Ways to Use Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year Aegean Teal

Ways to Use Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year- Aegean Teal

As  a certified color strategist, I get  excited when Benjamin Moore announces their color of the year,  so I can  dream about exciting ways to use it in a new design.

When I first saw Benjamin Moore’s color of the year for 2021, “Aegean Teal”, I loved it!

Benjamin Moore Aegean Teal- Graphic by Camp Chroma
Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year, Aegean Teal. Graphic by Camp Chroma.

Big change from last year’s 2020 color of the year, “First Light”.  That one I was not a fan of, as I  am not a pink/blush person, and generally prefer working with rich saturated colors over pastel colors.  I thought “First Light” was rather boring, but I grew to like it more after working with it. 

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Benjamin Moore's 2020 Color of the Year, First Light. Graphic by Camp Chroma.

Benjamin Moore describes Aegean Teal,  as  “A blend of blue-green and gray, Aegean Teal 2136-40 is an intriguing mid-tone that creates natural harmony.”

According to the color data (LCH), “Aegean Teal” is a blue/green hue (209.5),  with a Lightness of 56 and Chroma of 8.8. In other words,  it is a pretty saturated and rich blue green that on a scale of 1 to 10 for lightness it is just over the halfway point.

Last year I created a master bedroom design with the color of the year “First Light” for an Edesign contest. See my blog article, Ways to Use Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year First Light.

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Since there is another contest going on now at the Edesign Tribe, I decided to do another Master Bedroom, this time with Aegean Teal to see which one you like better! If you would like to vote for my design, you can do that here and I appreciate it!

The contest is to create a design for a master bedroom or other room for Jenna Gaidusek’s new house. Jenna is the founder of the Edesign Tribe. Last year I created some fractal art which I call my Jenna collection,  as I made it to go with some of her favorite colors for a gift. I incorporated that art in my design.

Master Bedroom Design

I  used Aegean Teal is my wall color.  I decided to use a primarily monotone color scheme with other similar blues and a few green accents. My design celebrates circles and curves, mixes modern pieces with antiques, and mixes soft fabrics with glass, metal and pottery. I used my fractal art from the “Jenna” collection in the comforter, the pillow shams and accent pillow, the wall art, and on one of the antique chairs. My fractal art celebrates curves and spirals. To learn more about spirals and fractal art, see my blog article What Does Your Art Mean?

By using this beautiful color and a monotone color scheme, I think the room has a very relaxing and serene feeling. The energy in the room seems soft and flowing with all the curves, but still interesting with the mixture of hard and soft textures.

Using Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year Aegean Teal by NOrthern Lights Home Staging and Design
Master Bedroom Edesign and fractal art on the comforter and pillows by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. Wall color is Agean Teal.
Using Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year Aegean Teal by NOrthern Lights Home Staging and Design
Master Bedroom Edesign and Jenna Fractal Art by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.
Using Benjamin Moore's 2021 Color of the Year Aegean Teal by NOrthern Lights Home Staging and Design
Master Bedroom Edesign and fractal art on the chair by Northern Lights Home Staging and Design using Agean Teal

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Here are some of the pieces I used or alternative ideas for my design. Some contain affiliate links, meaning I may receive a small commission for sharing this with you at no additional cost to you if you purchase anything.

Which Color of the Year is Your Favorite?

I enjoyed working with both colors and think they both work very nicely to create a relaxing and serene master bedroom. See my two master bedroom designs below.  I think Aegean Teal is my favorite, how about you? You can vote for my design in the contest here.

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
Ways to Use Benjamin Moore's 2020 Color of the Year- First Light even if you don't like the color. Global style master bedroom Edesign, online Interior Design. #edesign #onlinedesign #firstlight #benjaminmoore #coloroftheyear #colorconsulting #colorstrategist #masterbedroom #globalstyle #bohemian
Benjamin Moore's 2020 Color of the Year First Light

Thank you, I appreciate your vote. Also see all the other great designs by fabulous Edesigners that are all part of the Edesign Tribe. It is an amazing group of creative people, all doing our best to make the world more beautiful. #eDesignChallenge, #eDesignTribe, #eDesignElevated @edesign.Tribe.

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Mary Ann Benoit

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16 thoughts on “Ways to Use Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year- Aegean Teal”

  1. Great post! Such a soothing color that I have yet to use, but definitely will. There are so many ways to incorporate it.

    1. Thanks Jeanne, it is very soothing. So nice for a bedroom or bathroom especially. Look forward to seeing what you do with it:)

  2. I love the blue-greens and so was MUCH more excited about Aegean Teal than I was last year for First Light! Great bedroom design, Mary Ann- I love that dramatic Kristin Drohan bed too.

  3. It’s funny. I’m a real lover of blue and green but I actually prefer the First Light rendering more. A real surprise for me!

    1. Thanks Sheri! The First Light feels a little calmer and more neutral. I like the metal dressers and that bed more in the First Light design but think I like the colors of the blue more. Thanks for reading!

  4. Hi Mary Ann: I have to say I think I prefer First Light over the Aegean Blue. I am not a lover of mid-range colors, although they are very calming.

    I really enjoyed seeing the comparison! Thank you.

    1. Thank you for reading:) I think many will like First Light better, it is a more neutral. Will be interesting to see what they come up with for 2022:)

  5. I absolutely love the new Benjamin Moore color of the year, and your Master Bedroom design using it is just gorgeous. It look like a space I’d want to live in.

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