A new year ushers in a new start, and we can think of no better way for a fresh start than painting your house. Colours have a big impact on our daily lives and are connected with our emotions. Painting your house (inside and out) can affect your frame of mind and add a sense calm, positivity and energy to your life. It all depends on the hues you choose. So get ready to transform your home (and your life) with 2021’s colour trends and our top tips.
Every home is different and should be a reflection of your decor personality and attitude to life. Painting your home becomes a simple way of expressing who you are. So don’t be shy - colour your home and add some inspiration and joy to you and those around you.
The bold and the beautiful
Vibrant jewel-toned paint colours are adding a big splash of positivity and energy to interiors in 2021. If you are not brave enough to paint an entire room in emerald green, tourmaline yellow or sapphire blue, that’s ok; start with a feature wall and then balance out the rest of the decor scheme with a muted neutral shade and added pops of brighter accessories. Every home needs some fun and sophistication, and bright colours are the way to go.
STEP colour tip: If you are not yet ready to commit to bold colours on your internal walls, paint your front door in a jewel tone. The energetic welcome will add a smile to your colour story.
Green goes with everything and as a paint colour, it never goes out of fashion, it merely evolves. From the softer seafoam, sage and mint greens to the stronger leafy and forest hues, painting your space in verdant shades brings the outdoors in and invites a sense of calm and relaxation as well as grounding a space. As 2021 sees more and more people working from home, shades of green have become the colour of the moment.
STEP colour tip: Painting a space green will elevate your spirit and make a room feel larger. Brighter shades of green make you feel as if the world is going to be alright and we think that is exactly what we need in 2021.
The moody blues
From the sea to the sky, the spectrum of shades of blue are a popular paint colour for house interiors and exteriors - from pale blue beachy vibes and Parisian duck egg blue to the stately elegance and drama of navy and the modern touch of teal and turquoise. Blue is a visually powerful colour and spaces painted in blue complement casual, rustic or formal decor styles, becoming a popular choice for country kitchens, romantic bathrooms, formal living rooms and playful kids’ rooms.
STEP colour tip: Natural and warm wood furniture pieces are an ideal partner to any blue scheme, and accentuating a muted navy with blush pink soft furnishings continues to be a beautiful trend for 2021.
Fifty shades of ‘greige’
Beige is definitely back with a contemporary palette of warm neutrals, greys and natural earthy tones that will embrace your spaces with a gentle hug. The depth and intensity of neutral shades can be played with in a space, creating visual interest, calmness and simplicity. No matter your decorating approach, shades of ‘greige’ (grey+beige) work with most spaces, room sizes and light considerations and can easily be paired with various accent colours to create a calm and cosy aesthetic.
STEP colour tip: Shades of ‘greige’ are a wonderful backdrop for you to go contemporary classic and minimalist or release your inner bohemian and eclectic flair with burnt oranges and teal accents. There really are no rules, it’s up to you and what you love.
STEP Building Supplies
STEP Building Supplies is your convenient online hardware store where you can unleash your inter DIY. And we believe a fresh coat of paint is a good way to start off the year on a positive note. Our online paint department has all you need to get started and prepping - from waterproofing to painting your roof, garage doors, exterior and interior spaces.
We make things even easier by delivering to your door. So all you have to do is start choosing your colours so your home is ready for 2021!