Color Forecast

PPG’s 2021 paint palette embraces optimism and mindfulness

Showcasing natural, restorative hues, PPG paint company released Be Well, its 2021 palette of the year, on September 1, 2020. The three-color line is intended to soothe weary souls in a period of high anxiety. “These comfort colors are similar to comfort foods, offering a sense of familiarity and normalcy when facing the unknown,” says Dee Schlotter, PPG senior color marketing manager.

Be Well shades include Transcend, a cozy neutral reminiscent of warm sand; Big Cypress, a shaded ginger with hints of persimmon; and Misty Aqua, a cerulean blue that imparts freshness against the earthy tones. Eleven complementary shades—from creamy taupes to golds and greens—celebrate serenity and balance in PPG’s full 2021 color trends forecast.