Ways to use Behr's 2021 Colors of the Year

Ways to Use Behr’s 2021 Colors of the Year

In my last few articles I have been exploring the 2021 colors of the year of different paint companies and comparing them in the same Edesign I created for a master bedroom.  I enjoyed exploring Benjamin Moore’s Agean Teal and Sherwin Williams Urbane Bronze.  I found that PPG had a color palette of 3 colors of the year instead of one as you can see in my article Ways to Use PPG’s Colors of the Year. I admitted I felt a little let down that they did not just commit to one color.  

This week I decided to check on Behr’s Color of the Year. 

Oh for the love of God, can you believe they have 21 colors!! Talk about non-committal.  No, I will not be doing 21 renders to show you those.

According to Behr, colors that “encourage comfort and wellbeing will be at the forefront, and Behr’s Color Trends 2021 Palette has all the tranquil shades you’ll need to stay grounded. Here is their palette.

Behr 2021 color palette

My Favorites

I decided to highlight my three favorites, Voyage, Royal Orchard and Euphoric Magenta, because I like the way they look and I like what they represent (soothing and spiritual, restorative and secure, and gracious and creative). They fit with my philosophy and new Aligned Design system, which combines art, science and energy to create a perfect space for you.

Behr Voyage
Behr Royal Orchard
Behr Euphoric Magenta

I have included a list of products I used or something similar for each design. Note they contain affiliate links, meaning I receive a small commission for sharing with you at no additional cost to you.

Royal Orchard

Royal Orchard is part of their “Quiet Haven” palette. They say “Deep hues have a reassuringly sublime and dependable nature, delivering the effect of a peaceful oasis in your home.”

I like it because I believe this shade of green is prevalent in nature, and one of my goals in my designs is to bring the outside in and help people feel more connected to nature with biophilia. I think this creates that feeling of a “peaceful oasis” in your home. To continue that theme I used other greens in the furniture, plants, natural materials such as metals (mirrors, wall art) and wood (lamp). The fabric on the chair reflects a plant theme. I have also included some of my framed fractal art called spring (not visible in this part of the room. The area rug highlights metallic details in cream, gray, silver, and gold.

Master bedroom Edesign using Behr Royal Orchard by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Master bedroom Edesign using Behr Royal Orchard by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

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Voyage

Voyage is part of their Calm Zone palette. They say “Soothing blues and greens create a restorative escape offering ease and solace”.  I agree and blues and greens are some of my favorites to work with as they are also colors of nature and help bring the outside in.

They describe this shade as “soothing and spiritual”. Lately, I have really been considering the energy aspects of color and feng shui and how it all works together to create a space that feels great and helps support you in BEING your best. This color works with this idea. It is part of my Aligned Design system the considers art, science and energy in all my designs.

Master bedroom Edesign using Behr Voyage by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Master bedroom Edesign using Behr Voyage by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

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Euphoric Magenta

According to Behr, Euphoric Magenta is part of their bold and saturated “Optimistic View” palette.  With this collection you can “add a touch of playful fun to eclectic and global decor styles.” Since I am all about global style design and love rich color, I picked this one to highlight:) 

Master bedroom Edesign using Behr Euphoric Magenta by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Master bedroom Edesign using Behr Euphoric Magenta by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

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Which Color of the Year is Your Favorite?

I enjoyed working with all these colors, and think they could each work nicely to create a relaxing master bedroom, although Big Cypress feels a little more energizing than relaxing. Of all the colors, I am not sure if Aegean Teal or Euphoric Magenta is my favorite, how about you?  

Master bedroom Edesign using Behr Euphoric Magenta by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Behr's 2021 color Euphoric Magenta
Using Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year Aegean Teal by NOrthern Lights Home Staging and Design
Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year Aegean Teal
Master bedroom Edesign using Behr Voyage by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Behr's 2021 color Voyage
PPG's 2021 Colors of the Year with Mystic Aqua
PPG's 2021 Color Palette with Mystic Aqua.
PPG's 2021 Colors of the Year = my version
Mystic Aqua but with my my own rebel color scheme:)
Master bedroom Edesign using Behr Royal Orchard by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design
Behr's 2021 color Royal Orchard
Ways to Use Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year Urbane Bronze
Sherwin Williams 2021 Color of the Year Urbane Bronze
PPG's 2021 Colors of the Year with Transcend
PPG's 2021 Color Palette with Transcend
PPG's 2021 Colors of the Year with Big Cypress on the walls
PPG's 2021 Color Palette with Big Cypress.

Are You Inspired?

When your space is better, you are better.
When you are better, the world is better. 

Are you ready to create the perfect space for you? Try my Aligned Design consultation. It is a wholistic Interior Design and Color consultation that considers art, science and energy to give you a game plan for your whole home. I use the art of eco-friendly Interior Design mixed with color science and consider Feng Shui, transformative design, biophilia and color psychology to make your space feel great and support the life you want to live.

 Once you have your game plan, we can work on specific rooms with one of my Edesign packages. 

The designs above are examples of full service Edesign, where you get a floor plan, a concept board, a 3D render and a complete shopping list with set up instructions. Or, be brave and try some new color with an expert color consultation.

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Mary Ann Benoit

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10 thoughts on “Ways to Use Behr’s 2021 Colors of the Year”

  1. Wow! Lovely to see all the paint colours in a room setting. My favourite is Voyage. Enjoyed the blog!

  2. I haven’t used many of these Behr Paint colors. Thanks for sharing how you used these colors. Great to know about these.

  3. This is genius Mary Ann! Love how you show each color in the room. Urban Bronze is my jam. Love it!!

  4. I love the Behr palette this year. There are so many colors I would use. And I especially love the rendering you’ve done with Royal Orchard. I would use shade in my mudroom, study, or Butler’s Pantry in an instant.

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