Explore Farrow & Ball’s 2021 Colour Trends

Farrow & Ball 2021 colour trend

2021 Colour Trend Predictions From Farrow & Ball’s Author of ‘Living with Colour’, ‘Recipes for decorating’ Joa Studholme.

Walls Painted in Preference Red 297 In Modern Emulsion

For all the budding decorators, interior designers, paint enthusiasts, the time has come for the 2021 trend prediction. Now 2020 has been a hell of a year, most of us have been spending most of our time in our homes, either through working from home or sheltering. showing us that our homes are now more important than ever. As we look ahead now, we see 2021 colour trends that reflect our recent collective journey – towards more time spent indoors, emphasis on the sanctuary, and the need for rooms that enhance our wellbeing. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be adding the colours to this post so you can see the trends for 2021!

This week, we start with an aptly autumnal introduction:

Tanners Brown no.255

Deep Reddish Brown w101

Preference Red no.297

“In challenging times, we crave warm tones that will enrich our homes and create cosy sanctuaries away from the outside world,” says Joa. “Luxurious colours like Preference Red can be added to the most neutral of palettes by using them in rooms we use at the end of the day, when we most want to relax and be comforted.”

“In 2021 we have moved away from dark charcoals and towards the warmer tones of nature, like Deep Reddish Brown and Tanner’s Brown, which are both luxurious and soothing. All three of these chocolatey tones look particularly good used on shelving – try Modern Eggshell for a hard-wearing finish.”

Clean and Timeless Blues

As well as Autumnal rich hues, Farrow & Ball are also expecting clean and bold blues to be making entrances into our homes in 2021. you can be expecting bold lively hues such as Pitch Blue, Ultra marine Blue and the darker inkier Stiffkey Blue. These uncomplicated shades feel familiar, like memories from our childhood, which creates a soothing effect in our homes, despite their cooler undertones. For a simple but immersive colour experience, you can use the colour on both the walls and woodwork, using Modern Eggshell and Modern Emulsion to create the perfect family environment that is wipeable and scuff-proof! however, you want a more formal and traditional feel, then team these blues with All White or Ammonite on the woodwork and they will sing even more, especially when used in well-lit spaces or on central kitchen islands. However, when used in areas deprived of light or in evening rooms lit by table lamps, they become much richer and more luxurious in feel.


Ultramarine Blue W29

Pitch Blue no.220

Stiffkey Blue no.281

Natural luscious Greens

Next up on the 2021 list is the earthy natural greens, bringing elements of the natural world into our interiors encourages personal growth as well as evoking a feeling of calmness. Greens strength our association with nature and create the perfect welcoming start to the journey through your home. This makes greens a particularly popular choice for use in hallways, where they cause the rooms off it to feel bigger and lighter. The traditional grey undertone of Treron makes it feel as if it is part of your family, and, like the slightly bluer Green Smoke, it has an irresistibly inviting deepness and weathered familiarity. These are delicate, smoky shadings that grasp you on your return home. The more olive-coloured Sap Green is perfect for those who want to embrace a stronger colour with a mid-century modern feel, but still, stay in touch with nature and benefit from the protective and grounding attributes of using green in the home.

Treron no.292

Green Smoke No.47

Sap Green w56

Earthy Natural Hues

The palette of colours we want to use in the home has expanded, and we are looking to introduce warmer tones to add personality and elegance while still remaining comfortable.Give up to the desire to get away and discover asylum in the excellence of nature by utilizing the shades of the earth. Delicate, downplayed Jitney is the ideal base tone to expand upon, as is especially fit to kitchens where we can layer other earth tones on units and islands, to reconnect with the components of land, clean air, and natural light. Modern Eggshell with its incredible knock-proof quality should be used on woodwork, while washable Modern Emulsion is ideal for the walls. The stronger, more mushroom tone of Dead Salmon is just as subtle as Jitney and has an even more aged, earthy look, making it feel familiar and easy to live with. India Yellow is somewhat stronger and moodier – the perfect colour for 2021 with its mix of aged ease and modern strength.

Jitney 293

Dead Salmon 28

Dead Salmon 28

india yellow 66

India Yellow 66

So for all of you who are planning your projects already for next year, we hope this page has inspired you. If you are planning to use some of these colours for your projects, remember you can always share your finished projects with us on our social channels!

If you’d like to try out any of the colours shown here, take a look at a colour card or a sample pot, if you’d like any help or further information, please feel to contact us on live chat, email or by phone.

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