Don't get us wrong — White walls will always be our number one. But sometimes, you need a colour with a little more oomph, and going greige doesn't always cut it.
Whether you're hunting for a shade to cocoon the walls of a bedroom or study, or for an accent trim or cabinet colour to punctuate a room, even soft colours can make a big impact. When it comes to choosing paint colours that offer more, well, colour than the staple whites and neutrals, think about the mood you're aiming to set in your space. Are you going for bright and airy? Uplifting and energizing? Warm and cozy?
The colours that are trending now run the spectrum of these moods, with a common thread of feeling plucked from nature. Here, we've broken down a selection of 2021's trending shades into three groupings of different colour families, each with a distinct personality.