Colour Trends for 2021

Last year, we all spent more time in our homes than ever before. You had the time to turn them into a sanctuary you can enjoy, undertaking various DIY projects and even just giving your rooms a fresh lick of paint was enough to bring back a piece of mind. Some of you may have finally got round to splashing out on that brand new kitchen reno, you and your family spend most of your time in there, so why not?

Whatever the extent of your DIY ventures, it is clear, you are all putting more effort into a place where you are spending more time than ever, and as the beginning of 2021 threw us back into another lockdown, it seems home is where you will once again be. Here, we take a look at some of the emerging paint colour trends for 2021 and how you can incorporate stylish furniture into your new colour schemes, and help your home become the best possible version of itself.

Farrow & Ball's 'Elephant's Breath'


Greige has been hot on the scene for quite some time now, we have seen an emergence of the very earthy mix of grey and beige, with a richer tone, this shade is a grown up version for those grey or beige lovers. 

You may all be thinking that this is quite a strange combination of colours, and is something that may never be popular, but, when grey was revealed to take the interior world by storm, that is something that no one ever expected to happen, but look at it now, we all love it, so though grey may not be going away, it is definitely evolving. Farrow & Ball’s Elephant’s Breath is a fantastic greige option, and has an almost lilac tinge. Elephant’s Breath is a great colour for kitchens and hallways, and if you like the colour, but don’t think it has a place on your walls, you could of course add the colour to the wall tiles above your kitchen cupboards, to your staircase, or even to your table legs. If you love grey and love a rustic feel, we can paint the base of our Boden table in the versatile colour for an age-old farmhouse feel.

Earthy Brown

Another interesting colour that has caused quite a stir this past year is the unfolding of brown. Brave Ground, Dulux’s Colour of the Year for 2021, is a very warm, earthy shade of brown, one which really does represent the dirt you may find in your back garden, and yes it does look amazing on walls! 

Lots of natural wood and the rattan trend are making a comeback, teamed with pampas grass, you have pretty much nailed the neutral trend of 2021. The colour is inviting and welcoming, having the ability to be paired with many decorative items, like pampas grass. If you love this trend and want to incorporate it into a country style home, you could think about adding neutral rattan colours to it with your furniture choices. Our Bentwood Dining Chair works brilliantly with earthy brown colours, and has a rattan seat to bring it up to date.


Green is the colour on everyone’s eyelids at the minute, with whispers of it taking over your beige and grey as the optimal neutral colour, we completely understand why green is gaining popularity. With plenty of deep, warm green hues to choose from, to more refreshing, light and airy greens, the versatile colour always brings a touch of the outdoors and the essence of nature to your space, paired with large, natural woody elements like sideboards and dining tables, it can work in so many rooms, from the living room to the bedroom and from the bathroom to the kitchen, there is always a shade of green that suits.

Deep Plum

If you, like us at Peppermill, are always daring to be different, then have no fear, we have saved the best til last. If you love deep, dark colours, come winter and summer, then deep plum is the shade you want to be doing your research on for 2021. 

If you ask us, your bedroom walls, your bedding, your carpet and your ceiling should all embody this beautiful, deep rich plum shade, being bold and regal at the same time, pair deep purple’s like Graham & Brown’s ‘Epoch’ with art deco gold accents around your room for maximum opulence.

Furniture-wise, our wide range of seating at Peppermill has plenty of neutral colours that can of course be paired with this luxurious shade, plenty of our chairs feature those stunning rich gold legs that complement this colour completely, just like our Sorrento tub chair, which would bring boldness as well as luxury elegance to a space.

However you decide to adopt these interior colour trends in  2021, just make sure that whatever you pick, suits you and your lifestyle. You need a space that is warm and inviting to you, and these are just a snippet of the many things you could do in your DIY projects. We are always on hand to help you with your design journey, and will always be around to offer you advice, so contact us to find out how we can help you.

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