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Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2021

Decorating your home can be transformative and inspiring. A splash of color on just one wall can uplift your mood, bring joy and create an environment of comfort and relaxation. Each year the major paint companies roll out their Colors of the Year along with technology trends. Here, we look at the top color picks from five national brands.

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Benjaminmoore Aegean Teal Room

Aegean Teal

Benjamin Moore is going green with their 2021 color this year. Described as “a blend of blue-green and gray, Aegean Teal is an intriguing midtone that creates natural harmony.” Benjamin Moore invites you to take a moment to reflect and reset.

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One of Benjamin Moore’s greenest paints is Natura Waterborne Interior Paint. With zero VOCs, it’s scientifically proven to have reduced levels of allergens and irritants. Natura is Certified asthma and allergy friendly from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Pick it up for $68.99 a gallon at one of your local Benjamin Moore Outlet Stores.

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Urbane Bronze

Sherwin-Williams turns to nature with Urbane Bronze to help ground yourself to the elements of the earth in 2021. This tranquil hue has an organic appeal rooted in nature.

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Sherwin Williams Super Paint

Super Paint

A new innovation for Sherman-Williams is their Super Paint Interior Latex with Sanitizing Technology. Keeping your walls sanitized 24/7 with bacteria-fighting power, this paint prevents the spread of harmful bacteria on painted surfaces and continues to kill 90 percent of bacteria for up to four years.

This paint goes for $67.49 per gallon at your local Sherwin-Williams Stores. Unfortunately, the Color of the Year, Urban Bronze, cannot be mixed in Sherman-Williams Super Paint with Sanitizing Technology.

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Behr Saffron Strands Room

Saffron Strands

Behr has offered up not just one color, but 21 Color Trends this year. Behr invites you to discover the transformative spirit of color. Look for Saffron Strands in the Color Trends 2021 Palette which is divided into four distinct design themes: Mindful Escape, Curated Clarity, Optimistic Glam and Dramatic Revival.

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Behr Ultra

Behr Ultra Scuff Defense

Many homeowners and pros prefer Behr Ultra Scuff Defense Enamel, a high-performance, stain-blocking and moisture resistant paint and primer in one. This product has an extra protective shell featuring Nanoguard technology. Both the interior flat and eggshell enamel are durable finishes with the scuff resistance of a gloss. Head to The Home Depot for $32.98 a gallon.

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Auqa Fiesta

Aqua Fiesta

Glidden makes a splash with its Color of the Year, Aqua Fiesta. This vibrant tropical color makes any bedroom, bathroom or kitchen feel like you’re vacationing in the Caribbean.

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Glidden Essentials


Glidden’s Essentials interior paint offers low VOCs and low odor. This paint has great coverage for when you need to refresh a room. Its durable finish is scrubbable and washable, perfect for everyday traffic areas of your home.

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Pratt & Lambert has been in the paint business since 1849, and its products feature flawless finishes and beautiful, trending colors. The moody green Color of the Year, Contemplative, “inspires a deep sense of calm for the coming year, a constant reminder to relax and recenter.”

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Pratt & Lambert Aquanamel


Pratt & Lambert Aquanamel Waterborne Alkyd Enamel offers super flow and leveling with a smooth durable finish and low VOCs, making it ideal for interior trim doors and cabinets.

Joe Cruz
Joe Cruz is a contributing editor for Family Handyman Magazine, creating DIY how-to & home improvement projects for both digital and print. Joe started woodworking at an early age, finding himself in carpentry jobs such as building and remodeling houses, woodworking jobs such as custom cabinetry and kitchen installation, and artisan positions involving props work for theaters and artful exhibit building for national museums. Although Joe is also a fine furniture maker, his real passions are music and woodturning, with original compositions on streaming platforms and woodturnings featured in various art shows and galleries.

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