Home Trends 2021—Shades of Brown

With 2020 winding down in front of eyes, we would love to share some of our insights on home trends in the year of 2021. After all, it is always exciting to look forward to a brighter future and home has grown so much closer to us than ever before when we are experiercing a long, long pandemic crisis. For most of us , home is only the sanctuary at this time that makes us feel relaxing and safe. As home will continue to be our refugee in the year of 2021, there is no resaon that we don’t want to make it better. One of the trends we have being seen is that different shades of brown are coming back strongly from brown wall paint, brown furniturer, brown flooring to brown home decor accessories. Basically any earth tone such as warm taupes, beiges, sands is surging in popularity. The trend may be an evolution from popular whites and grays of recent years since brown as an accent color works well to bring warmth to a palette heavy with those colors. And brown can also make us feel familiar and grounded at this uncertain time.

Brown Wall Paint

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Tour a Grand Old Victorian with a Colorful and Geometric Update

Color and shape often impact how we feel about a space. As we are spending more and more time at home, the feel that home gives to us does matter. Today we are going to tour a gorgeous Victorian home with a cool vibe thanks to its color palette and playful geometric shapes. Here are our favorites.

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Benjamin Moore Announced It’s Color of The Year 2021

Today, Benjamin Moore announced it’s color of the year 2021– Aegean Teal 2136-40, a captivating blue-green through a Facebook live video.

Selection for Benjamin Moore’s color of the year actually started months before the pandemic left people around the world reevaluating the importance of home.

The color “Aegean Teal” is a blend of blue and green, with grey undertones. In Benjamin Moore’s color catalogue, it is described as an “intriguing midtone that creates natural harmony.” 

Aegean Teal reflects organic shades the team found at farmer’s markets and the belief that “the kitchen serves as a place of nourishment” and a center of community.

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Tour a Minimalism Apartment in Chicago

Minimalism doesn’t need to be stark and cold. By adding textures, vintage pieces and a little subtle warm color tones, a minimalism home can be elegant, inviting and warm. This is why we fall in love with a chic Chicago apartment designed by Kara Mann. Here are some of our favorite highlights.

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2021–Urban Bronze

There is a reason we love September. Every September after Paris Fashion Week, we are expecting the major paint brands roll out their color trends and their color of the year for the next year. Just couple of days ago, we posted a blog about Sherwin-Williams color trends in 2021. Today, Sherwin-Williams announced its color of the year 2021–Urban Bronze.

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Sherwin-Williams Colormix® Color Forecast 2021–Rhythm of Color

Each year from September, it is often the season for the major paint companies to introduce their color trends of the next year. With Covid-19 pandemic this year, we are truly looking for something fresh to get inspired.

Sherwin-Williams just launched their theme of color trends in 2021— Rhythm . Rhythm is the secret to how the natural world stays in step. The same sense of balance applies to our personal sense of nature through how we live — and how we design. Fast and slow. Quiet and expressive. Virtual and physical. See it take shape in 40 trend colors, presented in four palettes designed to bring your own rendition of rhythm to beautiful life.

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Chinese Porcelain —Color That Brings Your Calmness and Elegance—PPT Color of 2020

When we are still embracing all of the shades of Pantone color of the year 2019 –Live Coral, PPG, the paint company with 135 years history just recently introduced its Color of the Year 2020—Chinese Porcelain.  Just by the name, your mind starts to imagine those crisp Chinoiserie blue-and-white.  Yes, it is kind of blueish color, combining rich cobal blue and moody ink blue. It’s calm, elegant, modern, chic.

Chinese Porcelain—PPG1160-6

Maybe because summer is here and I immediately fell in love with this color. I feel it is so ease on eyes and have a depth.

“In a world where sleep is viewed as a luxury and the anxiety of a fast-paced world is all too real, it’s only fitting that the color trends for this upcoming year offer escapism in today’s technologically-driven society. Hand-selected by PPG’s global color experts, the PPG paint brand’s 2020 Color of the Year, Chinese Porcelain (PPG1160-6) is a blend of cobalt and moody, ink blue that imparts calmness and restful sleep while also offering the spirit of hopefulness – a commodity in a restless world.”

And  the most important part is that I am so eager to find out how the design talents apply this colors in creative ways.   Let’s start from fashion.

Elegant and modern 


Feminie yet cool


Reasonable and romantic

Famine, fashionable and elegant. Love blue shades pairing with coral and pink.

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classic and modern

Let’s take a look at interiors:


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Powder Room


Master Bath



Dining Room






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Hope you enjoy all of them

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Pretty in Pink

In my last post, I shared 5 quick ways to decorate your houses for Christmas.  One of the quick ways is to repaint your wall colors.  I will focus on color of Pink in today’s blog.

50 Shades of Pink?



Pink is romantic and intimate, feminine, loving, caring and extremely considerate. It tones down the physical passion from the red color and replaces it with a gentle and loving energy.  In color psychology, pink is a sign of hope. It is a positive color that inspires warm and comforting feelings. The color pink gives the feeling that everything will go well or be okay. Most people have heard of the saying “everything is rosy”. It may also indicate good health and success.

Pink in Interiors

Applying  Pink in interiors can create chic, fashionable, cheerful, feminine  feeling. Combining it with darker colors like dark blue, dark green, black or gray, you can make the color pink stronger and more sophisticated.  Here are some room exmples:

Vintage Pink



The project we did earlier this year. We used color of  black and patterns to compensate vintage pink, making the room more sophisticated. 

Salmon Pink


Another project we did this year. Pink wall provides such an elegant backdrop for the artwork –The Lady in Red. This salmon pink is rich, passionate and classy. I really like the way how it pairs with cream panellings.

Candy Pink

A bath project by KHK Designs.  Love the how Candy Pink pairs with floral wallpaper and black-lacquered vanity.

Here are some beautiful pink rooms by other designers:

Hot pink and yellow and gold to create modern classic feeling.

Hot pink–ladylike.  Such a traditional beauty.

Candy pink and white dining table set–crisp and warm.

Candy pink with antiques—a touch of youthfulness.

Candy pink with dark red—classy and rich.

Vintage pink with bright yellow—alive, fashionable and cheerful.




The famous London Sketch


classy and sweet.

Modern Classic


Quiet Elegance



Pink and wood— traditional beauty.


Time to meditate.


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I hope these give you some ideas on your holiday decorations.

Happy Thursday