white surfaces, from subway tile to countertops to cabinets. But recently, Deep Blue and Black Cabinetry have been gaining ground in kitchens, which were typically considered accent colors in the past.

Black is luxurious and inviting, and when added with textured woods, it adds a rustic, homey charm. For sure to be seen in the popular Modern Farmhouse style paired with black window frames. When accented with gold hardware and fixtures, the effect is magnificent.

“We are starting to see black being used in a much bigger way,” says Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Color Institute. “This is different than just larger black appliances or maybe a black countertop. This is about the move to black cabinetry, black paint, black flooring, and different black shades for countertop appliances.”


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Cheerful Shades To Brighten A Space

Spending more time at home will have you evaluating your surroundings. Do they make you feel uplifted or depressed? We see color trends moving away from colors that make you feel nothing, like grey, black, and white. In its place, we see yellows, mustards, soft blue-greens.

Using these colors in our homes may seem a little scary, but used the right way, they create a cheery coziness.

Cheerful Shades
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Multi-Functional Spaces

We have always designed homes with purpose and functionality. However, this is not the case for many track homes. Now that we are all working from home, we have seen a rise in makeshift home offices and school areas for the kiddos. When creating these spaces, the function is critical, and just because your room is small doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style.

Contemporary designs tend to have more slender silhouettes while still maximizing function. Laying out spaces before you start buying things is essential – we can help you maximize and reconfigure spaces.

Embrace Your Outdoor Spaces

Since travel is being restricted these days, folks want to create entertainment and family spaces within their homes. Curating a comfortable outdoor space is top of the list. Ponder your backyard as you would your indoor space by starting with a floor plan.

Think about how you want to use the area, where the sun and shade fall, and how it affects the activities. Also, think of the views and the direction you want to place seating.  Creating different areas for different activities, like hanging around the fireplace, or playing cards in the shade, or enjoying a glass of wine as the sunsets.

Embrace Your Outdoor Spaces

Embrace Your Outdoor Spaces

Personalize the space

We believe that a home should reflect the people that live there, not what is trendy.  So we are excited to announce that the most essential 2021 Interior design trend is to personalize the interior for yourself. Doing so creates a more curated look as a style does not restrict the interior.

When we work with our client’s we ask the right questions and listen to the answers which enable us to create beautiful spaces that reflect our client’s personalities. We would love to do this for you as well!

Check out our Blog on the 2021 Colors of the Year

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