Color trends 2021

Text: Solveig Hansen, 2020

New year, new color trends that reflect the mood of the time. Here are some predictions for 2021.

Pantone Color of the Year 2021

Canva: The biggest color trends in 2021

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99designs.com: 8 brilliant color trends for 2021

Design Shack: 7 New & Modern Color Trends 2021

Pantone Color of the Year 2021

While Classic Blue was the Color of the Year 2020, Pantone has chosen PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating as their Color of Year 2021, “two independent colors that come together to create an aspirational color pairing, conjoining deeper feelings of thoughtfulness with the optimistic promise of a sunshine filled day.” Translation: The colors of pebbles on the beach and bright sunlight.

RGB: 147 149 151,
HEX: #939597
RGB: 245 223 77,
HEX: #F5DF4D

Canva: The biggest color trends in 2021

These are the top 10 biggest color trends for 2021 as predicted by color experts from Pantone, Dulux and Coloro:

Cerulean: #9BB7D4

Quiet Wave: #1B7340

Burnt Coral: #E9897E

French Blue: #0072B5

Marigold: #FDAC53

Rust: #B55A30

Green Ash: #A0DAA9

Brave Ground: #F19828

Raspberry Sorbet: #D2386C

Amethyst Orchard: #926AA6

Some trendy color combinations of grounded, neutral hues and brighter, more striking ones:

Sage and turmeric

Brown and red

Pastel green and light blue

Teal and red

Olive and terracotta

Mustard and wine

Petrol blue and blush pink

Rust and pink

Mustard and blue

Blue and grey

Teal and red

See also:

How to choose the right colors for your brand

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Set Sail Champagne: #FAEBD7

Fortuna Gold: #DAA520

Tidewater Green: #2F4F4F

Which color is popular in your country?

Global color trends

99designs.com: 8 brilliant color trends for 2021

Super-saturated, juicy colors

Human skintones

Harmonious, analogous palettes

Surreal and expressionist colors

Monochrome plus one

Soothing colors that are easy on the eyes

Worn and faded-looking colors

Organically shaped color blocking

Worn and faded-looking colors

Design Shack: 7 New & Modern Color Trends 2021

Pastel colors in website designs

Gradient colors in icon designs

Retro neon colors in logo designs

Duotone colors in poster designs

Faded vintage colors in label designs

Black and gold colors in product designs

Dark colors in app UI designs

Duotone colors in poster designs

See also:

25+ Best Color Fonts of 2021

Color Paper font

Image: Anja @ Pixabay.com

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