Color Trends for 2021: 40 Fresh Hues from Sherwin-Williams

By Toll Brothers 2 minute read

Last updated on August 24th, 2022

In 2020, we spent more time at home than ever before, discovering just how important it is to have a truly inspired interior space. Reflecting a newfound and collective appreciation for home, Sherwin-Williams presents their Colormix® Color Forecast for 2021: 40 color trends that inspire homeowners to create an ultimate retreat and personal haven through a variety of hues and tones.

Celebrating the Rhythm of Color, these collections draw inspiration from many aspects of life: nature, artistry, and personal expression. Consisting of four distinct palettes—Sanctuary, Encounter, Continuum, and Tapestry—these hues are designed to bring the pulse of color to any living space. Take a closer look at the key design influences behind these palettes and discover color trends for 2021 that will fill your home with vibrancy, life, and expression. 



Derived from the principles of biophilia and Scandinavian design, the Sanctuary collection encourages the connection between humans and nature, as well as promotes wellness and productivity. With their remarkable ability to foster a level of calmness not many colors can replicate, these hues create a sense of warmth and wellness perfect for spaces such as bedrooms, home libraries, and any other space designed for thought and reflection.

Sharp, stunning dining room design featuring fresh bronze color trend
Mt. Prospect by Toll Brothers in North Potomac, MD (Urbane Bronze, SW 7048)
Playful nursery design
Sandpiper Pointe at Deerfield Beach by Toll Brothers in Deerfield Beach, FL (Bona Fide Beige, SW 6065)



Complete with earthy tones and rich textures, the Encounter collection draws its subtle beauty from an array of organic inspirations. Simple yet expressive, grounded yet daring, these colors infuse living spaces with a subdued splendor that exudes character and style. We find these hues well-suited for bedrooms, and craft rooms, and any other personal living spaces.

Elegant bedroom highlighted by chandelier
Cantaro at Rancharrah by Toll Brothers in Reno, NV (Alabaster, SW 7008)
Boys bedroom featuring blue paint color
Toll Brothers at Rosecrest in Herriman, UT (Blustery Sky, SW 9140)



An exciting blend of synthetic and natural elements, the Continuum collection highlights the symbiotic relationship of modernism and innovation. Containing an eye-catching spectrum of bright, forward-thinking colors, this collection of hues is best presented within transitional and mid-century modern designs. 

Modern bedroom with beam ceiling and blue accent wall
Commonwealth Place at Westfields by Toll Brothers in Chantilly, VA (Commodore, SW 6524)
Spacious great room highlighted by eccentric yellow paint color
Catalina at Stonebrook by Toll Brothers in Sparks, NV (Moonraker SW 6701)



Creative expression at its peak, the Tapestry collection is founded on two pillars: personality and authenticity. Designed for sensory exploration, these hues evoke maximalism at their core, but steer clear of any vapid excessiveness through an approach that’s more modern, meaningful, and tasteful. Utilize this collection wherever you desire a playful look throughout your home.

Modern home office featuring subtle green paint color
Commonwealth Place at Westfields by Toll Brothers in Chantilly, VA (Alexandrite, SW 0060)
Luxe bedroom design with accent wall and calming paint color
Regency at Montaine by Toll Brothers in Castle Rock, CO (Greek Villa, SW 7008)


To see more fresh color trends for 2021, explore the Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Color Forecast 2021 on their website.  

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